Category: In The Air


Belonging to the large bird family, Thamnophilidae, antbirds are found across tropical and subtropical Central and South America. They are many different types of antbirds, such as Pectoral Antwren, Variable Antshrike, and Ocellated Antbird. A dusky antbird Antbirds are normally found in humid lowland forests. Less than 10% of the Antbird species are found at

Northern Bald Ibis

Also known as the Waldrapp or the Hermit Ibis, the Northern Bald Ibisis a migratory bird that is currently on the Critically Endangered list. This bird is found in semi-desert, barren,. And rocky habitats that are close to running water. The Northern Bald Ibis is a critically endangered species The Northern Bald Ibis is about

Song Thrush

The Song Thrush is a thrush (type of bird) that breeds in Eurasia. It is also known as a mavis or throstle. It was first described in 1813 by the German Orinthologist, Christian Ludwing Brehm. He named it Turdus for Thrus which refers to the character, Philomela, in Greek mythology who had her tongue cut

Grey Currawong

The Grey Currawong is a native Australian bird that is in the genus Strepera. It is closely related to the Australian Magpie and the butcherbirds, which belong to the family Artamidae. It was first scientifically described in 1801 by John Latham, who called it the ‘Variable Crow’ as it has different colours. There are several

Peregrine Falcon

Also known as the Duck Hawk in North America and the Peregrine, the Peregrine Falcon is a cosmopolitan bird. There are about 17 to 19 sub-species which vary in range and appearance. As it ican reach up to speeds of 200mph/320 kmh in one stoop, it is one of the fastest creatures on Earth. The


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

Triaenops menamena

Trianeops menamena is a species of bat that is found in Madagascar. It was previously known as Triaenops rufus until 2009, until it was discovered that it was actually a different subspecies. It was first described as a different type of bat by Goodman and Ranivo in 2009. The only known locality of the Triaenops


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