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The Galápagos Hawk (Buteo galapagoensis) is a bird of prey native to the Galápagos Islands. It is the only original predator on the islands and is fearless towards humans. It has inhabited the Galápagos archipelago for over 300,000 years. The ...

The Black-collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis) is a bird of prey found inArgentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, ...

The Harris Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) is a bird of prey found from southwestern USA south to Chile and central Argentina. There are three subspecies: P. u. superior from Baja California, Arizona, Sonora, and Sinaloa, P. u. harrisi from Texas, eastern ...

The Common Black Hawk (Buteogallus anthracinus) is a bird of prey found in the warmer climates of the Americas, from southwestern United States through Central America to Venezuela, Peru, Trinidad and the Lesser Antilles. It is mainly a coastal, reside...

The Besra (Accipiter virgatus) is a bird of prey found in dense forests throughout south Asia from Pakistan and India to south China and Indonesia. Though mainly resident year-round, in winter it will move to more open woodland. The Besra is 11.5 t...

The Savanna Hawk (Buteogallus meridionalis) is a bird of prey found from Panama and Trinidad south to Bolivia, Uruguay and central Argentina. Its habitat is open savanna and swamp edges. The adult is 18 to 24 inches in length and weighs close to 30...

The White Hawk (Leucopternis albicollis) is a bird of prey that is found in the tropical New World. It ranges from southern Mexico through Central and South America to Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. It also breeds on Trinidad. The White Hawk's range in cen...

The Red-capped Plover (Charadrius ruficapillus) also known as the Red-capped Dotterel, is a species of bird closely related to the Kentish Plover. It is widespread throughout Australia and sometimes may visit New Zealand. Its habitat is coastal estuari...

The White-fronted Plover (Charadrius marginatus) is a species of wading bird found in much of Africa south of the Sahara. Its habitat is rocky, sandy or muddy coasts and large inland rivers and lakes. The adult is 6.25 to 7 inches in length. It is ...

The Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) is a species of wading bird found in most tropical and subtropical regions of the world, from southern Europe to Japan and in Peru, Chile, the southern US and the Caribbean. The American race is known as the...

The Three-banded Plover or Three-banded Sandplover (Charadrius tricollaris) is a species of wading bird resident in much of eastern and southern Africa and Madagascar. It is found mainly on inland rivers, pools and lakes. The adult is 7 inches in l...

The Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis) is a species of wading bird that is a common resident throughout South America, except in dense forested regions, higher altitudes of the Andes, and the arid coast of western South America. It is fairly common ...

The White-tailed Lapwing or White-tailed Plover (Vanellus leucurus) is a species of wading bird found in Iraq, Iran and southern Russia. Birds from Iraq and Iran are mostly resident, but Russian birds are migratory and winter in south Asia, the Middle ...

The Sociable Lapwing or Sociable Plover (Vanellus gregarius) is a species of wading bird found in Russia and Kazakhstan. It is migratory and winters further south throughout Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Armenia, Iran,...

The Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles), formerly known as the Masked Plover and often called simply "Plover", is a species of bird native to Australia. It hails mostly from the northern and eastern regions of the continent. It is most common around the ed...

The Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) is a species of shorebird found in open grasslands and fields across central North America and Alaska. It is migratory and winters in South America. It is a very rare visitor to Europe, and mostly only occurs...

The Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) is a species of wading bird that breeds in sub-Arctic wetlands from the Scottish Highlands across Europe and Asia. It is migratory and winters in Africa and southern Asia, including India. Its preferred winter habit...

The Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis) is a species of wading bird that breeds in open grassy steppe and taiga wetlands from eastern Europe to central Asia. It is migratory and most of the populations winter in Africa, and India. Smaller populations ...

The Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) is a species of wading bird that breeds in the woodlands across much of Alaska and Canada. It is migratory and winters in Central and South America. It is very common in the Amazon River basin, and the Caribbea...

The Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus) is a species of wading bird that breeds across sub-Arctic Europe and Asia. It is migratory and winters in southern Europe and Asia, and tropical Africa. This bird has a dark green back, grayish head and breast ...