Birds

Brambling and common linnet in heavy winter searching for food

Brambling (Fringilla Montifringilla)

The brambling (scientific name Fringilla montifringilla) is a bird of the finch family Fringillidae. It has featured on stamps of some countries, including Denmark and Sweden, because of its original distribution range across Scandinavia. There are several recognizable subspecies in Europe and Asia, but in America, there is only one. This bird’s name comes from […]

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Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

Kestrel (Falco Tinnunculus)

The common kestrel (scientific name Falco tinnunculus) is a small passerine bird of the falcon family, which breeds across Europe and parts of Asia. It is a common species in many parts of the UK but is absent from much of North Africa and the Sahel region, southern Eurasia and Australia. The kestrel name derives

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common redpoll on a tree

Common Redpoll (Acanthis Flammea)

The common redpoll (Acanthis Flammea) is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae, which breeds in the northern regions of Europe and Asia. It is one of three species in the genus Acanthis, but is also often known as the mealy redpoll, and the common goldfinch, especially when placed within that group’s winter

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Common linnet, Linaria cannabina, small passerine bird

Linnet (Linaria Cannabina)

The common linnet (scientific name Linaria cannabina) is a passerine bird that belongs to the finch family. It was previously in the genus Carduelis, but in 2012 was moved to Linaria. Therefore you may see the bird go by Linaria cannabina and Carduelis cannabina. The term linnet is also used to refer to two other

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European stonechat perching on a fern

Stonechat (Saxicola Rubicola)

A stonechat (scientific name Saxicola rubicola) is a small-sized bird in the family of thrushes. It is a common and widespread species with its habitat covering most of Europe, northern Africa, extreme southwestern Asia, to the Pacific Ocean. The stonechat bird gets its name from its call, which sounds like two stones being hit together.

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common moorhen

Moorhen (Gallinula Chloropus)

The moorhen (gallinula chloropus) is a water bird that is a member of the rail family. It is the only living bird species in its genus. It has also been called the American coot, common moorhen, swamp chicken, and marsh hen. The moorhen has many different names in different places. It can be called the

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Swallow In Flight On Blue Cloudy Skies

Swallow (Hirundo Rustica)

The swallow (also known as barn swallow), or scientific name Hirundo rustica in Latin, is one of the 20 most common garden birds found in Europe. They are migratory birds that inhabit rural areas as well as urban ones. They can be found living in abandoned and open-fronted buildings, on fences, under bridges, and on

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jay in natural habitat (Garrulus Glandarius)

Eurasian Jay (Garrulus Glandarius)

The jay (scientific name Garrulus glandarius) is the most colourful member of the Corvidae family, which has been around for 10 million years and includes more than 120 endemic species. Unlike others in the crow family that have black plumage (like crows and jackdaws), jays have a very small amount of black feathers. Jays are also

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