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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...

The Black or American Scoter (Melanitta americana) is a species of sea duck found in the far north of North America in Labrador and Newfoundland to the southeast Hudson bay, in Alaska. It is also found on the Siberian side of the Bering Straits east of...

The Asian Blue Quail (Coturnix chinensis), also known as the Chinese Painted Quail, King Quail or Blue-breasted Quail, is a species of bird in the same family as pheasants (Phasianidae) in the order Galliformes. In the wild it is found from southeaster...

The Great Bustard (Otis tarda) is a species of bird of the bustard family. It is found in southern and central Europe, where it is the largest species of bird. It is also found across much of temperate Asia. Populations in Europe are mainly resident, b...

The Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) is a species of bird found in Australia throughout the mainland, and in Tasmania and southern New Guinea. This bird is part of a family of birds belonging to the Podargidae family which has been around for over...

The Pel's Fishing-owl (Scotopelia peli) is a large species of owl in the Strigidae family. It is found throughout Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory ...

The Guira Cuckoo (Guira guira) is a social species of bird belonging to the cuckoo family. It is found in open and semi-open habitats of eastern and southern Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, and northeastern Argentina. The adult Guira Cuckoo is ...

The Groove-billed Ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris) is a strange-looking species of tropical bird belonging to the cuckoo family. It is a resident species through much of its range, which extends from southern Texas and central Mexico through Central Ameri...

The Giant Coua (Coua gigas) is a species of bird from the cuckoo family that is found in western and southeastern Madagascar. Its habitat is dry forest lowlands up to 2300 feet in elevation. Though it is established as Least Concern by the IUCN, this s...

The Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana) is a species of bird ranging from northwestern Mexico to northern Argentina and Uruguay, and on Trinidad. The habitat is woodland canopy and edges, second growth, hedges and semi-open areas from sea level to as high a...

The Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopacea) or Common Koel, is a species of bird found in South Asia, China, and southeast Asia into Australia. It has several subspecies (most considered full species) that converge over a wide range. It is a member of the cu...