Bird photography masthead photo

NIGEL S. ROBERTS

Bird photography

For a shortcut to photographs of any particular species, click on the relevant blue link in the following index. (Note, though, that species names in brown type are birds listed in Gordon Williams’ Birds of New Zealand that I’ve not yet photographed, but hope eventually to do so.)

AFRICAN BIRDS index
ANTARCTIC BIRDS index
AUSTRALIAN BIRDS index
EUROPEAN BIRDS index
NEW ZEALAND BIRDS index
USA BIRDS index

NEW ZEALAND BIRDS index:
Antipodean albatross
Australasian harrier *
Australasian shoveler
Banded dotterel *
Banded rail *
Bar-tailed godwit
Bellbird *
Bittern *
Black-backed gull *
Black-billed gull
Blackbird
Black-fronted tern *
Black swan
Blue duck *
Brown creeper
Brown teal
Buller’s mollymawk *
California quail
Canada goose
Cape petrel
Caspian tern *
Chaffinch
Chatham Island oystercatcher
Chatham Island shag
Chatham Islands fantail
Chatham Islands tomtit
Common chaffinch
Common myna
Common pheasant
Common starling
Crested grebe *
Dabchick
Diving petrel *
Dunnock
Eastern rosella
Eurasian blackbird
Eurasian coot
European greenfinch
Fairy penguin
Falcon
Fantail *
Fluttering shearwater
Gannet *
Godwit *
Goldfinch
Greenfinch
Great crested grebe
Grey teal
Grey warbler
Hoary-headed grebe
Hoiho
House sparrow
Kaka *
Kakapo *
Kakariki
Karearea
Kea *
Kereru
Kingfisher *
Kiwi *
Kokako
Little (blue) penguin
Little pied shag
Magpie
Mallard
Masked lapwing
Morepork *
Muscovy duck
Myna
New Zealand dabchick
New Zealand dotterel *
New Zealand falcon *
New Zealand grebe
New Zealand pigeon *
Northern giant petrel
North Island robin
North Island tomtit
Paradise shelduck *
Pheasant
Pied cormorant / shag
Pied stilt *
Pipit *
Piwakawaka
Pukeko *
Red-billed gull *
Red-crowned parakeet *
Redpoll
Reef heron
Rifleman *
Rock pigeon
Rock wren *
Royal albatross *
Royal spoonbill
Ruru
Saddleback
Salvin's albatross
Salvin's mollymawk
Scaup *
Shining cuckoo *
Silver-eye
Song thrush
Sooty shearwater *
South Island pied oystercatcher *
South Island robin *
South Island tomtit *
Sparrow
Spotted shag *
Spur-winged plover *
Starling
Stitchbird *
Swamp harrier
Takahe *
Thrush
Tieke
Tititipounamu
Tui *
Wandering albatross
Variable oystercatcher
Wax-eye *
Weka *
Welcome swallow
White-faced heron
White-fronted tern
White heron *
Whitehead *
Wrybill
Yellow-eyed penguin *
Yellowhammer *
Yellowhead *

AFRICAN BIRDS index:
African black duckk
African black oystercatcher
African dusky flycatcher
African grey hornbill
African jacana
African penguin
African sacred ibis
African wattled lapwing
Arrow-marked babbler
Black-collared barbet
Black crake
Black-headed heron
Black-headed oriole
Black saw-wing
Black-shouldered kite
Black-winged stilt
Blacksmith lapwing
Blue waxbill
Brown-hooded kingfisher
Cape bulbul
Cape bunting
Cape canary
Cape cormorant
Cape glossy starling
Cape longclaw
Cape robin-chat
Cape shoveler
Cape sugarbird
Cape teal
Cape vulture
Cape wagtail
Cape weaver
Cape white-eye
Cattle egret
Common fiscal
Common moorhen
Common myna
Common ostrich
Crested barbet
Crowned lapwing
Cut-throat finch
Dark-capped bulbul
Egyptian goose
Forest canary
Fork-tailed drongo
Glossy ibis
Golden-tailed woodpecker
Great white pelican
Greater flamingo
Green wood-hoopoe
Grey heron
Grey lourie
Groundscraper thrush
Hadeda ibis
Hartlaub's gull
Helmeted guineafowl
House sparrow
Jackal buzzard
Karoo prinia
Karoo thrush
Kelp gull
Kurrichane thrush
Laughing dove
Lesser flamingo
Levaillant's cisticola
Lilac-breasted roller
Little egret
Magpie shrike
Malachite sunbird
Namaqua dove
Orange-breasted sunbird
Pied avocet
Red-billed quelea
Red-breasted swallow
Red-eyed dove
Red-knobbed coot
Red-winged starling
Ruff
Sabota lark
Sombre greenbul
Southern double-collared sunbird
Southern boubou
Southern masked weaver
Southern yellow-billed hornbill
Speckled mousebird
Three-banded plover
White-browed sparrow-weaver
White-faced duck
White-fronted bee-eater
White stork
Wood sandpiper
Yellow-billed duck
Yellow bishop

ANTARCTIC BIRDS index:
Adelie penguin
Emperor penguin
Skua

AUSTRALIAN BIRDS index:
Australasian darter
Australian king parrot
Australian magpie
Australian pied oystercatcher
Australian raven
Australian shelduck
Australian wood duck
Bare-eyed cockatoo
Black currawong
Black kite
Black swan
Black-faced woodswallow
Black-shouldered kite
Brown goshawk
Brush turkey
Cape Barren goose
Caspian tern
Chestnut teal
Chiming wedgebill
Common myna
Common starling
Crested pigeon
Crested tern
Crimson rosella
Darter
Dusky moorhen
Eastern barn owl
Eastern reef egret
Eastern rosella
Emu
Eurasian coot
Galah
Gang-gang cockatoo
Great cormorant
Great egret
Green rosella
Grey fantail
Grey-crowned babbler
Hooded plover
Indian mynah
Kingfisher
Kookaburra
Little black cormorant
Little corella
Little crow
Little pied cormorant
Little wattlebird
Magpie
Magpie-lark
Musk duck
Musk lorikeet
Nankeen kestrel
New Holland honeyeater
Noisy miner
Orange-footed scrubfowl
Pacific black duck
Pacific gull
Pelican
Pied butcherbird
Pied cormorant
Pied currawong
Pied oystercatcher
Pied stilt
Purple swamp hen
Rainbow lorikeet
Raven
Red-capped plover
Red-rumped parrot
Red wattlebird
Ring-neck parrot
Royal spoonbill
Silver eye
Silver gull
Singing honeyeater
Spur-winged plover
Starling
Straw-necked ibis
Sulphur-crested cockatoo
Superb fairy-wren
Swamp hen
Tasmanian native-hen
Tawny frogmouth
Varied honeyeater
Wedge-tailed eagle
Welcome swallow
White ibis
White wagtail
White-faced heron
White-headed stilt
White-plumed honey-eater
Willie wagtail
Yellow-tailed black-cockatoo
Yellow-throated miner
Zebra finch

EUROPEAN BIRDS index:
Barn swallow
Bar-tailed godwit
Black-headed gull
Blue tit
Buzzard
Canada goose
Chaffinch
Chough
Common pheasant
Common ringed plover
Coot
Cormorant
Crested lark

Crow
Dove
Egret
Eurasian collared dove
Eurasian magpie
European robin
Flamingo
Godwit
Great cormorant
Great crested grebe
Greenshank
Grey heron
Grey plover
Herring gull
House sparrow
Icterine warbler
Jackdaw
Kingfisher
Little egret
Magpie
Mallard
Mediterranean gull
Mute swan
Oriental turtle dove
Pigeon
Raven
Red kite
Robin
Swallow
Stonechat
Swan
Turnstone
White wagtail
Yellow-legged gull

USA BIRDS index:
American coot
American robin
Bald eagle
Barn swallow
Bicknell's thrush
Black phoebe
Blue heron
Blue jay
Boat-tailed grackle
Broad-winged hawk
Canada goose
Canada jay
Cattle egret
Chickadee
Chipping sparrow
Common eider
Common grackle
Common mynah
Cooper's hawk
Crow
Dark-eyed junco
Double-crested cormorant
Eastern bluebird
Egyptian goose
European starling
Goldfinch
Gray-crowned rosy-breasted finch
Gray jay
Great egret
Green heron
Guillemot
Herring gull
Horned owl
Hummingbird
Indigo bunting
Java sparrow
Junco
Kalij pheasant
Laughing gull
Laysan finch
Loon
Mallard
Mockingbird
Mourning dove
Northern cardinal
Northern flicker
Osprey
Pelican
Red-crested cardinal
Red-headed woodpecker
Red-winged blackbird
Ring-billed gull
Rough-legged hawk
Saffron finch
Sandhill crane
Song sparrow
Spotted dove
Starling
Steller's jay
Tern
Turkey
Turkey buzzard
Western bluebird
Western gull
Western scrub jay
Whimbrel
White-breasted nuthatch
Willet
Yellow-billed cardinal
Zebra dove

 
Humankind has been intrigued and fascinated by birds since the start of recorded history. For example, birds are an integral part of the creation myths of many tribes: crows, eagles, humming birds, owls, and parrots are just some of the species featured in stories describing or explaining the origins of ancestors.

One reason why we are captivated by birds is their beauty. Birds are among the most colourful of all the creatures on earth. When I was a child growing up in Africa, I was thrilled by and used to marvel at the bright iridescent colours of lilac-breasted rollers (even the species’ name is attractive, while its alternative nameMzilikazi's roller – is downright exotic). One website has not inappropriately described lilac-breasted rollers as “one of the most beautiful birds in the world”. Even though many of the birds in New Zealand aren’t especially beautiful (many New Zealand species are practical shades of brown or grey), the shimmering blue feathers of a tui, the contrasting red-and-green plumage of a kakariki (also known as a red-crowned parakeet), and the lightning-like flashes of vivid red beneath the wings of a kea are head-turning and hauntingly beautiful.

Another reason why humans are fascinated by birds is, frankly, envy. More than ninety-nine per cent of the 9,700 species of birds in the world can fly – and that is, of course, something we cannot do. Icarus’ unsuccessful attempt to fly, a story told in Greek mythology, is still relevant today as a warning about the dangers of impractical or over-arching ambition. It is not surprising, then, that birds have been a feature in art for many thousands of years. Examples include Costa Rican bird pendant sculptures and Roman mosaics – and I’ve chosen a photograph I took in southern France of one of the latter to be my masthead picture at the top of this page.

My parents were very fond of birds. We always had bird books around the house, and more than 70 years after I first picked it up and leafed through it, I can still recall the name of one of the most prominent of them, Austin Roberts’ The Birds of South Africa. In the early 1960s, after living in Africa for 13 years, my parents migrated to Australia. In his unpublished memoirs, my father described something that happened a few years later:

“I attended a course of Bird Recognition offered by the Adult Education Department and learnt a lot from Len Wall. One weekend while I was taking the course, we were down at our cottage at Tinderbox. I was walking with a pair of binoculars up the hill behind our house, Mount Louis, and saw an echidna. I stood quite still and kept very quiet and was fascinated to see how efficiently it dug away the soil from under itself and gradually become completely buried.

