British Birds

British Birds on Wild About Britain includes the latest bird news from around the UK, thousands of bird photos in our image gallery, hundreds of bird conversations in our bird forums, a directory of British bird-related organisations and websites, as well as a big reference encyclopedia with information on everything from the Magpie and Ruddy Shelduck to the Temminck's Stint and the Great Northern Diver.

Encyclopedia of British Birds

Common Name Scientific Name Description
Willow Tit Poecile montanus

The Willow Tit and Marsh tit are very difficult to tell apart, and were not separated in Britain... more

Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major

A familiar black and white woodpecker, about the size of a blackbird. Bright red undertail,... more

Brambling Fringills montifringilla

The Brambling is a finch whose plumage changes considerably between summer and winter.

In... more

Red Kite Milvus milvus

A large graceful bird of prey. Whitish/grey streakish head, Rufous body, long wings with white '... more

Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus

These birds are slightly smaller and slimmer than a blackbird - male ring ouzels are
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Identification of British Birds

Haematopus ostralegus
Fringilla coelebs
Circus aeruginosus
Regulus ignicapillus

Glossary

Title Description
Digit Toe.