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American Avocet  [Recurvirostra americana]
The American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) is a large wader in the avocet and stilt family, Recurvirostridae.This avocet has long, thin, gray legs, giving it its colloquial name, "blue shanks". The plumage is black and white on the back with white on t...
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American Golden-Plover  [Pluvialis dominica]
The American Golden Plover (Pluvialis dominica) is a medium-sized plover. American Golden Plover taking flight. Note dusky back and axillaries. Adults are spotted gold and black on the crown, back and wings. Their face and neck are black with a white bord...
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American Oystercatcher  [Haematopus palliatus]
The American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus), occasionally called the American Pied Oystercatcher, is a member of family Haematopodidae. The bird is uniquely marked by its black and white body and a long, thick orange beak. This shorebird is approxim...
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American Woodcock  [Scolopax minor]
The American Woodcock, Scolopax minor, is a small chunky shorebird species from North America. It is popularly known as timberdoodle and a well-known game bird.Adults have short pinkish legs and a very long straight bill with an articulated tip. The body...
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Ancient Murrelet  [Synthliboramphus antiquus]
The Ancient Murrelet, Synthliboramphus antiquus, is a bird in the auk family. It breeds from the Yellow Sea (islands off China), through the Russian Pacific coast and the Aleutian Islands to the Haida Gwaii archipelago of British Columbia, where about hal...
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Antarctic Tern  [Sterna vittata]
The Antarctic Tern (Sterna vittata) is a typical tern. It ranges throughout the southern oceans. It is very similar in appearance to the closely related Arctic Tern, but is stockier, and the wing tips are grey instead of blackish in flight. It is, of cour...
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Arctic Tern  [Sterna paradisaea]
This article is about a bird. For the aircraft named after it, see Arctic Aircraft Arctic Tern. The Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. This bird has a circumpolar distribution, breeding colonially in Arctic and sub-...
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Audouin's Gull  [Larus audouinii]
The Audouin's Gull (Ichthyaetus audouinii) is a large gull restricted to the Mediterranean and the western coast of Saharan Africa. It breeds on small islands colonially or alone, laying 2-3 eggs on a ground nest. As is the case with many gulls, it has tr...
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Baird's Sandpiper  [Calidris bairdii]
The Baird's Sandpiper, Calidris bairdii is a small shorebird. It is among those calidrids sometimes separated in Erolia.Adults have black legs and a short thin dark bill. They are dark brown on top and mainly white underneath with a black patch on the rum...
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Bar-tailed Godwit  [Limosa lapponica]
The Bar-tailed Godwit, Limosa lapponica, is a large wader in the family Scolopacidae, which breeds on Arctic coasts and tundra mainly in the Old World, and winters on coasts in temperate and tropical regions of the Old World. It makes the longest non-stop...
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Black Noddy  [Anous minutus]
The Black Noddy Anous minutus is a seabird from the tern family. It resembles the related Brown or Common Noddy, but is smaller with darker plumage, a whiter cap, a longer, straighter beak and shorter tail. It is also called the White-capped Noddy.The nes...
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Black Oystercatcher  [Haematopus bachmani]
The American Black Oystercatcher, Haematopus bachmani, also called Western Black Oystercatcher or simply Black Oystercatcher, is a conspicuous black bird found on the shoreline of western North America. It ranges from the Aleutian Islands of Alaska to the...
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Black Skimmer  [Rynchops niger]
The Black Skimmer Rynchops niger is a tern-like seabird, one of three very similar bird species in the skimmer family. It breeds in North and South America. Northern populations winter in the warmer waters of the Caribbean and the tropical and subtropical...
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Black Tern  [Chlidonias niger]
The Black Tern, Chlidonias niger, is a small tern generally found in or near inland water in Europe and North America. As its name suggests, it has predominantly dark plumage.Adults are 25 cm (9.75 in) long, with a wing span 61 cm (24 in), and weigh 62 g...
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Black Turnstone  [Arenaria melanocephala]
The Black Turnstone (Arenaria melanocephala) is a species of small wading bird. It is one of two species of turnstone in the genus Arenaria, the Ruddy Turnstone (A. interpres) being the other. It is now classified in the sandpiper family Scolopacidae but...
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Black-bellied Plover  [Pluvialis squatarola]
The Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola), known as the Black-bellied Plover in North America, is a medium-sized plover breeding in arctic regions. It is a long-distance migrant, with a nearly world-wide coastal distribution when not breeding.They are 27–30...
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Black-headed Gull  [Chroicocephalus ridibundus]
The Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) is a small gull which breeds in much of Europe and Asia, and also in coastal eastern Canada. Ironically, it lacks a black head in all plumages. Most of the population is migratory, wintering further south...
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Black-legged Kittiwake  [Rissa tridactyla]
The Black-legged Kittiwake, Rissa tridactyla is a seabird species in the gull family Laridae. This species was first described by Linnaeus in his Systema naturae in 1758 as Larus tridactylus. In North America, this species is known as the Black-legged Kit...
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Black-necked Stilt  [Himantopus mexicanus]
The Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) is a locally abundant resident of American wetlands and coastlines, from the coastal areas of California, much of the interior western United States and along the Gulf of Mexico as far east as Florida, then so...
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Black-tailed Godwit  [Limosa limosa]
The Black-tailed Godwit, Limosa limosa, is a large shorebird. It is a relatively long-legged member of the godwit genus. at Chilika, Orissa, India. at Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India. Black-tailed Goodwits (Limosa limosa) with a Black-winged Stilt at Sultanpu...
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Black-tailed Gull  [Larus crassirostris]
The Black-tailed Gull (Larus crassirostris) is a medium-sized (46cm) gull, with a wingspan of 126-128 cm. The bird is resident in East Asia, including China, Japan and Korea. It is a vagrant to Alaska and northeastern North America. It has yellow legs and...
