Species Profile: Atlantic Puffin

Species Profile: Atlantic Puffin

                  Identification The Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) is widely known for its large pale cheeks, signature colorful bill, and black and white bodies. While 26-29 cm long, they only weigh 320-480g. The...
Species Profile: Common Redshank

Species Profile: Common Redshank

  Identification Common redshanks (/Tringa totanus/) mcan be identified by their long, bright orange-red legs which give them their name. They are speckled brown on their back, wings, and head, with paler feathers below. Their bills are long and thin, and their...
Species Profile: Common Eider Duck

Species Profile: Common Eider Duck

Identification The common eider duck (Somateria mollissima) is an iconic Icelandic bird. Like most ducks, the males and females are easily distinguishable; the females are a mottled brown colour, whereas the males are black and white with green feathers at the back of...
Species Profile: Black-Legged Kittiwake

Species Profile: Black-Legged Kittiwake

(Photo above by Brian Sullivan, Neotropical Birds Online, https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/bklkit) Identification Black-legged kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) are a medium-sized member of the gull and tern family. They have white bodies...
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