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Brown, L.H., E.K. Urban & K. Newman (1982). The Birds of Africa, Volume I. Academic Press, London.
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This volume is the first in a planned series of seven books intended to cover the biology of all the birds of Africa including year-round residents and migrants. It contains Martin Woodcock and Peter Hayman's excellent colour plates of every species described and many subspecies. It also gives distribution maps for every species mentioned. This volume contains the Struthioniformes, Procellariiformes, Sphenisciformes, Gaviiformes, Podicipediformes, Pelecaniformes, Ciconiiformes, Phoenicopteriformes, Anseriformes and Falconiformes.
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Anas Linnaeus, 1758 (additional source)
Anas capensis Gmelin, 1789 (basis of record)
Anas crecca Linnaeus, 1758 (basis of record)
Anas erythrorhyncha Gmelin, 1789 (basis of record)
Anas penelope Linnaeus, 1758 (additional source)
Anas querquedula Linnaeus, 1758 (additional source)
Anas undulata Dubois, 1839 (basis of record)
Anastomus (basis of record)
Anastomus lamelligerus Temminck, 1823 (basis of record)
Anhinga Brisson, 1760 (basis of record)
Anhinga melanogaster Pennant, 1769 (basis of record)
Aptenodytes J. R. Forster, 1777 (basis of record)
Aptenodytes patagonicus Miller, 1778 (basis of record)
Ardea Linnaeus, 1758 (basis of record)
Ardea cinerea Linnaeus, 1758 (basis of record)
Ardea goliath Cretzschmar, 1827 (basis of record)
Ardea melanocephala Vigors & Children, 1826 (basis of record)
Ardea purpurea Linnaeus, 1766 (basis of record)
Ardeola Boie, 1822 (basis of record)
Ardeola idae (Hartlaub, 1860) (basis of record)
Ardeola ralloides (Scopoli, 1769) (basis of record)
Aviceda (basis of record)
Aviceda cuculoides Swainson, 1837 (basis of record)
Bostrychia Gray, 1847 (basis of record)
Bostrychia hagedash (Latham, 1790) (basis of record)
Bubulcus (basis of record)
Bubulcus ibis (Linnaeus, 1758) (additional source)
Bulweria Bonaparte, 1843 (additional source)
Bulweria bulwerii (Jardine & Selby, 1828) (additional source)
Bulweria fallax Jouanin, 1955 (basis of record)
Butorides Blyth, 1852 (basis of record)
Butorides striata (Linnaeus, 1758) (basis of record)
Calonectris Mathews & Iredale, 1915 (additional source)
Calonectris diomedea (Scopoli, 1769) (additional source)
Casmerodius albus (Linnaeus, 1758) accepted as Egretta alba (Linnaeus, 1758) accepted as Ardea alba Linnaeus, 1758 (source of synonymy)
Ciconia Brisson, 1760 (basis of record)
Ciconia episcopus (Boddaert, 1783) (basis of record)
Daption Stephens, 1826 (basis of record)
Daption capense (Linnaeus, 1758) (basis of record)
Dendrocygna Swainson, 1837 (basis of record)
Dendrocygna bicolor (Vieillot, 1816) (basis of record)
Diomedea Linnaeus, 1758 (basis of record)
Diomedea cauta Gould, 1841 accepted as Thalassarche cauta (Gould, 1841) (basis of record)
Diomedea chlororhynchos Gmelin, 1789 accepted as Thalassarche chlororhynchos (Gmelin, 1789) (basis of record)
Diomedea chrysostoma Forster, 1785 accepted as Thalassarche chrysostoma (Forster, 1785) (basis of record)
Diomedea exulans Linnaeus, 1758 (basis of record)
Diomedea melanophris Temminck, 1828 accepted as Thalassarche melanophris (Temminck, 1828) (basis of record)
Egretta Brisson, 1760 (basis of record)
Egretta alba (Linnaeus, 1758) accepted as Ardea alba Linnaeus, 1758 (basis of record)
Egretta ardesiaca (Wagler, 1827) (basis of record)
