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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



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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
Tringa semipalmatus
Haematopus palliatus, American oystercatcher Eudocimus albus, white ibis  
Haematopus palliatus
Eudocimus albus
(white ibis)

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Pelicans, cormorants, and anhingas

Pelecanus occidentalis, brown pelican Anhinga anhinga, snakebird Nannopterum auritus, double-crested cormorant
Pelecanus occidentalis
(brown pelican)
Anhinga anhinga
Nannopterum auritus
(double-crested cormorant)

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Raptors (Carthartidae, Accipitridae, Falconidae)

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

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

Corvus ossifragus, fish crow Cyanocitta cristata, blue jay  
Corvus ossifragus
(fish crow)
Cyanocitta cristata
(blue jay)

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Parrots and parakeets (Psittacidae)

Psittacus erithacus, grey parrot Ara ararauna, blue-and-yellow macaw Ara macao, scarlet macaw
Psittacus erithacus
(grey parrot)
Ara ararauna
(blue-and-yellow macaw)
Ara macao
(scarlet macaw)
Aratinga solstitialis, sun conure Eclectus roratus, Eclectus parrot  
Aratinga solstitialis
(sun conure)
Eclectus roratus
(eclectus oarrot)

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