“As I watched, a little bird came and sat on a projecting stump of a branch of an old tree and then it went into a hole in the tree just above its perch. I kept still and silent and then it reappeared and flew off and a few seconds later another little bird came and did the same thing. I realised that they were a pair of forty-spotted pardalotes. They were so near and stayed stationary for a few seconds each time they returned, perched on the stump before entering the hole, that I was able to identify them quite definitely. After five or ten minutes of observation, I went over to the tree and looked in the hole but could see nothing, but I could hear cheeping, so I realised that the birds had young in a nest and were busy feeding them.

“When I went to the next Adult Education lecture, I told Len Wall what I had seen and I could see from his expression that he thought, ‘Oh here we are again, a complete novice comes along and claims to have discovered the nest of a fairly rare bird.’ However, I told him that if he would come down to Tinderbox the next weekend I would be able to show him the pair and the nest site. He took me up on that and sure enough he had to admit that I was right. I think that until then the occurrence of forty-spotted pardalotes was unknown on the Tasmanian mainland.

“Len Wall has never forgotten that I 'discovered' the existence of the colony there, and Michael Sharland in his 1981 Guide to the Birds of Tasmania says: ‘There is also a small colony at Tinderbox, south of Kingston, where visiting ornithologists are regularly taken to see them.’”

Bird photos pardalote 01
A photograph of an extract from the Reader's Digest, Photographic Field Guide: Birds of Australia, showing the distribution of forty-spotted pardalotes in Australia. The only blue dot on the mainland of Tasmania represents the forty-spotted pardalote colony at Tinderbox that was 'discovered' in the mid-1960s by my father, Bobby Roberts.

Bird photos pardalote 02
A small painting of a spotted pardalote (which is not a forty-spotted pardalote) by my mother, Lilian Roberts.

In the mid-1970s, my parents returned to Africa. They lived first in what was Rhodesia, and then in South Africa. During their six years back in Africa, they became deeply involved in raptor trapping: catching birds of prey, weighing them, measuring them (particularly their wing-spans), banding them, and then releasing them. They used to send the data they collected to ornithologists at the University of Cape Town.

Bird photos FWR and LEBR with raptor 01
My parents, Bobby and Lilian Roberts, raptor-trapping in southern Africa in the mid-1970s.

After returning to Australia in the late-1970s, my parents continued raptor trapping in conjunction with other Tasmanian bird-watchers, and I was once lucky enough to be able to accompany them on a half-day expedition.

My own interest in bird watching evolved initially from early attempts to photograph birds. I still have a couple of colour photographs that I took of birds when I was a teenager living in Africa. They were pretty poor pictures:

Bird photos Africa 01
This is one of my earliest bird photographs. The yellow bird on the left is a spectacled weaver; the bird on the right is a fork-tailed drongo. Kruger National Park; June 1962.

Bird photos Africa 02
This is another of my earliest bird photographs: it's a southern yellow-billed hornbill. Kruger National Park; June 1962.

Six years later, while living in Britain in the late-1960s, I took a photograph of a chaffinch perched on the external mirror of Heather’s and my car, and I entered the picture – under the title Wing Mirror – in a photographic competition. My photograph (not surprisingly) didn’t win any prizes ...

Bird photos Wing mirror
Wing Mirror didn't win any prizes, but it's nonetheless a picture I still like. Britain; April 1968.

... but it did lead to a determined effort on my part to improve my bird photography – something that I’ve now been working on for 45 years.

I have been inspired by Warwick Tarboton’s bird photography. Warwick was a year ahead of me at high school, and he went on to become one of the world’s great bird photographers. (If you’ve not seen his website – the URL is www.warwick.tarboton.co.za – then you are in for a real treat when you look at it.) My photographs are not nearly as good as Warwick Tarboton’s, but my aim has long been to take at least a few pictures that could, with luck, possibly stand alongside his. When I visited South Africa in September 2019, one of the things I did was visit Warwick (it was the first time I'd seen him since he finished school in December 1960). Warwick and his wife, Michele, now live in Kokanje (near Modimolle in the Limpopo province), and I was privileged to go birding with them. I also visited friends of Warwick's, Patrick and Marie-Louise Cardwell, who live in Simon's Town, not far from the Cape of Good Hope, and Patrick took me out on a day-long birding trip. It's little wonder, then, that during the three-and-a-half weeks I was in South Africa in 2019, I took many hundreds of photographs of birds, and – as a result – I am particularly pleased to say that pictures of more than ninety species of African birds now form part of this page of my website. The photographs I took in Africa are certainly not as good as Warwick's, but at least they are considerably better than the bird pictures I took in 1962!

The idea for adding a page devoted to bird photography to my website came after I read a small book by Gordon Williams (a former head of research for the New Zealand Wildlife Service). Entitled Birds of New Zealand (and first published in 1963 by A.H. & A.W. Reed), the book contains brief essays and photographs of just 50 New Zealand birds. The essays are interesting and the photographs are good. I enjoyed reading the book, and – while doing so – it dawned on me that I’d photographed about half the species featured in it. I decided there and then (i.e., in Dunedin in January 2012) that I would like to construct a webpage devoted to bird photography, and also that I would like to try to photograph all fifty birds in the book.

Bird photos Birds of New Zealand book cover
The inspiration for this page on my website.

Well, the fact that you are reading this shows that I’ve now achieved the first of those two goals. I have decided I’ll post no more than three of my photographs of any one bird species in a country on this webpage. If, after reaching my self-imposed limit of three photographs per species, I take a better picture of a bird that’s already included on this page, I’ll replace at least one of the photos of it in my 'portfolio' with a newer, higher quality picture. The birds are in alphabetic order by country (such as New Zealand or geographic entity such as Europe). Where a bird has two names – for example, morepork and ruru – then both names appear in the index in the left-hand side-bar on this page, and clicking on either ‘morepork’ or ‘ruru’ will take you to the same set of photographs.

In the index, birds with an asterisk alongside their names are the fifty species featured in Gordon Williams’ book, Birds of New Zealand. I have asterisked only the names Gordon Williams used, thus – continuing with the example used above – only the name ‘morepork’ has an asterisk alongside it, because Williams didn’t use the name ‘ruru’ in his book. If birds listed in the index in the left-hand side-bar on this page are in brown type, it’s because they were included in Gordon Williams’ book but I’ve not yet taken a picture of them. I hope I may be able to do so in due course, but – to be frank – it's proving to be (as I expected would the case) a long-term challenge. Although I have, to date, photographed 45 of the 50 species of birds that appear in Williams' book, five birds still remain in brown type in the index with an asterisk beside their names. None of them is even easy to see, let alone photograph, so I've still a lot to do in order to achieve my goal of taking photographs of all fifty species.

I do hope you enjoy my bird photographs. I have spent many hours patiently taking them. Every minute has been both challenging and worthwhile.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS

NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: ANTIPODEAN ALBATROSS / WANDERING ALBATROSS


Antipodean albatross
Pitt Island, Chatham Islands; September 2020.

Antipodean albatross
Pitt Island, Chatham Islands; September 2020.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: AUSTRALASIAN HARRIER / SWAMP HARRIER

Swamp harrier 01
Travis Wetland / Oruapaeroa, Christchurch; November 2020.

Australasian harrier
Near Lake Ellesmere, Canterbury; November 2021.

Bird photos Australasian harrier
Karekare, Auckland; April 2010.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: AUSTRALASIAN SHOVELER

Shoveler
Travis Wetland / Oruapaeroa, Christchurch; November 2021.

Shoveler
Travis Wetland / Oruapaeroa, Christchurch; November 2021.

Shoveler
Travis Wetland / Oruapaeroa, Christchurch; November 2021.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: BANDED DOTTEREL

Banded-dotterel-01
Pencarrow Head, Wellington; August 2016.

Banded dotterel
Kaikoura, Canterbury; November 2021.


Banded dotterel
Kaikoura, Canterbury; November 2021.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: BANDED RAIL

Banded rail 01
Great Barrier Island / Aotea; March 2021.

Banded rail 02
Great Barrier Island / Aotea; March 2021.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: BAR-TAILED GODWIT / GODWIT

Bar tailed godwit
Miranda, Firth of Thames; March 2021.

Bar tailed godwit
Miranda, Firth of Thames; March 2021.


Godwit-01
Waiheke Island; November 2018.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: BELLBIRD

Bellbird 04
Male bellbird. Zealandia, Wellington; March 2020.

Bellbird
Male bellbird. Kapiti Island; November 2020.

Bellbird 06
Female bellbird. Zealandia, Wellington; November 2019
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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: BLACK-BACKED GULL

Bird photos black backed gull 01
Moeraki, Otago; January 2012.

Black-backed gull
Eastbourne, Lower Hutt; May 2020
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Black-backed gull
Juvenile black-backed gull. Cook Strait; November 2021.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: BLACK-BILLED GULL

Black-billed gulls
Armargh Street, Christchurch; November 2020.

Black-billed gulls
Armargh Street, Christchurch; November 2020.


Black-billed gulls
Armargh Street, Christchurch; November 2020.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: BLACKBIRD / EURASIAN BLACKBIRD

Eurasian blackbird 2020b1 01
Male blackbird. Otari / Wilton's Bush, Wellington; April 2020. (This is an introduced species.)

Blackbird
Male blackbird. Karori cemetery, Wellington; October 2021. (This is an introduced species.)

Bird-photos-NZ-2022-Blackbird-01
Female blackbird. Karori cemetery, Wellington; May 2022. (This is an introduced species.)

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: BLACK SWAN

Black swan
Western Springs, Auckland; February 2021.

Black swan
Lake Tutira, Hawke's Bay; October 2021.

Black swan
Travis Wetland / Oruapaeroa, Christchurch; November 2021.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: BROWN CREEPER / PIPIPI

Brown creeper
Landsborough valley, South Westland; November 2021.

Brown creeper
Landsborough valley, South Westland; November 2021.

Brown creeper
Landsborough valley, South Westland; November 2021.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: BROWN TEAL

Brown-teal-01
Tiritirimatangi, Auckland; August 2016.

Brown teal
Great Barrier Island / Aotea; March 2021.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: BULLER'S MOLLYMAWK

Bird photos Bullers mollymawks
Stewart Island; January 1974.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: CALIFORNIA QUAIL

Bird-photos-NZ-2022-California-quail-01
Zealandia, Wellington; April 2022. (This is an introduced species.)

Bird photos quail 01
Zealandia, Wellington; November 2012. (This is an introduced species.)

Brown quail
Juvenile. Near Cathedral Cove, Coromandel Peninsula; March 2021. (This is an introduced species.)

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: CANADA GOOSE

Canada goose
Travis Wetland / Oruapaeroa, Christchurch; November 2021. (This is an introduced species.)

Canada goose
Travis Wetland / Oruapaeroa, Christchurch; November 2021. (This is an introduced species.)

Bird photos NZ canada goose
Kaiwharawhara stream, Wellington; December 2013. (This is an introduced species.)

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: CAPE PETREL

Cape petrel
Cook Strait; November 2021.

Cape petrel
Cook Strait; November 2021.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: CASPIAN TERN

Caspian-tern-01
Waiheke Island; November 2018.