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Black-winged Stilt  [Himantopus himantopus]
Adult at Hodal in Faridabad District of Haryana, India. Immature at Hodal in Faridabad District of Haryana, India. in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, is a large wader in the avocet and stilt family, Recurvirostr...
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Blackish Oystercatcher  [Haematopus ater]
The Blackish Oystercatcher (Haematopus ater) is a species of wader in the Haematopodidae family. It is found in Argentina, Chile, the Falkland Islands and Peru, and is a vagrant to Uruguay. Its natural habitat is rocky shores. Wikimedia Commons has media...
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Bonaparte's Gull  [Chroicocephalus philadelphia]
The Bonaparte's Gull, Chroicocephalus philadelphia, is a small gull.Adults are 31-34 cm long with a 79-84 cm wingspan. They have a black hood and a short thin dark bill. The body is mainly white with pale grey back and upper wings. The underwing is pale a...
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Bristle-thighed Curlew  [Numenius tahitiensis]
The Bristle-thighed Curlew, Numenius tahitiensis, is a large shorebird that breeds in Alaska and winters on tropical Pacific islands. It has a long, decurved bill and bristled feathers at the base of the legs. Its length is about 43 cm and wingspan about...
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Broad-billed Sandpiper  [Limicola falcinellus]
The Broad-billed Sandpiper, Limicola falcinellus, is a small wading bird. It is the only member of the genus Limicola; some have proposed that it should be placed in the genus Erolia with the "stint" sandpipers , but more recent research (Thomas et al., 2...
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Brown Noddy  [Anous stolidus]
The Brown Noddy or Common Noddy Anous stolidus is a seabird from the tern family. The largest of the noddies, it can be told from the closely related Black Noddy by its larger size and plumage, which is dark brown rather than black. The Brown Noddy is a t...
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Brown Skua  [Catharacta lonnbergi]
The Brown Skua (Catharacta antarctica) is often referred to as Antarctic Skua (or vice versa); the taxonomy of Skuas is still a matter of dispute. Other names (probably owing to the high level of hybridization in this species) include Southern Great Skua,...
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Brown-headed Gull  [Larus brunnicephalus]
The Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus, is a small gull which breeds in the high plateaux of central Asia from Turkmenistan to Mongolia. It is migratory, wintering on the coasts and large inland lakes of tropical southern Asia. As is the ca...
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Buff-breasted Sandpiper  [Tryngites subruficollis]
The Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Tryngites subruficollis, is a small shorebird. It is a calidrid sandpipers and presently considered to be the only member of the genus Tryngites. Indeed, it probably belongs in the genus Calidris itself, or more precisely with...
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California Gull  [Larus californicus]
The California Gull Larus californicus is a medium-sized gull, smaller than the Herring Gull but larger than the Ring-billed Gull.Adults are similar in appearance to the Herring Gull, but have a smaller yellow bill with a black ring, yellow legs, brown ey...
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Caspian Tern  [Hydroprogne caspia]
The Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia, formerly Sterna caspia; syn. Hydroprogne tschegrava) is a species of tern, with a subcosmopolitan but scattered distribution. Despite its extensive range, it is monotypic, with no subspecies accepted. In New Zealand i...
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Cassin's Auklet  [Ptychoramphus aleuticus]
The Cassin’s Auklet, Ptychoramphus aleuticus, is a small, chunky seabird that ranges widely in the North Pacific. It nests in small burrows and because of its presence on well studied islands in British Columbia and off California it is one of the better...
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Chilean Skua  [Catharacta chilensis]
The Chilean Skua (Stercorarius chilensis) is a large predatory seabird. While nowhere near the size of birds such as the Wandering Albatross, the Chilean Skua makes up for it in sheer aggression towards other birds. While other skuas plunder the kills of...
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Common Greenshank  [Tringa nebularia]
In Non-breeding plumage at Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India. Greenshanks often feed in fairly deep water The Greenshank Tringa nebularia is a wader in the large family Scolopacidae, the typical waders. Its closest relative is the Greate...
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Common Murre  [Uria aalge]
The Common Guillemot or Common Murre (Uria aalge) is a large auk. It is also known as the Thin-billed Murre in North America. It has a circumpolar distribution, occurring in low-Arctic and boreal waters in the North-Atlantic and North Pacific. It spends m...
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Common Redshank  [Tringa totanus]
The Common Redshank or Redshank (Tringa totanus) is a wader in the large family Scolopacidae, the typical waders. It is closest to the small Wood Sandpiper, and also closely related to the Marsh Sandpiper (Pereira & Baker, 2005). These are a group of...
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Common Ringed Plover  [Charadrius hiaticula]
The Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula is a small plover. Adults are 17-19.5 cm in length with a 35-41 cm wingspan. They have a grey-brown back and wings, a white belly, and a white breast with one black neckband. They have a brown cap, a white forehead,...
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Common Sandpiper  [Actitis hypoleucos]
at Puri in Orissa, India. at Puri in Orissa, India. At Purbasthali in Burdwan District of West Bengal, India. The Common Sandpiper, Actitis hypoleucos, is a small wader, 18 - 20 cm long with a 32-35 cm wingspan. Together with its sister species, the Spott...
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Common Snipe  [Gallinago gallinago]
The Common Snipe or Fantail Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) is a small, stocky shorebird. The breeding habitat is marshes, bogs, tundra and wet meadows in Iceland, the Faroes, northern Europe and Russia. Common Snipe nest in a well-hidden location on the grou...
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Common Tern  [Sterna hirundo]
The Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. This bird has a circumpolar distribution breeding in temperate and sub-arctic regions of Europe, Asia and east and central North America. It is strongly migratory, wintering in th...
