BIRD INDEX

Bird Index – To facilitate finding the description of any bird, please use the index below. It lists the English most common name of the birds in alphabetical order, with the Latin name in brackets. Beside each bird name are the countries where the photos (and sometimes videos) were taken.
Click on the bird name for its page profile.
Click on the country (or state or province) to get the list of the birds found in that country.

Laysan albatross sitting on its nest - Kaena Point, Oahu
Laysan albatross sitting on its nest – Kaena Point, Oahu

ACORN WOODPECKER(Melanerpes formicivorus)USA, California
AFRICAN SACRED IBIS (Threskiornis aethiopicus)Tanzania
AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER(Haematopus palliatus)USA, Florida
AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) USA, Texas
AMERICAN WIGEON (Mareca americana) – USA, Hawaii; Canada, PEI
ARCTIC TERN(Sterna paradisaea)Iceland; Canada, PEI
AUSTRALIAN WHITE IBIS (Threskiomis moluccus) – Australia
BANANAQUIT(Coereba flaveola)Costa Rica
BARN SWALLOW (Hirundo rustica) – Japan; Canada, PEI
BERTRAM’S WEAVER (Ploceus bertrandi)Tanzania
BLACK FRANCOLIN (Francolinus francolinus) – USA, Hawaii
BLACK VULTURE (Coragyps atratus)USA, Texas; Canada, PEI
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER(Pluvialis squatarola)USA, Florida; Canada, PEI
BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCK (Dendrocygna autumnalis) – USA, Texas
BLACK-BILLED GULL (Chroicocephalus buller) – New Zealand
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON (Nycticorax nycticorax) – USA, Hawaii; Spain; Canada, PEI
BLACK-FRONTED DOTTEREL (Elseyornis melanops) – New Zealand
BLACK-HEADED GULL (Larus ridibundus) – Japan; Canada, PEI; Spain
BLACK-HEADED HERON (Ardea melanocephala)Tanzania
BLACK-HEADED or Long-tailed SHRIKE (Lanius schach) – Japan
BLACK-TAILED GODWIT(Limosa limosa) Canada, PEI; Iceland
BLACK-WINGED STILT(Himantopus himantopus)Spain
BLACKSMITH LAPWING (Vanellus armatus)Tanzania
BLUE PENGUIN (Eudyptula minor) – New Zealand
BLUE ROCK THRUSH (Monticola solitarius)Japan
BLUE-CAPPED MOTMOT(Momotus coeruliceps)Costa Rica
BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER – (Polioptila caerulea)USA, Georgia; Canada, PEI
BRISTLE-THIGHED CURLEW(Numenius tahitiensis) – USA, HAWAII
BROWN BOOBY(Sula leucogaster) – Canada, PEI
BROWN PELICAN – (Pelecanus occidentalis)USA, Texas; Mexico
BROWN-EARED BULBUL (Hypsipetes amaurotis) – Japan
BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH(Sitta pusilla) – USA, Florida
CACKLING GOOSE – (Branta hutchinsii) – USA, Hawaii
CALIFORNIA QUAIL (Callipepla californica) – New Zealand; USA, Hawaii
CANADA GOOSE (Branta canadensis) – New Zealand; Canada, PEI
CAPE MAY WARBLER(Setophaga tigrina) – USA, Florida; Canada, PEI
CAPE PETREL (Daption capense) – New Zealand
CAROLINA WREN(Thryothorus ludovicianus) – USA, Florida; Canada, PEI
CARRION CROW  (Corvus corone) – Japan
CATTLE EGRET (Bubulcus ibis) – USA, Hawaii; Tanzania; Canada, PEI
COLLARED PRATINCOLE(Glareola pratincola)Spain
COMMON BLACKBIRD (Turdus merula) – New Zealand
