Birds

  • Southern cassowary

    The Southern cassowary is one of three extant cassowary species, distinct in that it lives on the southern side of New Guinea and in areas of northern Australia. Cassowaries are large, flightless birds, similar in certain respects to emus and ostriches. In fact, cassowaries are closely related to kiwis. Compared…

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  • Harpy eagle

    Harpy eagles are the largest species of eagle in the world. With a massive wingspan, a sharp hooked beak, and intimidatingly long talons, these almost mythic birds are at the top of the food chain in their native habitat. Harpy eagles live primarily in the jungles of South America, although…

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  • Bald eagle

    The Bald eagle is a bird of prey found in North America. Despite its name, the Bald eagle has a full head of feathers but their bright white colour makes the Bald eagle very distinguishable. The Bald eagle, with its snowy-feathered (not bald) head and white tail, is the proud…

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  • Emu

    The emu is the largest bird native to Australia and the second largest bird in the world, behind the ostrich. The emu is most commonly found in wooded areas  however, emus are common all over Australia. Studies show that emus seem to avoid dense forests and largely populated areas, as…

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  • Ibis

    Ibis are a group of birds that are found all over the world, but more commonly in the more temperate regions of the Southern Hemisphere. Ibis are most well known for their long necks and beaks which help them to get food out of the water. The ibis is found…

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  • Parrot

    The parrot is a medium sized group of birds, with the parrot being best known for its extremely brightly colored feathers, and the ability of some parrot species to talk, as these species are able to mimic sounds made by other animals such as humans. There are thought to be…

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  • Kiwi

    The kiwi is a brown, fuzzy, flightless bird native to the forests and jungles of New Zealand. In recent years the kiwi has become endangered, mainly due to introduced predators like dogs, cats, rats, ferrets and weasels which hunt the kiwi and eat its eggs. The kiwi is almost helpless…

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  • Uguisu

    The Uguisu is a small species of bird that is natively found throughout Japan, China and Taiwan, along with a number of other regions of the far east. The Uguisu is also commonly known as the Japanese Bush-Warbler, as it is named for its beautifully distinctive song. The Uguisu is…

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  • Quail

    The common quail or European quail is a small ground-nesting game bird in the pheasant family Phasianidae. The quail is a small bird that inhabits woodland and forest areas around the globe. There are thought to be more than 15 different species of quail, with each species of quail being…

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  • Jabiru

    The Jabiru is a large stork found in the Americas from Mexico to Argentina, except west of the Andes. The Jabiru is the tallest flying bird found in South America and Central America, often standing nearly the same height as the flightless and thus much heavier American rhea. For the…

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