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
Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus

These little birds can usually be found in flocks of up to 20 birds. They are normally noticed... more

Nuthatch Sitta europaea

A long pointed bill and a short tail. Upper parts are blue-grey in colour, with reddish brown... more

Bewick's Swan Cygnus columbianus

Bewicks Sawn is the smallest and has shortest-neck of Europe's swans, like the Whooper, Bewicks... more

Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos

A bird that is usually heard rather than seen due to it's beautiful song. When seen, the bird is... more

Dunnock Prunella modularis

The Dunnock, as it is commonly known looks, at first glance, rather like a dull sparrow but on... more

Identification of British Birds

Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Tachybaptus ruficollis
Panurus biarmicus
Ardea alba


Title Description
Clutch The total number of eggs laid in one nest.