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Birds

The European Roller (Coracias garrulus) is a species of bird found in Europe. It is the only member of the roller family that breeds there. Its range extends into the Middle East and Central Asia and Morocco. The habitat of the European Roller is warm,...

The Elegant Trogon (Trogon elegans), formerly known as the Coppery-tailed Trogon, is a near passerine (belonging to the order Passeriformes) species of bird in the trogon family, Trogonidae. It is found in the southeastern region of Arizona in the Unit...

The Black-throated Trogon (Trogon rufus) is a near passerine (belonging to the order Passeriformes) species of bird in the trogon family Trogonidae. It is also known as Yellow-bellied Trogon, but as it is not the only trogon with a yellow belly this sh...

The Common Merganser (Mergus merganser), also known as the Gulaund or Goosander, is a species of duck that is found in Europe, North Asia and North America. It is most commonly found on lakes and rivers. North American birds migrate south in small grou...

The Smew (Mergellus albellus) is a species of small duck that is somewhat-related to typical mergansers and the goldeneyes; it is more closely related to the goldeneyes. It breeds in the northern taiga (the coniferous evergreen forests of sub arctic la...

The Sword-billed Hummingbird (Ensifera ensifera) is a species of hummingbird found in South America. It occurs in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. It is noted as the only species of bird to have a bill longer than the rest of its body. T...

The Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae) is a species of hummingbird, and the smallest of all birds, being only 2 inches long and weighing 1.8 grams (0.06 oz). It is found in Cuba where it is called the Zunzuncito. It is also found on the Isle of Youth....

The Versicolored Emerald (Amazilia versicolor) is a species of hummingbird from central and eastern South America. It occurs in northern Bolivia, eastern Paraguay, far north-eastern Argentina, and eastern, southern and central Brazil, being absent from...

The Violet Sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus) is a species of hummingbird native to southern Mexico and Central America as far south as Costa Rica and western Panama. Its habitat is understory (the shrubs and plants growing under the main canopy of...

The Standard-winged Nightjar (Macrodipteryx longipennis) is a species of bird that is a resident breeder in Africa from Senegal east to Ethiopia. It is found in dry savannah habitats, with some scrub. This bird is 7.9 to 9 inches long. This nightja...

The Pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis) is also known as the Common Pauraque to distinguish it from similar species. It is a species of nightjar and the only bird in the genus Nyctidromus. It breeds in the warmer parts of the New World from southern Texa...

The Oilbird (Steatornis caripensis) also known as the Guácharo, is a species of bird related to nightjars. It is found in the northern areas of South America from Guyana and the island of Trinidad to Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. I...

The Lesser Potoo (Nyctibius griseus) also known as the Gray Potoo or Common Potoo, is a species of nocturnal bird which breeds in tropical Central and South America from Costa Rica to northern Argentina and northern Uruguay. Its habitat is open woodlan...

The Common Hawk-cuckoo (Cuculus varius) also commonly called the Brainfever bird, is a species of cuckoo that occurs in Punjab, Pakistan east across much of the Indian peninsula, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. It is found at altitudes of 2600 feet in the H...

The Great Spotted Cuckoo (Clamator glandarius) is a species of Cuckoo that is widespread through southeast and southwest Europe and western Asia. It is migratory and winters in Africa. It prefers areas of warm open country with trees. The adult has...

The Pied Cuckoo (Clamator jacobinus) also known as the Pied Crested Cuckoo or Jacobin Cuckoo, is a species of bird in the cuckoo family which includes roadrunners, anis, and the Hoatzin. It is found in Africa south of the Sahara Desert east to India, S...

The Great Blue Tauraco (Corythaeola cristata) is a species of Turaco found in Africa. This bird is actively hunted for meat and its feathers in the Bandundu province of the D.R.C. (formerly Zaire). The tail feathers are prized for making good luck tali...

The Gray Go-away-bird (Corythaixoides concolor) also known as the Gray Lourie, Gray Loerie, or Kwêvoël, is a species of bird found in southern Africa. Its habitat is dry open savanna woodlands, farms, parks, and suburban gardens. It is often foun...

The Green Tauraco (Tauraco persa) is a species of bird that is a resident breeder in the forests of Tropical West Africa. It is dependant on its habitat of plentiful tall trees. The Green Tauraco is clearly identifiable, but very hard to spot as it...

The Smew (Mergellus albellus) is a species of duck that is intermediately placed between mergansers and goldeneyes. It is the only member in its genus Mergellus, which is sometimes grouped with the Mergus genus of mergansers. However, it is most likely...