Caspian tern
Great Barrier Island / Aotea; March 2021.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: CHAFFINCH / COMMON CHAFFINCH

Chaffinch
Franz Josef, Westland; November 2021. (This is an introduced species.)

Chaffinch
Avon-Heathcote estuary, Christchurch; November 2021. (This is an introduced species.)

Chaffinch
Female chaffinch. Zealandia, Wellington; May 2020. (This is an introduced species.)

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: CHATHAM ISLAND OYSTERCATCHER

Chatham Island oystercatcher
Maunganui beach, Chatham Island; September 2020.

Chatham Island oystercatcher
Maunganui beach, Chatham Island; September 2020.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: CHATHAM ISLAND SHAG

Chatham Island shag
Near Manukau Point, Chatham Island; September 2020.

Chatham Island shag
Near Manukau Point, Chatham Island; September 2020.

Chatham Island shag
Near Manukau Point, Chatham Island; September 2020.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: CHATHAM ISLANDS FANTAIL

Chatham Islands fantail
Flowerpot Bay, Pitt Island; September 2020.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: CHATHAM ISLANDS TOMTIT

Chatham Islands tomtit
Caravan Bush, Pitt Island; September 2020.

Chatham Islands tomtit
Caravan Bush, Pitt Island; September 2020.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: COMMON MYNA / MYNA

Myna
Waihi Beach, Bay of Plenty; February 2021. (This is an introduced species.)

Myna
Waihi Beach, Bay of Plenty; March 2021. (This is an introduced species.)

Myna
Waihi Beach, Bay of Plenty; March 2021. (This is an introduced species.)

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: COMMON PHEASANT / PHEASANT

Pheasant
Hahei, Coromandel Peninsula; March 2021. (This is an introduced species.)

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: COMMON STARLING / STARLING

Common starling 01
Otari / Wilton's Bush, Wellington; March 2020. (This is an introduced species.)

Starling-02
Invercargill, Southland; April 2019. (This is an introduced species.)

Starling
Karori, Wellington; June 2020. (This is an introduced species.)

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: CRESTED GREBE / GREAT CRESTED GREBE

Great crested grebe
Lake Forsyth, near Little River, Canterbury; November 2021.

Great crested grebe
Lake Forsyth, near Little River, Canterbury; November 2021.

Great crested grebe
Lake Forsyth, near Little River, Canterbury; November 2021.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: DABCHICK / NEW ZEALAND DABCHICK / NEW ZEALAND GREBE

Dabchick
Zealandia, Wellington; November 2021.

Dabchick
Zealandia, Wellington; November 2021.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: DUNNOCK

Bird-photos-NZ-2022-Dunnock-01
Karori cemetery, Wellington; May 2022. (This is an introduced species.)

Dunnock
Karori cemetery, Wellington; October 2021. (This is an introduced species.)

Dunnock
Karori cemetery, Wellington; October 2021. (This is an introduced species.)

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: EASTERN ROSELLA

Eastern-rosella-04
Karori cemetery, Wellington; April 2019. (This is an introduced species.)

Eastern rosella
Otari / Wilton's Bush, Wellington; June 2020. (This is an introduced species.)

Bird-photos-NZ-2022-Eastern-rosella-01Karori cemetery, Wellington; February 2022. (This is an introduced species.)

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: EURASIAN COOT

Coot
Western Springs, Auckland; February 2021.

Coot
Western Springs, Auckland; February 2021.

Coot
Western Springs, Auckland; February 2021.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: EUROPEAN GREENFINCH / GREENFINCH

Greenfinch
Avon-Heathcote estuary, Christchurch; November 2021. (This is an introduced species.)

Greenfinch
Avon-Heathcote estuary, Christchurch; November 2021. (This is an introduced species.)

Greenfinch
Karori cemetery, Wellington; December 2020. (This is an introduced species.)

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: FAIRY PENGUIN / LITTLE PENGUIN / LITTLE BLUE PENGUIN

Fairy-penguin-04
Oriental Bay, Wellington; January 2016.

Fairy-penguin-05
Oriental Bay, Wellington; January 2016.

Fairy-penguin-06
Oriental Bay, Wellington; January 2016.


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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: FALCON / NEW ZEALAND FALCON / KAREAREA

New Zealand falcon
Belmont trig, Lower Hutt; May 2020.

NZ-Falcon-02
Otari / Wilton's Bush, Wellington; December 2018.

NZ-Falcon-04
Otari / Wilton's Bush, Wellington; December 2018.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: FANTAIL / PIWAKAWAKA

Bird-photos-NZ-2015-fantail-02
Otari / Wilton's Bush, Wellington; May 2015.

Fantail 2020
Karori cemetery, Wellington; August 2020.

Fantail
Landsborough valley, South Westland; November 2021.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: FANTAIL /
PIWAKAWAKA BLACK MORPH

Black morph fantail
About five percent of the fantails in the South Island are black morphs.
Landsborough valley, South Westland; November 2021.

Black morph fantail
Landsborough valley, South Westland; November 2021
.

Black morph fantail
Landsborough valley, South Westland; November 2021.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: FLUTTERING SHEARWATER

Bird photos NZ fluttering shearwater 01
Evans Bay, Wellington; January 2016.

luttering-shearwater-04
Evans Bay, Wellington; March 2019.

Fluttering shearwater
Marlborough Sounds; November 2021.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: GANNET

Bird photos gannet 01
Cape Kidnappers, Hawke's Bay; January 1982.

Bird photos gannet 02
Muriwai Beach, Auckland; April 2010.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: GOLDFINCH

Goldfinch 2020b1 01
Te Ahumairangi Hill, Wellington; April 2020. (This is an introduced species.)

Goldfinch 2020b1 02
Te Ahumairangi Hill, Wellington; April 2020. (This is an introduced species.)

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: GREY TEAL

Mallard-04
Invercargill, Southland; April 2019.

Grey teal
Travis Wetland / Oruapaeroa, Christchurch; November 2020.

Grey teal
Travis Wetland / Oruapaeroa, Christchurch; November 2020.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: GREY WARBLER

Grey warbler
Landsborough valley, South Westland; November 2021.

Grey warbler
Otari / Wilton's Bush, Wellington; November 2021.

Grey warbler
Karori cemetery, Wellington; October 2020.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: HOARY-HEADED GREBE

Hoary-headed grebe
Lake Elterwater, Marlborough; November 2021.

Hoary-headed grebe
Lake Elterwater, Marlborough; November 2021.

Hoary-headed grebe
Lake Elterwater, Marlborough; November 2021.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: HOIHO / YELLOW-EYED PENGUIN

Bird photos yellow eyed penguin 01
Curio Bay, Southland; January 2012.

Bird photos yellow eyed penguin 02
Curio Bay, Southland; January 2012.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: HOUSE SPARROW / SPARROW

Sparrow
Otari / Wilton's Bush, Wellington; January 2021. (This is an introduced species.)

Bird-photos-NZ-2015-sparrow-01
Otari / Wilton's Bush, Wellington; May 2015. (This is an introduced species.)

Bird photos NZ sparrow 03
Otari / Wilton's Bush, Wellington; December 2015. (This is an introduced species.)

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: KAKA

Bird-photos-NZ-2015-kaka-03
Zealandia, Wellington; June 2015.

Kaka
Otari / Wilton's Bush, Wellington; September 2021.


Kaka-04
Zealandia, Wellington; December 2017.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: KAKAPO

Bird photos kakapo
Zealandia, Wellington; July 2013.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: KAKARIKI / RED-CROWNED PARAKEET

Kakariki 07
Zealandia, Wellington; November 2020.

Kakariki-04
Otari / Wilton's Bush, Wellington; February 2018.


Kakariki-05
Somes Island / Matiu, Wellington; December 2017.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: KEA

Kea
Arthur's Pass National Park; November 2021.

Kea
Arthur's Pass National Park; November 2021.

Kea
Arthur's Pass National Park; November 2021.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: KERERU / NEW ZEALAND PIGEON

Bird photos kereru 03
Croftons Downs, Wellington; October 2011.


Kereru 07
Otari / Wilton's Bush, Wellington; February 2020.

Kereru 2020b1 01
Wadestown, Wellington; April 2020.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: KINGFISHER

Bird-photos-NZ-2022-Kingfisher-01
Karori cemetery, Wellington; April 2022.

Kingfisher
Wilton, Wellington; May 2020.

Kingfisher
Wilton, Wellington; May 2020.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: KIWI / NORTH ISLAND BROWN KIWI

Kiwi-01
Pukaha, Wairarapa; February 2019. (As a result of leucism,
this female North Island Brown Kiwi has white feathers.)

Kiwi-02
Pukaha, Wairarapa; February 2019. (As a result of leucism,
this female North Island Brown Kiwi has white feathers.)

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: KIWI / ROWI

Kiwi
Franz Josef, Westland; November 2021.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: KIWI / TOKOEKA

Kiwi-04
Mason Bay, Stewart Island; April 2019.

Kiwi-03
Mason Bay, Stewart Island; April 2019.

Kiwi-06
Mason Bay, Stewart Island; April 2019.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: KOKAKO

Kokako-01
Pukaha, Wairarapa; February 2019.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: LITTLE PIED SHAG

Little pied shag
Lake Kohangapiripiri, near Pencarrow Head, Wellington; May 2020.

Little pied shag
Evans Bay, Wellington; July 2021.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: MAGPIE

NZ-magpie-01
Skyline Walk, Wellington; May 2016. (This is an introduced species.)

Bird-photos-NZ-2022-Magpie-01
Northland, Wellington; June 2022. (This is an introduced species.)

Magpie and chicks
Northland, Wellington; October 2021. (This is an introduced species.)

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: MALLARD

Mallard-02
Invercargill, Southland; April 2019. (This is an introduced species.)

Mallard-03
Invercargill, Southland; April 2019. (This is an introduced species.)


Female mallard and chicks
Karori, Wellington; September 2020. (This is an introduced species.)

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: MASKED LAPWING / SPUR-WINGED PLOVER

Masked lapwing
Haast, South Westland; November 2021.

Masked lapwing
Great Barrier Island / Aotea; March 2021.

Masked lapwing
Haast, South Westland; November 2021.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: MOREPORK / RURU

Bird photos morepork 01
Waitakere Ranges, Auckland; April 2010.

Bird-photos-NZ-2022-Morepork-01
Zealandia, Wellington; April 2022.

Bird photos morepork 02
Wilton, Wellington; October 2014.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: MUSCOVY DUCK

Muscovy duck
Ohinemuri river, Karangahake Gorge, Bay of Plenty; March 2021. (This is an introduced species.)

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: NEW ZEALAND DOTTEREL

New Zealand dotterel
Great Barrier Island / Aotea, March 2021.


NZ dotterel 02
Great Barrier Island / Aotea, March 2021
.

NZ dotterel 03
Great Barrier Island / Aotea, March 2021
.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: NORTHERN GIANT PETREL

Northern giant petrel
Point Munning, Chatham Island; September
2020.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: NORTH ISLAND ROBIN

North Island robin 07
Zealandia, Wellington; March 2020.


NI-robin-05
Zealandia, Wellington; March 2017.


