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The Yellow-bellied Elaenia (Elaenia flavogaster) is a species of bird that breeds from southern Mexico and the Yucatán Peninsula through Central and South America as far as northern Argentina, and on Trinidad and Tobago. Its habitat is semi-open woo...

The Long-wattled Umbrellabird (Cephalopterus penduliger) is a species of bird found in western Colombia and Ecuador. Its habitat is the humid forests. It is sensitive to habitat destruction, and because of its large size it is easy to hunt. Only a few ...

The Three-wattled Bellbird (Procnias tricarunculata) is a species of bird native to Central America from western Honduras south to eastern Panama. They are found primarily in the Costa Rican highlands in the breeding season and migrate to lower elevati...

The Helmeted Manakin (Antilophia galeata) is a species of bird found in Brazil, northeast Paraguay, and the border region of northeast Bolivia. In Brazil it is mainly found in the Pantanal (a tropical wetland in South America) and Cerrado (a vast tropi...

The Indian Pitta (Pitta brachyura) is a species of passerine bird that is found mainly in the sub-Himalayas. It is migratory and winters in southern India and Sri Lanka. It is not often found in drier parts of the country. Its breeding habitat is the f...

The Long-tailed Broadbill (Psarisomus dalhousiae) is a species of bird found in the Himalayas, Southeast Asia and Indonesia. It is the only bird in the genus Psarisomus. It's scientific name commemorates Christina Broun, Countess of Dalhousie (1786-183...

The Green Broadbill (Calyptomena viridis) is a species of bird found in the evergreen forests of Borneo, Sumatra and Malay Peninsula. This species is evaluated as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species due to ongoing habitat loss. ...

The Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) is a species of bird that breeds in most of Europe and Asia, and coastal Canada. Most of the population is migratory and winters further south. There are some year round resident populations in western...

The Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea) is a species of bird that breeds in the high arctic and typically found through Greenland, northernmost North America, and Eurasia. It is a short distance migratory species with most of the population wintering furthe...

The Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) is a species of bird found in North and South America. It breeds on the Atlantic coast of North America, the Caribbean, and northern South America. The northernmost populations migrate further south in the wint...

The Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) is a species of bird that is found on the European and North American coasts and islands of the North Atlantic. It is mainly a resident species, but some birds may move further inland to large lakes and reser...

The Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus) is a species of bird that is found on coasts and islands throughout much of the southern hemisphere. There are two subspecies: L. d. vetula occurs around southern Africa, and L. d. dominicanus is found around South Ame...

The Collared Pratincole or Common Pratincole (Glareola pratincola) is a species of wading bird found in open country in the warmer parts of Europe, southwest Asia and Africa. It is a migratory species and winters in tropical Africa, and is rare north o...

The Cream-colored Courser (Cursorius cursor) is a species of wading bird found in the Canary Islands, north Africa and southwest Asia. The habitat of this species is dry open country, preferably semi-desert. They are partially migratory, with northern ...

The Red Knot (Calidris canutus), or Knot in Europe, is a species of bird found in the tundra and Arctic mountains in the far north of Canada, Europe and Russia. North American birds migrate to coastal Europe and South America, while European birds migr...

The Dunlin (Calidris alpina) is a species of wading bird found in the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions of northern Europe, Asia, Alaska, and northern Canada. Europe and Asia populations migrate south to Africa and southeast Asia. Alaskan and Canadian bird...

The Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) is a species of wading bird found across most of sub-Arctic North America, Europe and Asia as far south as Scotland. In the British Isles it breeds in Scotland, particularly around Shetland, Orkney, the Outer Hebrides a...

The Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) is a species of wading bird found in northern Europe and northern Russia. They are migratory and winter in Great Britain, Atlantic and Mediterranean coastal Europe, Africa, and India. Its breeding habitat is marshe...

The Common Crane (Grus grus), also known as the Eurasian Crane, is a species of bird found in the northern parts of Europe and Asia. It has a global population of 210,000 to 250,000 individuals. The largest number of these birds nest in Russia and Scan...

The Brolga (Grus rubicunda), formerly known as the "˜Native Companion', is a species of bird found in tropical and eastern Australia. The bird has also been given the name "Australian Crane", a term coined in 1865 by well-known ornithological artist J...