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NORWAY: white-throated dipper (Cinclus cinclus), also known as the European dipper or just dipper, is an aquatic passerine bird found in Europe, Middle East, Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent.

NORWAY: white-throated dipper (Cinclus cinclus), also known as the European dipper or just dipper, is an aquatic passerine bird found in Europe, Middle East, Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent.

CROATIA: The Common Nightingale or simply Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos), also known as Rufous Nightingale, is a small passerine bird best known for its powerful and beautiful song. It was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family Turdidae, but is now more generally considered to be an Old World flycatcher, Muscicapidae. It belongs to a group of more terrestrial species, often called chats.

CROATIA: The Common Nightingale or simply Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos), also known as Rufous Nightingale, is a small passerine bird best known for its powerful and beautiful song. It was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family Turdidae, but is now more generally considered to be an Old World flycatcher, Muscicapidae. It belongs to a group of more terrestrial species, often called chats.

NAMIBIA: The national bird of Namibia used to be the Crimson breasted shrike (now known as the Crimson breasted boubou) as its colours matched those of the Imperial German flag. However, as that is no longer politically correct. The African Fish Eagle has now been named Namibia's national bird.

NAMIBIA: The national bird of Namibia used to be the Crimson breasted shrike (now known as the Crimson breasted boubou) as its colours matched those of the Imperial German flag. However, as that is no longer politically correct. The African Fish Eagle has now been named Namibia's national bird.

LIBERIA: The common bulbul (Pycnonotus barbatus) is a member of the bulbul family of passerine birds. It is a ubiquitous resident breeder throughout Africa. Other names include black-eyed bulbul and common garden bulbul.

the Common Bulbul, a staple of the tree outside my study window

NIGERIA: The black crowned crane (Balearica pavonina) occurs in dry savannah in Africa south of the Sahara, although in nests in somewhat wetter habitats. There are two subspecies: B. p. pavonina in the west and the more numerous B. p. ceciliae in east Africa. This species and the closely related grey crowned crane, B. regulorum, which prefers wetter habitats for foraging, are the only cranes that can nest in trees.

NIGERIA: The black crowned crane (Balearica pavonina) occurs in dry savannah in Africa south of the Sahara, although in nests in somewhat wetter habitats. There are two subspecies: B. p. pavonina in the west and the more numerous B. p. ceciliae in east Africa. This species and the closely related grey crowned crane, B. regulorum, which prefers wetter habitats for foraging, are the only cranes that can nest in trees.

white-crested turaco. Turaco Birds make up the bird family Musophagidae (literally "banana-eaters"), which includes plantain-eaters and go-away-birds. In southern Africa both turacos and go-away-birds are commonly known as louries. Musophagids often have prominent crests and long tails; the turacos are noted for peculiar and unique pigments giving them their bright green and red feathers.

White-crested turaco - The white-crested turaco (Tauraco leucolophus) is a turaco, a group of near-passerines. The white-crested turaco is native to riverine forest and woodland in a belt between eastern Nigeria and western Kenya.

COSTA RICA: The clay-colored thrush (Turdus grayi) is a common Middle American bird of the thrush family (Turdidae). Other common names include clay-colored robin. It ranges from South Texas (where it is rapidly expanding its range) to northern Colombia; west and north of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. It is limited to the Atlantic slope, except for a population around Oaxaca City that probably originates from escaped cagebirds.

Clay-colored thrush (TurdusGrayi) National Bird of Costa Rica

The real beauty of La Tanrrilla is only revealed when they are under threat or as part of their elaborate courtship rituals when they spread their glorious wings to reveal a truly magnificent display of colour and light.

The real beauty of La Tanrrilla is only revealed when under threat or as part of their elaborate courtship rituals when they spread their glorious wings to reveal a truly magnificent display of colour and light.

♫ Cigüeña Blanca - Escucha la voz del pájaro

♫ Cigüeña Blanca - Escucha la voz del pájaro

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