NI robin
Zealandia, Wellington; October 2021.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: NORTH ISLAND TOMTIT

NI tomtit
Male North Island tomtit. Great Barrier Island / Aotea; March 2021.


NI tomtit
Male North Island tomtit. Great Barrier Island / Aotea; March 2021.

North Island tomtit 02
Female North Island tomtit. East Harbour Regional Park, Lower Hutt; December 2019
.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: PARADISE SHELDUCK

Paradise shelduck
Male paradise shelduck. Zealandia, Wellington; September 2021.

Paradise shelduck
Female paradise shelduck. Travis Wetland / Oruapaeroa, Christchurch; November 2021.

Paradise-shelduck-04
Otari / Wilton's Bush, Wellington; December 2017.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: PIED CORMORANT / PIED SHAG

Bird photos pied shag
Plimmerton, Wellington; February 2010.

NZ-Cormorant-05
Invercargill, Southland; April 2019.

Pied shag 04a
Zealandia, Wellington; March 2020.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: PIED STILT

Pied stilt
Miranda, Firth of Thames; March 2021.

Pied stilt
Miranda, Firth of Thames; March 2021.

Pied stilt
Miranda, Firth of Thames; March 2021.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: PIPIT

Bird photos pipit
Pencarrow Head, Wellington; February 2012.

Pipit
Skyline Walkway, Wellington; October 2021.


Pipit 2020b1 02
Skyline Walkway, Wellington; April 2020.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: PUKEKO

Pukeko
Haast, South Westland; November 2021.

Pukeko
Travis Wetland / Oruapaeroa, Christchurch; November 2020.

Pukeko
Juvenile (left) and an adult. Western Springs, Auckland; February 2021.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: RED-BILLED GULL

Red-billed gull
Picton, Marlborough Sounds; February 2006.

Red-billed gull
Kaikoura, Canterbury; November 2021.

Red-billed gull
Wellington harbour; July 2020.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: REDPOLL

Bird-photos-NZ-2022-Redpoll-01
Near the Te Kopahou Reserve, Wellington; June 2022. (This is an introduced species.)

Bird-photos-NZ-2022-Redpoll-02
Near the Te Kopahou Reserve, Wellington; June 2022. (This is an introduced species.)

Redpoll-02
Near Mason Bay, Stewart Island; April 2019. (This is an introduced species.)

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: REEF HERON

Reef heron 01
Taputeranga, Island Bay, Wellington; December 2019.

Reef heron
Evans Bay, Wellington; December 2020.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: RIFLEMAN / TITITIPOUNAMU

Rifleman
Zealandia, Wellington; May 2020.

Rifleman
Zealandia, Wellington; May 2020.

Bird-photos-NZ-2022-Rifleman-01
Mt McKerrow, Remutaka Forest Park, Wellington region; February 2022.


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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: ROCK PIGEON

Rock pigeon
Wellington waterfront; July 2020. (This is an introduced species.)

Rock pigeon
Wellington waterfront; July 2020. (This is an introduced species.)

Rock pigeon
Western Springs, Auckland; February 2021. (This is an introduced species.)

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: ROYAL ALBATROSS

Bird photo royal albatross 01
Otago Peninsula; January 2012.

Bird photo royal albatross 02
Otago Peninsula; January 2012.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: ROYAL SPOONBILL

Spoonbill
Avon-Heathcote estuary, Christchurch; November 2021.

Spoonbill
Waitangiroto Nature Reserve, near Whataroa, Westland; November 2021.

Spoonbill
Waitangiroto Nature Reserve, near Whataroa, Westland; November 2021.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: SADDLEBACK / TIEKE

Bird-photos-NZ-2022-Saddleback-01
Zealandia, Wellington; March 2022.

Saddleback
Zealandia, Wellington; February 2021.

Bird-photos-NZ-2022-Saddleback-02
Zealandia, Wellington; January 2022
.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: SALVIN'S ALBATOSS / SALVIN'S MOLLYMAWK

Salvin's albatross
Cook Strait; November 2021.

alvin's albatross
Cook Strait; November 2021.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: SCAUP

Scaup
Male scaup. Western Springs, Auckland; February 2021.

Bird-photos-NZ-2022-Scaup-01
Male scaup. Zealandia, Wellington; January 2022.

Scaup
Female scaup. River Avon, Christchurch; November 2020.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: SHINING BRONZE-CUCKOO / SHINING CUCKOO

Shining cuckoo
Franz Josef, Westland; November 2021.

Shining cuckoo
Franz Josef, Westland; November 2021.

Shining cuckoo 02
An immature shining cuckoo being fed by a grey warbler 'foster parent', Otari / Wilton's Bush, Wellington; December 2020.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: SILVER-EYE / WAX-EYE

Two silver-eyes
Wilton, Wellington; May 2020.

Bird photos wax eye
Karekare, Auckland; April 2010.

Silver-eye
Te Ahumairangi Hill, Wellington; April 2020.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: SONG THRUSH / THRUSH

Song thrush 01
Otari / Wilton's Bush, Wellington; November 2019. (This is an introduced species.)

Thrush
Te Ahumairangi Hill, Wellington; May 2020. (This is an introduced species.)


Thrush
Haast, South Westland; November 2021. (This is an introduced species.)

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: SOOTY SHEERWATER

Bird photos sootyshearwater
Foveaux Strait, Southland; January 2012.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: SOUTH ISLAND PIED OYSTERCATCHER

SI pied oystercatcher
Shelly Beach, Coromandel Peninsula; March 2021.

Bird photos SI pied oystercatcher
Riverton, Southland; January 2012.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: SOUTH ISLAND ROBIN

SI-Robin-04
Near Freshwater Landing, Stewart Island; Apri 2019.

Bird photos SI robin
Kepler Track, Fiordland; January 2012.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: SOUTH ISLAND TOMTIT

South Island tomtit
Male South Island tomtit. Franz Josef, Westland; November 2021.

South Island tomtit
Male South Island tomtit. Franz Josef, Westland; November 2021.

SI-Tomtit-03
Female South Island tomtit. Mason Bay, Stewart Island; April 2019.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: SPOTTED SHAG

Spotted shag
Ohau Point, Kaikoura, Canterbury; November 2021.


Spotted shag 04
Shelly Bay, Wellington; December 2019.


Spotted shag 05
Wellington harbour; March 2020.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: STITCHBIRD

Bird photos stitchbird 01
Zealandia, Wellington; November 2012.

Stitchbird 05
Zealandia, Wellington; November 2019.

Stitchbird-04
Female stitchbird, Zealandia, Wellington; March 2018.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: TAKAHE

Bird-photos-NZ-2015-takahe-02
Zealandia, Wellington; May 2011.

Bird-photos-NZ-2022-Takahe-01
Zealandia, Wellington; May 2022.

Takahe
Zealandia, Wellington; December 2020.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: TUI

Bird photos tui 02
Ohakune; October 2014.

Bird-photos-NZ-2022-Tui-01
Karori cemetery, Wellington; June 2022.

Bird-photos-NZ-2022-Tui-02
Otari / Wilton's Bush, Wellington; March 2022.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: VARIABLE OYSTERCATCHER

Variable-oystercatcher-03
Pencarrow, Wellington; December 2017.

Variable oystercatcher 04
Taputeranga, Island Bay, Wellington; December 2019.

Bird photos NZ variable oystercatcher 02
Somes Island / Matiu, Wellington; December 2015.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: WEKA

Bird photos weka
Heaphy Track; October 2009.

Weka
Chatham Islands; September 2020.

Weka-03
Ulva Island, Stewart Island; April 2019.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: WELCOME SWALLOW

Bird photos welcome swallow
Otago Peninsula; January 2012.

Welcome swallow
Hamilton Gardens; March 2021.

Welcome swallow
Travis Wetland / Oruapaeroa, Christchurch; November 2021.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: WHITE-FACED HERON

White-faced heron
Shelly Beach, Coromandel Peninsula; March 2021.

White0faced-heron-04
Invercargill, Southland; April 2019.

White-faced heron
Shelly Beach, Coromandel Peninsula; March 2021.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: WHITE-FRONTED TERN

White-fronted-tern-04
Evans Bay, Wellington; December 2016.

White-fronted tern 07
Wellington harbour; December 2019.

Bird photos NZ white-fronted tern 03
A juvenile white-fronted tern with "scalloped back and incomplete sooty crown":
Wellington harbour; December 2015.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: WHITE HERON / GREAT EGRET / KOTUKU

White heron
Waitangiroto Nature Reserve, near Whataroa, Westland; November 2021.

White heron
Waitangiroto Nature Reserve, near Whataroa, Westland; November 2021.


White heron
Waitangiroto Nature Reserve, near Whataroa, Westland; November 2021.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: WHITEHEAD

Whitehead
Zealandia, Wellington; May 2020.

Whitehead
Zealandia, Wellington; September 2021.

Bird-photos-NZ-2022-Whitehead-01
Zealandia, Wellington; March 2022.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: WRYBILL

Wrybill
Miranda, Firth of Thames; March 2021.

Wrybill
Miranda, Firth of Thames; March 2021.

Wrybill
Miranda, Firth of Thames; March 2021.

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: YELLOWHAMMER

Yellowhammer
Northland, Wellington; June 2020. (This is an introduced species.)

Yellowhammer
Karori cemetery, Wellington; October 2020. (This is an introduced species.)

Yellowhammer
Karori cemetery, Wellington; October 2020. (This is an introduced species.)

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NEW ZEALAND BIRDS: YELLOWHEAD / MOHUA

Yellowhead
Landsborough valley, South Westland; November 2021.


Yellowhead
Landsborough valley, South Westland; November 2021.

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AFRICAN BIRDS

AFRICAN BIRDS: AFRICAN BLACK DUCK


African black duck 01
Kokanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: AFRICAN BLACK OYSTERCATCHER

African black oystercatcher 03
Near Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa; September 2019.

African black oystercatcher 01
Near Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: AFRICAN DUSKY FLYCATCHER

African dusky flycatcher 02
Injisuthi valley, Drakensberg mountains, South Africa; September 2019.

African dusky flycatcher 04
Kirstenbosch, Cape Town; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: AFRICAN GREY HORNBILL

African grey hornbill 01
Kokanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: AFRICAN JACANA

African jacana 05
Vaalwater, Waterberg region, South Africa; September 2019.

African jacana 02
Kojanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: AFRICAN PENGUIN

African penguin 01
Foxy Beach, Simon's Town, South Africa; September 2019.

African penguin 02
Foxy Beach, Simon's Town, South Africa; September 2019.

African penguin 03
Foxy Beach, Simon's Town, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: AFRICAN SACRED IBIS

African sacred ibis 01
Near Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa; September 2019
(with a Hadeda ibis in the foreground).

African sacred ibis 02
Near Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: AFRICAN WATTLED LAPWING

African wattled lapwing 01
Kokanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

African wattled lapwing 02
Kokanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: ARROW-MARKED BABBLER

Arrow marked babbler 01
Kokanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: BLACK-COLLARED BARBET

Black collared barbet 01
Kokanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

Black collared barbet 02
Kokanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: BLACK CRAKE

Black crake 01
Kokanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: BLACK-HEADED HERON

Black-headed heron 02
Strandfontein wetlands, near Cape Town, South Africa; September 2019.

