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Literature Gull-Billed Tern

[order] Charadriiformes | [family] Sternidae | [latin] Gelochelidon nilotica | [UK] Gull-Billed Tern | [FR] Sterne hansel | [DE] Lachseeschwalbe | [ES] Gaviotín de Pico Negro | [IT] Sterna zampenere | [NL] Lachstern Subspecies and global...

Fork-tailed Woodnymph

Fork-tailed Woodnymph (Thalurania furcata)

GEOGRAPHIC VARIATION AND SPECIES LIMITS IN MIDDLE AMERICAN WOODNYMPHS (THALURANIA) Author(s): PATRICIA ESCALANTE-PLIEGO AND A. TOWNSEND PETERSON We analyzed geographic variation in morphology and plumage coloration in male woodnymphs of the genus...

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...