COMMON GRACKLE (Quiscalus quiscula) – USA, Texas; Canada, PEI
COMMON MURRE(Uria aalge) – Canada, PEI; Iceland
COMMON MYNAH (Acridotheres tristis) – USA, Hawaii
COMMON OSTRICH (Struthio camelus) – Tanzania
COMMON SANDPIPER (Actitis hypoleucos) – Japan
COMMON TERN(Sterna hirundo) – Spain; Canada, PEI
COMMON WAXBILL (Estrilda astrild) – USA, Hawaii
COMMON WOOD PIGEON(Columba palumbus) – France
CRESTED CARACARA (Caracara cheriway)USA, Texas
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT (Phalacrocorax auritus) – USA, Texas; Canada, PEI
DUCLAIR DUCK (domestic breed) – USA, Texas
DUNLIN(Calidris alpina) – USA, Florida; Canada, PEI
DUSKY MOORHEN (Gallinula tenebrosa) – Australia
DUSKY THRUSH (Turdus eunomus) – Japan
EASTERN IMPERIAL EAGLE (Aquila heliaca) – Tanzania
EASTERN TOWHEE(Pipilo erythrophthalmus) – USA, Florida; Canada, PEI
EASTERN TURTLE DOVE  (Streptopelia orientalis) – Japan
EGYPTIAN GOOSE (Alopochen aegyptiaca) – Tanzania
ELEGANT TERN(Thalasseus elegans) – USA, California
ERCKEL’S FRANCOLIN(Pternistis erckelii) – USA, Hawaii
EURASIAN COOT  (Fulica atra)  – Japan; Tanzania
EURASIAN OYSTERCATCHER(Haematopus ostralegus) – Iceland
EURASIAN TEAL  (Anas crecca) – Japan
EUROPEAN GOLDEN PLOVER(Pluvialis apricaria) – Iceland
EUROPEAN GREENFINCH(Chloris chloris) – Spain
EUROPEAN ROBIN(Erithacus rubecula) – Greece
FASCIATED TIGER HERON(Tigrisoma fasciatum) Costa Rica
FIERY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD(Panterpe insignis) – Costa Rica
GOLDEN EAGLE (Aquila chrysaetos) – USA, Connecticut; Canada, PEI
GLOSSY IBIS(Plegadis falcinellus) – Spain; Canada, PEI
GREAT BLUE HERON (Ardea herodias) – USA, Texas; Canada, PEI
GREAT CORMORANT (Phalacrocorax carbo) – Japan;
New Zealand; USA, Connecticut; Canada, PEI
GREAT EGRET (Ardea alba) – USA, Connecticut; Texas; Canada, PEI
GREAT FRIGATEBIRD (Fregata minor) – USA, Hawaii
GREAT WHITE PELICAN (Pelecanus onocrotalus) – Tanzania
GREATER FLAMINGO(Phoenicopterus roseus) – Spain
GREATER YELLOWLEGS (Tringa melanoleuca) – USA, Hawaii; Canada, PEI
GREY CATBIRD – (Dumetella carolinensis) – USA, Florida; Canada, PEI
GREY CROWNED CRANE (Balearica regulorum) – Tanzania
GREY FRANCOLIN (Francolinus pondicerianus) – USA, Hawaii
GREY HERON (Ardea cinerea) – Japan; Spain; Tanzania
GREYLAG GOOSE (Anser anser ) – Iceland; New Zealand
HAMERKOP (Scopus umbretta) – Tanzania
HARLEQUIN DUCK(Histrionicus histrionicus) – Canada, PEI; Iceland
HAWAIIAN COOT (Fulica alai) – USA, Hawaii
HAWAIIAN DUCK (Anas wyvilliana) – USA, Hawaii
HAWAIIAN GALLINULE (Gallinula galeata sandvicensis) – USA, Hawaii
HAWAIIAN OWL (Asio flammeus sandvicensis) – USA, Hawaii
HAWAIIAN STILT (Himantopus mexicanus knudseni) – USA, Hawaii
HEERMANN’S GULL(Larus heermanni) – USA, California
HERMIT THRUSH(Catharus guttatus) – USA, Florida; Canada, PEI
HOUSE FINCH (Haemorhous mexicanus) – USA, Hawaii; Georgia; Canada, PEI
HOUSE SPARROW (Passer domesticus) – New Zealand; Canada, PEI
INDIAN PEAFOWL (Pavo cristatus) – USA, Hawaii
JAPANESE BUSH WARBLER (Cettia diphone) – Japan
JAPANESE PIED WAGTAIL (Motacilla alba) – Japan
