African grey parrot
Northern saw-whet owl
Asian Glossy Starling
Northern Royal Albatross
Birds beginning with A
- Waders have long bodies and legs, and narrow wings.
- The jacanas or jaçanas are a group of tropical waders in the family Jacanidae.
- Auks are birds of the family Alcidae in the order Charadriiformes.
- They are distributed through open country worldwide, mostly in habitats near water, although there are some exceptions: the Inland Dotterel, for example, prefers stony ground in the deserts of central and western Australia.
- Gulls are birds in the family Laridae.
- The seedsnipes are a family, Thinocoridae, of small gregarious waders which have adapted to a herbivorous diet.
- They are medium to large birds with strong black or yellow black bills, large yellow eyes—which give them a reptilian appearance—and cryptic plumage.
- A skua is a seabird of the family Stercorariidae.
- The sheathbills are a family of birds, Chionididae.
- Avocets and stilts range in length from 30 to 46 centimetres and in weight from 140 to 435 grams ; males are usually slightly bigger than females.
- The feature that defines the family from the rest of the order is the bill, which is arched and has the nostrils at the base.
- This bird resembles a plover, but has very long grey legs and a strong heavy black bill similar to a tern.
- The oystercatchers are a group of waders; they form the family Haematopodidae, which has a single genus, Haematopus.
- The Ibisbill is a bird related to the waders, but sufficiently distinctive to merit its own family Ibidorhynchidae.
- This is a quail-like ground bird, measuring 15–19 cm.
Greater Painted Snipe
- The painted snipes are short-legged, long-billed birds similar in shape to the true snipes, but their plumage is much more striking.
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Pictures and facts of the order Charadriiformes