Egretta garzetta (Linnaeus, 1766) (additional source)
Egretta gularis (Bosc, 1792) (basis of record)
Egretta intermedia (Wagler, 1829) (basis of record)
Eudyptes Vieillot, 1816 (basis of record)
Eudyptes chrysocome (Forster, 1781) (basis of record)
Eudyptes chrysolophus (Brandt, 1837) (basis of record)
Falco Linnaeus, 1758 (basis of record)
Falco concolor Temminck, 1825 (basis of record)
Falco eleonorae Géné, 1839 (basis of record)
Fregata de Lacepède, 1799 (basis of record)
Fregata ariel (Gray, 1845) (basis of record)
Fregata minor (Gmelin, 1789) (basis of record)
Fregetta Bonaparte, 1855 (basis of record)
Fregetta grallaria (Vieillot, 1817) (basis of record)
Fregetta tropica (Gould, 1844) (basis of record)
Fulmarus Stephens, 1826 (additional source)
Fulmarus glacialoides (Smith, 1840) (basis of record)
Gypohierax Rueppell, 1835 (basis of record)
Gypohierax angolensis (Gmelin, 1788) (basis of record)
Haliaeetus Savigny, 1809 (basis of record)
Haliaeetus vocifer (Daudin, 1800) (basis of record)
Halobaena Bonaparte, 1856 (basis of record)
Halobaena caerulea (Gmelin, 1789) (basis of record)
Hydrobates Boie, F, 1822 (additional source)
Hydrobates pelagicus (Linnaeus, 1758) (additional source)
Ixobrychus Billberg, 1828 (basis of record)
Ixobrychus minutus (Linnaeus, 1766) (basis of record)
Macheiramphus Westerman, 1848 (basis of record)
Macheiramphus alcinus Westerman, 1851 (basis of record)
Macronectes Richmond, 1905 (basis of record)
Macronectes giganteus (Gmelin, 1789) (basis of record)
Macronectes halli Mathews, 1912 (basis of record)
Milvus Lacepede, 1799 (basis of record)
Milvus migrans (Boddaert, 1783) (basis of record)
Morus capensis (Lichtenstein, 1823) (source of synonymy)
Mycteria Linnaeus, 1758 (basis of record)
Mycteria ibis (Linnaeus, 1766) (basis of record)
Nettapus Brandt, 1836 (basis of record)
Nettapus auritus (Boddaert, 1783) (basis of record)
Nycticorax Moehring, 1758 (basis of record)
Nycticorax nycticorax (Linnaeus, 1758) (additional source)
Oceanites Keyserling & Blasius, 1840 (additional source)
Oceanites oceanicus (Kuhl, 1820) (additional source)
Oceanodroma Reichenbach, 1853 (additional source)
Oceanodroma leucorhoa (Vieillot, 1818) (additional source)
Oceanodroma matsudairae Kuroda, 1922 (basis of record)
Oceanodroma monorhis (Swinhoe, 1867) (basis of record)
Oxyura (basis of record)
Oxyura maccoa (Eyton, 1838) (basis of record)
Pachyptila (basis of record)
Aldabra for Ardeola idae (Hartlaub, 1860) 
Aldabra for Fregata minor (Gmelin, 1789) 
Aldabra for Phaethon lepturus Daudin, 1802 
Aldabra for Phaethon rubricauda Boddaert, 1783 
Comores for Fregata ariel (Gray, 1845) 
Comores for Fregata minor (Gmelin, 1789) 
Comores for Milvus migrans (Boddaert, 1783) 
Comores for Oceanites oceanicus (Kuhl, 1820) 
Comores for Phaethon lepturus Daudin, 1802 
Comores for Phaethon rubricauda Boddaert, 1783 
Comores for Puffinus carneipes Gould, 1844 
Comores for Puffinus lherminieri Lesson, 1839 
Comores for Puffinus pacificus (Gmelin, 1789) 
Djibouti for Anas capensis Gmelin, 1789 
Djibouti for Anas crecca Linnaeus, 1758 
Djibouti for Anas erythrorhyncha Gmelin, 1789 
Djibouti for Anas penelope Linnaeus, 1758 
Djibouti for Anas querquedula Linnaeus, 1758 
Djibouti for Anas undulata Dubois, 1839 
Djibouti for Anhinga melanogaster Pennant, 1769 
Djibouti for Ardea cinerea Linnaeus, 1758 
Djibouti for Ardea goliath Cretzschmar, 1827 
Djibouti for Ardea melanocephala Vigors & Children, 1826 
