Woodpecker

Woodpeckers are active and industrious birds. With their sturdy pointed beaks and reinforced skulls, they are uniquely suited to drilling in to trees for food and for hollowing out safe and secure nests in which to raise their young. Types of woodpeckers: There are perhaps 200 different species of woodpeckers, including – True woodpeckers Piculets […]

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Raven

Ravens are one of the most intelligent bird species. Curious and playful, they are readily recognized by their glossy black feathers, thick beak and the “caw” call that they make. Types of ravens:  There are nine species of ravens – White-necked raven Common raven Australian raven Thick-billed raven Chihuahuan raven Little raven Fan-tailed raven Brown-necked […]

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Crane

Cranes are tall, elegant birds that live near wetlands, lakes and rivers. Cranes like the sarus crane are the tallest birds that fly. Types of Cranes: There are fifteen types of cranes divided into four groups: Black-crowned and Grey-crowned (called crowned cranes) Common or Eurasian, Sandhill, Whooping, Sarus, Brolga, Siberian, White-naped, Hooded, Black-necked, and Red-crowned […]

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Pelican

Pelicans are large aquatic birds that live near the oceans and large inland waterways. Types of Pelicans: There are eight types of Pelicans, For types build nests in trees (the Brown, the Spot-billed, the Pink-backed and the Peruvian pelicans) while the other four build nests on the ground (the American White, the Great White, the […]

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Quail

Quail are small birds that mostly live on the ground. They are considered to be game birds and some species are hunted by people for food. Types of Quail: There are two major families of quail, New World Quail and Old World Quail. In total, there are about 43 types of quail found throughout the […]

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Peacock

Peacocks are male Peafowl. The female is called a Peahen and the chicks are called Peachicks. Peafowl are related to chickens, pheasants and turkeys. Types of Peafowl: There are only three species of Peafowl – the Indian or Blue Peafowl, the Green Peafowl and the Congo Peafowl. Only the Indian and Green Peacocks have the […]

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Condor

Condors are considered to be raptors or birds of prey, although condors only eat carrion. By eating carrion, condors help to recycle the dead animals, allowing smaller vultures and animals to eat, reducing disease and returning nutrients to the soil. Types of Condors: There are only two species of Condors living – the Andean Condor […]

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Owl

Owls are strong and stealthy hunting birds. Owls have very sharp eyesight that’s good for low light situations like twilight time and moonlit nights. Types of Owls:  Owls have two major species — Barn owls and True Owls — with over 200 individual types of owls. Geographic Range: Owls are found through the world, except […]

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Hummingbird

Hummingbirds are among the smallest birds in the world but they make up for their small size with unique talents and fearless flying. Types of hummingbirds:  There are over 300 types of hummingbirds. They belong to the species family called Trochilidae. Geographic Range: Hummingbirds are found only in North, Central and South America, ranging from […]

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Falcon

Falcons are strong efficient hunting birds. With very sharp eyes, falcons hunt from the air, looking down at small animals on the ground or at birds flying beneath them. Types of Falcons:  Falcons are one species within the Raptor family called Falco. Some are called falcons, like the Peregrine Falcon, while others include Kestrels and […]

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