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Crane Bird

Crane Bird

A large elegant bird, standing tall on long legs or forming a large silhouette in flight. It is distinctive in shape, with a small head, short pointed bill, long neck, long legs and a cloak of loose tertial feathers...

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Great Northern Diver Bird

Great Northern Diver Bird

Large, with a striking breeding plumage of a glossy black head and neck that ends with a sharp line against a white breast and underparts, a ring around the lower neck of vertical white marks...

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Puffin Bird

Puffin Bird

The word 'comical' springs to mind when describing this handsome bird. A dumpy, large-headed auk, in summer it has a huge parrotlike bill that is deep but narrow, patterned with...

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Cuckoo Bird

Cuckoo Bird

A slim, rakish bird with a superficial similarity to a small falcon, with pointed wings and a long roundi tail. However, it has a distinctive silhouette in flight as...

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Swift Bird

Swift Bird

A remarkably well-adapted bird, with an almost entirely aerial life. It is uniformly dark brown with a whitish throat, although often appears black at long range or in poor light...

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Nightjar Bird

Nightjar Bird

A superbly camouflaged and cryptically plumaged bird, very hard to find in the daytime, although in summer birds will emerge from roosts before it is completely dark...

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Kingfisher Bird

Kingfisher Bird

A small, dumpy bird with a short tail, short legs, a large head and a long powerful bill. Beautifully coloured, with a bright, pale blue back and uppertail that catch the attention when in flight...

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Hoopoe Bird

Hoopoe Bird

An unmistakable bird, rather like a butterfly in flight when it shows its startling pattern of large white spots and bands of white on black wings...

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Wren Bird

Wren Bird

A tiny brown bird, with the distinctive habit of cocking its tail up and over its back. Often found skulking in dense undergrowth, restlessly foraging close to the ground...

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Dipper Bird

Dipper Bird

A Starling-sized bird, very rotund and chunky, and closely tied to its aquatic habitat. It is cold brown on the upperparts, and a warmer rusty-brown on the head...

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Dunnock Bird

Dunnock Bird

A demure little bird, skulking and frequently unobtrusive, usually seen shuffling mouse-like on the ground. It is brown and grey, the warm brown mantle clearly streaked with black...

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Waxwing Bird

Waxwing Bird

A gorgeous bird, roughly the size of a Starling although plumper, thicker-necked and more compact. The plumage overall is a pinky grey-brown, with a greyer rump and chestnut vent..

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Nuthatch Bird

Nuthatch Bird

A stocky, short-tailed and 'spear-headed' bird, usually seen climbing on tree trunks and branches and often coming downwards, headfirst. The bill is long and deep like a small chisel...

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Golden Oriole Bird

Golden Oriole Bird

The male is a striking thrush-sized bird, with a bright yellow body contrasting with black wings, tail and lores. It has yellow corners to the tail and a small yellow patch at the base of the primaries...

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Starling Bird

Starling Bird

A stocky black bird, with a metallic green and violet sheen to the plumage, a short tail and pointed triangular wings. In winter it is profusely spotted with buffish-white spots and has a dark bill...

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