Djibouti for Ardeola ralloides (Scopoli, 1769) 
Djibouti for Bubulcus ibis (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Djibouti for Bulweria fallax Jouanin, 1955 
Djibouti for Butorides striata brevipes (Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1833) 
Djibouti for Ciconia episcopus (Boddaert, 1783) 
Djibouti for Dendrocygna bicolor (Vieillot, 1816) 
Djibouti for Dromas ardeola Paykull, 1805 
Djibouti for Egretta alba (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Djibouti for Egretta garzetta (Linnaeus, 1766) 
Djibouti for Egretta gularis (Bosc, 1792) 
Djibouti for Falco concolor Temminck, 1825 
Djibouti for Falco eleonorae Géné, 1839 
Djibouti for Fregata ariel (Gray, 1845) 
Djibouti for Glareola pratincola (Linnaeus, 1766) 
Djibouti for Haematopus ostralegus Linnaeus, 1758 
Djibouti for Himantopus himantopus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Djibouti for Milvus migrans (Boddaert, 1783) 
Djibouti for Mycteria ibis (Linnaeus, 1766) 
Djibouti for Nettapus auritus (Boddaert, 1783) 
Djibouti for Oceanites oceanicus (Kuhl, 1820) 
Djibouti for Oceanodroma monorhis (Swinhoe, 1867) 
Djibouti for Pandion haliaetus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Djibouti for Pelecanus rufescens Gmelin, 1789 
Djibouti for Phaethon aethereus Linnaeus, 1758 
Djibouti for Phalacrocorax africanus (Gmelin, 1789) 
Djibouti for Phalacrocorax nigrogularis Ogilvie-Grant & Forbes, 1899 
Djibouti for Phoenicopterus ruber Linnaeus, 1758 
Djibouti for Platalea alba Scopoli, 1786 
Djibouti for Plegadis falcinellus (Linnaeus, 1766) 
Djibouti for Puffinus lherminieri Lesson, 1839 
Djibouti for Recurvirostra avosetta Linnaeus, 1758 
Djibouti for Sula dactylatra Lesson, 1831 
Djibouti for Sula leucogaster (Boddaert, 1783) 
Djibouti for Sula sula (Linnaeus, 1766) 
Djibouti for Tachybaptus ruficollis (Pallas, 1764) 
Djibouti for Threskiornis aethiopicus (Latham, 1790) 
East Africa for Oceanodroma matsudairae Kuroda, 1922 
Eritrea for Anas capensis Gmelin, 1789 
Eritrea for Anas crecca Linnaeus, 1758 
Eritrea for Anas erythrorhyncha Gmelin, 1789 
Eritrea for Anas penelope Linnaeus, 1758 
Eritrea for Anas querquedula Linnaeus, 1758 
Eritrea for Anas undulata Dubois, 1839 
Eritrea for Anhinga melanogaster Pennant, 1769 
Eritrea for Ardea cinerea Linnaeus, 1758 
Eritrea for Ardea goliath Cretzschmar, 1827 
Eritrea for Ardea melanocephala Vigors & Children, 1826 
Eritrea for Ardeola ralloides (Scopoli, 1769) 
Eritrea for Ciconia episcopus (Boddaert, 1783) 
Eritrea for Dendrocygna bicolor (Vieillot, 1816) 
Eritrea for Diomedea Linnaeus, 1758 
Eritrea for Dromas ardeola Paykull, 1805 
Eritrea for Egretta alba (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Eritrea for Egretta garzetta (Linnaeus, 1766) 
Eritrea for Egretta gularis (Bosc, 1792) 
Eritrea for Egretta intermedia (Wagler, 1829) 
Eritrea for Falco concolor Temminck, 1825 
Eritrea for Falco eleonorae Géné, 1839 
Eritrea for Fregata ariel (Gray, 1845) 
Eritrea for Haematopus ostralegus Linnaeus, 1758 
Eritrea for Haliaeetus vocifer (Daudin, 1800) 
Eritrea for Himantopus himantopus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Eritrea for Milvus migrans (Boddaert, 1783) 
Eritrea for Mycteria ibis (Linnaeus, 1766) 
Eritrea for Nettapus auritus (Boddaert, 1783) 
Eritrea for Pandion haliaetus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Eritrea for Pelecanus rufescens Gmelin, 1789 
Eritrea for Phaethon aethereus Linnaeus, 1758 
