Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Bird Families that are World Wide

Yesterday I mentioned some of the American families that don't occur in other continents. There are of course many families that are found in the Americas and other continents and even some species. These are Costa Rican representatives of families that occur in the UK.

 Double-striped Thick-knee, closely related to the Stone Curlew. The family is found on every continent except Antarctica. 

 Black-breasted Whistling Duck, ducks are found on every continent, well almost down to Antarctica.

 Ferruginous Pygmy Owl. A fierce little owl.The family is found on every continent except Antarctica. 

 Clay-coloured Thrush. A widespread numerous family and in many countries common garden birds, such as the Blackbird here.

 Red-billed Pigeon (silly name, it's just the base that is red). Again, pigeons are on all the main continents.

 Hoffman's Woodpecker, the odd family out in this group as it doesn't occur in Australasia.

 Black-collared Hawk. Birds of prey are almost universal.

 Ringed Kingfisher, again the family is on all the main continents.

Bare-throated Tiger Heron. Where there are rivers and ponds there are herons and this one is one of my favourites.

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