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The Hoopoe (Upupa epops) is a species of bird found across Afro-Eurasia. It is part of a group of birds that also contain kingfishers, bee-eaters, rollers, and wood-hoopoes. It is the only non-extinct member of its family. The Hoopoe is widespread in E...

The Southern Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicoides), formerly known as Carmine Bee-eater, is a species of bird found across sub-equatorial Africa, extending from Zululand and Namibia to Gabon, eastern Zaire and Kenya. Its preferred habitat includes low-...

The European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) is a species of bird in the bee-eater family Meropidae. It is found in southern Europe and in parts of north Africa and western Asia. It is highly migratory and winters in tropical Africa, India and Sri Lanka. I...

The Swallow-tailed Bee-eater (Merops hirundineus) is a species of bird in the bee-eater family Meropidae. It is found in savannah woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa. It prefers more wooded country than most bee-eaters. It is somewhat migratory depending o...

The Red-bearded Bee-eater (Nyctyornis amictus) is a species of bird found in the Indo-Malayan subregion of South-east Asia. Its natural habitat is open patches of dense forest. It nests in burrows tunneled into the side of sandy banks. It does not form...

The Turquoise-browed Motmot (Eumomota superciliosa) is a species of bird of the Motmot family, Motmotidae. It is found in Central America from south to east Mexico (Yucatan Peninsula), and in Costa Rica. Its lives in open areas of scrubland and forest ...

The Blue-crowned Motmot (Momotus momota) is a species of bird found in eastern Mexico, Central America, northern and southern South America, and Trinidad and Tobago. Its natural habitat is dense forests and woodlands. There are several species conspeci...

The Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) or just Scaup in Europe, is a species diving duck found in northern Arctic and sub-Arctic North America and Asia. Its habitat is lakes and bogs on the tundra and at the northern limits of the boreal forest. These birds...

The Common Pochard (Aythya ferina) is a species of diving duck found in temperate and northern Europe into Asia. Their habitat is marshes and lakes that are more than 3 feet in depth. They are migratory, and winter in southern Europe and points west. I...

The Horned Screamer (Anhima cornuta) is a species of bird native to the wetlands of tropical South America. It is found in lowlands from Colombia and Venezuela south to Brazil and eastern Bolivia. It is now extinct in Trinidad. Despite having declined...

The Southern Screamer (Chauna torquata) also known as the Crested Screamer, is a bird species found in Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. Its habitat is swamps, estuaries, and pool coasts. It is a permanent resident and non-migrato...

The Palawan Peacock-pheasant (Polyplectron napoleonis) also known as the Napoleon Peacock-pheasant, is a species of pheasant endemic to the Philippines. Its habitat is the humid forests of Palawan Island in the southernmost part of the Philippine Islan...

The Congo Peafowl (Afropavo congensis) is a species of peafowl that is native to lowland rainforests of the Congo River Basin in the central part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was first recorded as a species in 1936 by Dr. James Chapin ba...

The Golden Pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus) also known as the Chinese Pheasant, is a parrot-like gamebird native to areas of western China. It has been introduced to the United Kingdom and other areas. Its habitat is dense, dark, young, coniferous forest...

The Elliot's Pheasant (Syrmaticus ellioti) also known as Bar-backed Pheasant, is native to China. It is found in evergreen and mountain forests in altitudes up to 6,200 feet. Due to habitat loss and hunting, this species is evaluated as vulnerable on t...

The Great Argus (Argusianus argus) is a species of pheasant found in the jungles of Borneo, Sumatra and Malay Peninsula in southeast Asia. Due to habitat loss and hunting in some areas, the Great Argus is evaluated as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red Li...

The Himalayan Monal (Lophophorus impejanus) also known as the Impeyan Monal or Impeyan Pheasant, is a species of bird found in the pheasant family Phasianidae. It is native to eastern Afghanistan through the Himalayas including Kashmir region of Northe...

The Blood Pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus) is a species of pheasant that has 15 different subspecies. It is found in the mountains of Nepal, Sikkim, Tibet, northern Burma and northwest regions of China. Its habitat is mainly coniferous or mixed forests an...

The Temminck's Tragopan (Tragopan temminckii) is a species of pheasant that is distributed in the forests of northern South Asia, from northeast India, northwest Vietnam, Tibet and northern provinces of China. It is widespread and common throughout its...

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 ...