Thursday, February 21, 2013

Pelicans the flying boats

Pelecanidae Pelicaniformes Parvclassis : Neognathae
We have a new page for all members of the Pelican family.
Photo by Peet van Schalkwyk June 23, 2009 © all rights reserved
Fregatidae Sulidae Anhingidae Phalacrocoracidae

3788 Shoebill Balaeniceps rex Vulnerable TSN: 174891
3789 Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus Least concern TSN: 174693
3790 Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens Least concern TSN: 174695
3791 Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus Vulnerable TSN: 174692
3792 Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis Near threatened TSN: 174694
3793 Australian Pelican Pelecanus conspicillatus Least concern TSN: 174691
3794 American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos Least concern TSN: 174684
3795 Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis Least concern TSN: 174685
3796 Peruvian Pelican Pelecanus thagus Near threatened TSN: 174689

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

We're working on Pelicans

A record breaker
Pelecanus conspicillatus by smithspix.
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Photo November 10, 2008 by smithspix © all rights reserved

The Australian Pelican is medium sized by pelican standards but has the largest bill in the avian world... During the courtship period, the bill and pouch change colour dramatically ... the forward half of the pouch becomes bright salmon pink ... This colour change is of short duration, the intensity usually subsiding by the time incubation starts ... Photographed at Cleland Wildlife Park, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Aegithalidae - Bushtits

We have new pages for all the Aegithalidae family, with more photos, video, slide shows, sound recordings and data.

7030 Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus Least Concern TSN: 558441
7031 White-cheeked Tit Aegithalos leucogenys Least Concern TSN: 558445
7032 Black-throated Tit Aegithalos concinnus Least Concern TSN: 558442
7033 White-throated Tit Aegithalos niveogularis Least Concern TSN: 558446
7034 Black-browed Tit Aegithalos iouschistos Least Concern TSN: 558444
7035 White-necklaced Tit Aegithalos fuliginosus Least Concern TSN: 558443
7036 Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus Least Concern TSN: 178765
7037 Pygmy Tit Psaltria exilis Least Concern TSN: 562506
7648 White-browed Tit-Warbler Leptopoecile sophiae Least Concern TSN: 560769
7649 Crested Tit-Warbler Leptopoecile elegans Least Concern TSN: 560768

Sunday, February 17, 2013

North American Thrushes

 Photo by fugle June 23, 2009  © all rights reserved
A new page for all the North American thrushes. USA, Canada,, including raraties from Europe & Mexico,.

Passeriformes, : Turdidae
Eastern BluebirdSialia sialisAzulillo de Garganta Canela
Western BluebirdSialia mexicanaAzulillo de Garganta Azul
Mountain BluebirdSialia currucoidesAzulillo Pálido
Townsend's SolitaireMyadestes townsendiClarín Norteño
KamaoMyadestes myadestinusClarín Grande de KauaiEndemic Extinct
OlomaoMyadestes lanaiensisEndemic Critically endangered
OmaoMyadestes obscurusClarín HawaianoEndemic Vulnerable
PuaiohiMyadestes palmeriClarín Chico de KauaiEndemic Critically endangered
Orange-billed Nightingale-ThrushCatharus aurantiirostrisTordo Pico de Oro
Black-headed Nightingale-ThrushCatharus mexicanusTordo SolitarioRare/Accidental
VeeryCatharus fuscescensTordo Cachetón
Grey-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimusTordo de Cara Gris
Bicknell's ThrushCatharus bicknelliZorzal de BicknellVulnerable
Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatusTordo Olivo
Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatusZorzal de Cola Rojiza
Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelinaZorzal Maculado
Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merulaMirlo ComúnExtirpated
Eyebrowed ThrushTurdus obscurusZorzal Rojigrís
Dusky ThrushTurdus naumanniZorzal de Naumann
FieldfareTurdus pilarisZorzal Real
RedwingTurdus iliacusZorzal de Alas Rojas
Clay-colored RobinTurdus grayiMirlo Huertero
White-throated ThrushTurdus assimilisMirlo Gorgiblanco
Rufous-backed ThrushTurdus rufopalliatusTordo de Lomo RufoRare/Accidental
American RobinTurdus migratoriusRobín Americano
Varied ThrushIxoreus naeviusZorzal de Pecho Cinchado
Aztec ThrushRidgwayia pinicolaZorzal AztecaRare/Accidental