Black-headed heron 01
Strandfontein wetlands, near Cape Town, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: BLACK-HEADED ORIOLE

Black-headed oriole 01
Kokanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: BLACK SAW-WING

Black saw-wing 01
Kirstenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: BLACK-SHOULDERED KITE

Black-shouldered kite 02
Strandfontein wetlands, near Cape Town, South Africa; September 2019.

Black-shouldered kite 01
Strandfontein wetlands, near Cape Town, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: BLACK-WINGED STILT

Black-winged stilt 01
Strandfontein wetlands, near Cape Town, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: BLACKSMITH LAPWING

Blacksmith lapwing 01
Strandfontein wetlands, near Cape Town, South Africa; September 2019.


Blacksmith lapwing 05
Greenside, Johannesburg, South Africa; September 2019.


Blacksmith lapwing 06
Kokanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: BLUE WAXBILL

Blue waxbill 02
Kokanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

Blue waxbill 01
Kokanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: BROWN-HOODED KINGFISHER

Brown-hooded kingfisher 01
Kokanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: CAPE BULBUL

Cape bulbul 03
Near Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa; September 2019.


Cape bulbul 01
Simon's Town, South Africa; September 2019.


Cape bulbul 02
Near Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: CAPE BUNTING

Cape bunting 01
Near Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: CAPE CANARY

Cape canary 01
Near Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: CAPE CORMORANT

Cape cormorant 01
Near Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa; September 2019.

Cape cormorant 02
Near Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: CAPE GLOSSY STARLING

Cape glossy starling 01
Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa; September 2019.

Cape glossy starling 02
Kokanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: CAPE LONGCLAW

Cape longclaw 01
Vaalwater, Waterberg region, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: CAPE ROBIN-CHAT

Cape robin-chat 02
Chapman's Peak Drive, near Cape Town, South Africa; September 2019.

ape robin-chat 01
Near Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: CAPE SHOVELER

Cape shoveler 01
Strandfontein wetlands, near Cape Town, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: CAPE SUGARBIRD

Cape sugarbird 02
Male Cape sugarbird. Simon's Town, South Africa; September 2019.

ape sugarbird 01
Male Cape sugarbird. Simon's Town, South Africa; September 2019.

Cape sugarbird 03
Female Cape sugarbird. Simon's Town, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: CAPE TEAL

Cape teal 01
Strandfontein wetlands, near Cape Town, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: CAPE VULTURE

Cape vulture 01
Lesotho plateau, Drakensberg mountains, Lesotho; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: CAPE WAGTAIL

Cape wagtail 03
Foxy Beach, Simon's Town, South Africa; September 2019.

Cape wagtail 01
Near Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa; September 2019.

Cape wagtail 02
Near Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: CAPE WEAVER

Cape weaver 01
Two male Cape weavers. Strandfontein wetlands, near Cape Town, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: CAPE WHITE-EYE

Cape white-eye 06
Kokanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

Cape white-eye 01
Simon's Town, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: CATTLE EGRET

Cattle egret 03
Kokanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

Cattle egret 02
Kokanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

Cattle egret 01
Vaalwater, Waterberg region, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: COMMON FISCAL

Common fiscal 01
Kokanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: COMMON MOORHEN

Common moorhen 01
Kokanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

ommon moorhen 02
Kokanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

ommon moorhen 04
Strandfontein wetlands, near Cape Town, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: COMMON MYNA

Common myna 01
Greenside, Johannesburg, South Africa; September 2019.

Common myna 02
Greenside, Johannesburg, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: COMMON OSTRICH

Common ostrich 01
Male ostrich. Near Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa; September 2019.

Common ostrich 02
Female ostrich. Near Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa; September 2019.

Common ostrich 03
Male with chicks. Near Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: CRESTED BARBET

Crested barbet 01
Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa; September 2019.

Crested barbet 02
Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: CROWNED LAPWING

Crowned lapwing01
Kokanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: CUT-THROAT FINCH

Cut-throat finch 01
Kokanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: DARK-CAPPED BULBUL

Dark-capped bulbul 01
Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa; September 2019.

Dark-capped bulbul 02
Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa; September 2019.

Dark-capped bulbul 03
Kokanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: EGYPTIAN GOOSE

Egyptian goose 01
Boulders Beach, Simon's Town, South Africa; September 2019.

gyptian goose 02
Boulders Beach, Simon's Town, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: FOREST CANARY

Forest canary 01
Kirstenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa; September 2019.

Forest-canary-02
Kirstenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: FORK-TAILED DRONGO

Bird photos Africa 01
Kruger National Park, South Africa; June 1962.

Fork-tailed drongo 01
Kokanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: GLOSSY IBIS

Glossy ibis 01
Strandfontein wetlands, near Cape Town, South Africa; September 2019.

Glossy ibis 02
Strandfontein wetlands, near Cape Town, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: GOLDEN-TAILED WOODPECKER

Golden-tailed woodpecker 01
Kokanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

Golden-tailed woodpecker 02
Kokanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: GREAT WHITE PELICAN

Great white pelican 01
Strandfontein wetlands, near Cape Town, South Africa; September 2019.

Great white pelican 02
Strandfontein wetlands, near Cape Town, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: GREATER FLAMINGO

Greater flamingo 02
Strandfontein wetlands, near Cape Town, South Africa; September 2019.

Greater flamingo 01
Strandfontein wetlands, near Cape Town, South Africa; September 2019.

Greater flamingo 03
Juvenile greater flamingo. Strandfontein wetlands, near Cape Town, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: GREEN WOOD-HOOPOE

Green-wood hoopoe 01
Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa; September 2019.

Green-wood hoopoe 02
Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: GREY HERON

Grey heron 01
Near Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: GREY LOURIE

Grey lourie 01
Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa; September 2019.

Grey lourie 02
Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: GROUNDSCRAPER THRUSH

Groundscraperthrush 01
Kokanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: HADEDA IBIS

Hadeda ibis 01
Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa; September 2019.

Hadeda ibis 02
Westcliff, Johannesburg, South Africa; September 2019.

Hadeda ibis 03
Near Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: HARTLAUB'S GULL

Hartlaubs gull 01
Hermanus, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: HELMETED GUINEAFOWL

Helmeted guineafowl 01
Signal Hill, Cape Town, South Africa; September 2019.

Helmeted guineafowl 02
Signal Hill, Cape Town, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: HOUSE SPARROW

House sparrow 01
Simon's Town, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: JACKAL BUZZARD

Jackel buzzard 02
Near Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: KAROO PRINIA

Karoo prinia 01
Near Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa; September 2019.

Karoo prinia 03
Near Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa; September 2019.

Karoo prinia 04
Near Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: KAROO THRUSH

Karoo thrush 01
Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: KELP GULL

Kelp gull 01
Foxy Beach, Simon's Town, South Africa; September 2019.

Kelp gull 02
Foxy Beach, Simon's Town, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: KURRICHANE THRUSH

Kurrichane thrush 01
Kokanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: LAUGHING DOVE

Laughing dove 01
Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa; September 2019.

Laughing dove 02
Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: LESSER FLAMINGO

Lesser flamingo 01
Lesser flamingos have dark bills and are nearest the camera in this photograph, which was taken at the
Strandfontein wetlands, near Cape Town, South Africa
; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: LEVAILLANT'S CISTICOLA

Levaillant's cisticola 01
Near Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: LILAC-BREASTED ROLLER

Lilac-breasted roller 01
Near Vaalwater, Waterberg region, South Africa; September 2019.

Lilac-breasted roller 02
Near Vaalwater, Waterberg region, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: LITTLE EGRET

Little egret 01
Near Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa; September 2019.

Little egret 02
Near Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: MAGPIE SHRIKE

Magpie-shrike 02
Kokanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: MALACHITE SUNBIRD

Malachite sunbird 01
Kirstenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: NAMAQUA DOVE

Namaqua dove 01
Female. The Waterberg plateau, Limpopo province, South Africa; September 2019.

Namaqua dove 02
Male. The Waterberg plateau, Limpopo province, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: ORANGE-BREASTED SUNBIRD

Orange-breasted sunbird 02
Simon's Town, South Africa; September 2019.

Orange-breasted sunbird 03
Simon's Town, South Africa; September 2019.

Orange-breasted sunbird 01
Simon's Town, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: PIED AVOCET

Pied avocet 02
Near Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa; September 2019.

Pied avocet 01
Near Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa; September 2019.

Pied avocet 03
Near Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: RED-BILLED QUELEA

Red-billed quelea 01
Near Modimolle, Limpopo province, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: RED-BREASTED SWALLOW

Red-breasted swallow 01
The Waterberg plateau, Limpopo province, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: RED-EYED DOVE

Red-eyed dove 01
Simon's Town, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: RED-KNOBBED COOT

Red-knobbed coot 01
Strandfontein wetlands, near Cape Town, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: RED-WINGED STARLING

Red-winged starling 01
Near Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa; September 2019.

Red-winged starling 02
Chapman's Peak Drive, near Cape Town, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: RUFF

Ruff 02
Vaalwater, Waterberg region, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: SABOTA LARK

Sabota lark 01
Near Vaalwater, Waterberg region, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: SOMBRE GREENBUL

Sombre greenbul 01
Kirstenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: SOUTHERN BOUBOU

Southern boubou 02
Kirstenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: SOUTHERN DOUBLE-COLLARED SUNBIRD

Southern double-collared sunbird 01
Kirstenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: SOUTHERN MASKED WEAVER

Southern masked weaver 01
West Park, Pretoria, South Africa; September 2019.

Southern masked weaver 05
Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa; September 2019.

Southern masked weaver 03
Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: SOUTHERN YELLOW-BILLED HORNBILL

Bird photos Africa 02
Kruger National Park, South Africa; June 1962.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: SPECKLED MOUSEBIRD

Speckled mousebird 04
Simon's Town, South Africa; September 2019.

Speckled mousebird 02
Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa; September 2019.

Speckled mousebird 01
Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: THREE-BANDED PLOVER

Three-banded plover 01
Kokanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: WHITE-BROWED SPARROW-WEAVER

White-browed sparrow-weaver 02
Kokanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: WHITE-FACED DUCK

White-faced duck 01
Kokanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

White-faced duck 02
Kokanje, near Modimolle, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: WHITE-FRONTED BEE-EATER

White-fronted bee-eater 01
The Waterberg plateau, Limpopo province, South Africa; September 2019.

White-fronted bee-eater 03
The Waterberg plateau, Limpopo province, South Africa; September 2019.

White-fronted bee-eater 02
The Waterberg plateau, Limpopo province, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: WHITE STORK

White stork 01
Strandfontein wetlands, near Cape Town, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: WOOD SANDPIPER

Wood sandpiper 01
Vaalwater, Waterberg region, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: YELLOW-BILLED DUCK

Yellow-billed duck 01
Strandfontein wetlands, near Cape Town, South Africa; September 2019.

Yellow-billed duck 03
Strandfontein wetlands, near Cape Town, South Africa; September 2019.

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AFRICAN BIRDS: YELLOW BISHOP

Yellow bishop 01
Near Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa; September 2019.

