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British Birds - Miscellaneous 03
This brown, long-tailed bird, is usually seen flying rapidly across the top of a reedbed. Do you know what it is?

British Birds - Miscellaneous 03

Birds have unique digestive and respiratory systems that are highly adapted for flight. Some birds, especially corvids and parrots, are among the most intelligent animal species; a number of bird species have been observed manufacturing and using tools, and many social species exhibit cultural transmission of knowledge across generations.

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1.
What is the name of this bird?
Photograph courtesy of Andrew Easton
Yellow-legged Gull
Bearded Tit
Wood Pigeon
Spotted Flycatcher
  • Group: Old World Flycatchers
  • Binomial: Muscicapa striata
  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Muscicapidae
  • Status: Breeding Summer Visitor
  • They like to perch conspicuously and watch for passing insects, flying out to snap them up, before returning to the perch.
  • Best looked for along woodland edges and in parks and gardens.
2.
What is the name of this bird?
Photograph courtesy of Artur Mikolajewski
Mealy Redpoll
Wood Pigeon
Common Chiffchaff
Whinchat
  • Group: Thrushes
  • Binomial: Saxicola rubetra
  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Turdidae
  • Status: Breeding Summer Visitor & Passage Migrant
  • Its scientific name means 'small rock-dweller', in reference to its habitat.
  • These birds are short-lived, typically only surviving two years.
3.
What is the name of this bird?
Photograph courtesy of David King
Common Chiffchaff
Spotted Flycatcher
Pied Flycatcher
Turtle Dove
  • Group: Pigeons and Doves
  • Binomial: Streptopelia turtur
  • Order: Columbiformes
  • Family: Columbidae
  • Status: Breeding Summer Visitor
  • Perhaps because of Biblical references (especially the well-known verse from the Song of Songs), its mournful voice and the fact that it forms strong pair bonds, these birds have become emblems of devoted love.
4.
What is the name of this bird?
Photograph courtesy of Tristan Ferne
Mealy Redpoll
Wood Pigeon
Bearded Tit
Pied Flycatcher
  • Group: Pigeons and Doves
  • Binomial: Columba palumbus
  • Order: Columbiformes
  • Family: Columbidae
  • Status: Resident Breeding Species
  • Birds have a prominent white area around their neck, eyes are bright yellow and legs and bills are pink
  • On the ground they "Waddle"!
  • In frosty weather huge flocks devour farmers crops
5.
What is the name of this bird?
Photograph courtesy of Mark Medcalf
Pied Flycatcher
Spotted Flycatcher
White Stork
Mealy Redpoll
  • Group: Old World Flycatchers
  • Binomial: Ficedula hypoleuca
  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Muscicapidae
  • Status: Breeding Summer Visitor
  • They prefer mature oak woodland, but also breed in mature upland ash and birch woods.
  • They also like lichens that grow on trees.
  • Nest boxes are not likely to be required.
6.
What is the name of this bird?
Photograph courtesy of Simon Pierre Barrette
Spotted Flycatcher
Wood Pigeon
Mealy Redpoll
Common Chiffchaff
  • Group: Finches
  • Binomial: Carduelis flammea
  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Fringillidae
  • Status: Winter Visitor And Passage Migrant
  • It is streaky brown above and whitish below with black streaks.
  • It shows two white lines on the wing.
  • Eats small seeds from birch, alder and spruce, and insects.
7.
What is the name of this bird?
Photograph courtesy of www.wolframs-naturfotos.de
Yellow-legged Gull
Whinchat
Bearded Tit
Wood Pigeon
  • Group: Babblers
  • Binomial: Panurus biarmicus
  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Timaliidae
  • Status: Resident Breeding Species
  • A brown, long-tailed bird, usually seen flying rapidly across the top of a reedbed.
  • They are sociable and noisy, their 'ping' calls often being the first clue to their presence.
8.
What is the name of this bird?
Photograph courtesy of Hans Hillewaert
Spotted Flycatcher
Common Chiffchaff
Turtle Dove
Bearded Tit
  • Group: Old World Warblers
  • Binomial: Phylloscopus collybita
  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Sylviidae
  • Status: Breeding Summer Visitor
  • Its song is one of the first avian signs that spring has returned.
  • The male is highly territorial during the breeding season, with a core territory typically 20 metres (66 ft) across, which is fiercely defended.
9.
What is the name of this bird?
Photograph courtesy of Kai Schreiber
White Stork
Bearded Tit
Common Chiffchaff
Whinchat
  • Group: Storks
  • Binomial: Ciconia ciconia
  • Order: Ciconiiformes
  • Family: Ciconiidae
  • Status: Scarce Migrant, Formerly Bred
  • This conspicuous bird has given rise to many legends across its range, of which the best-known is the story of babies being brought by them.
  • They rely on the uplift of air thermals to soar and glide long distances.
10.
What is the name of this bird?
Photograph courtesy of Alvesgaspar
Yellow-legged Gull
Wood Pigeon
Mealy Redpoll
Common Chiffchaff
  • Group: Gulls
  • Binomial: Larus michahellis
  • Order: Charadriiformes
  • Family: Laridae
  • Status: Non-Breeding Late-Summer Visitor And Passage Migrant
  • Has only recently been recognised as a species in its own right.
  • Can be found on reservoirs, on rubbish tips, in fields, on coastal marshes and in large evening gull roosts on reservoirs.

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