BioImages: The Virtual Field-Guide (UK)

AVES (birds)


Rank Taxon #subtaxa #photos #macrophotos #refs
Order ACCIPITRIFORMES (ospreys, hawks, kites, eagles, vultures) 5      
Family ACCIPITRIDAE (hawks, kites, eagles, vultures) 5 2   4
Order ANSERIFORMES (ducks, geese, mergansers and swans) 11 135   10
Order CAPRIMULGIFORMES (nightjars) 1      
Family CAPRIMULGIDAE (nightjars) 1     2
Order CHARADRIIFORMES (plovers and sea birds) 18      
Family ALCIDAE (puffins, guillemots and auks) 1     1
Family BURHINIDAE (stone curlews) 1     4
Family CHARADRIIDAE (plovers) 2     3
Family HAEMATOPODIDAE (oystercatchers) 1     2
Family LARIDAE (sea gulls) 3 20   1
Family RECURVIROSTRIDAE (avocets and stilts) 1     1
Family SCOLOPACIDAE (sandpipers, curlews, godwits, stints, woodcocks etc) 6 2   6
Family STERCORARIDAE (skuas) 1     1
Family STERNIDAE (terns) 2     2
Order CICONIIFORMES (herons, spoonbills and storks) 2     2
Order COLUMBIFORMES (pigeons and doves) 3      
Family COLUMBIDAE (pigeons and doves) 3 10   4
Order CORACIIFORMES (kingfishers, rollers, bee-eaters and hoopoes) 1      
Family MEROPIDAE (bee-eaters) 1     1
Order FALCONIFORMES (kestrels and falcons) 1      
Family FALCONIDAE (kestrels and falcons) 1     1
Order GALLIFORMES (game birds) 6      
Family PHASIANIDAE (game birds) 6 3   6
Order GAVIIFORMES (divers) 1      
Family GAVIIDAE (divers) 1     1
Order GRUIFORMES (bustards, cranes and rails) 5 20   4
Order PASSERIFORMES (perching birds) 42 40 2 43
Order PELECANIFORMES (gannets, cormorants, shags and pellicans) 2 4    
Order PICIFORMES (woodpeckers etc) 1 1    
Order PODICIPEDIFORMES (grebes) 1      
Family PODICIPEDIDAE (grebes) 1     1
Order PROCELLARIIFORMES (shearwaters, petrels and albatrosses) 1      
Family HYDROBATIDAE (petrels) 1     1
Order PSITTACIFORMES (parrakeets) 2      
Family PSITTACIDAE (parrakeets) 2     2
Order STRIGIFORMES (owls) 2      
Family STRIGIDAE (a family of owls) 2     2

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Benson, S.V., 1960 The Observer's Book of Birds
Ferguson-Lees, J., Willis, I. & Sharrock, J.T.R., 1983 The Shell Guide to the Birds of Britain and Ireland
Paris, P., 1921 Oiseaux
Photo gallery: Birds: Photo gallery: Birds
Cercle de Mycologie de Mons (Belgique): (Page perso de JJ. Wuilbaut): Cercle de Mycologie de Mons (Belgique): (Page perso de JJ. Wuilbaut)

Dung identification

Pagett, M., 2007 What shat that? the pocket guide to poop identity

Feeding signs

Bang, P. & Dahlstrom, P., 1974 Animal Tracks and Signs

Nests and eggs

Atkinson, J.C., 1901 British birds' eggs and nests
Harrison, C.J.O., 1985 A Field Guide to Nests, Eggs & Nestlings of British & European Birds
Pochin, E British Birds' Eggs and Their Nests

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 21 general literature references to AVES (birds)

AVES may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(jawed craniates)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 259 feeding and other relationships of AVES (birds)

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