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ANTARCTIC BIRDS

ANTARCTIC BIRDS: ADELIE PENGUIN


Bird photos antarctica adelie 01
Cape Bird, Ross Island; January 1980.

Bird photos antarctica adelie 02
Cape Bird, Ross Island; January 1980.

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ANTARCTIC BIRDS: EMPEROR PENGUIN

Bird photos antarctica emperor 01
Ross Sea; December 1979.

Bird photos antarctica emperor 03
Ross Sea; December 1979.

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ANTARCTIC BIRDS: SKUA

Bird photos antarctica skua 01
Ross Island; c November 1979.


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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS

AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: AUSTRALASIAN DARTER / DARTER

Australasian-darter-01
Perth, Western Australia; June 2016.

Australasian-darter-02
Perth, Western Australia; June 2016.

Australasian-darter-03
Perth, Western Australia; July 2016.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: AUSTRALIAN KING PARROT


Australian king parrot 0
Lorne, Victoria; February 2020.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: AUSTRALIAN MAGPIE / MAGPIE


Bird-photos-Australia-2015-magpie-03
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory; April 2015.

Magpie-03
Karijini National Park, Western Australia; July 2016

Australian magpie 04
Ballarat, Victoria; January 2020.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: AUSTRALIAN PIED OYSTERCATCHER


Pied-oystercatcher-03
Coral Bay, Western Australia; July 2016.

Pied-oystercatcher-02
Monkey Mia, Western Australia; June 2016.


Australian pied oystercatcher 04
Inverloch, Victoria; February 2020.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: AUSTRALIAN RAVEN / RAVEN


Australian-raven-02
Rottnest Island, Western Australia; June 2016.

Australian raven 05
A juvenile raven. Port Fairy, Victoria; February 2020.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: AUSTRALIAN SHELDUCK

Australian-shelduck-01
Rottnest Island, Western Australia; June 2016.

Australian-shelduck-02
Rottnest Island, Western Australia; June 2016.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: AUSTRALIAN WOOD DUCK


Perth, Western Australia; June 2016.

Australian-wood-duck-02
Perth, Western Australia; June 2016.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: BARE-EYED COCKATOO / LITTLE CORELLA


Bird photos Australia bare-eyed cockatoo
Mt Beauty, Victoria; January 2010.

Little-corella-06
Exmouth, Western Australia; July 2016.

Little-corella-05
Exmouth, Western Australia; July 2016.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: BLACK CURRAWONG

Bird photos Australia black currawong
Cradle Mountain, Tasmania; December 2009.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: BLACK KITE

Bird photos Australia black kite 01
Darwin, Northern Territory; May 2013.

Bird photos Australia black kite 02
Darwin, Northern Territory; May 2013.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: BLACK SWAN

Bird photos Australia black swan
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory; November 2007.

Black-swan-02
Ballarat, Victoria; June 2016.

Black swan 04
Ballarat, Victoria; January 2020.


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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: BLACK-FACED WOODSWALLOW

lack-faced-woodswallow-01
Mt Meharry, Western Australia; July 2016.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: BLACK-SHOULDERED KITE

Bird photos Australia black-shouldered kite
Uluru, Northern Territory; May 2013.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: BROWN GOSHAWK

Bird-photos-Australia-2015-brown-goshawk-01
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory; April 2015.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: BRUSH TURKEY

Bird photos Australia brush turkey
Near Mirriwinni, Queensland; August 2011.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: CAPE BARREN GOOSE

Cape-Barren-goose-01
Brighton, Tasmania; January 2017.

Cape-Barren-goose-02
Brighton, Tasmania; January 2011.


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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: CASPIAN TERN

Caspian-tern-01
Perth, Western Australia; June 2016.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: CHESTNUT TEAL

Australian birds chestnut teal
Sydney, New South Wales; September 2013.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: CHIMING WEDGEBILL

Chiming-wedgebill-01
Hamelin, Western Australia; June 2016.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: COMMON MYNA / INDIAN MYNAH

Bird-photos-Australia-2015-common-myna-01
Sydney, New South Wales; April 2015. (This is an introduced species.)

Common myna 02
Sydney, New South Wales; May 2019. (This is an introduced species.)


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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: COMMON STARLING

Common starling 02
Ballarat, Victoria; January 2020. (This is an introduced species.)

Common starling 04
Ballarat, Victoria; January 2020. (This is an introduced species.)


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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: CRESTED PIGEON

Bird photos Australia crested pigeon
Alice Springs, Northern Territory; May 2013.

Crested-pigeon-02
Tom Price, Western Australia; July 2016.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: CRESTED TERN

Crested-tern-01
Coral Bay, Western Australia; July 2016.

Crested-tern-03
Perth, Western Australia; July 2016.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: CRIMSON ROSELLA

Bird photos Australia crimson rosella 01
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory; September 2011.

Bird photos Australia crimson rosella 02
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory; September 2011.

Bird-photos-Australia-2015-crimson-rosella-03
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory; April 2015.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: DUSKY MOORHEN

Dusky moorhen 05
Ballarat, Victoria; January 2020.

Dusky moorhen 04
Sydney, New South Wales; May 2019.

Dusky moorhen 02
Ballarat, Victoria; January 2020.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: EASTERN BARN OWL


Eastern barn owl 01
Sydney, New South Wales; May 2019.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: EASTERN REEF EGRET


Eastern-reef-egret-01
Carnarvon, Western Australia; June 2016.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: EASTERN ROSELLA

Australian birds eastern rosella
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory; September 2011.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: EMU

Emu-02
Denham, Western Australia; June 2016.

Emu-03
Denham, Western Australia; June 2016.

Emu-04
Brighton, Tasmania; January 2017.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: EURASIAN COOT

Eurasian-coot-01
Ballarat, Victoria; June 2016.

Eurasian-coot-04
Perth, Western Australia; June 2016.

Eurasian coot 07
Ballarat, Victoria; January 2020.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: GALAH

Galah-03
Denham, Western Australia; June 2016.

Australian birds galah
Alice Springs, Northern Territory; May 2013.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: GANG-GANG COCKATOO

Australian birds gang gang
Near Thredbo, New South Wales; January 2010.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: GREAT CORMORANT

Great cormorant 01
Lorne, Victoria; February 2020.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: GREAT EGRET

Great egret 04
Port Fairy, Victoria; January 2020.

Great egret 08
Port Fairy, Victoria; January 2020.

Great egret 07
Port Fairy, Victoria; January 2020.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: GREEN ROSELLA

Green rosella 01
Coles Bay, Tasmania; January 2020.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: GREY FANTAIL

Grey fantail 01
Tower Hill Reserve, Victoria; February 2020.

Grey fantail 02
Inverloch, Victoria; January 2020.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: GREY-CROWNED BABBLER

Australian birds grey crowned babbler
Alice Springs, Northern Territory; May 2013.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: HOODED PLOVER

Hooded plover 08
Appollo Bay, Victoria; February 2020.

Hooded-plover-02
Swanwick, Tasmania; January 2017.

Hooded-plover-03
Swanwick, Tasmania; January 2017.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: KINGFISHER

Australian birds kingfisher
Daintree river, Queensland; August 2011.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: KOOKABURRA

Kookaburra-01
Long Beach, New South Wales; February 2017.

Kookaburra-02
Long Beach, New South Wales; February 2017.

Kookaburra-03
Long Beach, New South Wales; February 2017.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: LITTLE BLACK CORMORANT

Little-black-cormorant-02
Perth, Western Australia; July 2016.

Little-black-cormorant-01
Perth, Western Australia; July 2016.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: LITTLE CROW

Little-crow-02
Mt Bruce, Western Australia; July 2016.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: LITTLE PIED CORMORANT

Little-pied-cormorant-01
Ballarat, Victoria; June 2016.

Little pied cormorant 04
Port Fairy, Victoria; February 2020.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: LITTLE WATTLEBIRD

Yellow-wattlebird-01
Coles Bay, Tasmania; January 2017.

Yellow-wattlebird-02
Coles Bay, Tasmania; January 2017.

Little wattlebird 04
Coles Bay, Tasmania; January 2020.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: LONG-BILLED CORELLA

Long-billed corella 02
Ballarat, Victoria; January 2020.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: MAGPIE-LARK

Bird-photos-Australia-2015-magpie-lark-02
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory; April 2015.

Magpie-lark-05
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory; February 2017.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: MUSK DUCK

Musk duck 01
Port Fairy, Victoria; February 2020.

Musk duck 04
Ballarat, Victoria; January 2020.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: MUSK LORIKEET

Musk-lorikeet-01
Brighton, Tasmania; January 2017.

Musk-lorikeet-02
Brighton, Tasmania; January 2017.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: NANKEEN KESTREL

Nankeen-kestrel-01
Vlamingh Head, Western Australia; July 2016.

Nankeen-kestrel-02
Denham, Western Australia; June 2016.

Nankeen-kestrel-03
Eagle Bluff, Western Australia; June 2016.


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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: NEW HOLLAND HONEYEATER

New-Holland-Honeyeater-01
Perth, Western Australia; July 2016.

New Holland honeyeater 04
Coles Bay, Tasmania; January 2020.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: NOISY MINER

Australian birds mynah
Sydney, New South Wales; September 2013.

Bird-photos-Australia-2015-noisy-miner-01
Sydney, New South Wales; April 2015.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: ORANGE-FOOTED SCRUBFOWL

Australian birds orange footed scrubfowl
Darwin, Northern Territory; May 2013.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: PACIFIC BLACK DUCK

Pacific-black-duck-01
Perth, Western Australia; June 2016.

Pacific black duck 04
Ballarat, Victoria; January 2020.

Pacific-black-duck-02
Perth, Western Australia; June 2016.


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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: PACIFIC GULL

Pacific-gull-01
Denham, Western Australia; June 2016.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: PELICAN

Australian birds pelican 01
Near Noosa, Queensland; November 2005.

Australian birds pelican 02
Kangaroo Island, South Australia; October 2008.

Pelican-04
Rottnest Island, Western Australia; June 2016.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: PIED BUTCHERBIRD

Pied-butcherbird-01
Exmouth, Western Australia; July 2018.

Pied-butcherbird-02
Exmouth, Western Australia; July 2018.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: PIED CORMORANT

Bird photos Australia cormorant 01
Kangaroo Island, South Australia; October 2008.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: PIED CURRAWONG

Bird-photos-Australia-2015-pied-currawong-01
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory; April 2015.

Bird-photos-Australia-2015-pied-currawong-02
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory; April 2015.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: PIED STILT / WHITE-HEADED STILT

Pied stilt 04
Tower Hill Reserve, Victoria; February 2020.

Pied-stilt-01
Rottnest Island, Western Australia; June 2016.

Pied-stilt-02
Rottnest Island, Western Australia; June 2016.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: PURPLE SWAMP HEN / SWAMP HEN

Purple-swamphen-02
Perth, Western Australia; July 2016.

Purple swamphen 05
Ballarat, Victoria; January 2020.

Australian birds swamp hen
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory; September 2011
.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: RAINBOW LORIKEET

Australian birds rainbow lorikeet
Sydney, New South Wales; November 2007.

