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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.

Waterfowl Anseriformes family birds

Waterfowl Anseriformes Family Birds – The World Of Ducks

The term waterfowl is used to describe any member of the order Anseriformes. A series of articles describes all the waterfowl. This specific article describes the “dabbling ducks” which belong to family Anatidae, subfamily Anatinae...

Cuculidae Family

Cuculidae Family

The cuckoo family Cuculidae contains six subfamilies. The first three listed below are found in the New world, while the remaining three are found in the Old World.

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...