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
African Yellow-billed Duck Anas undulata

A dabbling duck which is an abundant resident breeder in southern and eastern Africa. These are... more

Redshank Tringa totanus

A long, slender bird with distinctive red legs and orange-red bill with black tip. The colouring... more

Barrow's Goldeneye Bucephala islandica

Larger than Goldeneye with the head and neck shape differing. Head of the breeding male has a... more

Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa

In summer, this large wading bird has a bright orangey-brown chest and belly, but in winter the... more

Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus

The Mistle Thrush is the largest of Britain's thrushes, the direct flight of the mistle thrush... more

Identification of British Birds

Saxicola rubetra
Alca torda
Larus argentatus
Sturnus vulgaris