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Craveri's Murrelet  [Synthliboramphus craveri]
Craveri's Murrelet (Synthliboramphus craveri) is a small seabird which breeds on offshore islands in both the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of California off the Baja peninsula of Mexico. It also wanders fairly regularly as far as central California in the U...
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Crested Auklet  [Aethia cristatella]
The Crested Auklet is a small seabird of the family Alcidae which nests in huge colonies (>1 million individuals) in the Bering Sea and Sea of Okhotsk. They often breed in mixed-species colonies with Least Auklets, their smaller congener. The Crested A...
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Curlew Sandpiper  [Calidris ferruginea]
The Curlew Sandpiper, Calidris ferruginea, is a small wader which breeds on the tundra of Arctic Siberia. It is strongly migratory, wintering mainly in Africa, but also in south and southeast Asia and in Australasia. It is a vagrant to North America. Desc...
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Dolphin Gull  [Leucophaeus scoresbii]
The Dolphin Gull (Leucophaeus scoresbii), sometimes erroneously called the Red-billed Gull (a somewhat similar but unrelated species from New Zealand), is a gull native to southern Chile and Argentina, and the Falkland Islands. It is a coastal bird inhabi...
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Dunlin  [Calidris alpina]
The Dunlin, Calidris or Erolia alpina, is a small wader. It is a circumpolar breeder in Arctic or subarctic regions. Birds that breed in northern Europe and Asia are long-distance migrants, wintering south to Africa and southeast Asia. Birds that breed in...
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Elegant Tern  [Thalasseus elegans]
The Elegant Tern (Thalasseus elegans, syn. Sterna elegans - see Bridge et al., 2005) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. It breeds on the Pacific coasts of the southern USA and Mexico and winters south to Peru, Ecuador and Chile.This species breeds...
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Eurasian Curlew  [Numenius arquata]
The Eurasian Curlew, Numenius arquata, is a wader in the large family Scolopacidae. It is the one of the most widespread of the curlews, breeding across temperate Europe and Asia. There have even been sightings in Nova Scotia. In Europe this species is of...
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Eurasian Oystercatcher  [Haematopus ostralegus]
The Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus, also known as the Common Pied Oystercatcher, or (in Europe) just Oystercatcher, is a wader in the oystercatcher bird family Haematopodidae. It is the most widespread of the oystercatchers, with three races...
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Forster's Tern  [Sterna forsteri]
The Forster's Tern, Sterna forsteri, is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. It breeds inland in North America and winters south to the Caribbean and northern South America.This species is rare but annual in western Europe, and has wintered in Ireland...
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Franklin's Gull  [Leucophaeus pipixcan]
The Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan) is a small gull. It breeds in central provinces of Canada and adjacent states of the northern USA; in the Canadian Prairies region it is named the Prairie Dove. It is migratory, wintering in the Caribbean, Peru,...
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Glaucous Gull  [Larus hyperboreus]
The Glaucous Gull, Larus hyperboreus is a large gull which breeds in the Arctic regions of the northern hemisphere and the Atlantic coasts of Europe. It is migratory, wintering from in the North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans as far south as the Britis...
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Glaucous-winged Gull  [Larus glaucescens]
The Glaucous-winged Gull, Larus glaucescens, is a large, white-headed gull residing from the Aleutians to the western coast of Alaska to the coast of Washington. It also breeds on the northwest coast of Alaska. During non-breeding seasons they can be foun...
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Great Black-backed Gull  [Larus marinus]
The Great Black-backed Gull, Larus marinus, is a very large gull which breeds on the European and North American coasts and islands of the North Atlantic. It is fairly sedentary, but some Great Black-backed Gulls move further south or inland to large lake...
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Great Crested Tern  [Thalasseus bergii]
The Greater Crested Tern, Crested Tern or Swift Tern, (Thalasseus bergii), is a seabird in the tern family, which nests in dense colonies on coastlines and islands in the tropical and subtropical Old World. Its five subspecies breed in the area from South...
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Great Knot  [Calidris tenuirostris]
The Great Knot, Calidris tenuirostris, is a small wader. It is the largest of the calidrid species. Their breeding habitat is tundra in northeast Siberia. They nest on the ground laying about four eggs in a ground scrape. They are strongly migratory winte...
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Greater Sand-Plover  [Charadrius leschenaultii]
The Greater Sand Plover, Charadrius leschenaultii, is a small wader in the plover family of birds. The spelling is commonly given as greater sandplover, but the official British Ornithologists' Union spelling is greater sand plover. It breeds in the semi-...
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Greater Yellowlegs  [Tringa melanoleuca]
The Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca is a large North American shorebird, similar in appearance to the smaller Lesser Yellowlegs. Its closest relative, however, is the Greenshank, together with which and the Spotted Redshank it forms a close-knit gro...
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Gull-billed Tern  [Gelochelidon nilotica]
The Gull-billed Tern, Gelochelidon nilotica, formerly Sterna nilotica (Bridge et al., 2005), is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae.It breeds in warmer parts of the world in southern Europe (and a very small isolated population in northern Germany and...
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Hawai'ian Stilt
The Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, is a large wader in the avocet and stilt family, Recurvirostridae.Adults are 33-36 cm long. They have long pink legs, a long thin black bill and are mainly white with a dark cap and a dark back.The taxonomy o...
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Heermann's Gull  [Larus heermanni]
The Heermann's Gull (Larus heermanni) is a gull resident in the United States and Mexico. Of the current population of about 150,000 pairs, 90% nest on the island of Isla Rasa off Baja California in the Gulf of California, with smaller colonies as far nor...
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Herring Gull  [Larus argentatus]
The Herring Gull, Larus argentatus, is a large gull which breeds across North America, Europe and Asia. Some herring gulls, especially those resident in colder areas, migrate further south in winter, but many are permanent residents, e.g. those on the low...
