Smaller than common Guillemot, body plump and pear-shaped. Summer breeding plumage: Body all black with large oval white upperwing patches; underwing white with dark trailing edge, red legs and... More
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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
|Audouin's Gull||Ichthyaetus audouinii||
A large gull restricted to the Mediterranean and the western coast of Saharan Africa. The adult... more
|Arctic Warbler||Phylloscopus borealis||
As large as Wood Warblers but much duller, lacking in yellow tones. The neat pale wing-bar is a... more
|Tawny Owl||Strix aluco||
A broad winged medium sized owl. Colour varies from a grey-brown to a rufous-brown, Mottled and... more
The Brambling is a finch whose plumage changes considerably between summer and winter.