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Birds

The Cape Francolin (Francolinus capensis) is a species of pheasant from the family Phasianidae. It is native to the southwestern Cape of South Africa. Its habitat is scrubby open areas that are usually close to running water. Undisturbed specimens may ...

The Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) is the largest species of grouse found in North America. It occurs in the western United States and in Canada in southern Alberta and southern Saskatchewan. Its habitat is semiarid country sagebrush. ...

The Black-tailed Native-hen (Gallinula ventralis)is a species of bird in the rail family, Rallidae. It is native to Australia and New Zealand. This species is nomadic, following seasonal water sources. It is found year round living near fresh and brack...

The Dusky Moorhen (Gallinula tenebrosa) is a species of bird in the rail family Rallidae. It is found in Australia, New Guinea and Indonesia. Its habitat is wetlands with a preference for freshwater marshes. It will forage on rubbish tips, and is gener...

The Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra), also known just as Coot, is a species of bird in the rail and crake family Rallidae. It is found across much of the Old World on freshwater lakes and ponds. In the mild parts of its range it is mainly resident. Cooler c...

The Red-knobbed Coot (Fulica cristata), also known as the Crested Coot, is a species of bird in the rail and crake family Rallidae. It is resident across much of Africa and in southernmost Spain during the breeding season. Its habitat is freshwater lak...

The Painted Bush Quail (Perdicula erythrorhyncha) is a species of quail found in India. It is found in hill forests and it moves along hillsides in small coveys of about 6-10 birds. It comes out from cover along open grassy patches or on forest roads t...

The Pomarine Skua (Stercorarius pomarinus), is a species of seabird that breeds in the far north of Eurasia and North America. Its nesting habitat is Arctic tundra and islands. It is migratory and winters at sea in the tropical oceans. In North America...

The South Polar Skua (Stercorarius maccormicki), is a species of seabird that is found on the Antarctic coasts. It is migratory and winters at sea in the Pacific Indian and Atlantic Oceans. In the eastern North Atlantic Ocean it is replaced by the Grea...

The Arctic Skua (Stercorarius parasiticus), is a species of seabird that is found north of Eurasia and North America and as far south as northern Scotland. It nests on dry tundra, higher fells and islands. It is migratory and winters in the southern oc...

The Long-tailed Skua (Stercorarius longicaudus), is a seabird in the Skua family Stercorariidae. It is found in the high Arctic of Eurasia and North America. Large populations are found in Russia, Alaska and Canada, and other smaller populations are sc...

The Indian Skimmer (Rynchops albicollis), is a species of bird that is found in southern Asia where it is sparsely distributed and is declining in population. Its habitat is large rivers and lakes, swamps, coastal wetlands, and estuaries. It is most co...

The African Skimmer (Rynchops flavirostris), is a species of bird that is found from Senegal to northern Congo River and southern Nile Valley, southern Tanzania to Zambezi Valley, and to Natal and Angola. They live in wide tropical rivers with sandbank...

The Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger), is one of three very similar bird species in the skimmer family. It is found in North and South America. Northern populations winter in the warmer waters of Caribbean and tropical and subtropical Pacific coasts. The ...

The Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch (Sitta castanea), is a species of bird that is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or ...

The Pygmy Nuthatch (Sitta pygmaea), is a tiny songbird that ranges from southern British Columbia south through a variety of regions throughout the western United States, and into central Mexico. Its habitat is pines, Douglas-firs, and other coniferous...

The Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis), is a small songbird found in coniferous forests across Canada, Alaska and the northeastern and western United States. They are also found as far south as Baja California, Mexico. They are mainly resident bu...

The Great Curassow (Crax rubra), is a pheasant-like species of bird found in rainforest from eastern Mexico throughout Central America, to western Colombia and northwest Ecuador. It is the most northerly Crax species. Due to hunting and habitat destruc...

The Alpine Swift (Tachymarptis melba), is a species of bird found the mountains of southern Europe to the Himalayas. They are strongly migratory and winter much further south in southern Africa. They do tend to wander during migration and some birds ar...

The Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix), is a species of pheasant in the Phasianidae family. It was first described by Linnaeus in 1758 as Tetrao coturnix. This is a native Mediterranean species that is found in Europe, North Africa, western Asia and migr...