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Horned Puffin  [Fratercula corniculata]
The Horned Puffin (Fratercula corniculata) is an auk, similar in appearance to the Atlantic Puffin; this bird's bill is yellow at the base and red at the tip. It is a pelagic seabird that feeds primarily by diving for fish. It nests in colonies, often wit...
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Iceland Gull  [Larus glaucoides]
The Iceland Gull, Larus glaucoides, is a large gull which breeds in the Arctic regions of Canada and Greenland, but not Iceland, where it is only seen in the winter. It is migratory, wintering from in the North Atlantic as far south as the British Isles a...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/iceland_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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65.  
Ivory Gull  [Pagophila eburnea]
The Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea is a small gull, the only species in its genus. It breeds in the high arctic and has a circumpolar distribution through Greenland, northernmost North America, and Eurasia. It migrates only short distances south in autumn,...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/ivory_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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66.  
Kelp Gull  [Larus dominicanus]
The Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus) breeds on coasts and islands through much of the southern hemisphere. The race L. d. vetula occurs around southern Africa, and nominate L. d. dominicanus is the subspecies found around South America, parts of Australia (w...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/kelp_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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67.  
Killdeer  [Charadrius vociferus]
The Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) is a medium-sized plover.Adults have a brown back and wings, a white belly, and a white breast with two black bands. The rump is tawny orange. The face and cap are brown with a white forehead. They have an orange-red ey...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/killdeer/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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68.  
Kumlien's Gull  [Larus glaucoides]
Kumlien's Gull, Larus [glaucoides] kumlieni, is a large gull which breeds in the Arctic regions of Canada. It is migratory, wintering from Labrador south to New England and west across the Great Lakes. It has variably been considered a full species, a sub...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/kumliens_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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69.  
Laughing Gull  [Leucophaeus atricilla]
The Laughing Gull, Leucophaeus atricilla, is a medium-sized gull of North and South America. It breeds on the Atlantic coast of North America, the Caribbean, southern California, USA, and northern South America. Northernmost populations migrate further so...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/laughing_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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70.  
Lava Gull  [Larus fuliginosus]
The Lava Gull (Larus fuliginosus) is a large gull and very closely related to the Laughing Gull. It is the world's rarest gull with the entire population living on the Galápagos Islands. There is only an estimated 300 pairs there.Adult plumage, acquired i...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/lava_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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71.  
Least Auklet  [Aethia pusilla]
The Least Auklet, Aethia pusilla, is a seabird and the smallest species of auk. It the most abundant seabird in North America, and one of the most abundant in the world, with a population of around nine million birds. They breed on the islands of Alaska a...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/least_auklet/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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72.  
Least Sandpiper  [Calidris minutilla]
The Least Sandpiper, Calidris or Erolia minutilla, is the smallest shorebird.This species has yellowish legs and a short thin dark bill. Breeding adults are brown with dark brown streaks on top and white underneath. They have a light line above the eye an...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/least_sandpiper/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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73.  
Least Tern  [Sternula antillarum]
The Least Tern (Sternula antillarum, formerly Sterna antillarum) is a species of tern that breeds in North America and locally in northern South America. It is closely related to, and was formerly often considered conspecific with, the Little Tern S. albi...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/least_tern/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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74.  
Lesser Black-backed Gull  [Larus fuscus]
The Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) is a large gull which breeds on the Atlantic coasts of Europe. It is migratory, wintering from the British Isles south to West Africa. It is also a regular winter visitor to the east coast of North America, prob...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/lesser_black_backed_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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75.  
Lesser Crested Tern  [Sterna bengalensis]
The Lesser Crested Tern (Thalasseus bengalensis, syn. Sterna bengalensis - see Bridge et al., 2005) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. It breeds in subtropical coastal parts of the world mainly from the Red Sea across the Indian Ocean to the weste...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/lesser_crested_tern/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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76.  
Lesser Sand-Plover  [Charadrius mongolus]
The Lesser Sand Plover, Charadrius mongolus, is a small wader in the plover family of birds. The spelling is commonly given as Lesser Sandplover, but the official British Ornithologists' Union spelling is Lesser Sand Plover. There are five races, and the...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/lesser_sand_plover/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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77.  
Lesser Yellowlegs  [Tringa flavipes]
The Lesser Yellowlegs, Tringa flavipes, is a medium-sized shorebird similar in appearance to the larger Greater Yellowlegs. It is not closely related to this bird, however, but instead to the much larger and quite dissimilar willet (Pereira & Baker, 2005)...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/lesser_yellowlegs/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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78.  
Little Ringed Plover  [Charadrius dubius]
The Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius) is a small plover. Breeding plumage at Purbasthali in Burdwan District of West Bengal, India. Adults have a grey-brown back and wings, a white belly, and a white breast with one black neckband. They have a brow...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/little_ringed_plover/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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79.  
Little Stint  [Calidris minuta]
The Little Stint, Calidris or Erolia minuta, is a very small wader. It breeds in arctic Europe and Asia, and is a long-distance migrant, wintering south to Africa and south Asia. It occasionally is a vagrant to North America and to Australia. It is gregar...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/little_stint/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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80.  
Long-billed Curlew  [Numenius americanus]
The Long-billed Curlew, Numenius americanus, is a large shorebird. (See the Curlew family.)Adults have a very long bill curved downwards, a long neck and a small head. The head, neck and underparts are light brown. The back is dark brown. They show cinnam...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/long_billed_curlew/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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81.  
Long-billed Dowitcher  [Limnodromus scolopaceus]
The Long-billed Dowitcher, Limnodromus scolopaceus, is a medium-sized shorebird.Adults have yellowish legs and a long straight dark bill. The body is dark brown on top and reddish underneath with spotted throat and breast, bars on flanks. The tail has a b...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/long_billed_dowitcher/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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82.  
