Ornithology
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poochcrew:

Not sure if he belongs here but my bird is pretty darn cute 
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lotsofbirds:

Beautiful Firetail (Stagonopleura bella)
Distribution: Southern Australia & Tasmania
IUCN Status: Least Concern
{ Ecology } { Vocalizations } { eBird }
(Photo by Ron Knight // CC 2.0)

Beautiful Firetail
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Astrildidae
I love ornithology language!
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twofacedsheep:

Piebald Northern Bald Ibis.

Piebald Northern Bald Ibis
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Threskiornithidae
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biomorphosis:

Osprey hawk navigating its prey.

Osprey
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
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jaws-and-claws:

LESSER FLAMINGOS by amish_patel on Flickr.

Lesser Flamingos
Order: Phoenicopteriformes
Family: Phoenicopteridae
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avianeurope:

Rosy Starling (Pastor roseus), Kasakhstan 
photo by Elena Shnayder

Rosy Starling
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sturnidae
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Cattle Egret
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Ardeidae
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rhamphotheca:

A venue of vultures all in a row… Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura) gather on fence posts in Ashville, OH.
photograph by Mike Horn
(via: Cornell Lab of Ornithology)

Turkey Vulture
Order: Cathartiformes
Family: Cathartidae
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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