JAPANESE WHITE-EYE (Zosterops Japonicus) – USA, Hawaii
JAVA SPARROW (Lonchura oryzivora) – USA, Hawaii
JUNGLE CROW (Corvus macrorhynchos) – Japan
KALIJ PHEASANT (Lophura leucomelanos) – USA, Hawaii
LAUGHING GULL(Leucophaeus atricilla) – USA, Texas; Canada, PEI
LAYSAN ALBATROSS (Phoebastria immutabilis) – USA, Hawaii
LILAC-BREASTED ROLLER (Coracias caudatus) – Tanzania
LITTLE EGRET (Egretta garzetta) – Japan
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER (Limnodromus scolopaceus) – USA, Hawaii
LONG-TAILED TIT(Aegithalos caudatus) – Spain
LONG-BILLED CURLEW(Numenius americanus) – USA, California; Canada, PEI
MALLARD (Anas platyrhynchos)  – Japan ; New Zealand; Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
MARABOU STORK (Leptoptilos crumenifer) – Tanzania
MASKED LAPWING (Vanellus miles)  – Australia
MELODIUS LAUGHING THRUSH (Garrulax canorus) – USA, Hawaii
MONK PARAKEET(Myiopsitta monachus) – Spain; USA, Connecticut
MOURNING DOVE (Zenaida macroura) – USA, Texas; Canada, PEI
MUSCOVY DUCK (Cairina moschata) – USA, Hawaii
MUTE SWAN (Cygnus olor) – Japan
NENE (Branta sandvicensis) – USA, Hawaii
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) – USA, Texas
NEW ZEALAND WOOD PIGEON (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) – New Zealand
NORTHERN CARDINAL (Cardinalis cardinalis) – USA, Florida; Hawaii; Canada, PEI
NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD (Mimus polyglottos)  – USA, Connecticut; Texas; Canada, PEI
NORTHERN PINTAIL (Anas acuta) – Japan; Canada, PEI; USA, Hawaii
NORTHERN SHOVELER (Spatula clypeata)USA, Hawaii; Canada, PEI
NORTHERN SPOTTED OWL(Strix occidentalis caurina)USA, California
NUTMEG MANNIKIN (Lonchura punctulata)USA, Hawaii
PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER (Pluvialis fulva) – USA, Hawaii
PARADISE SHELDUCK (Tadorna variegata) – New Zealand
PECTORAL SANDPIPER (Calidros melatonos) – USA, Hawaii; Canada, PEI
PIED SHAG (Phalocrocorax varius) – New Zealand
PRAIRIE WARBLER(Setophaga discolor) – USA, Florida; Canada, PEI
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER(Protonotaria citrea) – USA, Florida; Canada, PEI
PUKEKO (Porphyrio melanotus) – New Zealand
RED JUNGLEFOWL (Gallus gallus) – USA – Hawaii
RED-BILLED GULL (Chroicocephalus scopulinus) – New Zealand
RED-BILLED LEIOTHRIX (Leiothrix lutea) – USA, Hawaii
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER(Melanerpes carolinus) – USA, Florida; Canada, PEI
RED-CRESTED CARDINAL (Paroaria coronata) – USA, Hawaii
RED-FOOTED BOOBY (Sula sula)– USA, Hawaii
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE(Phalaropus lobatus) – Iceland; Canada, PEI
RED-TAILED TROPICBIRD (Phaethon rubricauda) – USA, Hawaii
RED-VENTED BULBUL (Pycnonotus cafer) – USA, Hawaii
RED-WHISKERED BULBUL (Pycnonotus jocosus) – USA, Hawaii
ROCK PIGEON (Columba livia) – USA, Hawaii; Canada, PEI
ROSEATE SPOONBILL (Platalea ajaja) – USA, Texas
RUFOUS-TAILED WEAVER (Histurgops ruficauda) – Tanzania
ROYAL TERN(Thalasseus maximus) – USA, Florida; Canada, PEI
RUDDY TURNSTONE(Arenaria interpres) – USA, Florida; Hawaii; Canada, PEI