Long-tailed Jaeger  [Stercorarius longicaudus]
The Long-tailed Skua, Stercorarius longicaudus, is a seabird in the skua family Stercorariidae. This is the smallest of the skuas at about 38cm length, excluding the elongated central tail feathers of the summer adult, which can add another 20cm or so. Th...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/long_tailed_jaeger/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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83.  
Long-toed Stint  [Calidris subminuta]
The Long-toed Stint, Calidris or Erolia subminuta, is a small wader bird. It breeds across northern Asia and is strongly migratory, wintering in south and south east Asia and Australasia. It occurs in western Europe only as a very rare vagrant. Little is...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/long_toed_stint/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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84.  
Magellanic Oystercatcher  [Haematopus leucopodus]
The Magellanic Oystercatcher (Haematopus leucopodus) is a species of wader in the Haematopodidae family. It is found in Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands. Its natural habitats are freshwater lakes and sandy shores....
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/magellanic_oystercatcher/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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85.  
Malaysian Plover  [Charadrius peronii]
The Malaysian Plover (Charadrius peronii) is a small (ca. 35"?42 g) wader that nests on beaches and salt flats in Southeast Asia. Description The Malaysian Plover is 15 cm (5.9 in) in length. The male can be recognized by a thin black band aroun...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/malaysian_plover/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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86.  
Marbled Godwit  [Limosa fedoa]
The Marbled Godwit, Limosa fedoa, is a large shorebird.Adults have long blue-grey legs and a very long pink bill with a slight upward curve and dark at the tip. The long neck, breast and belly are pale brown with dark bars on the breast and flanks. The ba...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/marbled_godwit/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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87.  
Marbled Murrelet  [Brachyramphus marmoratus]
The Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) is a small seabird from the North Pacific. It is a member of the auk family. It nests in old-growth forests or on the ground at higher latitudes where trees cannot grow. Its habit of nesting in trees was sus...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/marbled_murrelet/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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88.  
Marsh Sandpiper  [Tringa stagnatilis]
The Marsh Sandpiper, Tringa stagnatilis, is a small wader. It is a rather small shank, and breeds in open grassy steppe and taiga wetlands from easternmost Europe to central Asia. It resembles a small elegant Greenshank, with a long fine bill and very lon...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/marsh_sandpiper/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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89.  
Masked Lapwing  [Vanellus miles]
The Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles), previously known as the Masked Plover and often called simply "the Plover" in its native range, is a large, common and conspicuous bird native to Australia, particularly the northern and eastern parts of the continent....
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/masked_lapwing/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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90.  
Mediterranean Gull  [Larus melanocephalus]
The Mediterranean Gull, Ichthyaetus melanocephalus, is a small gull which breeds almost entirely in Europe, mainly in the south east, especially around the Black Sea, and in central Turkey. There are colonies elsewhere in southern Europe, and this species...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/mediterranean_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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91.  
Mew Gull  [Larus canus]
The Common Gull or Mew Gull (Larus canus) is a medium-sized gull which breeds in northern Asia, northern Europe and northwestern North America. It migrates further south in winter.Adults are 40-46 cm long, obviously smaller than the Herring Gull, and slig...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/mew_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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92.  
Mountain Plover  [Charadrius montanus]
The Mountain Plover is a medium-sized ground bird in the plover family. It is misnamed, as it lives on level land. Unlike most plovers, it is usually not found near bodies of water or even on wet soil; it prefers dry habitat with short grass (usually due...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/mountain_plover/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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93.  
Northern Jacana  [Jacana spinosa]
The Northern Jacana [Jacana spinosa] is a wader which is a resident breeder from coastal Mexico to western Panama, and on Cuba, Jamaica and Hispaniola. It sometimes breeds in Texas, USA.The jacanas are a group of wetland birds, which are identifiable by t...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/northern_jacana/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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94.  
Northern Lapwing  [Vanellus vanellus]
The Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), also known as the Peewit, Green Plover or (in the British Isles) just Lapwing, is a bird in the plover family. It is common through temperate Europe, and across temperate Asia. It occasionally is a vagrant to Nort...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/northern_lapwing/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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95.  
Pacific Golden-Plover  [Pluvialis fulva]
The Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva) is a medium-sized plover.The 23-26 cm long breeding adult is spotted gold and black on the crown, back and wings. Its face and neck are black with a white border and it has a black breast and a dark rump. The le...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/pacific_golden_plover/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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96.  
Parakeet Auklet  [Aethia psittacula]
The Parakeet Auklet is a small seabird of the North Pacific. It used to be placed on its own in the genus Cyclorrhynchus (Kaup, 1829) but recent morphological and genetic evidence suggest it should be placed in the genus Aethia. It is associated with the...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/parakeet_auklet/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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97.  
Parasitic Jaeger  [Stercorarius parasiticus]
The Arctic Skua, Stercorarius parasiticus, known as the Parasitic Jaeger in North America, is a seabird in the skua family Stercorariidae. This species breeds in the north of Eurasia and North America, with significant populations as far south as northern...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/parasitic_jaeger/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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98.  
Pectoral Sandpiper  [Calidris melanotos]
The Pectoral Sandpiper, Calidris or Erolia melanotos, is a small wader. It breeds in the boggy tundra of northeast Asia and North America. It is a very long-distance migrant. The American and most of the Asian birds winter in South America, but some Asian...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/pectoral_sandpiper/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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99.  
Pied Avocet  [Recurvirostra avosetta]
The Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) is a large wader in the avocet and stilt family, Recurvirostridae. Adults have white plumage except for a black cap and black patches in the wings and on the back. They have long, upturned bills and long, bluish le...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/pied_avocet/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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100.  
Pigeon Guillemot  [Cepphus columba]
The Pigeon Guillemot (Cepphus columba) is a medium-sized alcid endemic to the Pacific. They closely resemble the other members of the genus Cepphus, particularly the Black Guillemot, which is slightly smaller. Adult birds have black bodies with a white wi...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/pigeon_guillemot/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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101.  