Eritrea for Phalacrocorax africanus (Gmelin, 1789) 
Eritrea for Phalacrocorax nigrogularis Ogilvie-Grant & Forbes, 1899 
Eritrea for Phoenicopterus ruber Linnaeus, 1758 
Eritrea for Platalea alba Scopoli, 1786 
Eritrea for Plegadis falcinellus (Linnaeus, 1766) 
Eritrea for Recurvirostra avosetta Linnaeus, 1758 
Eritrea for Sula dactylatra Lesson, 1831 
Eritrea for Sula leucogaster (Boddaert, 1783) 
Eritrea for Sula sula (Linnaeus, 1766) 
English African cuckoo falcon for Aviceda cuculoides Swainson, 1837
English African fish eagle for Haliaeetus vocifer (Daudin, 1800)
English African open-bill stork for Anastomus lamelligerus Temminck, 1823
English African penguin for Spheniscus demersus (Linnaeus, 1758)
English African pygmy goose for Nettapus auritus (Boddaert, 1783)
English African spoonbill for Platalea alba Scopoli, 1786
English anhinga for Anhinga melanogaster Pennant, 1769
English Antarctic petrel for Thalassoica antarctica (Gmelin, 1789)
English Antarctic prion [from synonym] for Pachyptila desolata (Gmelin, 1789)
English Atlantic petrel for Pterodroma incerta (Schlegel, 1863)
English Audubon's shearwater for Puffinus lherminieri Lesson, 1839
English Baillon's shearwater for Puffinus lherminieri Lesson, 1839
English bat hawk for Macheiramphus alcinus Westerman, 1851
English black egret for Egretta ardesiaca (Wagler, 1827)
English black heron for Egretta ardesiaca (Wagler, 1827)
English black kite for Milvus migrans (Boddaert, 1783)
English black-bellied storm petrel for Fregetta tropica (Gould, 1844)
English black-browed albatross [from synonym] for Diomedea melanophris Temminck, 1828
English black-crowned night heron for Nycticorax nycticorax (Linnaeus, 1758)
English black-headed heron for Ardea melanocephala Vigors & Children, 1826
English black-necked grebe for Podiceps nigricollis Brehm, 1831
English blue petrel for Halobaena caerulea (Gmelin, 1789)
English blue-faced booby for Sula dactylatra Lesson, 1831
English British storm-petrel for Hydrobates pelagicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
English broad-billed prion for Pachyptila vittata (Forster, 1777)
English brown booby for Sula leucogaster (Boddaert, 1783)
English buff-backed heron for Bubulcus ibis (Linnaeus, 1758)
English Bulwer's petrel for Bulweria bulwerii (Jardine & Selby, 1828)
English Cape cormorant for Phalacrocorax capensis (Sparrman, 1789)
English Cape gannet [from synonym] for Sula capensis (Lichtenstein, 1823)
English Cape hen for Procellaria aequinoctialis Linnaeus, 1758
English Cape pigeon for Daption capense (Linnaeus, 1758)
English Cape teal for Anas capensis Gmelin, 1789
English cattle egret for Bubulcus ibis (Linnaeus, 1758)
English common teal for Anas crecca Linnaeus, 1758
English Cory's shearwater for Calonectris diomedea (Scopoli, 1769)
English dabchick for Tachybaptus ruficollis (Pallas, 1764)
English darter for Anhinga melanogaster Pennant, 1769
English dove prion [from synonym] for Pachyptila desolata (Gmelin, 1789)
English dusky shearwater for Puffinus lherminieri Lesson, 1839
English eared grebe for Podiceps nigricollis Brehm, 1831
English Eleonora's falcon for Falco eleonorae Géné, 1839
English Eurasian wigeon for Anas penelope Linnaeus, 1758
English fairy prion for Pachyptila turtur (Kuhl, 1820)
English flesh-footed shearwater for Puffinus carneipes Gould, 1844
English fulvous tree-duck for Dendrocygna bicolor (Vieillot, 1816)
English fulvous whistling-duck for Dendrocygna bicolor (Vieillot, 1816)
English gannets and boobies for Sula Brisson, 1760
