Waxbills and Allies
A small, striking and monotypic member of the waxbill family which is common in parts of eastern Africa.
Breeding throughout mountainous regions of southern Europe and across to the Himalayas these birds are migratory, overwintering in southern Africa or central India. Worldwide, there are a total of ten subspecies from the nominate species, apus melba.
Avocets and stilts
A conservation success story reintroduced this elegant wading bird back to our shores after the second World War.