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Richard (Dick) Daniels

Dick has traveled to all continents except Antarctica, photographing birds as he went. Using his photos plus others in the public domain, he created a bird website containing photos of over 10,000 species.

Phalacrocoracidae family cormorants and shags

Phalacrocoracidae Family – Cormorants And Shags

The names cormorant and shag are used almost interchangeably. If fact, which you prefer might be more a function of where you live than the species you are referring to. That said, if a species has a crest, that raises the odds of it being termed a...

Gruidae Index - Cranes

Gruidae Index – Cranes

Cranes belong to the order Gruiformes, which means “crane-like”. Cranes are large, long-legged, and long-necked waders. Waders are a diverse group of birds that feed by wading through shallow waters. To facilitate this, they typically...

Threskiornithidae Index - Spoonbills And Ibises

Threskiornithidae Index – Ibises And Spoonbills

Ibises are wading birds of the Threskiornithidae family. They fall under the order Pelicaniiformes, together with spoonbills. Waders are a diverse group of birds that feed by wading through shallow waters. To facilitate this, they typically have...

Ciconidae Index - Storks

Ciconidae Index – Storks

Storks are wading birds of the Ciconidae family. They fall under the order Ciconiiformes. Waders are a diverse group of birds that feed by wading through shallow waters. To facilitate this, they typically have long legs. Many waders also have long...

The Egrets

Ardeidae Index – Herons, Egrets, And Bitterns

Herons, egrets, and bitterns are wading birds of the Ardeidae (heron) family. They fall under the order Pelicaniformes together with storks and pelicans. Waders are a diverse group of birds that feed by wading through shallow waters. Many waders...

Cardinalidae bird index - cardinals and allies

Cardinalidae Bird Index – Cardinals And Allies

The cardinals are passerine birds of the Americas. They inhabit woodlands and forests. Birds of this family are medium-sized and robust with strong, conical bills. Sizes range between 4.5 – 9.4 inches (11.5 – 24 cm). They are primarily...