Striated thornbill

Striated thornbill

Acanthiza lineata Photo by Patrick Kavanagh (Flickr) Common name:striated thornbill (en); acantiza-estriado (pt); acanthize ridé (fr); acantiza estriada (es); Stricheldornschnabel (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily AcanthizidaeRange:This species is endemic to south-eastern Australia, being found from south-eastern Queensland down to Victoria and westwards into…

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Yellow-vented bulbul

Yellow-vented bulbul

Pycnonotus goiavier Photo by Ian Barker (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:yellow-vented bulbul (en); tuta-de-ventre-amarelo (pt); bulbul goiavier (fr); bulbul culiamarillo (es); augenstreifbülbül (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily PycnonotidaeRange:This species is found in south-east Asia, from Thailand and Laos, south to the Indonesian islands…

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Mascarene swiftlet

Mascarene swiftlet

Aerodramus francicus Photo by Kévin Le Pape (Wikipedia) Common name:Mascarene swiftlet (en); andorinhão-das-Mascarenhas (pt); salangane de Mascareignes (fr); salangana de las Mascareñas (es); Mauritiussalangane (de)Taxonomy:Order ApodiformesFamily ApodidaeRange:This species is endemic to the islands of Réunion and Mauritius, in the Indian…

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Brown emu-tail

Brown emu-tail

Dromaeocercus brunneus Photo by Maria Stringer (Pinterest) Common name:brown emu-tail (en); felosa-dos-juncos-rabilonga (pt); droméocerque brun (fr); yerbera colilarga (es); Madagaskarbuschsänger (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily SylviidaeRange:This species is endemic to Madagascar, being found along the eastern slopes of the islands.Size:These birds are 15…

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Grey-headed negrofinch

Grey-headed negrofinch

Nigrita canicapillus Photo by David Beadle (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:grey-headed negrofinch (en); negrinha-de-cabeça-cinzenta (pt); nigrette à calotte grise (fr); negrita canosa (es); graunackenschwärzling (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily EstrildidaeRange:This species is found in sub-Saharan Africa, from Guinea eastwards to southern Nigeria and…

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Gambel's quail

Gambel's quail

Callipepla gambelii Photo by John Mosesso (Wikipedia) Common name:Gambel’s quail (en); colim-de-elmo (pt); colin de Gambel (fr); colín de Gambel (es); helmwachtel (de)Taxonomy:Order GalliformesFamily OdontophoridaeRange:This species is found in the western United States and north-western Mexico, from southern Nevada and…

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Long-tailed rosefinch

Long-tailed rosefinch

Uragus sibiricus Photo by M. Nishimura (Wikipedia) Common name:long-tailed rosefinch (en); peito-rosado-rabilongo (pt); roselin à longue queue (fr); camachuelo colilargo (es); meisengimpel (de) Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily Fringillidae Range:This species breeds in two separate regions of Asia, one from southern Siberia southwards…

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Whiskered auklet

Whiskered auklet

Aethia pygmaea (Photo from Astronomy to Zoology) Common name:whiskered auklet (en); mérgulo-de-bigode (pt); starique pygmée (fr); mérgulo bigotudo (es); bartalk (de) Taxonomy:Order CharadriiformesFamily Alcidae Range:This species is found in the northern Pacific, with colonies in the north-eastern Sea of Okhotsk…

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Hill blue-flycatcher

Hill blue-flycatcher

Cyornis banyumas Photo by P. Supat (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:hill blue-flycatcher (en); papa-moscas-das-colinas (pt); gobemouche des collines (fr); papamoscas de Banyumas (es); bergblauschnäpper (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily MuscicapidaeRange:This species is found in south-east Asia, from the eastern Himalayas in north-eastern India,…

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Rattling cisticola

Rattling cisticola

Cisticola chiniana (Photo from Internet Bird Collection) Common name:rattling cisticola (en); fuinha-chocalheira (pt); cisticole grinçante (fr); cistícola cascabel (es); rotscheitel-zistenänger (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily CisticolidaeRange:This species is found in sub-Saharan Africa, from Ethiopia south to D.R. Congo, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia and Mozambique,…

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Rock shag

Rock shag

Phalacrocorax magellanicus Photo by Nick Athanas (Antpitta) Common name:rock shag (en); corvo-marinho-das-rochas (pt); cormoran de Magellan (fr); cormorán cuello negro (es); felsenscharbe (de) Taxonomy:Order PelecaniformesFamily Phalacrocoracidae  Range:This species breeds along the coasts of southern South America, in Tierra del Fuego…

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White-spotted flufftail

White-spotted flufftail

Sarothrura pulchra Photo by Dave Curtis (Flickr) Common name:white-spotted flufftail (en); frango-d’água-pintado (pt); râle perlé (fr); polluela pulcra (es); perlenralle (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily RallidaeRange:This species is found is western and central Africa, from Senegal and The Gambia, along the coast of…

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Screaming cowbird

Screaming cowbird

Molothrus rufoaxillaris Photo by Jorge Vicente (Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur) Common name:screaming cowbird (en); vira-bosta-picumã (pt); vacher criard (fr); tordo chillón (es); rotachsel-kuhstärling (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily IcteridaeRange:This species is found from south-eastern Bolivia and Goiás in central Brazil, through Paraguay and…

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