Piping Plover  [Charadrius melodus]
Overview The Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) is a small plover. The Piping Plover is a sand-colored, sparrow-sized shorebird that nests and feeds along coastal sand and gravel beaches. The adult has yellow- orange legs, a black band across the forehead...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/piping_plover/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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102.  
Pomarine Jaeger  [Stercorarius pomarinus]
The Pomarine Skua, Stercorarius pomarinus, known as Pomarine Jaeger in North America, is a seabird in the skua family Stercorariidae. Its relationships are not fully resolved; its mitochondrial DNA is most similar to the Great Skua [Blechschmidt et al., 1...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/pomarine_jaeger/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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103.  
Purple Sandpiper  [Calidris maritima]
The Purple Sandpiper, Calidris or Erolia maritima is a small shorebird.Adults have short yellow legs and a medium thin dark bill with a yellow base. The body is dark on top with a slight purplish gloss and mainly white underneath. The breast is smeared wi...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/purple_sandpiper/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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104.  
Red Knot  [Calidris canutus]
The Red Knot, Calidris canutus (just Knot in Europe), is a medium sized shorebird which breeds in tundra in the far north of Canada, Europe and Russia.North American birds winter in coastal areas on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts as far south as Argentin...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/red_knot/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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105.  
Red Phalarope  [Phalaropus fulicarius]
The Red Phalarope (called Grey Phalarope in Europe), Phalaropus fulicaria, is a small wader. This phalarope breeds in the Arctic regions of North America and Eurasia. It is migratory, and, unusually for a wader, migrating mainly on oceanic routes and wint...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/red_phalarope/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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106.  
Red-billed Gull  [Larus scopulinus]
The Red-billed Gull (Chroicocephalus scopulinus), also known locally as Mackerel Gull, is a native of New Zealand, being found throughout the country and on outlying islands including the Chatham Islands, where it is known as Jackie, and Sub-antarctic isl...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/red_billed_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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107.  
Red-legged Kittiwake  [Rissa brevirostris]
The Red-legged Kittiwake, Rissa brevirostris is a seabird species in the gull family Laridae. It breeds in the Pribilof, Bogoslof and Buldir islands of the USA, and the Commander Islands, Russia. Adults are 35-40cm long, with an 84-92 cm wingspan. Red-leg...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/red_legged_kittiwake/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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108.  
Red-necked Phalarope  [Phalaropus lobatus]
The Red-necked Phalarope, Phalaropus lobatus, is a small wader. This phalarope breeds in the Arctic regions of North America and Eurasia. It is migratory, and, unusually for a wader, winters at sea on tropical oceans.Red-necked Phalarope is about 18 cm (7...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/red_necked_phalarope/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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109.  
Red-necked Stint  [Calidris ruficollis]
The Red-necked Stint, Calidris or Erolia ruficollis, is a small migratory wader.These birds are among the smallest of waders, very similar to the Little Stint, Calidris/Erolia minuta, with which they were once considered conspecific. The Red-necked Stint'...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/red_necked_stint/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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110.  
Rhinoceros Auklet  [Cerorhinca monocerata]
The Rhinoceros Auklet, Cerorhinca monocerata, is a seabird considered, despite its name, a close relative of the puffins. It is the only living species of the genus Cerorhinca.It ranges widely across the North Pacific feeding on small fish and nesting in...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/rhinoceros_auklet/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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111.  
Ring-billed Gull  [Larus delawarensis]
The Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) is a medium-sized gull.Adults are 49 cm length and with a 124 cm wingspan. They have a white head, neck and underparts and a relatively short, yellow bill with a dark ring. The back and wings are silver grey and t...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/ring_billed_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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112.  
Rock Sandpiper  [Calidris ptilocnemis]
The Rock Sandpiper, Calidris or Erolia ptilocnemis is a small shorebird.Adults have short yellow legs and a medium thin dark bill. The body is dark on top with a slight purplish gloss and mainly white underneath. The breast is smeared with grey and the ru...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/rock_sandpiper/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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113.  
Royal Tern  [Thalasseus maximus]
The Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus, syn. Sterna maxima - see Bridge et al., 2005) is a seabird in the tern family Sternidae. This bird has two distinctive subspecies.T. m. maximus breeds on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the southern USA and Mexico in...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/royal_tern/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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114.  
Ruddy Turnstone  [Arenaria interpres]
The Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) is a small wading bird, one of two species of turnstone in the genus Arenaria. It is now classified in the sandpiper family Scolopacidae but was formerly sometimes placed in the plover family Charadriidae. It is a...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/ruddy_turnstone/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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115.  
Ruff  [Bonasa umbellus]
Satellite male with white ruff The Ruff (Philomachus pugnax) is a medium-sized wader. It is usually considered the only member of its genus Philomachus, but more recent research (Thomas et al, 2004) indicates that the Broad-billed and Sharp-tailed Sandpip...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/ruff/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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116.  
Sabine's Gull  [Xema sabini]
The Sabine's Gull is a small gull. Its generic placement is disputed; some authors treat it as the sole species in the genus Xema as Xema sabini, while others retain it in the genus Larus as Larus sabini. It breeds in the arctic and has a circumpolar dist...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/sabines_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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117.  
Sanderling  [Calidris alba]
The Sanderling (Calidris alba, syn. Crocethia alba or Erolia alba) is a small wader. It is a circumpolar Arctic breeder, and is a long-distance migrant, wintering south to South America, South Europe, Africa, and Australia. It is highly gregarious in wint...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/sanderling/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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118.  
Sandwich Tern  [Thalasseus sandvicensis]
The Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis, syn. Sterna sandvicensis is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. It is very closely related to the Lesser Crested Tern T. bengalensis, Chinese Crested Tern T. bernsteini, and Elegant Tern T. elegans, and has...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/sandwich_tern/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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119.  
