360 birds found
Gulls and terns
Named in honour of the French naturalist and ornithologist, Jean Victor Audouin (1797 – 1841) the Audouin’s gull is one of the world’s rarest and is limited in the main to regions within and surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.
Nicknamed the 'bush turkey' by Aboriginals, the Australian Bustard is a large member of the Bustard family (Otididae). They are also monotypic and can be found across all states in Australia.
The Australian raven, Corvus coronoides, belongs to the genus Corvus which includes around 45 widely distributed species from the family Corvidae (aka. the Corvids). Like most of its relatives, the Australian Raven has largely black plumage, though some of its upper parts have a glossy purple, blue and green sheen. Strong in shape and form with a powerful heavy-set beak, the Australian raven is a highly adaptable species that lives in both natural and urban environments.
Avocets and stilts
A conservation success story reintroduced this elegant wading bird back to our shores after the second World War.
Kites, hawks and eagles
Closely associated with rivers and coastlines, the majestic Bald Eagle is America's national bird. A symbol of strength and power, and a sacred symbol for many Native American peoples, these eagles are one of the most recognizable birds on Earth.
Petrels and shearwaters
Balearic shearwaters are one of Europe’s most critically endangered species, with breeding limited to specific locations in Spain’s Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. International conservation efforts are in place to attempt to reverse a worrying decline in numbers.
This small but long tailed, large headed warbler, is a resident of the Balearic Islands in the western Mediterranean where it is common, although is not present on the island of Menorca.
Sandpipers, snipes and phalaropes
Unremarkable in appearance but with record-breaking stamina, the Bar-tailed Godwit spends the summer nesting on top of the world in the Arctic and heads south to spend the winter along estuaries and beaches from the United Kingdom to New Zealand.
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