BioImages: The Virtual Field-Guide (UK)

AVES (birds)


Rank Taxon #subtaxa #photos #macrophotos #refs
Order ANSERIFORMES (ducks, geese, mergansers and swans, waterfowl) 19 374   12
Order CHARADRIIFORMES (plovers and sea birds) 26 381   24
Order CICONIIFORMES (herons, spoonbills and storks) 3      
Family ARDEIDAE (egrets and herons) 2      
Species Ardea cinerea Linnaeus, 1758 (Grey Heron, Heron)   1    
Species Egretta garzetta (Linnaeus, 1766) (Little Egret)   9   1
Family THRESKIORNITHIDAE (spoonbills and glossy ibises) 1      
Species Threskiornis aethiopicus (Latham, 1790) (Sacred Ibis)       1
Order COLUMBIFORMES (pigeons and doves) 6 37   6
Order CORACIIFORMES (kingfishers, rollers, bee-eaters and hoopoes) 1      
Family MEROPIDAE (bee-eaters) 1      
Species Merops apiaster Linnaeus, 1758 (Bee-eater, European Bee-eater)       1
Order FALCONIFORMES (kestrels and falcons) 8 19   7
Order GALLIFORMES (game birds) 8 15   9
Order GAVIIFORMES (divers) 1      
Family GAVIIDAE (divers) 1      
Species Gavia stellata (Pontoppidan, 1763) (Red-throated Diver)       1
Order GRUIFORMES (bustards, cranes and rails) 6 83   4
Order PASSERIFORMES (perching birds) 51 262 2 44
Order PELECANIFORMES (gannets, cormorants, shags and pellicans) 2      
Family PHALACROCORACIDAE (cormorants and shags) 1      
Species Phalacrocorax carbo (Linnaeus, 1758) (Cormorant, Great Cormorant)   27    
Family SULIDAE (gannets) 1      
Species Morus bassanus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Gannet, Northern Gannet)   4    
Order PICIFORMES (woodpeckers etc.) 1      
Family PICIDAE (woodpeckers etc.) 1      
Species Picus viridis Linnaeus, 1758 (Green Woodpecker)   1    
Order PODICIPEDIFORMES (grebes) 1      
Family PODICIPEDIDAE (grebes) 1      
Species Podiceps auritus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Slavonian Grebe)       1
Order PROCELLARIIFORMES (shearwaters, petrels and albatrosses) 1      
Family HYDROBATIDAE (petrels) 1      
Species Oceanodroma leucorhoa (Vieillot, 1818) (Leach's Petrel, Leach's Storm-petrel)       1
Order STRIGIFORMES (owls) 3      
Family CAPRIMULGIDAE (nightjars) 1      
Species Caprimulgus europaeus Linnaeus, 1758 (Nightjar, European Nightjar)       2
Family STRIGIDAE (a family of owls) 2      
Species Bubo bubo (Linnaeus, 1758) (Eagle Owl, Eurasian Eagle Owl)       1
Species Strix aluco Linnaeus, 1758 (Tawny Owl)       1

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 27 general literature references to AVES (birds)

AVES may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(jawed craniates)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 260 feeding and other relationships of AVES (birds)

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