Bird Species

48 Species of Birds {Duke University Research}

An international collaboration of more than 200 scientists has published the first results of whole-genome comparisons across all 48 orders of the Bird family tree .











A bird in its not quite natural habitat
This time, I have no idea what species this might be. Looks like some kind of duck to me, though.
Photo by Musicaloris on Flickr
save the Saras....
Sarus crane, is the tallest flying bird in the world standing 152-156 cm tall with a wingspan of 240cm. It has a predominantly grey plumage with a naked red head and upper neck and pale red legs. Females are smaller,...
Photo by lensnmatter on Flickr
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Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae (ag-LAR-iss ur-TY-see)
The Small Tortoiseshell is one of our most-familiar butterflies, appearing in gardens throughout the British Isles. Unfortunately, this butterfly has suffered a worrying decline, especially in the south, over the last...
Photo by postman.pete on Flickr