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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...

The Jungle Bush Quail (Perdicula asiatica) is a species of quail found native to South Asia, specifically India and Sri Lanka. It has been introduced to the Réunion Island. The preferred habitat is dry grasslands or wooded areas. It is common throug...

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...