English garganey for Anas querquedula Linnaeus, 1758
English glossy ibis for Plegadis falcinellus (Linnaeus, 1766)
English Goliath heron for Ardea goliath Cretzschmar, 1827
English great crested grebe for Podiceps cristatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
English great egret [from synonym] for Egretta alba (Linnaeus, 1758)
English great white egret [from synonym] for Egretta alba (Linnaeus, 1758)
English great white pelican for Pelecanus onocrotalus Linnaeus, 1758
English greater flamingo for Phoenicopterus ruber Linnaeus, 1758
English greater frigatebird for Fregata minor (Gmelin, 1789)
English great-winged petrel for Pterodroma macroptera (Smith, 1840)
English green heron for Butorides striata (Linnaeus, 1758)
English green heron for Butorides striata brevipes (Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1833)
English green -winged teal for Anas crecca Linnaeus, 1758
English green-backed heron for Butorides striata (Linnaeus, 1758)
English green-backed heron for Butorides striata brevipes (Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1833)
English grey heron for Ardea cinerea Linnaeus, 1758
English grey petrel for Procellaria cinerea Gmelin, 1789
English grey-headed albatross [from synonym] for Diomedea chrysostoma Forster, 1785
English hadada for Bostrychia hagedash (Latham, 1790)
English hadeda for Bostrychia hagedash (Latham, 1790)
English intermediate egret for Egretta intermedia (Wagler, 1829)
English jackass penguin for Spheniscus demersus (Linnaeus, 1758)
English Jouanin's petrel for Bulweria fallax Jouanin, 1955
English Kerguelen petrel [from synonym] for Pterodroma brevirostris (Lesson, 1831)
English king penguin for Aptenodytes patagonicus Miller, 1778
English lesser flamingo for Phoeniconaias minor (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1798)
English lesser frigatebird for Fregata ariel (Gray, 1845)
English little bittern for Ixobrychus minutus (Linnaeus, 1766)
English little egret for Egretta garzetta (Linnaeus, 1766)
English little shearwater for Puffinus assimilis Gould, 1838
English long-tailed cormorant for Phalacrocorax africanus (Gmelin, 1789)
English long-tailed cormorant for Phalacrocorax carbo (Linnaeus, 1758)
English Macaroni penguin for Eudyptes chrysolophus (Brandt, 1837)
English Maccoa duck for Oxyura maccoa (Eyton, 1838)
English Madagascar squacco heron for Ardeola idae (Hartlaub, 1860)
English Malagasy pond heron for Ardeola idae (Hartlaub, 1860)
English Manx shearwater for Puffinus puffinus (Brünnich, 1764)
English masked booby for Sula dactylatra Lesson, 1831
English Matsudaira's storm-petrel for Oceanodroma matsudairae Kuroda, 1922
English nellie for Macronectes halli Mathews, 1912
English northern giant petrel for Macronectes halli Mathews, 1912
English osprey for Pandion haliaetus (Linnaeus, 1758)
English palmnut vulture for Gypohierax angolensis (Gmelin, 1788)
English pediunker for Procellaria cinerea Gmelin, 1789
English pink-backed pelican for Pelecanus rufescens Gmelin, 1789
English Pintado petrel for Daption capense (Linnaeus, 1758)
English purple heron for Ardea purpurea Linnaeus, 1766
English red-billed duck for Anas erythrorhyncha Gmelin, 1789
English red-billed teal for Anas erythrorhyncha Gmelin, 1789
English red-billed tropicbird for Phaethon aethereus Linnaeus, 1758
English red-footed booby for Sula sula (Linnaeus, 1766)
English red-tailed tropicbird for Phaethon rubricauda Boddaert, 1783
 Description