Bird-photos-Australia-2015-rainbow-lorikeet-02
Sydney, New South Wales; April 2015.

ainbow-lorikeet-03
Perth, Western Australia; July 2016
.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: RED-CAPPED PLOVER

Red-capped-plover-01
Hamelin, Western Australia; June 2016.

Red-capped-plover-02
Coral Bay, Western Australia; July 2016.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: RED-RUMPED PARROT

Bird-photos-Australia-2015-red-rumped-parrot-01
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory; April 2015. (Male on the left; female on the right.)

Bird-photos-Australia-2015-red-rumped-parrot-02
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory; April 2015.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: RED WATTLEBIRD

Australian birds red wattlebird
Sydney, New South Wales; April 2014.

Bird-photos-Australia-2015-red-wattlebird-02
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory; April 201.

Red-wattlebird-06
Perth, Western Australia; July 2016
.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: RING-NECK PARROT

Australian birds ring neck parrot
Alice Springs, Northern Territory; January 2010.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: ROYAL SPOONBILL

Royal spoonbill 03
Port Fairy, Victoria; February 2020.

oyal spoonbill 02
Port Fairy, Victoria; February 2020.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: SILVER EYE

Silver eye 01
Twelve Apostles, Victoria; February 2020.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: SILVER GULL

Silver-gull-01
Coral Bay, Western Australia; July 2016.

Silver-gull-02
Perth, Western Australia; June 2016.

Australian birds silver gull
Cornelian Bay,Tasmania; December 2009.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: SINGING HONEYEATER

Singing-honeyeater-01
Monkey Mia, Western Australia; June 2016.

Singing-honeyeater-03
Rottnest Island, Western Australia; June 2016.

Singing honeyeater 04
Port Fairy, Victoria; February 2020.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: SPUR-WINGED PLOVER

Spurwinged-plover-04
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory; February 2017.

Australian birds spur winged plover
Sandy Bay,Tasmania; December 2009.

Spur-winged plover 05
Ballarat,Victoria; February 2020.


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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: STRAW-NECKED IBIS

Straw-necked-ibis-02
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory; February 2016.

Straw-necked-ibis-03
Tom Price, Western Australia; July 2016.


Australian birds ibis
Near Mirriwinni, Queensland; August 2011.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: SULPHUR-CRESTED COCKATOO

Bird-photos-Australia-2015-sulphur-crested-cockatoo-01
Sydney, New South Wales; April 201.

Sulphur-crested-cockatoo-04
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory; February 2017
.

Bird-photos-Australia-2015-sulphur-crested-cockatoo-02
Sydney, New South Wales; April 2015.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: SUPERB FAIRY-WREN

Superb fairy-wren 04
Tower Hill Reserve, Victoria; February 2020.

Superb fairy-wren 06
Inverloch,Victoria; February 2020.

Superb fairy-wren 02
Female superb fairy-wren. Tower Hill Reserve, Victoria; February 2020.


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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: TASMANIAN NATIVE-HEN

Tasmanian native-hen 01
Launceston, Tasmania; January 2020.

Tasmanian native-hen 02
Launceston, Tasmania; January 2020.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: TAWNY FROGMOUTH

Australian birds tawny frogmouth
Daintree river, Queensland; August 2011.

Tawny frogmouth 02
Sydney, New South Wales; May 2019.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: VARIED HONEYEATER

Australian birds honey eater
Low Isles, near Port Douglas, Queensland; August 2011.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE

Wedge-tailed-eagle-02
Near Tom Price, Western Australia; July 2016.

Wedge-tailed-eagle-03
Near Tom Price, Western Australia; July 2016.

Australian birds wedge tail eagle
Near Mt Zeil, Northern Territory; May 2013.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: WELCOME SWALLOW

Australian birds welcome swallow
Lake St Clair, Tasmania; January 2010.

Welcome-swallow-03
Perth, Western Australia; June 2016.

Welcome-swallow-04
Coral Bay, Western Australia; July 2016.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: WHITE IBIS

White ibis 08
Ballarat,Victoria; February 2020.

Bird-photos-Australia-2015-white-ibis-01
Sydney, New South Wales; April 2015.

White ibis 04
Sydney, New South Wales; May 2019.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: WHITE WAGTAIL

White-wagtail-01
Rottnest Island, Western Australia; June 2016.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: WHITE-FACED HERON

White-faced heron 01
Port Fairy, Victoria; February 2020.

White-faced heron 02
Port Fairy, Victoria; February 2020.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: WHITE-PLUMED HONEYEATER

Australian birds white plumed honey eater
Uluru, Northern Territory; May 2013.

White-plumed-honeyeater-02
Exmouth, Western Australia; July 2016.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: WILLIE WAGTAIL

Willie wagtail 04
Tower Hill Reserve, Victoria; February 2020.

Bird-photos-Australia-2015-willie-wagtail-01
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory; April 2015.

Bird-photos-Australia-2015-willie-wagtail-05
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory; April 2015.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: YELLOW-TAILED BLACK-COCKATOO

Yellow-tailed black-cockatoo 04
Port Campbell, Victoria; February 2020.

Yellow-tailed black-cockatoo 01
Port Campbell, Victoria; February 2020.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: YELLOW-THROATED MINER

Australian birds yellow throated miner
Near Uluru, Northern Territory; May 2013.

Yellow-throated-miner-02
Coral Bay, Western Australia; July 2016.

Yellow-throated-miner-03
Coral Bay, Western Australia; July 2016.

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AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: ZEBRA FINCH

Zebra-finch-02
Mt Bruce, Western Australia; July 2016.

Australian birds zebra finch
Kata Tjuta / The Olgas, Northern Territory; May 2013.


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EUROPEAN BIRDS

EUROPEAN BIRDS: BARN SWALLOW / SWALLOW

European birds swallow 01
Holyhead, Wales; September 2015.

Barn-swallow-03
Near Vila do Conde, Portugal; September 2017.

Barn-swallow-04
Near Vila do Conde, Portugal; September 2017.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: BAR-TAILED GODWIT / GODWIT

Bar-tailed-godwit-01
Esposende, Portugal; October 2017.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: BLACK-HEADED GULL

uropean birds-black headed gull 01
Aberystwyth, Wales; September 2015.

Black-headed-gull-02
Porto, Portugal; September 2017.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: BLUE-TIT

European birds blue tit 01
Holyhead, Wales; September 2015.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: BUZZARD

European birds buzzard 01
Pembrokeshire, Wales; September 2015.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: CANADA GOOSE

European birds canada goose 01
Criccieth, Wales; September 2017.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: CHAFFINCH


Northern England; April 1968.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: CHOUGH

European birds chough 01
Pembrokeshire, Wales; September 2015.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: COMMON PHEASANT

European birds common pheasant 01
Male (left) and female (right) common pheasants: England/Wales border; September 2015.

Common-pheasant-01
Male common pheasants: Near A Guarda, Galicia, Spain; October 2017.

European birds common pheasant 03
Female common pheasant: England/Wales border; September 2015.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: COMMON RINGED PLOVER

European birds common ringed plover 01
Aberystwyth, Wales; September 2015.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: COOT

European birds coot
Norfolk Broads, England; August 2012.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: CORMORANT / GREAT CORMORANT

Cormorant-01
Minho river, Portugal/Spain border; October 2017.

Cormorant-02
Villefranche-sur-Mer, France; September 2017.

Cormorant-03
Villefranche-sur-Mer, France; September 2017.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: CRESTED LARK

Crested-lark-01
Near Matosinhos, Portugal; September 2017.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: CROW

European birds crow 01
England/Wales border; September 2015.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: DOVE / EURASIAN COLLARED DOVE

European birds dove
Mont St Michel, Normandy, France; September 2012.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: EURASIAN MAGPIE / MAGPIE

European birds magpie
Highgate cemetery, London; August 2012.

Magpie-02
Near Santiago de Compostela, Spain; October 2017.

Magpie-03
Arcade, Galicia, Spain; October 2017.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: EUROPEAN ROBIN / ROBIN

European birds robin
Highgate cemetery, London; August 2012.

European birds robin redbreast 02
Longtown, Herefordshire; September 2015.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: FLAMINGO

European birds flamingo 01
Parc Ornithologique, Camargue, France; September 2012.

European birds flamingo 02
Parc Ornithologique, Camargue, France; September 2012.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: GREAT CRESTED GREBE

European birds great crested grebe
Hyde Park, London; August 2012.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: GREENSHANK

Greenshank-01
Esposende, Portugal; October 2017.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: GREY HERON

Grey-heron-01
Porto, Portugal; September 2017.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: GREY PLOVER

Grey-plover-01
Near Matosinhos, Portugal; September 2017.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: HERRING GULL


European birds herring gull 01
Aberystwyth, Wales; September 2015.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: HOUSE SPARROW

European birds house sparrow 01
Holyhead, Wales; September 2015.

House-sparrow-02
Near Vila do Conde, Portugal; September 2017.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: ICTERINE WARBLER

Icterine-warbler-01
Near Cossourado, Portugal; October 2017.

Icterine-warbler-02
Near Cossourado, Portugal; October 2017.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: JACKDAW

European birds jackdaw 01
Pembrokeshire, Wales; September 2015.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: KINGFISHER

Kingfisher-01
Porrino, Spain; October 2017.

Kingfisher-02
Porrino, Spain; October 2017.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: LITTLE EGRET / EGRET

Little-egret-01
Porto, Portugal; September 2017.

European birds egret 02
Parc Ornithologique, Camargue, France; September 2012.

European birds egret 01
Parc Ornithologique, Camargue, France; September 2012.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: MALLARD

European birds mallard
Llanmynech, Wales; September 2015.

Mallard-02
Ponte de Lima, Portugal; October 2017.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: MEDITERRANEAN GULL

Mediterranean-gull-01
Villefranche-sur-Mer, France; September 2017.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: MUTE SWAN / SWAN

European birds mute swan 01
Als, Denmark; October 2012.

European birds mute swan 02
Tuscany, Italy; April 2006.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: ORIENTAL TURTLE DOVE

European-birds oriental turtle dove 01
Monmouthshire, Wales; September 2015.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: PIGEON

European birds pigeon
Arles, France; September 2012.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: RAVEN

European birds raven 01
Aberystwyth, Wales; September 2015.

European birds raven 02
Aberystwyth, Wales; September 2015.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: RED KITE

European birds red kite 01
England/Wales border; September 2015.

European birdsredkite02
England/Wales border; September 2015.


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EUROPEAN BIRDS: STONECHAT

Stonechat-01
Near Vila do Conde, Portugal; September 2015.

Stonechat-02
Near Cossourado, Portugal; October 2017.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: TURNSTONE

Turnstone-01
Near Matosinhos, Portugal; September 2017.

Turnstone-08
Esposende, Portugal; October 2017.

Turnstone-07
Esposende, Portugal; October 2017.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: WHITE WAGTAIL

White-wagtail-05
Near A Guarda, Galicia, Spain; October 2017.

White-wagtail-04
Viana do Castelo, Portugal; October 2017.

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EUROPEAN BIRDS: YELLOW-LEGGED GULL

Yellow-legged-gull-02
Villefranche-sur-Mer, France; September 2017.