Semipalmated Plover  [Charadrius semipalmatus]
The Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) is a small plover.Adults have a grey-brown back and wings, a white belly, and a white breast with one black neckband. They have a brown cap, a white forehead, a black mask around the eyes and a short orang...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/semipalmated_plover/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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120.  
Semipalmated Sandpiper  [Calidris pusilla]
The Semipalmated Sandpiper, Calidris pusilla, is a very small shorebird. It is sometimes separated with other "stints" in Erolia but although these apparently form a monophyletic group, the present species' old genus Ereunetes had been proposed before Ero...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/semipalmated_sandpiper/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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121.  
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper  [Calidris acuminata]
The Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Calidris acuminata (but see below) is a small wader. It breeds in the boggy tundra of northeast Asia and is strongly migratory, wintering in south east Asia and Australasia. It occurs as a rare autumn migrant to North America,...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/sharp_tailed_sandpiper/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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122.  
Short-billed Dowitcher  [Limnodromus griseus]
The Short-billed Dowitcher, Limnodromus griseus, is a medium-sized shorebird of the family Scolopacidae. The name of this bird can be somewhat misleading, as its bill is only short in comparison with the Long-billed Dowitcher. Its long, straight, dark bil...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/short_billed_dowitcher/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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123.  
Silver Gull  [Larus novaehollandiae]
The Silver Gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae) also known simply as "seagull" in Australia, is the most common gull seen in Australia. It has been found throughout the continent, but particularly coastal areas. The South African Hartlaub's Gull (C. har...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/silver_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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124.  
Snowy Plover  [Charadrius nivosus]
The Kentish Plover, Charadrius alexandrinus, is a small wader in the plover bird family. Despite its name, this species no longer breeds in Great Britain.It breeds in most subtropical and tropical parts of the world, from southern Europe to Japan and in P...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/snowy_plover/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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125.  
Solitary Sandpiper  [Tringa solitaria]
The Solitary Sandpiper, Tringa solitaria, is a small wader (shorebird). Its only close relative in the genus Tringa is the Green Sandpiper (Pereira & Baker, 2005); they both have brown wings with little light dots, and a delicate but contrasting neck and...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/solitary_sandpiper/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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126.  
Sooty Tern  [Onychoprion fuscatus]
The Sooty Tern, Onychoprion fuscatus (formerly Sterna fuscata), is a seabird of the tern family (Sternidae). It is a bird of the tropical oceans, breeding on islands throughout the equatorial zone. Colloquially, it is known as the Wideawake Tern or just w...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/sooty_tern/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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127.  
South Island Oystercatcher  [Haematopus finschi]
The South Island Pied Oystercatcher (Haematopus finschi), often contracted to the acronym SIPO (to rhyme with "typo"?), is one of the two common oystercatchers found in New Zealand. Description Easily identifiable as a pied oystercatcher "? a large wader...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/south_island_oystercatcher/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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128.  
South Polar Skua  [Stercorarius maccormicki]
The South Polar Skua, Stercorarius maccormicki, is a large seabird in the skua family Stercorariidae. An older name for this bird is MacCormick's Skua. This species and the other large southern hemisphere skuas, together with Great Skua, are sometimes pla...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/south_polar_skua/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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129.  
Spoon-billed Sandpiper  [Eurynorhynchus pygmeus]
The Spoon-billed Sandpiper (or Spoonbill Sandpiper), Eurynorhynchus pygmeus, is a small wader which breeds in northeastern Russia and winters in Southeast Asia. Description The most distinctive feature of this species is its spatulate bill. The breeding a...
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130.  
Spotted Redshank  [Tringa erythropus]
The Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus is a wader in the large bird family Scolopacidae, the typical waders. It is an Arctic bird, breeding across northern Scandinavia and northern Asia. It is a migratory species, wintering around the Mediterranean, the s...
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131.  
Spotted Sandpiper  [Actitis macularius]
The Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia) is a small shorebird, 18-20 cm long. Together with its sister species, the Common Sandpiper (A. hypoleucos) they make up the genus Actitis. They replace each other geographically; stray birds may settle down with...
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132.  
Stilt Sandpiper  [Calidris himantopus]
The Stilt Sandpiper, Micropalama himantopus or Calidris himantopus, is a small shorebird; it bears some resemblance to the smaller calidrid sandpipers or "stints". DNA sequence information is incapable to determine on whether it should be placed in Calidr...
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133.  
Surfbird  [Aphriza virgata]
The Surfbird is a small stocky wader in the family Scolopacidae. It is usually classified in a genus of its own, as Aphriza virgata, but more recent data suggests it is very close genetically to the Red and Great Knots and should be included in Calidris (...
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134.  
Swallow-tailed Gull  [Creagrus furcatus]
The Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus) is an equatorial seabird in the gull family Laridae. The species is endemic to the Galápagos Islands. When it is not breeding it is totally pelagic (flying and hunting over the open oceans), migrating eastward t...
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135.  
Temminck's Stint  [Calidris temminckii]
Temminck's Stint, Calidris or Erolia temminckii, is a small wader. In Breeding plumage near Hodal in Faridabad District of Haryana, India. In Non- breeding plumage at Purbasthali in Bardhaman District of West Bengal, India. This stint's breeding habitat i...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/temmincks_stint/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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136.  
Thayer's Gull  [Larus thayeri]
The Thayer's Gull (Larus thayeri) is a large gull native to North America that breeds in the Arctic islands of Canada and primarily winters on the Pacific coast, from southern Alaska to the Gulf of California, though there are also wintering populations o...
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137.  
