Topography (Anatomy and explanation)


Description of main identification features in chosen species' appearance.  Some bird anatomy terms are used, and it may be useful to study the photos above to learn them. All text written by Audun Eriksen.


Description of song and calls, and what to listen for in the audio files, and when learning the species. Some music terminology is used. Timbre: tone colour or tone quality. Ritardando: Tempo slowing down gradually. Register break: abrupt change in pitch due to sudden jump in resonating length of throat (typically in long-necked birds).


Link to distribution maps


Link to webpage describing ecology and population of the species.


A collection of hyperlinks for each species can be found here. You can easily see latest observations, additional photos/sounds and watch videos of the species without having to search for the species name.


Creative Commons licenced photos and sounds are listed here with links. For media not listed, usage is permitted by direct appointment with copyright owner. See watermark on photos.

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Size comparison
Similar species (image):
Likely confusion species, appearance
Similar species (sound):
Likely confusion species, calls
Silhouette Group:
Approximate shape of bird
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Several different images of the species
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