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USA BIRDS

USA BIRDS: AMERICAN COOT


US birds american coot 02
Near Frazier Park, California; September 2013.

US birds American coot
Near Albuquerque, New Mexico; January 2011.

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USA BIRDS: AMERICAN ROBIN

American birds american robin 01
Prospect Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota; December 2010.

US birds American robin 02
Prospect Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota; December 2010.

American-robin-03
Prospect Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota; July 2018.

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USA BIRDS: BALD EAGLE

Bald-eagle-02
Mississippi river valley, Minneapolis, Minnesota; August 2018.

US birds bald eagle
Lake Calhoun (since renamed Bde Maka Ska), Minneapolis, Minnesota; November 2012.

2019 Bald eagle 01
Mississippi river valley, Minneapolis, Minnesota; July 2019.

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USA BIRDS: BARN SWALLOW

Barn-swallow-02
Lake Harriet, Minneapolis, Minnesota; August 2018.


US birds barnswallow
Jensen Lake, Eagan, Minnesota; June 2014.

2019 Barn swallow 01
Bde Maka Ska, Minneapolis, Minnesota; July 2019.

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USA BIRDS: BICKNELL'S THRUSH

US birds bicknells thrush
Mt Mansfield, Vermont; August 2013.

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USA BIRDS: BLACK PHOEBE

Black-phoebe-01
Simi Valley, California; September 2018.

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USA BIRDS: BLUE HERON

US birds blue heron
Providence, Rhode Island; August 2013.

Blue-heron-02
Pleasant Valley, Massachusetts; September 2017.

Blue-heron-03
Pleasant Valley, Massachusettss; September 2017.

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USA BIRDS: BLUE JAY

US birds blue jay 02
Austin, Texas; April 2014.

US birds blue jay
Austin, Texas; April 2014.

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USA BIRDS: BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE

US birds boat tailed grackle
Austin, Texas; April 2014.

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USA BIRDS: BROAD-WINGED HAWK

Broad-winged-hawk-01
Prospect Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota; August 2018.

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USA BIRDS: CANADA GOOSE

Canada-goose-02
Damariscotta, Maine; July 2018.

US birds canada goose
Lake Calhoun (since renamed Bde Maka Ska), Minneapolis, Minnesota; November 2012.

2019 Canada goose 01
Mississippi river valley, Minneapolis, Minnesota; July 2019.

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USA BIRDS: CANADA JAY / GRAY JAY

US birds canada jay
Mt Elbert, Colorado; June 2009.

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USA BIRDS: CATTLE EGRET

US birds cattle egret
Honolulu, Hawaii; February 2014.

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USA BIRDS: CHICKADEE

US birds chickadee
Damariscotta, Maine; September 2013.

2019 Chickadee 01
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, Minnesota; July 2019.

2019 Chickadee 02
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, Minnesota; July 2019.

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USA BIRDS: CHIPPING SPARROW

Chipping-sparrow-01
Damariscotta, Maine; July 2018.

Chipping-sparrow-02
Damariscotta, Maine; July 2018.

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USA BIRDS: COMMON EIDER

2019 Common eider 03
Chamberlain, Maine; August 2019.

2019 Common eider 02
Chamberlain, Maine; August 2019.


2019 Common eider 01
Chamberlain, Maine; August 2019.

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USA BIRDS: COMMON GRACKLE

Common-grackle-01
Boston, Massachusetts; July 2018.

Common-grackle-02
Boston, Massachusetts; July 2018.

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USA BIRDS: COMMON MYNAH

US birds commonmynah
Near the Puíuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, Hawaii; February 2014.

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USA BIRDS: COOPER'S HAWK

Coopers-hawk-01
Prospect Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota; July 2018.

USA-2019 Cooper's hawk 01
Prospect Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota; July 2019.

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USA BIRDS: CROW

2019 American crow 01
Prospect Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota; August 2019.

US birds crow
Minneapolis, Minnesota; August 2015.

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USA BIRDS: DARK-EYED JUNCO / JUNCO

Dark-eyed-junco-01
Mississippi river valley, Minneapolis, Minnesota; October 2016.

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USA BIRDS: DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT

Double-crested-cormorant-01
Chamberlain, Maine; July 2018.

2019 Double-crested cormorant 02
Chamberlain, Maine; August 2019.

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USA BIRDS: EASTERN BLUEBIRD

Eastern-bluebird-01
Damariscotta, Maine; July 2018.

Eastern-bluebird-02
Damariscotta, Maine; July 2018.

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USA BIRDS: EGYPTIAN GOOSE

Egyptian-goose-01
Laguna Woods, California; September 2018.

Egyptian-goose-02
Laguna Woods, California; September 2018.

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USA BIRDS: EUROPEAN STARLING / STARLING

European-starling-01
Boise City, Oklahoma; September 2016.

European-starling-02
Boise City, Oklahoma; September 2016.

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USA BIRDS: GOLDFINCH

Goldfinch-02
Damariscotta, Maine; July 2018.

2019 Goldfinch 01
Mississippi river valley, Minneapolis, Minnesota; July 2019.


US birds goldfinch
Female goldfinch. Damariscotta, Maine; September 2013.

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USA BIRDS: GRAY-CROWNED ROSY-BREASTED FINCH

US birds gray crowned rosy breasted finch
Mt Rainier, Washington; July 2007.

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USA BIRDS: GREAT EGRET

Great-egret-01
Laguna Woods, California; September 2018.

Great-egret-02
Laguna Woods, California; September 2018.

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USA BIRDS: GREEN HERON

US birds green heron
Cedar Lake, Minneapolis, Minnesota; September 2012.

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USA BIRDS: GUILLEMOT

2019 Guillemot 02
Chamberlain, Maine; August 2019.

2019 Guillemot 01
Chamberlain, Maine; August 2019.

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USA BIRDS: HERRING GULL

2019 Herring gull 01
Chamberlain, Maine; August 2019.

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USA BIRDS: HORNED OWL

US birds horned owl
St Paul, Minnesota; August 2012.

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USA BIRDS: HUMMINGBIRD

US birds humming bird 01
Chamberlain, Maine; May 2014.

US birds humming bird 02
Chamberlain, Maine; May 2014.

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USA BIRDS: INDIGO BUNTING

Indigo-bunting-01
Prospect Park, Minnesota; August 2018.

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USA BIRDS: JAVA SPARROW

US birds java sparrow
Honolulu, Hawaii; February 2014.

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USA BIRDS: KALIJ PHEASANT

US birds kalij pheasant
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii; January 2011.

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USA BIRDS: LAUGHING GULL

Laughing-gull-01
New Harbor, Maine; July 2018.

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USA BIRDS: LAYSAN FINCH

US birds laysan finch
Puíuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, Hawaii; February 2014.

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USA BIRDS: LOON

US birds loon
Church Pine Lake, Wisconsin; June 2014.

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USA BIRDS: MALLARD

Mallard-01
Boston, Massachusetts; July 2018.

Mallard-02
Boston, Massachusetts; July 2018.

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USA BIRDS: MOCKING BIRD

US birds mockingbird
Natchez, Mississippi; May 2014.

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USA BIRDS: MOURNING DOVE

Mourning-dove-03
Prospect Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota; July 2018.

2019 Mourning dove 01
Prospect Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota; July 2019.

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USA BIRDS: NORTHERN CARDINAL

US birds northern cardinal 01
Wexford, Pennsylvania; August 2013.

US birds northern cardinal 02
Near the Puíuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, Hawaii; February 2014.

Northern-cardinal-04
Damariscotta, Maine; July 2018.

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USA BIRDS: NORTHERN FLICKER

Northern-flicker-01
Cambridge, Massachusetts; August 2018.

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USA BIRDS: OSPREY

2019 Osprey 04
Chamberlain, Maine; August 2019.

2019 Osprey 06
Chamberlain, Maine; August 2019.

2019 Osprey 01
Chamberlain, Maine; August 2019.

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USA BIRDS: PELICAN

US birds brown pelican 01
Shell Beach, California; August 2015.

US birds brown pelican 02
Shell Beach, California; August 2015.

US birds pelican
Santa Monica, California; September 2013.

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USA BIRDS: RED-CRESTED CARDINAL

US birds red crested cardinal 01
Honolulu, Hawaii; January 2011.

US birds red crested cardinal 02
Honolulu, Hawaii; January 2011.

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USA BIRDS: RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

US birds red headed woodpecker
Near Frazier Park, California; July 2012.

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USA BIRDS: RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD

2019 Red-winged blackbird 01
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, Minnesota; July 2019.

US birds red winged blackbird
Minneapolis, Minnesota; June 2014.

US birds red winged blackbird 02
Minneapolis, Minnesota; June 2014.

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USA BIRDS: RING-BILLED GULL

Ring-billed-gull-01
Fort Snelling State Park, Minnesota; August 2018.

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USA BIRDS: ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK

Rough-legged-hawk-01
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; November 2016.

Rough-legged-hawk-02
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; November 2016.

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USA BIRDS: SAFFRON FINCH

US birds saffron finch
Near the Puíuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, Hawaii; February 2014.

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USA BIRDS: SANDHILL CRANE

US birds sandhill crane 01
Albuquerque, New Mexico; January 2011.

US birds sandhill crane 02
Albuquerque, New Mexico; January 2011.

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USA BIRDS: SONG SPARROW

2019 Song sparrow 01
Mississippi river valley, Minneapolis, Minnesota; July 2019.

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USA BIRDS: SPOTTED DOVE

US birds spotted dove
Honolulu, Hawaii; January 2011.

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USA BIRDS: STELLER'S JAY

USbirdsstellersjay
Near Frazier Park, California; August 2015.

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USA BIRDS: TERN

US birds tern 01
Shell Beach, California; August 2015.

US birds tern 02
Shell Beach, California; August 2015.

US birds tern 03
Shell Beach, California; August 2015.

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USA BIRDS: TURKEY

Turkey-01
Mt Rogers, Virginia; November 2015.

2019 Turkey 01
Mississippi river valley, Minneapolis, Minnesota; July 2019.

US birds turkey
Minneapolis, Minnesota; August 2013.

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USA BIRDS: TURKEY BUZZARD

US birds turkey buzzard
North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve, California; April 2014.

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USA BIRDS: WESTERN BLUEBIRD

Western-bluebird-01
Black Mesa, Oklahoma; September 2016.

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USA BIRDS: WESTERN GULL

Western-gull-01
Laguna Beach, California; September 2018.

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USA BIRDS: WESTERN SCRUB JAY

US birds western scrub jay
Thousand Oaks, California; September 2013.

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USA BIRDS: WHIMBREL

Whimbrel-01
Laguna Beach, California; September 2018. (The whimbrel is on the right.)

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USA BIRDS: WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH

US birds white breasted nuthatch
Prospect Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota; September 2012.

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USA BIRDS: WILLET

Willet-02
Laguna Beach, California; September 2018. (The willet is on the left.)

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USA BIRDS: YELLOW-BILLED CARDINAL

US birds yellow billed cardinal
Near the Puíuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, Hawaii; February 2014.

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USA BIRDS: ZEBRA DOVE

US birds zebra dove
Honolulu, Hawaii; January 2011.


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This page was last revised on 3 July 2022.