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Birds Photographed in their Natural Habitats

Parts of this webpage has been replaced by my new responsive website – rayplowman.co.uk/birds/ refers. I've grouped my bird images by habitat, where I photographed them and then into collections by ecozone/country and taxonomic rank. For each bird image, I've identified its taxonomic order, family, genus, species and common name. Where known or of interest I've added gender, IUCN red list status (if threatened) and check list status items such as endemic, resident and migrant data.

Forest Spectacled Thrush (Turdu nudigenis nudigenis), collecting nest material, Trinidad, 2015and Garden Habitat (1)

The first grouping of forest and garden habitat webpages feature several image collections of New World (Neotropic ecozone) bird species that include images of several families of oscine and suboscine passerines and a few images from different orders and families of non-passerines.  One Nearctic species is featured on this webpage..

Forest Common Blackbird (Turdus merula), Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, Canterbury, 2015and Garden Habitat (2)

The second collection of forest and garden habitat webpages feature bird species I photographed in the Old-World; Afrotropic, Australasian, Palearctic and Indomalaya ecozones.

It includes three webpages featuring:

(a) Australasian oscine passerines and a New Zealand wren;

(b) Old World oscine and suboscine passerines;

(c)  Old World, including Australasia non-passerines.

The Australasian birds were photographed in New Zealand and the Australian states of South Australia, Victoria, and New South Wales. Old World oscine passerines and non-passerines birds in the Indian Ocean Islands, Singapore and Malaysia.

ForestBirds of Forest and Water Habitat and Water Habitat

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Marine aMarine and Cosatal Habitatnd Costal Habitat

Marine and coastal habitat webpages feature images of birds photographed in the Old-World (Palearctic and Australasian ecozones). The birds were photographed on the shore or in coastal waters and include images of albatross (Diomedeidae family) and shearwater (Procellariidae family), penguin (Spheniscidae family) and auks (Alcidae family).

Wetland aWetland and Coastal Habitat (1)nd Coastal Habitat (1)

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WetlanWetland and Coastal Habitat (2)d and Coastal Habitat (2)

This second set of wetland and coastal habitat birds feature several image galleries of cosmopolitan, native to one region or country endemic bird species photographed in the Afrotropic, Australasia, Indomalaya, Neotropic, and Palearctic ecozones. The species are waders, gulls, terns (several families), waterfowl (Anatidae family) and rails and coots (Rallidae family).

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata), Halifax, Canada, 2009 Male Scarlet Myzomela (Myzomela sanguinolenta) feeding on grass-tree nectar Female Olive Backed Sunbird (Nectarina jugularis) at Sungei Buloh, Singapore Female Olive Bornean Crested Fireback (Lophura ignita) at Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia Banded Woodpecker (Chrysophlegma miniaceum) at Singapore Botanic Garden Immature Yellow-eyed Penguin (Megadyptes antipodes) taking a swim at Pilots Beach, Otago Peninsula, New Zealand, 2012 Northern Royal Albatross (Diomedea sanfordi), On Water, Kaikoura Pelagic, New Zealand, 2015 Variable Oystercatcher (Haematopus unicolor), Pilots Beach, Otago Peninsula, New Zealand, 2012 Crab Plover (Dromas ardeola), Adult and Immature, Anse Bazarca Beach, Seychelles, 2012