Large and heavy bodied with a streamlined appearance and a fairly long neck. Wings long and pointed. Tail wedge ... [details]

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Large storm-petrels. Wings long. Tail slightly forked. Legs long, project beyond tail-tip. Plumage grey and white. ... [details]

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Large, somewhat stout wih short pointed wings. Bill slightly decurved and pointed with serrate edges. Legs very ... [details]

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Large, white-bodied birds with black or black and white wings. Twelve tail feathers. <388> [details]

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Largest of the Procellariidae—as large as the smaller albatrosses. Bills robust, longer than the head with large ... [details]

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Length: 120-152 cm. Plumage: grey back; chestnut head, neck and belly; foreneck and breast white streaked black. ... [details]

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Length: 43-46 cm. Plumage: breeding buffy brown above white below; crest, head, breast and upper back pale with ... [details]

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Length: 45-48 cm. Plumage: dark brown above heavily streaked with black; dull brown heavily streaked black on ... [details]

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Length: 48-66 cm. Plumage: slaty-black; heavy, shaggy crest. Immature like adult but duller without head-plumes. ... [details]

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Length: 55-65 cm Plumage: white. Dark morph varies from bluish grey to black. Long plumes on head neck and back ... [details]

 Description

Length: 81-90 cm <391>; 121-126 cm <393>. Plumage: generally deep rich pink; wings black and red in flight. Immature ... [details]

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Length: 85-95. Plumage: White; long white back plumes in breeding adult. Immature like non-breeding adult. Bare ... [details]

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Length: (excluding streamers) 50-55 cm. Colour: adult: white with uneven black barring on back, rump and inner wing ... [details]

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Length: (excluding streamers) 46-50 cm. Colour: adult white with a pink wash; a black crescent through the eye and ... [details]

 Description

Length: (excluding tail streamers) 38-43 cm. Colour: adult white with wing-tip, diagonal bar on the wing coverts, ... [details]

 Description

Length: 120-130 cm; wingspan: 272-328 cm. Colour: Adult: This plumage attained in a minimum of five years. Mostly ... [details]

 Description

Length: 135-152 cm. Plumage: greyish white with a pink tinge; fairly prominent crest; breast feather long and ... [details]

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Length: 136-172 cm <393>; 127-140 cm <391>. Plumage: generally white with pink wash; wing coverts and axillaries bright red; ... [details]

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Length: 20-29 cm. Head rounded, neck short. Colour: Adult breeding: dark brown above, dusky below, with rufous ... [details]

 Description

Length: 27-38 cm. Plumage: male greenish black on crown and back; wings buff; neck and wing patches ashy buff or ... [details]

 Description

Length: 28-33 cm. Colour: adult, breeding: head, chin, throat fore- and hind-neck, breast and back black, ear-tufts ... [details]

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Length: 31-36 cm. Plumage: dark green above with a white face and neck; green patches on sides of neck in breeding ... [details]

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Length: 33-36 cm. Plumage: uniform slate grey with black wingtips and malar stripe; wings long and narrow. Immature ... [details]

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Length: 34-38 cm. Plumage: above and below vermiculated grey; head chestnut with irridescent green band from lores ... [details]

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Length: 36-40 cm. Plumage: dark slate grey above, rich rufous streaked with black below (rare dark morph appears ... [details]

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Length: 37-41 cm. Plumage: Breeding male vermiculated grey flanks, dark back, mottled brown breast; Head, neck and ... [details]

 Description

Length: 40 cm. Plumage: brownish grey above, greyer on throat and breast; belly and underwing white barred rufuos; ... [details]

 Description

Length: 40-41 cm. Plumage: general colour blackish green; grey below; throat white; buff to chestnut line down ... [details]

 Description

Length: 43-48 cm. Plumage: above and below dark brown with wide buffy feather edges giving a scalloped appearance; ... [details]

 Description

Length: 44-48 cm. Plumage: brownish grey with wide pale edges to body feathers giving a scalloped appearance, head ... [details]

 Description

Length: 45 cm. Plumage: Blackish brown with very faint barring on tail and crest on head; throat with varying amounts ... [details]

 Description

Length: 45-51 cm. Plumage: body vermiculated grey; head chestnut with buffy-cream forehead and crown and pinkish ... [details]

 Description

Length: 46-56 cm. Colour: adult: Face, neck and underparts white. Face with chestnut and black frills. Crest, back ... [details]