SADDLE-BILLED STORK (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) – Tanzania
SAFFRON FINCH (Sicalis flaveola) – USA, Hawaii
SALVIN’S ALBATROSS (Thalassarche salvini) – New Zealand
SANDERLING(Calidris alba) – USA, Florida; Hawaii; Canada, PEI
SCARLET MACAW(Ara macao)Costa Rica
SECRETARYBIRD (Sagittarius serpentarius) – Tanzania
SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPER (Calidris pusilla) – USA, Connecticut; Canada, PEI
SHARP-SHINNED HAWK(Accipiter striatus) – USA, California; Canada, PEI
SOOTY SHEARWATER  (Puffinus griseus) – New Zealand; Canada, PEI
SOUTH ISLAND OYSTERCATCHER (Haematopus finschi) – New Zealand
SOUTHERN BLACK-BACKED GULL (Larus dominicanus) – New Zealand
SOUTHERN GIANT PETREL  (Macronectes giganteus) – New Zealand
SOUTHERN ROYAL ALBATROSS (Diomedea epomophora) – New Zealand
SPOT-BILLED DUCK (Anas poecilorhyncha) – Japan
SPOTTED DOVE (Spilopelia chinensis) – USA, Hawaii
SPOTTED SHAG (Phalacrocorax punctatus) – New Zealand
SQUACCO HERON(Ardeola ralloides) – Spain
STEPPE EAGLE (Aquila nipalensis) – Tanzania
SUPERB STARLING (Lamprotornis superbus) – Tanzania
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE(Elanoides forficatus) – USA, Florida
TRICOLORED HERON(Egretta tricolor) – USA, Florida
TUFTED DUCK (Aythya fuligula) – Japan; Canada, PEI
TUI BIRD (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) – New Zealand
TURKEY VULTURE (Cathartes aura) – USA, Texas; Canada, PEI
VARIABLE OYSTERCATCHER (Haematopus unicolor) – New Zealand
VIOLET SABREWING(Campylopterus hemileucurus) – Costa Rica
WANDERING ALBATROSS (Diomeda exulans) – New Zealand
WANDERING TATTLER (Tringa incana) – USA, HIawaii
WEDGE-TAILED SHEARWATER (Puffinus pacificus) – USA, Hawaii
WESTERN GULL(Larus occidentalis) – USA, California
WESTERN SWAMPHEN(Porphyrio porphyrio) – Spain
WHIMBREL (Numenius phaeopus) – Iceland; Canada, PEI
WHITE IBIS – (Endocimus albus) – USA, Texas
WHITE STORK (Ciconia ciconia) – Tanzania
WHITE TERN(Gygis alba) – USA, Hawaii
WHITE WAGTAIL(Motacilla alba) – Spain
WHITE-BACKED VULTURE (Gyps africanus) – Tanzania
WHITE-BELLIED BUSTARD (Eupodotis senegalensis) – Tanzania
WHITE-CHINNED PETREL (Procellaria aequinoctialis) – New Zealand
WHITE-FACED HERON (Egretta novaehollandiae) – New Zealand
WHITE-FACED WHISTLING DUCK (Dendrocygna viduata) – Tanzania
WHITE-RUMPED SHAMA (Copsychus malabaricus) – USA, Hawaii
WHITE-TAILED TROPICBIRD (Phaethon lepturus)  – USA, Hawaii
WILD TURKEY(Meleagris gallopavo) – USA, Mass.; Canada, PEI
WILLET – (Tringa semipalmata) – USA, Florida; Canada, PEI
WILSON’S SNIPE (Gallinago delicata) – USA, Hawaii; Canada, PEI
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER(Sphyrapicus varius)Mexico
YELLOW-BILLED CARDINAL (Paroaria capitata) – USA, Hawaii
YELLOW-FRONTED CANARY (Serinus mozambicus) – USA, Hawaii
ZEBRA DOVE (Geopelia striata) – USA, Hawaii

Male tufted duck on the Shinobazu pond, Ueno Park, Tokyo, Japan. This species is a small diving duck.
Male tufted duck on the Shinobazu pond, Ueno Park, Tokyo, Japan. This species is a small diving duck.

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