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The Blue-billed Curassow (Crax alberti) is a species of bird of the family Cracidae. It is found only in Colombia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. The adult is 32.66 to 36.66 i...

The Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) also known as the Peewit, Green Plover, or just Lapwing, is a species of bird in the plover family. It is found in temperate Europe, and across temperate Asia. It is an occasional vagrant to North America. Usual...

The Red-kneed Dotterel (Erythrogonys cinctus) is a species of bird found in Southern New Guinea and mainland Australia. It is a common vagrant to Tasmania and New Zealand. Its habitat is shallow ephemeral and permanent freshwater wetlands, occasionally...

The Variable Oystercatcher (Haematopus unicolor) is a species of wading bird in the Haematopodidae family. It is endemic to New Zealand. This bird is locally known as the "˜red bill'. Their breeding habitats are the North Island, South Island, Stewart...

The South Island Pied Oystercatcher (Haematopus finschi) is a species of bird that is found in New Zealand. It is one of two species of oystercatchers found there. This bird breeds inland on the South Island, after which most of the population moves to...

The Pied Oystercatcher (Haematopus longirostris) is a species of wading bird found commonly along the coastline of Australia. They prefer sandy coasts, where they feed on bivalve mollusks and other invertebrates. Despite its name, they rarely eat oyste...

The Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) sometimes known as the Common Pied Oystercatcher, is a species of wading bird in the family Haematopodidae. It is found in western Europe, central Eurasia, Kamchatka, China, and the western coast of Ko...

The African Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus moquini) sometimes known as just African Oystercatcher, is a species of wading bird that is found along the rocky coasts and islands of southern Africa. This species has a population of less than 5000 adults....

The American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus), also known as the American Pied Oystercatcher, is a species of bird of the family Haematopodidae. It is found on the Atlantic coast of North America from New England to northern Florida. In Florida, it...

The American Black Oystercatcher or Western Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani) is a species of bird found on the shores of western North America. Its range extends from the Aleutian Islands of Alaska south to the Baja California peninsula. It is...

The Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) is a species of bird in the avocet family, Recurvirostridae. This species is widely distributed. Its preferred breeding habitat is marshes, shallow lakes and ponds. Some populations are migratory and move ...

The Andean Avocet (Recurvirostra andina) is a species of bird belonging to the avocet and stilt family, Recurvirostridae. It is found in the Andes, breeding above 11,400 feet in northwestern Argentina, western Bolivia, northern Chile and southern Peru...

The Magellanic Plover (Pluvianellus socialis) is a rare and unique species of bird found only in southernmost South America. As its relationships to other plovers are uncertain, this bird is placed in its own family, Pluvianellidae. It is not migratory...

The Ibisbill (Ibidorhyncha struthersii) is a species of bird related to the waders, but merits its own family Ibidorhynchidae. It is found on shingle riverbanks of the high plateau of central Asia and the Himalayas. The taxonomic position of the Ibisbi...

The Black-faced Sheathbill (Chionis minor) also known as the Lesser Sheathbill or Paddy, is a species of bird that is restricted to the sub-Antarctic islands in the southern Indian Ocean. This includes the South African territory of the Prince Edward ...

The Snowy Sheathbill (Chionis alba) also known as the Pale-faced Sheathbill, is a species of bird that is mostly terrestrial (ground dwelling). It is Antarctica's only permanently land-based bird species. It occurs in Antarctica, the Scotia Arc, the So...

The Beach Stone-curlew (Esacus giganteus) also known as the Beach Thick-knee, is a species of bird found in Australia and the islands of South-east Asia. It is a resident of undisturbed open beaches, exposed reefs, mangroves, and tidal sand flats. Its ...

The Double-striped Thick-knee (Burhinus bistriatus) is a species of Stone-Curlew. It is a resident breeder in Central and South America from southern Mexico south to Colombia, Venezuela and northern Brazil. It is also found on Hispaniola and on some Ve...

The Stone Curlew or Eurasian Stone-curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus) is a species of bird that occurs throughout Europe, north Africa and southwestern Asia. In summer, it is found in the more temperate European and Asian regions, and in winter it migrates s...

The Bush Stone-curlew (Burhinus grallarius) is a species of ground-dwelling bird native to Australia. Although related to waders such as the oystercatchers, avocets and plovers, it is a more terrestrial predator and is more like the roadrunners of Nort...