Life Story: Chick makes the ultimate leap of faith
This chick is just a few days old and already skydiving! 😱(via BBC Earth)
Philomachus pugnax
Sometimes you know that though we try might, through photography (film scene), just not the uniqueness of a natural moment of capture. This is the case with our visit at Sandpiper militant in Norway d...
Northern Goshawk - Goshawk Flies Through Tiny Spaces in Slo-Mo!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b010y5wm Chris Packham puts a northern goshawk through its paces in the lab.
European Stonechat
The European stonechat (Saxicola rubicola) is a small passerine bird that was formerly classed as a subspecies of the common stonechat. Long considered a member of the thrush family Turdidae, genetic ...
European Stonechat - Wikipedia
Greater White-fronted Goose
Greater white-fronted geese, Texel Netherlands (2013)The greater white-fronted goose (Anser albifrons) is a species of goose. The greater white-fronted goose is closely related to the smaller lesser...
Greater White-fronted Goose - Wikipedia
Upcher's Warbler
The Upcher's warbler (Hippolais languida) is an Old World warbler in the tree warbler genus Hippolais. It breeds in an area from Turkey south and east to Pakistan. It is migratory, wintering in easter...
Steppe Eagle
The steppe eagle (Aquila nipalensis) is a bird of prey. It is about 62–81 cm (24–32 in) in length and has a wingspan of 1.65–2.15 m (5.4–7.1 ft). Females, weighing 2.3–4.9 kg...
Steppe Eagle - Wikipedia
Eastern Bonelli's Warbler
Eastern Bonelli's warbler (sometimes known as Balkan warbler) is a "warbler" in the leaf warbler genus Phylloscopus. It was formerly regarded as the eastern subspecies of a wider "Bonelli's warbler" s...
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse
The pin-tailed sandgrouse (Pterocles alchata) is a medium large bird in the sandgrouse family. It has a small, pigeon like head and neck and a sturdy, compact body. It has long pointed wings, which ar...
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse - Wikipedia
Broad-billed Sandpiper
The broad-billed sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) is a small wading bird. It is the only member of the genus Limicola; some have proposed that it should be placed in the genus Erolia with the "stint" ...
Broad-billed Sandpiper - Wikipedia
Great Black-backed Gull
The great black-backed gull (Larus marinus), also known as the greater black-backed gull or, informally, as the black-back, is the largest member of the gull family. It breeds on the European and Nort...
Great Black-backed Gull - Wikipedia
Eleonora's Falcon
Eleonora's falcon (Falco eleonorae) is a medium-sized falcon. It belongs to the hobby group, a rather close-knit number of similar falcons often considered a subgenus Hypotriorchis. The sooty falcon i...
Eleonora's Falcon - Wikipedia
Little Ringed Plover
The little ringed plover (Charadrius dubius) is a small plover.
Adults have a grey-brown back and wings, a white belly, and a white breast with one black neckband. They have a brown cap, a white f...
Little Ringed Plover - Wikipedia
Common Goldeneye
The common goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) is a medium-sized sea duck of the genus Bucephala, the goldeneyes. Their closest relative is the similar Barrow's goldeneye.
Adult males ranges from 45–52...
Common Goldeneye - Wikipedia
Whiskered Tern
The whiskered tern (Chlidonias hybrida) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. This bird has a number of geographical races, differing mainly in size and minor plumage details.C. h. hybrida breeds...
Whiskered Tern - Wikipedia
Pied Kingfisher
The pied kingfisher (Ceryle rudis) is a water kingfisher and is found widely distributed across Africa and Asia. Its black and white plumage, crest and the habit of hovering over clear lakes and river...
Pied Kingfisher - Wikipedia
House Bunting
The house bunting (Emberiza sahari) is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae.It is a resident breeder of dry country from north-western Africa from Morocco south to Mali and east to Chad....
House Bunting - Wikipedia
Long-tailed Duck
The long-tailed duck or oldsquaw (Clangula hyemalis) is a medium-sized sea duck. It is the only living member of its genus, Clangula; this was formerly used for the goldeneyes, with the long-tailed du...
Long-tailed Duck - Wikipedia
Pale Rockfinch
The pale rockfinch or pale rock sparrow (Carpospiza brachydactyla) is a small sparrow found in the Middle East and Central Asia. It is the only member of the genus Carpospiza. Some authorities include...
Pale Rockfinch - Wikipedia
Mongolian Finch
The Mongolian finch (Bucanetes mongolicus), also known as the Mongolian trumpeter finch, is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae.
The Mongolian finch is a small, long-winged bir...
Richard's Pipit
The Richard's pipit (Anthus richardi) is a medium-sized passerine bird which breeds in open grasslands in northern Asia. It is a long-distance migrant moving to open lowlands in the Indian Subcontinen...
Richard's Pipit - Wikipedia
Sedge Warbler
The sedge warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus) is an Old World warbler in the genus Acrocephalus. It is a medium-sized warbler with a brown, streaked back and wings and a distinct pale supercilium. Se...
Sedge Warbler - Wikipedia
Common Moorhen
The common moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) (also known as the swamp chicken) is a bird species in the Rallidae family. It is distributed across many parts of the Old World.The common moorhen lives aroun...
Common Moorhen - Wikipedia
Dunnock
The dunnock (Prunella modularis) is a small passerine, or perching bird, found throughout temperate Europe and into Asia. It is by far the most widespread member of the accentor family, which otherwis...
Dunnock - Wikipedia
Gadwall
The gadwall (Anas strepera) is a common and widespread duck of the family Anatidae.
The gadwall was first described by Linnaeus in 1758 in his Systema naturae, under its current scientific name. D...
Gadwall - Wikipedia
Black-eared Wheatear
The black-eared wheatear (Oenanthe hispanica) is a wheatear, a small migratory passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family Turdidae, but is now more generally considered ...
Black-eared Wheatear - Wikipedia
Eurasian Sparrowhawk
The Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus), also known as the northern sparrowhawk or simply the sparrowhawk, is a small bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. Adult male Eurasian sparrowhawks have ...
Eurasian Sparrowhawk - Wikipedia
Bar-tailed Godwit
Adult bar-tailed godwits in a meadow, Texel, NetherlandsThe bar-tailed godwit (Limosa lapponica) is a large wader in the family Scolopacidae, which breeds on Arctic coasts and tundra mainly in the ...
Bar-tailed Godwit - Wikipedia
Skylark
Alauda is a genus of larks with four species found across much of Europe, Asia and in the mountains of north Africa, and one species (the Raso lark) endemic to the islet of Raso in the Cape Verde Isla...