Species of Ducks

Garganey Ducks

Duck Information … Duck Species Photos American Coots (Puddle Ducks) – Belongs to the Rail family American Wigeons Australian Spotteds Australian Wood Ducks Aylesbury Ducks Baer’s Pochards Black-bellied Whistling Ducks (Whistling Duck) Black Ducks (Puddle Ducks): African Black Duck, Anas sparsa American Black Duck, Anas rubripes Pacific Black Duck, Anas superciliosa Black Scoters (aka American … Read more

Xantus Murrelet

Xantus Murrelet

Xantus Murrelets (Synthliboramphus hypoleucus) Xantus’s Murrelets (Synthliboramphus hypoleucus) are small seabirds found in the California Current System in the Pacific Ocean. The Xantus’s Murrelet is the most southerly living of all the auk species. Xantus’s Murrelet (Synthliboramphus hypoleucus) is a small seabird found in the California Current system in the Pacific Ocean. The species is … Read more

Do Eagles Have Feathers on Their Legs?

bald eagle landing

Do Eagles Have Feathers on Their Legs? Most eagles do have feathers on their legs, but some don’t. It depends on the individual bird. The iconic Bald Eagle does have feathers on its legs until the knee where the feathers become bright yellow thick scales. Golden eagles on the other hand have feathers all the … Read more

Wrens (Troglodytidae Familie)

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Wrens (Troglodytidae Familie) true wrens are members of a family Troglodytidae containing 79 species. They get their scientific name from the tendency of some species to forage in dark crevices. Members of the Troglodytidae Familie. The true wrens are members of a family Troglodytidae containing 79 species. Only one species, Troglodytes troglodytes, known as the … Read more

Warblers (Perching Birds)

wabbler

Warblers Passeriformes (Perching Birds) Warblers are three groups of birds which belong to the order Passeriformes (Perching Birds). The common name “Warbler” was derived from the trills and quavers of their songs. These small song birds are not closely related, but share some characteristics, as they are all similar in size, active and insectivorous. Warblers are … Read more

Vultures

Vultures africa

Vultures are scavenging birds, feeding mostly on the carcasses of dead animals. Vultures are found on every continent except Antarctica and Oceania. A group of vultures is occasionally called a venue. When circling in the air, a group of vultures is called a kettle Species: Vultures fall into two groups: Old World Vultures (Europe, Asia, … Read more

Thrushes

thrush

Thrushes (Family: Turdidae) The Thrushes are a group of perching birds that occur mainly, but not exclusively, in the Old World. They are plump, soft plumaged, small to medium-sized insectivores or sometimes omnivores, often feeding on the ground. The Thrushes are a group of perching birds that occur mainly, but not exclusively, in the Old … Read more

Terns

terns

Terns are seabirds with a worldwide distribution, that are related to the waders, auks and skimmers. Terns are generally long-lived. Several species live for 25-30 years and longer. Terns are seabirds with a worldwide distribution, that are related to the waders, auks and skimmers. Terns are generally long-lived. Several species living to 25-30 years and … Read more

Storm-Petrels

Storm-petrel

Storm-petrels are seabirds in the family Hydrobatidae, part of the order Procellariiformes. These smallest of seabirds feed on planktonic crustaceans and small fish picked from the surface, typically while hovering. The flight is fluttering and sometimes bat-like. Species of Storm-petrels Storm-petrels are seabirds in the family Hydrobatidae, part of the order Procellariiformes. These smallest of … Read more