Ornithology
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DOVE
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
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lotsofbirds:

Red-footed Booby (Sula sula)
Distribution: Pelagic species- tropical waters
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Learn more about this species:
Life history Information (via Inaturalist)
Songs and calls (via Xeno-Canto)
Recent observations (via ebird)
 (Photo by Forest/Kim Starr // CC BY 2.0)

Red-footed Booby
Order: Suliformes
Family: Sulidae
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lotsofbirds:

Black-bellied Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis)
Distribution: North America to South America
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Learn more about this species:
Life history Information (via Inaturalist)
Songs and calls (via Xeno-Canto)
Recent observations (via ebird)
 (Photo by Greg Gilbert // CC BY 2.0)

Black-bellied Whistling Duck
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
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lotsofbirds:

Jame’s Flamingo (Phoenicoparrus jamesi)
Distribution: High altitude plateaus in central South America
IUCN Status: Near Threatened
Learn more about this species:
Life history Information (via Inaturalist)
Songs and calls (via Xeno-Canto)
Recent observations (via ebird)
 (Photo by Pedro Szekely // CC BY 2.0)

James’ Flamingo
Order: Phoenicopteriformes
Family: Phoenicopteridae
Interesting fact about this flamingo, they live sympatrically (sharing habitat and nesting area) in South America with both the Chilean and Andean flamingo. Was thought to be extinct until the 1950s. 
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lotsofbirds:

Palm-nut Vulture (Gypohierax angolensis)
Distribution: Africa
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Learn more about this species:
Life history Information (via Inaturalist)
Songs and calls (via Xeno-Canto)
Recent observations (via ebird)
 (Photo by Steve Garvie // CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Palm-nut Vulture
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
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feathered-friends:

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher by TexasEagle on Flickr.

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher aka Texas bird-of-paradise
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrranidae
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muuuf:

superbnature:

My BABY by FuYiChen http://ift.tt/1roymJf

Râle à poitrine blanche

White-breasted Waterhen
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
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lotsofbirds:

Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala)
Distribution: South Asia
IUCN Status: Near Threatened{ Ecology } { Vocalizations } { eBird }
 (Photo by oldandsolo @ flickr // CC 2.0)

Painted Stork
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ciconiidae
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banji-realness:

Automatic zygodactyl hypnotic funky fresh

fine example of Zygodactyl feet
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creatures-alive:

(via 500px / Silver Pheasant by Too Ratana-u-bol)

Silver Pheasant 
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
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Schwans
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
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raptorwing:

A leucistic (partially-albino) red-tailed hawk coming in to land on a glove.

Red-tailed Hawk
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
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hadrian6:

The Abduction of Ganymede. 1615-20. artist unknown. oil/canvas.
http://hadrian6.tumblr.com
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nslm1954:

Saker Falcon Triptych

Order: Falconiformes
Family: Falconidae
Interesting Wiki-facts about the Saker Falcon
The Turul is the most important bird in the origin myth of the Magyars (Hungarian people). It is a divine messenger, and perches on top of the tree of life along with the other spirits of unborn children in the form of birds. The Turul became a symbol of power, strength, and nobility, and it is still used today on the coat of arms of the Hungarian Army, the Counter Terrorism Centre and the Office of National Security.