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Swamp Harrier : Females are larger than males. Adults have a light grey head, cheek, nape and hood. The upperparts all the way to the tail is presents different hues of brown. However the scapulars and the mantle tend toward a rufous-orange colour. The underparts are white with fine brown streaks. The feathers covering the thighs are orange or ...

New Zealand Falcon : A large falcon species (larger than a Peregrine) with similar sexes - although the female is clearly larger than the male. The back and wing are a blueish black, more or less dark depending on regions, and littered with white spots. Birds from the east of the South Island are larger and paler than their North Island counterparts...

Stitchbird : The Stitchbird (Hihi in Māori) is a mid-sized passerine (slightly larger than a Yellowhammer and larger than a House Sparrow). When the male is in breeding plumage, its front half is jet black, with a white spot behind the eye. This spot is a tuft of erectile feathers that are used during mating displays. The black is bordered ...

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Bernache du Canada
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Histoires de combattants par Patrick Fichter : Au XXème siècle on appelait encore cet oiseau remarquable Chevalier Combattant. Les recherches phylogéniques ultérieures ont conduit à le classer parmi les bécasseaux dont il semble plus proche physiologiquement. Il a tout pour nous surprendre. C’est, à présent, le Combattant varié. Sensiblement de la...

Une naturalisation controversée par Gilbert Blaising : L'Ibis sacré est une espèce d'échassier dont l'aire de répartition principale se situe en Afrique subsaharienne. Vénérée aux temps de pharaons - d'où son nom -elle a disparu de l'Egypte au 19è siècle. Vers 1990, des individus échappés de captivité se sont installés dans le Piémont italien et en Loire-Atlantique. ...

Oiseaux rares ou communs par Patrick Fichter : Plusieurs tendances se font jour parmi les amis des oiseaux, observateurs ou photographes. La célèbre coche prend des significations différentes selon que l’on a affaire à des cocheurs purs qui parcourent parfois le monde avec pour seul outil une longue vue et se contentent de voir et d’observer, notant scrupu...


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