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Guide to birds

Focusing on fine photography, taxonomy and short descriptions of birds.

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Herons and egrets (Ardeidae) and alikes

Green heron Snowy egret Cattle egret
Butorides virescens (green heron) Egretta thula (snowy egret) Bubulcus ibis (cattle egret)
Ardea herodias, Great blue heron Ardea alba, Great egret Egretta tricolor, Tricolored heron
Ardea herodias (great blue heron) Ardea alba (great egret) Egretta tricolor (tricolored heron)
Egretta caerulea Aramus guarauna, limpkin  
Egretta caerulea (little blue heron) Aramus guarauna (limpkin)  



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Gulls and terns (Laridae)

Larus atricilla, laughing gull Royal tern, Thalasseus maximus Larus marinus, great black-backed gull
Larus atricilla (laughing gull) Thalasseus maximus (royal tern) Larus marinus (great black-backed gull)
Rynchops niger, black skimmer Thalasseus sandvicensis, sandwich tern Larus delawarensis, ring-billed gull
Rynchops niger (black skimmer) Thalasseus sandvicensis (sandwich tern) Larus delawarensis (ring-billed gull)
Larus argentatus, herring gull, Silbermoewe Sternula antillarum, herring gull, Least tern  
Larus argentatus (herring gull) Sternula antillarum (Least tern)  

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Shorebirds (Charadriidae, Scolopacidae & others)

Arenaria interpres, ruddy turnstone Calidris alba, sanderling Tringa semipalmatus, willet
Arenaria interpres (ruddy turnstone) Calidris alba (sanderling) Tringa semipalmatus (willet)
Haematopus palliatus, American oystercatcher Eudocimus albus, white ibis  
Haematopus palliatus (oystercatcher) Eudocimus albus (white ibis)  

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Pelicans (Pelicanidae)

Pelecanus occidentalis, brown pelican    
Pelecanus occidentalis (brown pelican)    

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Raptors (Carthartidae, Accipitridae, Falconidae)

Pandion haliaetus, osprey Coragyps atratus, black vulture Buteo jamaicensis, red-tailed hawk
Pandion haliaetus (osprey) Coragyps atratus (black vulture) Buteo jamaicensis (red-tailed hawk)

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Corvids: crows, ravens, jays, and magpies (Corvidae)

Corvus ossifragus, fish crow    
Corvus ossifragus (fish crow)    

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