Rosy-faced Lovebird

Rosy-faced Lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis) also known as the Peach-faced Lovebird. Its original distribution area is dry, open areas in southwestern Africa. Distribution area stretches across Angola, Namibia, Namib Desert to the lower parts of the Orange river valley in northwestern South Africa. It occurs at altitudes up to 1600 meters in the large-leaved woodland, semi-desert and mountain areas.
It is dependent on access to water and gather food where there is fresh water to drink.

Escaped cage birds inhabit many parts of the world such as Arizona and London.

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Sanderlings (Calidris alba) nest circumpolar in the Arctic and is a long migrants that winter in South America, Africa and Australia. More than 25% of the population that moves along the eastern Atlantic, winters in the islands Bijagós in Guinea-Bissau, Africa.
In the spring the sanderlings return to the arctic tundra and lays 3-4 eggs in a pit on the ground, which is sparingly lined with grass and lichens.
On the breeding grounds the birds eat mostly insects and some plant material. In winter, the diet consists of small crabs and other small invertebrates which it picks in the water at the beach.

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The Common Shag or European Shag  (Phalacrocorax aristotelissearch for food in the sea, and unlike the Cormorant, it is very rare further inland.The Shag make very deep dives and dives down to 45 meters deep have been observed. Favorite food is the sand eel. The birds move long distances between the plaes for food search and the place where they spend the night. They nest along the coast on cliffs, in rock-pools or small caves. The nest consists of a single sloppy pile of seaweed or twigs that are cemented together with the bird's own guano.
Common Shag sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta
European Shag

Snowy Owl

Snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus) is an owl occurring in the tundra around the Arctic coasts. It is found in Greenland, Alaska, Canada, Iceland, Scotland, in the Scandinavian mountain chain, Finland, and Russia. Most breed in Siberia, Alaska and Canada and only a handful in Europe.
The Snowy Owl nests above the tree line, on heaths and similar vast, open areas with slightly undulating terrain. The bird places its nest on the ground that consists of a uppskrapad pit on top of a pile of stones, but it can also nest in abandoned eagle nests.
Snowy owls live almost exclusively on rodents like lemmings and voles, but sometimes also takes birds, especially grouse.

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The Garganey (Anas querquedula) is a migratory bird that breeds locally throughout most of the Western Palearctic and winters in northern tropical areas of East and West Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia.

The Garganey lives of insects, crustaceans, molluscs, seeds and aquatic plants. Above all, the Garganey prefer animal food. The birds take their food directly from surface or shallow subsurface.

Red Grouse

The Red Grouse ( Lagopus lagopus scotica) is different from the Willow Grouse and Ptarmigan in its plumage which is red brown and that it does not have a white winter plumage. The Red Grouse is endemic to the British Isles, it has evolved in isolation from other subspecies of the Willow Grouse, which is widespread in northern parts of Eurasia and North America. It is available in most parts of Scotland, including Orkney, Shetland and most of the Outer Hebrides. The Red Grouse is known as the logo for The Famous Grouse whiskey.
The Red Grouse
is a famous grouse

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Hen Harrier

The Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus) or Northern Harrier is a migratory bird that breeds across the northern parts of the northern hemisphere, in Canada, USA and northern Eurasia. In winter, the palearctic populations move to more southern areas of Europe, northern Africa and temperate Asia, and occurs as far north as southern Sweden and northern Britain. The nearktiska populations moving to the more southern parts of the United States, to Mexico and Central America. In the milder breeding areas, such as France, Britain and southern U.S. species can occur year round. Hen Harrier is a bird of prey that breeds in heathland and wetlands, but even in rural cultivation in Eurasia.
The hen harriers place their nests  directly on the ground.
The hen harrier hunts small mammals and birds by surprise attacks, by slowly gliding over fields and moors. This harrier tends to be a very vocal bird while it glides over its hunting ground.

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Arctic Loon

Black-throated Diver (Gavia arctica) is known as Arctic Loon in North America and Black-throated Diver in Eurasia.
Arctic loon nests in Scotland, Scandinavia, the Baltics, eastward through Siberia in Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Alaska. The Arctic loon is a bird which nests in clear fish-filled lakes in the interior or in bays and moving in winter to marine areas.
The bird places its nest on the ground, often on a tuft on the beach or a short distance up on land.

Arctic Loon is a bird drawing by artist and illustrator Artmagenta
Arctic Loon

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