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Brown emu-tail

Dromaeocercus brunneus Photo by Maria Stringer (Pinterest) Common name:brown emu-tail (en); felosa-dos-juncos-rabilonga (pt); droméocerque brun (fr); yerbera colilarga (es); Madagaskarbuschsänger (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily SylviidaeRange:This species is endemic to Madagascar, being found along the eastern slopes of the islands.Size:These birds are 15 cm long.Habitat:The brown emu-tail is found in dense undergrowth of moist tropical forests, at altitudes […]

Grey-headed negrofinch

Nigrita canicapillus Photo by David Beadle (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:grey-headed negrofinch (en); negrinha-de-cabeça-cinzenta (pt); nigrette à calotte grise (fr); negrita canosa (es); graunackenschwärzling (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily EstrildidaeRange:This species is found in sub-Saharan Africa, from Guinea eastwards to southern Nigeria and Cameroon, east to Uganda and Kenya and southwards into northern Tanzania, D.R. Congo and northern […]

Long-tailed rosefinch

Uragus sibiricus Photo by M. Nishimura (Wikipedia) Common name:long-tailed rosefinch (en); peito-rosado-rabilongo (pt); roselin à longue queue (fr); camachuelo colilargo (es); meisengimpel (de) Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily Fringillidae Range:This species breeds in two separate regions of Asia, one from southern Siberia southwards into northern Mongolia and eastwards into south-eastern Russia and northern Japan, the other region is […]

Lilac-tailed parrotlet

Touit batavicus Photo by Cesar Villalba (Flickr) Common name:lilac-tailed parrotlet (en); apuim-de-sete-cores (pt); touit à sept couleurs (fr); cotorrita sietecolores (es); siebenfarbenpapagei (de)Taxonomy:Order PsittaciformesFamily PsittacidaeRange:This species is patchily distributed from northern Colombia, along northern Venezuela, and into Guyana, Suriname, French Guyana and possibly marginally across the border into Amapá, in extreme northern Brazil.Size:These birds are […]

Auckland snipe

Coenocorypha aucklandica Photo by Kirk Zufelt (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:Auckland snipe (en); narceja-austral-das-Auckland (pt); bécassine des Auckland (fr); chochita de las Auckland (es); Aucklandschnepfe (de)Taxonomy:Order CharadriiformesFamily ScolopacidaeRange:This species is endemic to New Zealand, where it is found on the Auckland Islands, the Antipodes Islands and Jacquemart Island in the Campbell Island group.Size:These birds are […]

Island monarch

Monarcha cinerascens Photo by Joseph Monkhouse (Oriental Bird Images) Common name:island monarch (en); monarca-ilhéu (pt); monarque des ilês (fr); monarca isleño (es); graukopfmonarch (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily Monarchidae Range:This species is found in the islands of eastern Indonesia, west of New Guinea, including Timor, Sulawesi, the Moluccas and the Lesser Sundas, and also on the islands off […]

White-browed tit-warbler

Leptopoecile sophiae Photo by Andrey Kovalenko (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:white-browed tit-warbler (en); chapim-de-Sophie (pt); mésange de Sophie (fr); carbonerito de Sophie (es); purpurhähnchen (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily SylviidaeRange:This species is found in central China and along the Himalayas mountain range into north-western China, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and marginally into northern India, Pakistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.Size:These birds are […]

Red-cheeked parrot

Geoffroyus geoffroyi Photo by Mehd Halaouate (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:red-cheeked parrot (en); papagaio-de-faces-vermelhas (pt); perruche de Geoffroy (fr); lorito carirrojo (es); rotkopfpapagei (de)Taxonomy:Order PsittaciformesFamily PsittacidaeRange:This species is found in New Guinea and in other islands of eastern Indonesia including the Moluccas, the Lesser Sundas and Timor. There is also a population in the Cape […]

African golden weaver

Ploceus subaureus Photo by Guy Poisson (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:African golden weaver (en); tecelão-amarelo (pt); tisserin jaune (fr); tejedor dorado africano (es); goldweber (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily PloceidaeRange:This species is found in East Africa, from south-eastern Kenya, through Tanzania and Mozambique, and into Swaziland and south-eastern South Africa.Size:This species is about 15 cm long. Males tend […]

Taiwan bush-warbler

Bradypterus alishanensis Photo by Josep del Hoyo (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:Taiwan bush-warbler (en); felosa-dos-juncos-da-Formosa (pt); bouscarle de Taïwan (fr); zarzalero de Formosa (es); Taiwanbuschsänger (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily SylviidaeRange:This species is endemic to Taiwan, being found in the central and eastern mountains of the island.Size:These birds are 13 cm long and weigh around 10 g.Habitat:The Taiwan […]