Category: Birds


Nuthatches are small birds that belong to the genus, Sitta. They are numerous members of the genus Sitta, and the nuthatch was first described by Carolus Linnaeus in 1758. There are many varieties of nuthatches Most nuthatches live in temperate or montane woodlands in the Northern Hemisphere. Two of the nuthatch species have adapted to

Willie Wagtail

The Willie Wagtail is a common bird that is native to Australia, New Zealand, the Bismark Archipelago, the Solomon Islands, and eastern Indonesia. It was first described by John Latham in 1801. This bird was also referred to by John Gould and other writers as the Black and White Fantail. However, Willie Wagtail actually became

Zino’s Petrel

Also known as the Freira, the Zino’s Petrel is a small seabird that is endemic to Madeira. It is Europe’s most endangered seabird, as it is only restricted to a few ledges in the central mountains of the island of Madeira. Zino's Petrel is the most endangered bird species in Europe Zino’s Petrel has large


The cockatoo is a general term used to describe any of the 21 species that belongs to the bird family called Cacatuidae. Along with the Psittacidae (true parrots) and the Strigopidae (New Zealand parrots), they make up the parrot order, Psittaciformes. The members of the cockatoo family are distriburted in mostly Australasia, rangng from the

Eurasian Treecreeper

Also known as the Common Treecreeper or just ‘Treecreeper’ for short, the Eurasian Treecreeper is a small bird that is the only living member of its genus. There are about 9 different subspecies found over temperate Europe and Asia. This bird is found in the temperate environments in Europe and Asia These birds are small

Cinereous Vulture

Also known as the Monk Vulture, Eurasian Black Vulture, or simply the Black Vulture, the Cinereous Vulture is a member of the Accipitridae family. It is not related to the American Black Vulture except for its similar name and colour. Cinereous Vulture is found in Europe and Asia The Cinereous Vulture breeds across Asia to

Russett Sparrow

Also known as the Cinnamon Tree Sparrow, the Russet Sparrow is a bird tha was first described by the Dutch Zoologist, Coenraad Jacob Teeminck in 1835. The species he described was collected in Japan. Russet Sparrow on a wire There are 13 subspecies of this sparrow, but only 3 of these are actually widely recognised.

American Goldfinch

The American Goldfinch, also known as the Wild Canary and the Eastern Goldfinch, is a North American bird that is part of the finch family. It is a migratory bird that ranges from Canada to North Carolina during the breeding season, and just south of the Canadian border down to Mexico during the wintertime. American

Australian Magpie

The Australian Magpie is a medium-sized bird that is native to Australia and southern New Guinea. They are closely related to butcherbirds, and are member of the Artamidae. The watchful eye of the magpie They are famous for their black and white plumage. Adult Australian Magpies are fairly robust, and are between 37 to 43

Madeira Firecrest

The Madeira Firecrest is a small bird that is endemic to the island of Madeira. It is part of the Kinglet family, and is sometimes known as the Madeira Kinglet. It was only recognised as a separate species in 2003, and before it was classified as a subspecies of the Common Firecrest. However it has

Eurasian Crag Martin

The Eurasian Crag Martin is a small bird that is part of the swallow family. It has a very large range. It breeds in the mountains of Iberia and north-west Africa, through to Southern Europe, the Persian Gulf, the Himalayas, and northeastern China. The populations in the north are migratory and will spend their winter

Delichon / House Martin

The genus, Delichon, is part of the swallow family, and contains 3 species that are known as house martins. They are a passerine bird, and they are closely related to other swallows that build mud nests such as the Hirundo barn swallows. It was first described by Thomas Horsfield and Frederic Moore in 1854. The

Arctic Tern

The Arctic Tern is a sea bird belonging to the tern family of Sternidae. It is a very migratory bird, which has a circumpolar breeding distribution covering the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions of the northern hemisphere, such as Europe, Asia, and North America (as far south as the state of Massachusetts). This bird sees 2

American Black Vulture

The Black Vulture, also known as the American Black Vulture (as opposed to the unrelated Eurasian Black Vulture) is a bird that is found from the south-east of the United States of America to Central Chile and Uruguay in South America. It is a common and widespread species, and is the only current member of

Elfin-woods Warbler

The Elfin-woods Warbler, also known as Reinita de Bosque Enano (in Spanish) is a bird that is endemic to Puerto Rico. It is a local but uncommon species. It was first discovered in 1968 and described in 1972 by Cameron and Angela Kepler, and Parkes. The elusive Elfin-woods Warbler This bird is predominantly black and