Avibirds

Bird Guide

European Bird Guide Online

This online bird guide consists of over 700 european species. Physical characteristics, habitat, migration, distribution and more is described. Almost every page contains a video, sound fragment, picture and distribution map. For most species...

Blue Dacnis

Blue Dacnis (Dacnis cayana)

Ecological relationships between feather mites (Acari) and wild birds of Emberizidae (Aves) in a fragment of Atlantic Forest in northeastern Brazil Author(s): Rachel M. de Lyra-Neves Angela M. Isidro de Farias & Wallace R. Telino-Junior The...

Blue-backed Tanager

Blue-backed Tanager

The Blue-backed Tanager (Cyanicterus cyanicterus), a genus new to Venezuela, with notes on its plumages Author(s): KENNETH C. PARKES The little-known Blue-backed Tanager, Cyanicterus cyanlcterus (Vieillot), sole member of its genus, has been...

Black Skimmer

Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger)

The breeding adult black skimmer has brown-black upperparts, contrasting with a white forehead and underparts. The upperwing shows a white trailing edge from the secondaries to the inner primaries. The tail is white, with dark central feathers. The...

Habitat for Birds

Protecting Habitat for Birds in the Backyard

It’s not too difficult to find an impassioned vocal advocate for the conservation of bird habitats, but like the trees the birds themselves live in, that voice is mostly bark and little bite on its own. Talking up a good game about preserving the...

Aplomado Falcon

Aplomado Falcon (Falco femoralis)

The Aplomado Falcon is a distinctive bird of prey; dull red underparts, a grey back, a long and banded tail, and a striking black and white facial pattern distinguish adults. The lower breast sports a broad, blackish band or cummerbund with small...

Great Frigatebird

Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor)

Plumage and sexual maturation in the Great Frigatebird Fregata minor in the Galapagos Islands Author(s): VALLE, C.A., DE VRIES, T. & HERNÁNDEZ, C. The adaptive significance of distinctive immature plumages and protracted sexual and plumage...

Shore Dotterel

SAP: Shore Dotterel

Worldwide Species Action Plans SAP: Shore Dotterel (Thinornis novaeseelandiae) 2001 Language: EN Origin: New Zealand This plan lists the goals that are required to bring about an increase in the population, and to ensure this population is self...

Horned Screamer

Horned Screamer (Anhima cornuta)

ASPECTS OF THE BIOLOGY OF THE HORNED SCREAMER IN SOUTHWESTERN COLOMBIA Author(s): LUIS G. NARANJO An isolated population of the Horned Screamer (Anhima cornuta) in the Cauca Valley, Colombia, was studied intensively during 1983-1984. Variation of...

Gray-headed Kite

Gray-headed Kite (Leptodon cayanensis)

A description of nests and behavior of the Gray-headed Kite. Author(s): ROBERT E. BENNETS and VICTORIA J. DREITZ The Gray-headed Kite (Leptodon cayanensis), a little-known Neotropical raptor (Blake 1977, Brown and Amadon 1989, de1 Hoyo et al. 1994);...