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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...

The Wattled Curassow (Crax globulosa), is a bird in the Cracidae family (curassows, guans, chachalacas). It is found rarely in the wild and is vulnerable due to hunting and habitat destruction. Its natural range is the western and southwestern Amazon B...

The White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus), is a species of seabird found in the tropical Atlantic, western Pacific, and Indian Oceans. It also can be found during the breeding season on some Caribbean islands. A few nesting pairs are found on Lit...

The Brown-headed Nuthatch (Sitta pusilla), is a small songbird found in the southeastern United States and in the Bahamas. The Bahamas population is decreasing rapidly. Its natural habitat is pine forests. It is not a shy species and is readily approac...

The Kioea (Chaetoptila angustipluma), is a species of Hawaiian Honey-eater that became extinct around 1859. It was in danger of extinction even before the discovery of Hawaii by Europeans. Even the native people are mostly unfamiliar with this species....

The Bare-faced Curassow (Crax fasciolata), is a species of bird found in eastern-central and southern Brazil, Paraguay, and eastern Bolivia, and extreme northeast Argentina. It is also found in the southeastern region of the Amazon Basin. Its natural h...

The Brown Quail (Coturnix ypsilophorus), also known as the Swamp Quail, is an Australian species of true quail. It is found in much of New Guinea and the Lesser Sunda Islands as well as in northern, eastern, south-eastern and south-western Australia a...

The Japanese Quail (Coturnix japonica), is a species of quail found in East Asia. They breed in much of Manchuria, southeastern Siberia, and northern Japan. They migrate further south to southern Japan, the Korean Peninsula, and southern China. Their h...