Dalmatian Pelican – Pelecanus Crispus

Pelecanus Crispus  is huge, whitish waterbird. Silvery-white breeding plumage. Yellow to purple bare skin around eyes. Orange-red gular pouch at onset of breeding becoming yellow later. Pale grey underwing becoming darker at wing-tips. Bushy crest on nape. Similar spp. White Pelican P. onocrotalus is slightly smaller, has yellow gular pouch, more extensive bare skin around…

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White Spoonbill – Platalea Leucorodia

Platalea leucorodia is large, white, and rather graceful heron-like bird with long, broad, spatulate bill, long neck, and long legs. Wears yellowish nuchal spray and golden breast patch in breeding plumage. Sexes similar. Juvenile has black tips to primaries and pink bill, becoming dark during first winter. Combination of white plumage, long spoon-shaped bill, and…

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Glossy Ibis – Plegadis Falcinellus

Plegadis Falcinellus is the only species in Europe with greenish-black plumage, long black legs and long curved bill. The size is bigger than 50 cm. Characteristic wetland species, breeding colonies are usually mixed with other herons. Birds may feed tens of kilometres from the breeding colonies. The Glossy Ibis feeds mainly on aquatic animals. Glossy…

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Greater Flamingo – Phoenicopterus Ruber

Greater flamingo is about 42 inches tall and has a wingspan of about five feet. The greater flamingo has and pink feathers and black-tipped wings. It has a very long neck, long pink legs and webbed pink feet with three toes. It has a large hooked bill with a black tip that is curved down….

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Great Bittern – Botaurus Stellaris

Botaurus Stellaris is stocky, rather bulky, thick-necked heron, generally golden-brown with black crown and mottling above and dusky stripes below. This plumage is in their favorite habitat, extensive reedbeds, extremely cryptic. In flight, primaries and all except innermost secondaries pale reddish-brown barred and spotted with black. More often heard than seen, it’s deep booming song…

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Squacco Heron – Ardeola Ralloides

Ardeola Ralloides has overall dark buff or pale brown plumage. Its greyish bill becomes turquoise blue in breeding season. Legs are orange. It has outstanding head with many brown and white feathers. In flight, it seems very different, with dominant white colour. Squacco Heronis a widespread but patchily distributed summer visitor to much of southern…

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Little Egret – Bubulcus Ibis

Bubulcus Ibis is a small and elegant white egret, showing slender neck, fine pointed black bill and black legs with yellow feet. Adult in breeding plumage has bluish face and reddish lores. We can see two long fine white hindcrown feathers, extending from the nape to the mid-neck. It also has “aigrettes”, long feathers of…

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European Shag – Phalacrocorax Aristotelis

Phalacrocorax Aristotelis are medium-sized, slender-billed, marine cormorant with oily-green plumage and yellow gape. Sexes alike but noticeable seasonal differences; adult‘s forward-curving crest present only in breeding season. At close range adult unmistakable and immature differs from young Cormorant in smaller size, slimmer build, much slenderer bill, and (except for Mediterranean race) much less white on…

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Pygmy Cormorant – Phalacrocorax Pygmeus

Pygmy Cormorant is rounded, fluffed-up head and shorter bill give it a gentler, more comical appearance than the other cormorants and its long paddle-like tail sticks out almost as much as its head so it can sometimes appear to be flying backwards. The distinctive head shape, long tail and small size are all good ways…

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Little Grebe – Tachybaptus Ruficollis

Tachybaptus Ruficollis, female marginally smaller. Chestnut throat, cheeks and foreneck separates from oter Tachybaptus. Iris red-brown, yellow in E Asia. Non-breeding adult paler, especially on throat and foreneck, which lackchestnut, Juvenile similar to non-breeding adult, but head striped black and whitish. Races separated mainly on size, amount of white in secondaries; also slight differences in…

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