Starlings

2015-09-21T06:31:55+00:00

Description Starlings are small to medium-sized passerine birds in the family Sturnidae. The name "Sturnidae" comes from the Latin word for starling, sturnus. Many Asian species, particularly the larger ones, are called mynas, and many African species are known as glossy starlings because of their iridescent plumage. Starlings are native to the Old World, from [...]

Collared Dove

2019-05-24T17:56:07+00:00

Description The Eurasian collared dove (Streptopelia decaocto), most often simply called the collared dove, also sometimes hyphenated as Eurasian collared-dove, is a species of dove native to Asia and Europe, and also recently introduced in North America. The collared dove is not migratory, but is strongly dispersive. Over the last century, it has been one [...]

Seagulls

2015-09-21T06:24:03+00:00

Description Gulls often referred to as seagulls are seabirds of the family Laridae in the sub-order Lari. They are most closely related to the terns (family Sternidae) and only distantly related to auks, skimmers, and more distantly to the waders. Until the twenty-first century most gulls were placed in the genus Larus, but this arrangement [...]

Pigeon

2015-09-21T06:18:19+00:00

Description Pigeons and doves exhibit considerable variations in size. The largest species is the crowned pigeon of New Guinea, which is nearly turkey-sized, at a weight of 2–4 kg (4.4–8.8 lb) The smallest is the New World ground-dove of the genus Columbina, which is the same size as a house sparrow and weighs as little as [...]