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Andean Lapwing - Beautiful inhabitant of the alpine regions of the Andes  - by Declan Troy

Andean Lapwing - Beautiful inhabitant of the alpine regions of the Andes - by Declan Troy

Pied lapwing (Vanellus cayanus) a.k.a. the pied plover, is a species of bird in the Charadriidae family. It is a strongly marked bird with a prominent black V on its mantle.

Pied lapwing (Vanellus cayanus) a. the pied plover, is a species of bird in the Charadriidae family. It is a strongly marked bird with a prominent black V on its mantle.

arctic tern. Terns are birds that are normally found near the sea, rivers or wetlands & typically breed in noisy colonies and lay their eggs on bare ground with little or no nest material. However, the marsh terns construct floating nests from the vegetation in their wetland habitats, and a few species build simple nests in trees, on cliffs or in crevices.  The sexes are identical in appearance, but young birds are readily distinguishable from adults.

When it comes to birds, avid watchers know that you can never have too many bird houses in your yard.

Ahami Heron-con Beautiful

The Agami Heron is a medium-sized heron. It is a resident breeding bird from Central America south to Peru and Brazil. It is sometimes known as the chestnut-bellied heron ~ Nature PhotoWorks

Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles) @ Mandai Bamboo Groves. The Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles), previously known as the Masked Plover and often called the Spur-winged Plover in its native range, is a large, common and conspicuous bird native to Australia, particularly the northern and eastern parts of the continent. It spends most of its time on the ground searching for food such as insects and worms and has several distinctive calls.

The Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles), previously known as the Masked Plover and…

Heermann's Gull (Larus heermanni) by  Elaine_R_Wilson.

Heermann's Gull (Larus heermanni) by Elaine_R_Wilson.

Strikingly black and white - Double - barred finch

Double-barred Finch: An estrildid finch found in dry savanna tropical (lowland) dry grassland and scrubland habitats in northern and eastern Australia.

♦ The Red-footed Booby is a large seabird of the booby family, Sulidae. As suggested by the name, adults always have red feet, but the colour of the plumage varies. They are powerful and agile fliers, but they are clumsy in takeoffs and landings.

Red-footed Booby: large seabird of the Sulidae family. As suggested by the name, adults always have red feet, but the color of the plumage varies. They are powerful and agile fliers, but are clumsy in takeoffs and landings

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Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla), related to the gull.

Pitta moluccensis, blue winged pitta.  Pittas are medium-sized birds 5.9–9.8 in length, and stocky, with longish strong legs & long feet. They have very short tails and stout, slightly decurved bills. Many have brightly coloured plumage. They eat snails, insects & similar invertebrate prey. Both parents care 4 up to 6 eggs in a large spherical nest in a tree or shrub, or sometimes on the ground. Many species of pittas are migratory,  often end up in unexpected places

Pitta moluccensis, blue winged pitta. Pittas are medium-sized birds 5.9–9.8 in length, and stocky, with longish strong legs & long feet. They have very short tails and stout, slightly decurved bills. Many have brightly coloured plumage. They eat snails, insects & similar invertebrate prey. Both parents care 4 up to 6 eggs in a large spherical nest in a tree or shrub, or sometimes on the ground. Many species of pittas are migratory, often end up in unexpected places

American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus), occasionally called the American Pied Oystercatcher - a member of family Haematopodidae. The bird is marked by its black and white body and a long, thick orange beak. This shorebird is approximately 19 inches (42 – 52 cm) in length.

American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus), occasionally called the American…

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The Brown Booby hunts fish by diving from a height into the sea and pursuing its prey underwater. They are colonial breeders on islands and coasts and normally lay one or more chalky-blue eggs on the ground.

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