What is the difference between the Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) and the Great Tit (Parus major)?
The Eurasian Blue Tit and the Great Tit are both in the Paridae family of passerines.
The Eurasian Blue Tit and the Great Tit both have large white cheeks, a yellowish-green back, and blue-grey wings with white wing-bars.
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The Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) is a passerine bird in the Paridae family of song birds. It is also known as the Eurasian Blue Titmouse.
The Eurasian Blue Tit has a distinctive azure-blue crown and a dark-blue line passing through its eye and encircling its white cheeks to the chin. Its forehead is white, and a bar on its wing is also white. Its nape, wings, and tail are blue and its back is yellowish-green. It underparts are yellow with a dark line down its abdomen. Its beak is black. It has bluish-grey legs. Its eyes are dark brown.
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The Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) is a medium-sized bird in the Cardinalidae family of passerine (song bird) cardinal birds.
The Scarlet Tanager male is crimson-red with black wings and a black tail. The female is olive on her upperparts and yellowish on her underparts with yellow-olive wings and tail. In winter, the male looks similar to the female, except that its wings and tail remain darker. Both the male and female have a pale, stout, smooth beak, pale legs, and small dark eyes.
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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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The Eurasian Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes) is a small passerine song bird in the Troglodytidae family.
The Eurasian Wren is rufous-brown with a paler, greyer underbelly. Its wings and tail are barred with darker brown and grey. However, it can vary in colour. It has short, rounded wings. Its beak is dark-brown. Its legs are pale brown.
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The Albert’s Lyrebird (Menura alberti) is a large passerine songbird in the Menuridae family. It is a ground-dwelling bird.
The Albert’s Lyrebird looks like a partridge or pheasant, with a plumpish body, slender neck, and a long tail. It has short, rounded wings, which makes them poor fliers.
When the tail is fanned out, the male’s large tail looks like a lyre musical instrument. His tail has 16 modified feathers. Two of the tail feathers, called medians, are broad, brown curved feathers with dark tips. There are also two thin dark feathers, called lyrates. The rest of the 12 tail feathers are white filamentaries.
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The European Bee-Eater (Merops apiaster) is a small passerine bird in the Meropidae family of bee-eaters.
The European Bee-Eater has brown and yellow upper parts, green-grey wings, a yellow throat, and a bluish belly. It has a long, thin black mask around its orange-brown eyes, with a shiny blue line above its eye. It has a notched tail. Its beak is black. The male and female look similar, but the female tends to have greener feathers on the shoulders.
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The Eurasian Treecreeper (Certhia familiaris) is a small passerine bird. It is also known as the Common Treecreeper.
The Eurasian Treecreeper has camouflaged, patterned, light-brown and dark-brown upperparts, white underparts, and a rufous (red-brown) rump. It has a white eyebrow. Its tail is brown and long. It has a curved, dark-grey beak. It has pink-beige legs and feet, with long, hooked claws.
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The Dunnock (Prunella modularis) is a small passerine, or perching and singing bird in the accentor family. It is also called the Hedge Accentor, the Hedge Sparrow, or the Hedge Warbler.
The Dunnock is a brown bird with streaks of darker brown on its back. Its underbelly is light-brown. It has a blue-grey head. It has a fine-pointed beak. It has pink legs. The male and female look similar.
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The Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus dilutus) is a passerine bird in the sparrow family.
The Eurasian Tree Sparrow has a chestnut crown and nape, with a black patch on each white cheek. It also has a black patch on its chin, throat, and the area between its beak and throat. Its beak is grey in summer and darker, almost black, in winter. Its upperparts are light brown, streaked with black. Its brown wings have two distinct, narrow, white bars. Its legs are pale brown.
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The Northern Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes trogolodytes) is a small passerine song bird, and a sub-species of the Eurasian Wren.
The Northern Wren is rufous-brown with a paler underbelly. It has short, rounded wings and a tail with a dark barred pattern. Its beak is dark-brown. Its legs are pale brown.
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The African Black Swift (Apus barbatus) is a small passerine bird in the Apodidae family of swifts. It is highly aerial, spending most of its life in the air. It is not related to swallows; it is in the same Order as hummingbirds.
The African Black Swift is black-brown except for a small, white or pale-grey patch on its chin. It has a short, forked tail. It has long, swept-back wings, which can rotate at the base (like hummingbird wings). It has short legs.
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The Rock Martin (Ptyonoprogne fuligula fusciventris) is a small passerine bird in the swallow family.
The Rock Martin has brown feathers with pale-brown on the upper chest and underwings and white markings on the tail feathers.
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The Red-Capped Manakin (Ceratopipra mentalis) is a small passerine bird in the Pipridae family.
The male Red-Capped Manakin has a velvety black body, with a bright red head and nape, bright yellow thighs, a pale-yellow chin, and pale-yellow wing linings. The female is olive-green, with paler yellow-green underparts. Both the male and female have brown legs. The male has white eyes and the female has brown eyes.
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The Blue Manakin (Chiroxiphia caudata) is a small passerine bird in the Pipridae family. It is also known as a Swallow-Tailed Manakin.
The Blue Manakin male has a bright blue plump body, black wings and tail, and a red crown. The female is olive-green. Both the male and the female have orange-red legs.
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The Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata) is a small passerine bird.
The male Zebra Finch has black and white bars on its throat and chest, bright orange cheeks, and a red beak. Its body is brown. The female is mainly grey-brown, with an orange beak and more black and white patterned feathers.
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The Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus) is a small passerine songbird.
The Black Drongo is all black with glossy feathers and a distinctive forked tail. It has a small white dot at the base of its mouth. It has dark-brown eyes.
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The European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) is a small passerine song bird in the finch family.
The European Goldfinch has a red face and a black-and-white head. Its back and sides are buff or chestnut brown. It has black wings with a broad yellow bar. Its tail is black and its rump is white.
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The Caucasus Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula rossikowi) is a small passerine bird in the finch family. It is related to the Pine Grosbeak.
The male Caucasian Eurasian Bullfinch has flame-coloured underparts and the female has greyish underparts. Its upperparts are grey, its flight feathers are black, its cap and face are black, and its rump and wing bars are white.
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The Asian House Martin (Delichon dasypus) is a small bird in the passerine Hirundinidae family of swallows.
The Asian House Martin has blue-black upperparts, a white rump, and pale-grey underparts. Its wings are brownish-black. It has a short tail. Its legs and feet are brownish-pink, and covered with white feathers. Its small eyes are brown and its beak is black.
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