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A large member of the loon, or diver, family of birds, this species is well-known as the Common Loon in North America and the Great Northern Diver in Eurasia; its current name is a compromise proposed by the International Ornithological Committee.

Swinhoe’s Storm Petrel may also be known as Swinhoe’s Petrel.

The Gyrfalcon, also spelled as gerfalcon, is the largest of the falcon variety.

The Zapata Rail is the only member of the monotypic genus Cyanolimnus.

The Guanay Cormorant (Phalacrocorax bougainvillii ), also known as the Guanay Shag, is part of the cormorant family, and it usually resides on the Pacific coast of Peru and northern Chile, however, the Argentinean population on the Patagonian Atlantic ...

The Guadalupe Storm Petrel is an extinct species of the Hydrobatidae family.

The Guadalupe Caracara, also known as Quelili or the Calalie, is an extinct bird of prey belonging to the falcon family, Falconidae.

This is a large shearwater in the seabird family of Procellariidae.

The Eurasian Hobby, a small slim falcon, belongs to a rather close knit group of similar falcons.

A long-legged wading bird, The Great Knot, is the largest of the calidrid species.

The plumage of this bird is black, with pale pinkish feet, and a black-tipped pale bill.

This large, long-winged seabird is found in the five islands of the Galapagos Archipelago.

The Barred Forest Falcon (Micrastur ruficollis) is a bird of prey species in the Falconidae family including falcons, caracaras and their relatives.

The spoon-billed sandpiper (Eurynorhynchus pygmeus) can be found in Southeast Asia in the winter and northeastern Russia during its breeding season in warmer months.

The Eurasian Curlew, (Numenius arquata), is a species of wading bird in the Scolopacidae family. It is one of the most widespread species of curlews, breeding across much of temperate Europe and Asia. This bird is commonly known as just “the Curlew...

Cook’s Petrel, (Pterodroma cookii), is a species of seabird and a member of the gadfly petrels. The breeding habitat of this species is limited to three small islands in New Zealand: Little Barrier Island, Great Barrier Island, and Codfish Island. It...

The Christmas Shearwater, (Puffinus nativitatis), is a species of bird found throughout the tropical Central Pacific islands, including the Hawaiian Islands, Tuamotu, the Marshall Islands, Kiritimati and Sala-y-Gómez. It has become locally extinct on ...

The Cocoi Heron, (Ardea cocoi), is a species of heron in the Ardeidae family. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela. It can also be found dur...

The Maccoa Duck, (Oxyura maccoa), is a species of duck found in two main breeding areas: one in eastern Africa from Sudan and Ethiopia to Tanzania and west to eastern Zaire; and a second in southern Africa from Zimbabwe to Cape Province, South Africa. ...

The Gray-headed Kite, (Leptodon cayanensis), is a species of bird of prey found in open woodland and swamp forests. It breeds from eastern Mexico and Trinidad south to Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, and northern Argentina. It is one of two species within its g...