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Northern Saw-Whet Owl

7 Owls in Alabama

Owls are fascinating creatures that long have been seen as mysterious creatures by humans. These often large birds of prey are known for their distinctive appearance, with large, round eyes and silent flight, making them stealthy hunters. Alabama...

A Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker and its shallow holes

Woodpeckers of Virginia

Woodpeckers are some of the most fascinating and unique birds found in Virginia. With their brightly colored feathers, chisel-like bills, and exceptional drumming skills, they are truly a sight to behold. Virginia is home to eight different species...

Owl standing on one leg

Owl Legs: All You Need To Know

Who doesn’t love owls? Owls are some of the most recognizable, adorable-looking creatures (especially the tiny ones!). They have a distinct shape, often prominent ear tufts, large eyes, and impressive talons at the end of their toes. Their...

A Golden Eagle sitting on a branch, taking a break

Eagles in California

California is a haven for eagles, with diverse ecosystems providing ideal habitats for several species. The Golden State’s mountains, coasts, and wetlands provide breeding grounds, hunting sites, and nesting locations for Bald Eagles, Golden...

Cut-throat Finch

The 74 African Finches

The African finches belong to the Estrildidae – a diverse family of Old World finches comprising around 146 species divided into approximately 34 genera. The name “finch” is a generic name given to many different birds, including waxbills...

Yellow-shouldered Blackbird

Blackbirds (Icteridae)

The blackbirds are a group of New World birds that belong to the Icteridae family and look very similar to the Eurasian Blackbird, which is, in fact, a thrush. New World blackbirds have long conical bills, allowing them to feed on seeds...