The Mallard the most familiar duck in northern hemisphere

This post features some bird fact on the Mallard which is by far the most common duck in the Western Palearctic. Find bird facts and images.

White-headed Vulture – a scarce native species to Africa

The White-headed Vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis) is an Old World Vulture and monotypical to the Trigonoceps genus. Listed as critically endangered. Read more on this species.

Greater White-fronted Goose – a species of the arctic geese

The (Greater) White-fronted Goose belongs to the so-called Grey Geese group and is one of the species breeding in the arctic regions of the northern hemisphere. Read more on bird facts, distribution and conservation status.

Greylag Goose – the largest goose in Western Palearctic

The Greylag Goose is the larges species of the grey geese in Europe. Find interesting bird facts on distribution, migration, breeding and conservation status.

Long-billed Vulture a critically endangered species in Asia

The Long-billed Vulture (Gyps indicus) is a native to South Asia. One endemic, nowadays it is one of the critically endangered species in India. Read more on distribution, status, breeding and conservation.

Black-legged Kittiwake a rare species of the North Atlantic

The Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) is a smaller seagull and native to the north Atlantic. It Lives on the Atlantic and only returns to shore for breeding. Read more on distribution, breeding, food and threats.

Cinereous Vulture – the largest impressive Vulture in Europe

The Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus) is a huge bird, with dark plumage, but for the pale head. This species is also called Monk Vulture. It comes across at a size of 100-110 cm and a wingspan measuring between 250-295 cm, making it one of the larges vultures in Europa, Africa and Asia. This bird isContinue reading “Cinereous Vulture – the largest impressive Vulture in Europe”

Hooded Vulture – A Bird of the African Continent

The Hooded Vulture is a bird of Africa and a true Old World vulture. Find interesting facts on these birds on distribution, movements, habitat, breeding, food and threats to the species.

Common Crane Migration and most important Wintering Ranges

Essential reading about migration and wintering ranges of the Common Crane in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

The White-tailed Eagle Europe’s largest sea eagle

The huge White-tailed Eagle was close to extinction in the 1980s and has made a remarkable comeback since then. Today the species is no longer endangered and can frequently be watched in the baltics and northern Europe. Read more

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