bird Archive

Ruff male displaying its plumage, Varanger Peninsula, Norway

Appearance The ruff is well known for its spectacular appearance in breeding plumage. The Ruff males are about 25% larger than the females. The name ruff applies to the species or may be applied to the male only. It have one of the weirdest sexual systems in the world. A type of wading sandpiper, ruffs

Desert cardinals eating possumhaw holly berries in Starr County, Texas

Desert Cardinals or Pyrrhuloxia The Pyrrhuloxia or Desert Cardinal (Cardinalis sinuatus) is a medium-sized North American song bird found in the American southwest and northern Mexico. This distinctive species with a short, stout bill, red crest and wings, closely resembles the Northern Cardinal and the Vermilion Cardinal, all of which are in the same genus.

Little owl, Vieux, Calvados, Lower Normandy, France

The Little Owl (Athene noctua) is a bird which is resident in much of the temperate and warmer parts of Europe, Asia east to Korea, and north Africa. It is not native to Great Britain, but was first introduced in 1842, by Thomas Powys and is now naturalized there. It was also successfully introduced to

Sackville Waterfowl Park, Canada

A Bay of Fundy Recommended Experience Discover a wetland world beneath your feet! Watch a muskrat part mirror-smooth water in a V-shaped ripple. Focus your camera on the antics of fuzzy ducklings dabbling in the shallows. Listen to a sunset chorus of marsh birds, the eerie cries of rail, coot, grebe, and bittern. From dawn