Thick-billed Murre  [Uria lomvia]
The Thick-billed Murre or Brünnich's Guillemot (Uria lomvia) is a bird in the auk family (Alcidae). This bird is named after the Danish zoologist Morten Thrane Brünnich. The very deeply black North Pacific subspecies Uria lomvia arra is also called Pallas...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/thick_billed_murre/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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138.  
Tufted Puffin  [Fratercula cirrhata]
The Tufted Puffin (Fratercula cirrhata) is a relatively abundant medium-sized pelagic seabird in the auk (Alcidae) family found throughout the North Pacific Ocean. It is one of three species of puffin that comprise the Fratercula genus and is easily recog...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/tufted_puffin/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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139.  
Upland Sandpiper  [Bartramia longicauda]
The Upland Sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda, is a large shorebird, closely related to the curlews (Thomas, 2004). Older names are the Upland Plover and Bartram's Sandpiper. It is the only member of the genus Bartramia. The genus name and the old common nam...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/upland_sandpiper/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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140.  
Variable Oystercatcher  [Haematopus unicolor]
The variable oystercatcher (Haematopus unicolor) is a species of wader in the Haematopodidae family. It is endemic to New Zealand. The Maori name is torea-pango. They are also known as 'red bills'. "Variable" refers to the frontal plumage, which ranges fr...
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141.  
Wandering Tattler  [Tringa incana]
The Wandering Tattler, Tringa incana (formerly Heteroscelus incanus: Pereira & Baker, 2005; Banks et al., 2006), is a medium-sized wading bird. It is similar in appearance to the closely related Gray-tailed Tattler, T. brevipes. The tattlers are unique am...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/wandering_tattler/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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142.  
Western Gull  [Larus occidentalis]
The Western Gull, Larus occidentalis, is a large white-headed gull that lives on the western coast of North America. It was previously considered conspecific with the Yellow-footed Gull (Larus livens) of the Gulf of California. The Western Gull ranges fro...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/western_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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143.  
Western Sandpiper  [Calidris mauri]
The Western Sandpiper, Calidris or Erolia mauri, is a small shorebird.Adults have dark legs and a short thin dark bill, thinner at the tip. The body is brown on top and white underneath. They are reddish-brown on the crown. This bird can be difficult to d...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/western_sandpiper/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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144.  
Whimbrel  [Numenius phaeopus]
The Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus, is a wader in the large family Scolopacidae. It is the one of the most widespread of the curlews, breeding across much of subarctic North America, Europe and Asia as far south as Scotland.This is a migratory species winteri...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/whimbrel/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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145.  
Whiskered Tern  [Chlidonias hybrida]
The Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. This bird has a number of geographical races, differing mainly in size and minor plumage details. C. h. hybridus breeds in warmer parts of Europe and Asia. The smaller-bil...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/whiskered_tern/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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146.  
White-headed Stilt  [Himantopus leucocephalus]
Adults and immatures in Kewdale, Western Australia The White-headed Stilt or Pied Stilt is a bird in the Recurvirostridae family. It is sometimes treated as a distinct species Himantopus leucocephalus, sometimes included in the Common or Black-winged Stil...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/white_headed_stilt/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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147.  
White-rumped Sandpiper  [Calidris fuscicollis]
The White-rumped Sandpiper, Calidris or Erolia fuscicollis is a small shorebird. Adults have black legs and a small thin dark bill. The body is dark brown on top and mainly white underneath, with brown streaks on the breast and a white rump. They have a w...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/white_rumped_sandpiper/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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148.  
Willet  [Tringa semipalmata]
The Willet, Tringa semipalmata (formerly Catoptrophorus semipalmatus: Pereira & Baker, 2005; Banks et al., 2006), is a large shorebird in the sandpiper family. It is a well-sized and stout scolopacid, the largest of the shanks. Its closest relative is the...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/willet/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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149.  
Wilson's Phalarope  [Phalaropus tricolor]
The Wilson's Phalarope, Phalaropus tricolor, is a small wader. This bird, the largest of the phalaropes, breeds in the prairies of North America in western Canada and the western United States. It is migratory, wintering around the central Andes in South...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/wilsons_phalarope/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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150.  
Wilson's Plover  [Charadrius wilsonia]
The Wilson's Plover (Charadrius wilsonia) is a small plover. Wilson's Plover is a coastal wader which breeds on both coasts of the Americas from the equator northwards. Its range extends north to include much of the U.S. eastern coast, and the west coast...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/wilsons_plover/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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151.  
Wilson's Snipe  [Gallinago delicata]
The Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata) is a small, stocky shorebird.Their breeding habitat is marshes, bogs, tundra and wet meadows in Canada and the northern United States. They nest in a well-hidden location on the ground.The eastern population migrate...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/wilsons_snipe/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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152.  
Wood Sandpiper  [Tringa glareola]
The Wood Sandpiper, Tringa glareola, is a small wader. It is the smallest of the shanks, and breeds in subarctic wetlands from the Scottish Highlands across Europe and Asia. It will nest on the ground, or reuse the old tree nest of another bird, such as t...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/wood_sandpiper/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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153.  
Xantus's Murrelet  [Synthliboramphus hypoleucus]
Xantus's Murrelet (Synthliboramphus hypoleucus) is a small seabird found in the California Current system in the Pacific Ocean. This auk breeds on islands off California and Mexico. It is threatened by predators introduced to its breeding colonies and by...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/xantuss_murrelet/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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154.  
Yellow-footed Gull  [Larus livens]
The Yellow-footed Gull, Larus livens, is a large gull, closely related to the Western Gull and thought to be a subspecies until the 1960s.Adults are similar in appearance to the Western Gull, with a white head, dark, slate-colored back and wings, and a th...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/yellow_footed_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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155.  
Yellow-legged Gull  [Larus michahellis]
The Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis) is a large gull of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. It is sometimes considered to be part of the same species as the Caspian Gull and the combined species is then called Larus cachinnans. Classification...
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