 Description

Length: 50-56 cm. Plumage: white in non- and white with buff plumes on crown, back and breast in breeding season. ... [details]

 Description

Length: 51-60 cm Plumage: generally black with a faint greenish gloss; feathers from back to upper tail coverts ... [details]

 Description

Length: 51-60 cm. Plumage: brown with slightly forked tail. Immature paler below with distinct streaks. Bare parts: ... [details]

 Description

Length: 51-63 cm. Plumage: dark brownish grey with broad paler edging to feathers giving scaley appearance; head ... [details]

 Description

Length: 55-58 cm. Plumage: dark brown above, white below; facial mast brown; dusky streaks form an irregular band ... [details]

 Description

Length: 55-66 cm. Plumage: white or blackish with white chin; two long narrow plumes on occiput, scapular aigrettes ... [details]

 Description

Length: 55-71 cm. Plumage: dark with purple gloss on neck, back and head, green gloss on wing coverts; ... [details]

 Description

Length: 56-61 cm. Plumage: back and crown black; wings, rump and tail grey; face, foreneck and underparts white; ... [details]

 Description

Length: 60 cm. Plumage: Adult black above white below with black band extending from upper breast down sides of ... [details]

 Description

Length: 60 cm. Plumage: white with black back, secondaries and tail; tail tipped white, primaries tipped black. ... [details]

 Description

Length: 61-64 cm. Plumage: Black. Bare parts: iris turquoise; face and gular skin yellow to yellow-orange; bill legs ... [details]

 Description

Length: 61-69 cm. Plumage: white; long plumes on back and breast when breeding. Immature like non-breeding adult. ... [details]

 Description

Length: 63-73 cm. Plumage: Head and tail white; back and wings black; wing coverts, belly and crissum dark chestnut. ... [details]

 Description

Length: 64-74 cm. Colour: adult sooty-brown above, on head, neck and breast; belly and undertail coverts white; ... [details]

 Description

Length: 64-89 cm. Plumage: white. Immature as adult. Bare parts: iris brown, ringed with red when breeding; facial ... [details]

 Description

Length: 66-76 cm. Plumage: adult with head, throat, back, wings, tail and undertail coverts black, breast and belly ... [details]

 Description

Length: 66-77 cm. Colour: adult variable either white with pale yellow head and black flight feathers and black ... [details]

 Description

Length: 71-79 cm. Plumage: male largely black with greenish gloss; foreneck chestnut with a white lateral stripe; ... [details]

 Description

Length: 71-81 cm. Plumage: Generally black; male with white patches on upper flanks extending into wing linings; ... [details]

 Description

Length: 71-82 cm; wingspan: 214 cm. Colour: Adult: Head and throat pale bluish-grey; underparts whiite; mantle and ... [details]

 Description

Length: 74–86 cm; wingspan: 178–206 cm. Colour: Adult: head, nape and mantle white with a grey wash; dark brown ... [details]

 Description

Length: 76-89 cm. Plumage: dark brownish grey with green iridescence on wing coverts and bronze gloss on back; ... [details]

 Description

Length: 79-89 cm. Plumage: brownish grey above, rufous and black below; crown black; neck rufous with black stripes ... [details]

 Description

Length: 80-100 cm. Plumage: generally black with a greenish gloss; cheeks, throat to upper breast white; thigh ... [details]

 Description

Length: 81-87 cm; wingspan: 204 cm. Colour: Adult: uniformly dark sooty brown with a slightly darker head; bill black ... [details]

 Description

Length: 81-92 cm. Colour: adult white with black flight feathers and tail; facial and gular skin blackish to dark ... [details]

 Description

Length: 81-94 cm. Plumage: brownish black with a green gloss on chest, neck and mantle. Immature as adult. Bare ... [details]

 Description

Length: 81-95 cm; Wingspan: 214-244 cm. Colour: Adult: Body white; upper wing black, under wing white with black ... [details]

 Description

Length: 84-94 cm. Colour: adult general colour white; face buff-yellow fading into yellow on head and nape; primaries ... [details]

 Description

Length: 84-97 cm. Plumage: general colour grey; top of head, occipital plumes and neck black; foreneck white; ... [details]

 Description

Length: 86 cm. Plumage: glossy black with a wooly white neck and head. Immature blackish brown above, pale sooty ... [details]

