The Southern Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis) is a large seabird in the Phalacrocoracidae family of European and Asian cormorants. It is also known as the Great Black Cormorant.
The Southern Cormorant is black with white cheeks and throat. Its feathers are glossy with some green iridescence. Its beak is grey, its eyes are green, and its webbed feet are black.
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What is a group of rooks called?
A group of rooks is called a building of rooks, a clamour of rooks, or a parliament of rooks.
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What is a group of widgeons called?
A group of widgeons is called a company of widgeons.
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The Eastern Olive Sunbird (Cyanomitra olivacea) is a small bird in the Nectariniidae family of passerine sunbirds.
The Eastern Olive Sunbird is olive in colour. It has short wings and a short tail. Its beak is long, thin, black, and arched. It has small black eyes and black legs.
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What are the different types of ducks?
The different types of ducks include: dabbling ducks, diving ducks, eiders, perching ducks, stifftails, and whistling ducks.
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Why does the Avocet have an upturned, or upcurved, beak?
The Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) is a small bird in the Recurvirostridae family of waders. It has long legs to wade in water. It lives in wetlands, such as marshes, swamps, lakes, estuaries, and rivers.
The Avocet has a long, thin, upcurved black beak. It measures about 8 centimetres (3 inches) long. Many wetlands birds, such as Ibis and Curlew, have a long, thin downturned beak, but the Avocet has an upturned beak.
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What does a pelican’s beak look like?
A pelican has a massive long beak.
The beak has an upper mandible (top half of its beak) and a lower mandible (lower half of its beak).
The beak can grow to 47 centimetres (19 inches) in length.
At the tip of the upper mandible is a hook, called a crochet or a bill-tip. The crochet helps the pelican grip onto slippery fish to eat. A pelican catches large fish with its crochet, tosses it into the air, and lets it slide down the gullet of its open mouth.
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Why do woodpeckers peck?
The Woodpecker is a tree-climbing bird with a strong beak.
It lives in forests. It pecks at the bark of a tree to find its food, such as insects and insect larvae. It has a long tongue to catch insects. It also pecks on the tree to communicate with other Woodpeckers.
Wood-pecking is hard work. To ensure that it has enough energy, the Woodpecker needs to eat regularly. Scientists think that it can eat 1,000-2,000 insects a day.
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What is a group of finches called?
A group of finches is called a charm of finches.
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What is the difference between the Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus percnopterus) and the Palm-Nut Vulture (Gypohierax angolensis)?
Both the Egyptian Vulture and the Palm-Nut Vulture are large raptors and birds of prey with large, strong beaks and feet with sharp claws called talons.
The Egyptian Vulture is all white with long neck feathers, whereas the Palm-Nut Vulture is all white except for black areas in its wings and tail.
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The Spur-Winged Goose (Plectropterus gambensis gambensis) is a large bird in the Anatidae family of geese. It is related to the Shelduck.
The Spur-Winged Goose is black with a white face and white patches on its wings. Its belly is white. It has a red facial patch from its beak to above its eyes. The male has a larger red facial patch than the female. It has a long, S-shaped neck. It has long pinkish-red legs.
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What is a group of eagles called?
A group of eagles is called a convocation of eagles.
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What is a group of starlings called?
A group of starlings is called a murmuration of starlings.
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What is a group of magpies called?
A group of magpies is called a charm of magpies, a gulp of magpies, a murder of magpies, or a tiding of magpies.
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The Red-Crowned Parrot (Amazona viridigenalis) is a bird in the Psittacidae family of parrots. It is also called the Green-Cheeked Amazon Parrot or Mexican Red-Headed Parrot.
The Red-Crowned Parrot is green with a bright red forehead and crown, dark-blue streak behind the eyes, and light-green cheeks. Some have red and blue feathers under their wings. It has a white eye-ring with bright yellow eyes. It has a beige beak and cere. It has grey or beige legs.
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What is a group of owls called?
A group of owls is called a parliament of owls.
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The Southern Screamer (Chauna torquata) is a large bird in the Anseriformes family of geese. It is also known as the Crested Screamer. It is called Screamer because it screams loudly.
The adult Southern Screamer has grey feathers with a black collar around its neck. Its back is dark-grey and its underbelly is light grey. It has a grey crest and a grey beak. It has a red patch around its eyes. It has pink legs. It has partially webbed feet that enable it to swim. It is a good swimmer, but it prefers to be on land most of the time.
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The Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) is a large Australian bird. It cannot fly. It is a ratite, a bird with a flat chest-bone. Ratites include the ostrich, kiwi, and cassowary.
The Emu has two long featherless legs with scales. It has three forward-facing toes that have cushioned pads and sharp claws (toe-nails).
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What is a group of peafowl called?
A group of peafowl is called a muster of peafowl or an ostentation of peafowl.
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The German Pekin Duck (Anas platyrhynchos) is a European breed of a domestic bird in the Anatidae family of mallard ducks. It is also known as the White Pekin Duck and related to the American Pekin Duck.
The German Pekin Duck has an upright, broad, heavy body with thick layers of creamy-white feathers with a yellowish tinge. Its beak is short and orange. Its eyes are small and dark. It has orange webbed feet.
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