Category: Birds

Sulfur-crested Cockatoo

The Sulfur-crested Cockatoo is one of the most popular birds of Australia. The Cockatoo is known all around the world for being a friendly bird, easy to raise in captivity. In the wild, however, these birds are quite cautious and scared easily. Sulfur-crested Cockatoo in a tree Sulfur-crested Cockatoo’s homeland is Australia and it lives

Tawny Owl

Tawny Owl is a nocturnal bird and people rarely get the chance to see it, although you can tell an owl is nearby by its “hoo-hoo” call. These medium sized birds are widespread through most parts of Europe and they’re one of the most capable predatory birds. A Tawny Owl in flight These owls inhabit

Pileated Woodpecker

The Pileated Woodpecker is a very large bird of the North American Continent, which means they can be found in Canada, all the way down to Florida, and from the East Coast of Nova Scotia to California’s West Coast. The Pileated Woodpecker on a Tree Appearance A very large bird, the Pileated Woodpecker is almost

Eclectus Parrot

Eclectus Parrot or Eclectus roratus is a beautiful bird that lives in rain-forests in the tropical Pacific islands, mainly New Guinea. Probably it is so widespread because local people raised those parrots as their companions. Eclectus parrots can be loud and live in huge groups. There are sometimes up to 60 birds in one flock.

Eastern Kingbird

The Eastern Kingbird nests in Northern America and is known for its militant nature. Even the Latin name – Tyrannus tyrannus gives a hint of how aggressive this bird can be. No need to worry, though, as these birds will only show their truculent nature when something threatens their nests. These medium-sized birds are dark

Black Swan

The Black Swan also known as Cygnus Atratus is quite an uncommon bird that gained its significance through a metaphor, a Lebanese writer and the bird’s homosexuality. The fact that it is a swan and is not white as all his ‘brothers’, but exactly the opposite, is intriguing. Only the South American Black-necked swan has

Andean Cock-of-the-rock

The Andean Cock-of-the-rock is a medium sized bird, living in the Andes, from Venezuela South to Bolivia. It’s one of the most spectacular birds, with strikingly bright colours. Spottingthis beautiful bird is not very common, though, as they’re extremely shy and don’t usually fly near humans. It’s notable that both the sexes look very different,


The Rook a.k.a. Corvus Frugilegus seems like a really common bird with the tag “Nothing Special” attached to it. Well, think again! Besides the fact that it shares a name with a chess piece, already 2000 years ago a Greek fable writer called Aesop wrote that a rook uses stones to raise water level in


The Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) is a bird also known as a budgie or a parakeet of the Psittaciformes order, Psittacidae family, genus melopsittacus. Domesticated around the world as a common house pet, they are commonly found in the harsher, drier, inland environments in Australia for the past 5 million years. A Budgerigar sitting on a

King Vulture

The King Vulture is a large bird found primarily between Mexico, Argentina and some areas of central America. Observed to have a lifespan of around 30 years the King Vulture is a scavenger just like most of its species and is known to commonly get the first pick of scavenged carcasses.  The name ‘King’ vulture

Ivory-billed Woodpecker

The Ivory-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus Principalis) was though to extinct until a recent discovery.The elusive Ivory-billed Woodpecker is now classed as critically endangered with sightings of this beautiful bird still as scarce as always. The Ivory-billed woodpecker is classed as an American Woodpecker but there are actually two distinct sub-species of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, those being

Screech Owl

The Screech owl is one of the smaller owls, standing just seven to ten inches tall when fully grown, but the noise that can emit from one of these tiny owls is nothing short of hair raising. They emit a short series of very mellow sounding hoots, rather like a wooden flute once in a

Red winged Blackbird

The Red-winged blackbird is a common site in the wetlands and farmlands across North America, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and parts of Costa Rica. The red-winged blackbird migrates during the winter to southern climates. The male of the species, is a medium sized songbird ranging from seven to nine inches, with a tail of medium length

Red Munia | Strawberry Finch

The Red Munia is a small bird that is found in Southern Asia, and other areas including India. It is estimated that there are about ten million of the Red Munia, which is also called the Strawberry Finch. The Red Munia will flock and move to feeding areas in large groups literally covering the ground

The Horrible Hoatzin

One of the most unusual birds, this interesting animal is one bird that no one wants to keep in a cage. In fact, the Hoatzin just doesn’t have many friends. Considered to be a hold over from the days of the dinosaur, they are the only still existing part of a family of birds that