Monday, 25 November 2013

Bird #80: Wilson's Phalarope




Common Name: Wilson's Phalarope
Scientific Name: Phalaropus tricolor
Description: 9 inches; bill black long and thin. Non-breeding: upperparts grey; underparts white; eyestripe. Breeding Male: pale pinkish wash on neck. Breeding Female: upperparts grey and brown; Black eyestripe, which continues down sides of neck.
Habitat: shallow ponds;
Statue: non-breeding migrant
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Websites:
·         Wikipedia
·         Whatbird.com









Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Common Shelduck

Common Shelduck - Tadorna tadorna
Extremely Rare first and only record 2013












Friday, 15 November 2013

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Bird #76: Hudsonian Godwit




Common Name: Houstonian Godwit
Scientific Name: Limosa haemastica
Description: 13-16 inches; bill long, pinkish at the base and black at the tip, slightly upturned; tail black with white base; white rump. Non-Breeding: upper parts greyish; underparts whitish. Breeding: upperparts reddish brown, black and grey; underparts reddish brown with blackish fine bars.
Habitat: mud flaps
Statue: Migrant
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