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Speckled Mousebird

Mousebirds

The mousebirds are a unique group of African birds confined to sub-Saharan Africa. They belong to the order Coliiformes, which is divided into two genera of the family Coliidae. There are six species in total. Taxonomically, they’re most...

Toco Toucan

11 Birds With Orange Beaks

In the bird world, bright colors hold lots of meaning. Bright colors in birds can factor into unusual camouflage, breeding displays, and even status rankings. Often, bright colors in birds are also associated with tropical environments, you’ll see...

A Barred Owl waiting patiently for its prey on a branch

9 Owls of Tennessee

The United States is home to 19 different species of owls and due to Tennessee’s climate and biodiversity, 8 of these species can be found in the state, making it a very owl-filled state in the country! The owls found in Tennessee vary greatly in...

Ferruginous Hawk

11 Hawks in California

Hawks are birds of prey that can turn heads anywhere they fly. What exactly is a hawk, and how do they differ from other birds of prey? Hawks make up some of the birds in the family Accipitridae, even birds without ‘hawk’ in their name such as...

Peregrine Falcon

3 Falcons in North Carolina

Falcons are some of the world’s most adaptable & skilled predators. What exactly is a falcon? These birds of prey are often confused with similar predatory birds such as hawks. ‘Falcons’ include any bird in the genus Falco, even birds without...

Northern Flicker

Woodpeckers in Illinois

Woodpeckers are found almost everywhere around the globe – anywhere where dead trees & insects are plentiful. Woodpeckers are known for their distinct adaptation – a long, powerful bill that they use both to drill for insects and to...

Close-up picture of a Merlin falcon

Falcons in Michigan

Michigan is home to a diverse range of avian species, including several falcons. These birds of prey are renowned for their speed, agility, and hunting prowess, making them a fascinating subject of study for bird enthusiasts and wildlife lovers...

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

7 Hummingbirds In Kansas

The small hummingbird is a treasured bird to many, and for good reason. These speedy birds are amusing to watch in flight; they can hover and fly backwards. Despite their small size, these birds are also fiercely territorial, and you may see...

Eastern screech owl

8 Owls in Lousiana

The state of Louisiana contains many diverse habitats, allowing a plethora of biodiversity. Louisiana’s swamps and marshes are famous for the unique animals they contain, like alligators but sometimes, the state’s various plentiful bird species are...