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Bird Song & Call ID: Divers / Loons (Gaviiformes)

Bird Song & Call Identification : Listen to & identify bird songs, calls & sounds.

Divers / Loons (Gaviiformes) - Divers / Loons


Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata
Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica
Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica
Great Northern Loon Gavia immer
Yellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii

Bird Song & Call ID: Waterfowl / Wildfowl (Anseriformes)

Bird Song & Call Identification : Listen to & identify bird songs, calls & sounds.

Waterfowl / Wildfowl (Anseriformes) - Swans, Geese, Ducks & Sawbills


White-faced Whistling Duck Dendrocygna viduata
Swan Goose Anser cygnoides
Taiga Bean Goose Anser fabalis
Tundra Bean Goose Anser serrirostris
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus
Greylag Goose Anser anser
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus
Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus
Snow Goose Chen caerulescens
Ross's Goose Chen rossii
Emperor Goose Chen canagica
Canada Goose Branta canadensis
Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii
Brant Goose Branta bernicla
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis
Black Swan Cygnus atratus
Mute Swan Cygnus olor
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus
Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca
Upland Goose Chloephaga picta
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea
South African Shelduck Tadorna cana
Muscovy Duck Cairina moschata
Wood Duck Aix sponsa
Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata
Cape Teal Anas capensis
Gadwall Anas strepera
Falcated Duck Anas falcata
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope
American Wigeon Anas americana
American Black Duck Anas rubripes
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
Garganey Anas querquedula
Baikal Teal Anas formosa
Eurasian Teal Anas crecca
Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis
Marbled Duck Marmaronetta angustirostris
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina
Canvasback Aythya valisineria
Redhead Aythya americana
Common Pochard Aythya ferina
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
Greater Scaup Aythya marila
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri
King Eider Somateria spectabilis
Common Eider Somateria mollissima
Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus
Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata
Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca
White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra
Black Scoter Melanitta americana
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis
Bufflehead Bucephala albeola
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
Barrow's Goldeneye Bucephala islandica
Smew Mergellus albellus
Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus
Common Merganser Mergus merganser
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala

Bird Song & Call ID: Gamebirds (Galliformes)

Bird Song & Call Identification : Listen to & identify bird songs, calls & sounds.

Birds of Britain, Ireland & Europe : Gamebirds (Galliformes) - Grouse, Partridges, Quails & Pheasants


California Quail Callipepla californica
Hazel Grouse Tetrastes bonasia
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix
Caucasian Grouse Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi
Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta
Willow Ptarmigan Lagopus lagopus
Caspian Snowcock Tetraogallus caspius
Chukar Partridge Alectoris chukar
Barbary Partridge Alectoris barbara
Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa
See-see Partridge Ammoperdix griseogularis
Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus
Grey Partridge Perdix perdix
Daurian Partridge Perdix dauurica
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix
Reeves's Pheasant Syrmaticus reevesii
Common Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
Golden Pheasant Chrysolophus pictus
Lady Amherst's Pheasant Chrysolophus amherstiae

Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra)

Whinchat from the Crossley ID Guide Britain and Ireland









Barn Owl (Tyto alba)

 Barn Owl from the Crossley ID Guide Britain and Ireland











[Bohemian] Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus)

Waxwing from the Crossley ID Guide Britain and Ireland











[Northern] Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)

Northern Goshawk from the Crossley ID Guide Britain and Ireland










European Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus)

Honey Buzzard from the Crossley ID Guide Britain and Ireland









Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus)

Manx Shearwater from the Crossley ID Guide Britain and Ireland










[Northern] Gannet (Morus bassanus)

Northern Gannet from the Crossley ID Guide Britain and Ireland











Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus)

Common Redstart from the Crossley ID Guide Britain and Ireland










Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

Osprey from the Crossley ID Guide Britain and Ireland













Cream-coloured Courser (Cursorius cursor)









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Oriental Pratincole (Glareola maldivarum)









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Collared Pratincole (Glareola pratincola)









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Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)

Black-necked Stilt From The Crossley ID Guide Eastern Birds









Black-winged Pratincole (Glareola nordmanni)









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Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)

Short-eared Owl from the Crossley ID Guide Britain and Ireland











Sand Martin (Riparia riparia)

Sand Martin from the Crossley ID Guide Britain and Ireland









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