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The Wandering Tattler (Tringa incana (formerly Heteroscelus incanus)), is a species of wading bird found in Alaska and northwestern Canada in summer. It nests in rocky areas along mountain streams. At other times, it is found on rocky islands in the so...

The Gray-tailed Tattler (Tringa brevipes (formerly Heteroscelus brevipes)), is a species of shorebird found on stony riverbeds in northeast Siberia. Though it nests on the ground, it is often found perching in trees. It is a strongly migratory bird and...

The Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius), known as the Grey Phalarope in Europe, is a species of wading bird that is found in the Arctic regions of North America and Eurasia. It is migratory and winters mainly at sea on tropical oceans. The Red Ph...

The Australian Painted-snipe (Rostratula australis) is a species of wading bird native to Australia, though its distribution is scattered and any particular area is unpredictable. It was previously very common in the Riverina. Its habitat includes shal...

The Greater Painted Snipe (Rostratula benghalensis) is a species of wading bird found in the marshes of Africa, India and southeast Asia (Sulawesi). Its preferred habitat are fringes of reed beds along shorelines of marshes, swamps, ponds and streams. ...

The Inland Dotterel (Charadrius australis) also known as the Australian Dotterel, is a species of plover native to southern and central Australia. Its habitat is open, arid country, and distribution of the species is bound to regions with equal rainfal...

The Shore Plover (Thinornis novaeseelandiae) is a species of bird native to New Zealand. It is an endangered species with a world population of less than 250 individuals. It was once commonly found across the South Island in New Zealand, but is now ext...

The Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) is a species of ground bird found in the high plains of North America from southeastern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan to northern New Mexico and the Texas panhandle. There is an isolated population that...

The Caspian Plover (Charadrius asiaticus) is a species of wading bird that breeds on open grassland in central Asia. It is most common to the north and east of the Caspian Sea. It is a migratory species and winters in east Africa, normally on grassland...

The Lesser Sand Plover (Charadrius mongolus) is a species of wading bird found in the Himalayas and infrequently across the bare coastal plains of northeastern Siberia. It has also been found in Alaska. It is migratory and winters on sandy beaches in E...

The Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus) is a species of wading bird in the family Charadriidae. It is found from West Asia eastwards across South Asia. A sub-species of this bird occurs further east in Southeast Asia. In areas where this species is ...

The African Wattled Lapwing or Senegal Wattled Plover (Vanellus senegallus) is a species of wading bird of the family Charadriidae. It is found in most of sub-Saharan Africa outside the rainforests. Although it is mostly a resident species, it does sho...

The Crowned Lapwing (Vanellus coronatus), also known as the Crowned Plover, is a species of bird that occurs from the Red Sea coast of Somalia to southern and southwestern Africa. Its preferred habitat is short dry grassland that may even be overgrazed...

The White-headed Lapwing (Vanellus albiceps) also known as the White-headed Plover or White-crowned Plover, is a species of wading bird resident throughout tropical Africa. It is most common around large rivers. This is a striking bird with its win...

The Yellow-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus malabaricus) is a species of wading bird of the family Charadriidae. It is a resident breeder that is restricted to the Indian Subcontinent. Its habitat is dry, stony and open grasslands or scrublands. It is common ...

The Black-headed Plover or Black-headed Lapwing (Vanellus tectus) is a species of wading bird of the family Charadriidae. It is found across sub-Saharan Africa from Senegal to Ethiopia. Although not migratory, there is some seasonal movement. Its habit...

The River Lapwing (Vanellus duvaucelii) is a species of bird that is found in Southeast Asia from northeastern India to Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. It is an entirely sedentary (non-migratory) species. This species was formerly called the Spur-winge...

The Spur-winged Lapwing or Spur-winged Plover (Vanellus spinosus) is a species of wading bird in the family Charadriidae. It is found in the eastern Mediterranean and in a wide area from sub-Saharan west Africa to Arabia. Populations from Greece and Tu...

The Blacksmith Lapwing or Blacksmith Plover (Vanellus armatus) is a species of bird found from Kenya through central Tanzania to southern and southwestern Africa. It occurs in wetlands of all sizes. It is even attracted to water troughs and places wh...

The Krüper's Nuthatch (Sitta krueperi) is a species of nuthatch found in southeast Europe and southwest Asia. It occurs in Turkey, Georgia, Russia and on the Greek island of Lesvos. It inhabits pine forest at lower altitudes, and it is also found in...