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Osprey

Osprey

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King Eider

King Eider
“Somateria spectabilis” The King Eider is the largest sea duck in the northern hemisphere, measuring in at about 22 inches and is named as a direct translation of its Icelandic name. It is called "king" because of the orange, crown-like knob above the male's bill; the male'sRead more

Red-billed Tropicbird

Red-billed Tropicbird
"Phaethon aethereus” The Red-billed Tropicbird is fairly large, predominantly white, with greatly elongated central tail feathers and its bill is large and powerful, slightly curved and as long as the head. Red-billed Tropicbirds are the largest of the the 3 tropicbird species and are named after theirRead more

Peruvian Pelican

Peruvian Pelican
"Pelecanus thagus” Though closely related, the Peruvian Pelican is almost twice as large as its northern cousin, the Brown Pelican. Also known as the Chilean Pelican, this species breeds along the Pacific Coast of South America in Peru & Chile. All pelicans and no other birds haveRead more

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle
"Haliaeetus leucocephalus” The only sea eagle living on the North American continent is the Bald Eagle, which is found across Canada and the United States and in northern Mexico. The Bald Eagle's scientific name means "White-headed Sea Eagle". The Bald Eagle is the only eagle unique to North America.Read more

Little Tern

Little Tern
"Sterna albifrons” A small, migratory seabird, the Little Tern is slender with a streamlined body, narrow, sharp-pointed wings and a deeply forked tail. In breeding plumage, the Little Tern has a neat black cap and a tapering stripe between the bill and eyes. A triangular patch ofRead more

Inca Tern

Inca Tern
"Larosterna inca” The Inca Tern is a superb & unique seabird with very peculiar plumage and head pattern, so different from other seabirds. Due to these differences, the Inca Tern is the only member of the genus “Larosterna”. Inca Terns nest along the west coast of South AmericaRead more

White-tailed Sea Eagle

White-tailed Sea Eagle
"Haliaeetus albicilla”  The White-tailed Sea Eagle measures up to 0.94 meters in length with a wingspan of up to 2.45 meters (8 feet) which is the largest wingspan of any eagle and is the 4th heaviest & 4th largest eagle in the world, with the largest known specimen weighingRead more

Flamingo

Flamingo
"Phoenicopterus roseus” The Flamingo is a well-recognized bird because of its red-purple colored feather. These birds live in shallow lakes, mangrove saltwater swamps, coastal regions and sandy islands of Africa, Asia, North, South & Central America and Europe. Flamingos are famous for their bright pink feathers, stilt-likeRead more

Roseate Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbill
"Platalea ajaja” The most distinctive characteristic of the Roseate Spoonbill is its long spoon-shaped bill. It has a white head & chest and light pink wings with a darker pink fringe and very long pink legs. The Roseate Spoonbill is about 2.5 feet in length with aRead more
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