 Description

Length: 86-100 cm. Plumage: Male entirely black. Female black with grey throat, white breast. Immature brown; head ... [details]

 Description

Length: 89-99 cm; wingspan: 198-244 cm. Colour: Adult: Head and body white, with a grey nape, mantle, cheeks and ... [details]

 Description

Length: 90-100cm. Plumage: Generally grey with head, lower neck and underparts white; black stripe over eye ending ... [details]

 Description

Length: 91 cm. Plumage: all white. Immature white with black tips to primaries and underwing coverts and black ... [details]

 Description

Length: 94 cm. Plumage: Head, wings and tail black; belly white; back blue-grey; black line from back of head ... [details]

 Description

Length: 95-105 cm. Plumage: pinkish white with black wings and tail. Immature greyish brown. Bare parts: iris ... [details]

 Description
 for Oxyura

Males hold tails stiffly erect. Bills of breeding males blue. Swim with head and neck low in water. Good divers; ... [details]

 Description

Medium-sized shearwaters. Bill long, strong, pale in colour with nasal tubes not bevelled, opening forward. Tarsus ... [details]

 Description

Medium-sized, stocky, fulmarine petrel. Plumage pied. Bill broad with nasal tube relatively short, aperture appears ... [details]

 Description

Palearctic migrant [details]

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Palearctic migrant [details]

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Palearctic migrant [details]

 Description

Palearctic migrant [details]

 Description

Palearctic migrant [details]

 Description

Palearctic migrant. Distribution: open Western Indian Ocean <388> [details]

 Description

Size: 140-178 cm. Plumage: white; breeding birds have pinkish tinge; back of head with small crest; primaries, ... [details]

 Description

Size: large kite. Plumage: variable, brown or rufous; tail forked, wings rather long with rounded tips. Other ... [details]

 Description

Size: large shearwaters. Bills narrow, robust and well-hooked; always pale-coloured with nasal tubes prominent with ... [details]

 Description

Size: large to very large. Plumage: wings long and broad, tail short. Other details: bill large and strong; tarsus ... [details]

 Description

Size: large. Other details: very long pointed wings sharply bent at carpal joint; long deeply forked tail; short ... [details]

 Description

Size: large. Plumage: mainly white and brown; wings long. Other details: eyes large and directed foreword with no ... [details]

 Description

Size: large. Resemble cormorants but slimmer. Head small; bill long, slender, pointed bill without hook; neck long ... [details]

 Description

Size: largest of flamingoes, up to 1.6 m tall. Plumage: white, pink, bright red and black. Other details: bill with ... [details]

 Description

Size: Medium to large. Plumage: mostly black; feathers not fully water-proof resulting in birds standing for ... [details]

 Description

Size: medium to large. Plumage: mainly black and white. Other details: fly with neck fully extended. Highly gregarious. [details]

 Description

Size: medium to large. Plumage: with lanceolate crest and scapular plumes. [details]

 Description

Size: medium to large. Plumage: black with purple gloss; white filoplumes on head and neck when breeding. Immature ... [details]

 Description

Size: medium, slender, lightly built. Plumage: thick velvety feathers on lores; wing long, narrow and pointed; some ... [details]

 Description
 for Anastomus

Size: medium. Other details: bill with curving lower mandible separated from upper by a gap with only tips meeting. [details]

 Description

Size: medium. Other details: legs long; bill flattened and expanded towards tip forming flat spoon; slight notching ... [details]

 Description

Size: medium. Plumage: mainly white with red or pink and black in wings. Other details: naked head or face; bill ... [details]

 Description

Size: medium. Plumage: short, very broad, rounded wings; short rounded tail about half of wing length. Other ... [details]

 Description

Size: medium. Plumage: mostly prown with bronze and greenish inidescence, especially on wing coverts. Other ... [details]

 Description

Size: medium. Plumage: white. Other details: head and neck bare; patches of skin on sides of breast and along ... [details]

 Description

Size: medium. Plumage: yellow or red plumes on sides of head. Bare parts: bill and feet red. [details]

 Description

Size: medium. Plumage: crest short with long plumes arising from rear; adult black, grey and white; immatures brown ... [details]