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Hopefully the boxes shown below are self explanatory. Each box is a "review" and the content relates to Bird Groups defined in upper case and Specific Birds listed by Common Names in lower case within the box:-

  • BLUE links in upper case are the names I have given to various groups of birds.
  • Words in black, in lower case, are Common Names of birds in the group concerned.
  • blue words in lower case are links which provide further detail about some of the Common Name Birds.
  • RED words in upper case are reviews which are planned but not yet in work.

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EARLY BIRDS - habitats-and-niches GAME BIRDS GROUND FORAGERS
Ostriches, Rheas, Cassowaries, Emu, Kiwis. Scrub-fowl, Guineafowl, Chachalacas, Guans, Curassows. Takahe, Hative-hens, Pheasants, Francolin & Spurfowl, Tinamous, New World Quail. A. Bustards, Thick-knees, Coursers and Sandgrouse. B.Wheatears, Ring Ouzel, Rock Thrushes & Jumpers, Accentors C. Larks, Wagtails, Pipits, Longclaws
WATERFOWL SEA & OCEAN BIRDS INLAND WATER & RIVER BIRDS
Screamers, Magpie Goose, Swans, Geese, Shelducks, Whistling Ducks, Ducks. Penguins, Auks, Murres, Guillemot, Gannets, Boobies, Pelicans, Albatrosses, Petrels, Shearwaters, Storm Petrels, Diving Petrels, Tropicbirds, Terns, Skimmers, Gulls. Loons, Grebes, Coots, Cormorants and Shags, Anhingas. Kingfishers, Dippers, Phalaropes.
LONG-LEGGED WADERS SHORE BIRDS MARSHLAND, REED-BED AND SWAMP BIRDS WETLAND FORAGERS
Flamingos, Spoonbills, Jacanas, Dowitchers, Godwits, Curlews, Whimbrel, Shanks, Yellowlegs. Avocets, Stilts. Sandpipers, Plovers, Lapwings etc Herons, Egrets, Bitterns. | Small Marshland Birds. Swamphens, Gallinules, Moorhens. Rails, Snipe. Sunbittern, Hamerkop, Shoebill. Storks, Ibis. Cranes & Limpkin.
FRUIT EATERS BIRDS OF PREY & OTHER FLESH EATERS
Parrots and Cockatoos. Pigeons and Doves. Turacos, Bulbuls, Barbets, Hornbills, Mousebirds. Figbirds, Whistlers etc. Cotingas, Manakins, Toucans etc. Kites, Hawks, Eagles. Caracaras, Falcons. Vultures. Owls. Skuas, Jaegers, Frigatebirds. Shrikes. Crows and other Corvids.
INSECT PURSUERS Fly out and catch Fly down and snatch Heathland Montane
Aerial Insectivores Swifts, Tree-Swifts, Swallows, Martins, Wood Swallows, Pratincoles, Nightjars, Potoos, Owlet-Nightjars. Flycatchers Jacamars, Bee-eaters. NW Flycatchers, OW Flycatchers. Fantails, Monarchs.). Chats and Robins Alethes, Akalats, Forest Robins, Robins, Robin-Chats, Bush & Scrub Robins, White-winged Chats. Bluethroat, Stonechats and Whinchat. Redstarts and Whitestarts.
WRENS AND GNATCATCHERS
FOREST AND WOODLAND FORAGERS Thrushes. Mockingbirds, Thrashers, Catbirds. Starlings. Grackles. Meadowlarks.
FINCH-LIKE BIRDS Buntings, Waxbills, Sparrows, Grosbeaks etc