It is a small, plump bird with a short tail and disproportionately large head and a long dagger like bill.
The plumage is beautifully bright: the back and tail are an iridescent "electric"... More
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The Jackdaw is our smallest crow and is roughly the same size as a Jay. Like all other members... more
|Cirl Bunting||Emberiza cirlus||
The male has a bright yellow head, with a black crown, eye stripe and throat, and a greenish... more
At a distance the Starling can easily be mistaken for a small blackbird, however, it does have a... more
A small bird found creeping around trees looking for insects. Their pattern means they are very... more
The Raven is the U.K.s largest crow and is about the same size as a Buzzard. They have thick... more