The House Sparrow is a familiar bird to most people but one whose numbers have declined rapidly in recent years.
The male has a chestnut brown back with black streaks, the underparts, rump... More
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|Common Name||Scientific Name||Description|
A long, slender bird with distinctive red legs and orange-red bill with black tip. The colouring... more
|Iceland Gull||Larus glaucoides||
Nominate species: Medium large gull - marginally smaller than Herring Gull. Pale in all... more
|Little Stint||Calidris minuta||
Small wader about 2/3rds the length of a Dunlin with a fine tipped short bill and black legs.... more
|Collared Dove||Streptopelia decaocto||
The plumage is mostly pale brown/grey but the breast is a pinkish buff colour. Adults are... more
Blackish/Sooty grey with a white bill and frontal shield. The legs and lobed toes are a silvery... more