Showing posts with label Waders. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Waders. Show all posts

Wood Sandpiper

The Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) breeds in large parts of northern Europe and Asia. This Sandpiper is a migratory bird that winters in Africa and South Asia.
The Wood Sandpiper's natural habitat during the breeding season is raised bogs and montane forests.
The Wood Sandpiper feeds mostly on insects, which it catches by pecking with their beaks into shallow water or muddy soil.

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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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Cattle Egret

The Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) is a cosmopolitan species of heron found in the tropics, subtropics and warm temperate zones. The Cattle Egret has undergone one of the most rapid and wide reaching natural expansions of any bird species. It was originally native to parts of Southern Spain and Portugal, tropical and subtropical Africa and humid tropical and subtropical Asia. In the end of the 19th century it began expanding its range into southern Africa. Cattle Egrets were first sighted in the Americas on the boundary of Guiana and Suriname in 1877, having apparently flown across the Atlantic Ocean. It was not until the 1930s that the species is thought to have become established in that area. The species first arrived in North America in 1941, bred in Florida in 1953, and spread rapidly, breeding for the first time in Canada in 1962. It is now commonly seen as far west as California.

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Grey Plover

The Grey Plover  (Pluvialis squatarola) nest mainly on arctic tundra, from northern Russia to Alaska and Canada. It is a migratory bird. It is estimated that the number kustpipare moving through western Europe in the spring amounts to 247,000 individuals. The population that breeds east of the Taimyr in Siberia, winters from southern and eastern Africa, through Arabia, India, Southeast Asia to Australia. The North American population winters from the U.S. east and west coasts south to Argentina and Chile.
Plovers feeds on worms, crustaceans, snails, insects and their larvae.

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Long-billed Curlew

The long-billed curlew (Numenius americanus) is a large North American shorebird. This species was also called "sicklebird" and the "candlestick bird". The species is native to central and western North America. In the winter, the species migrates southwards, as well as towards the coastline.


The Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata) breeds accross temperate Europe and Asia. The Curlew is migratory bird, wintering i Africa and south Europe and south Asia.
The bird's nest is a bare scrape on meadow.
The Curlew eats small invertebrates probed from soft mud.

Curlew sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta

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Pied Avocet

Pied Avocet sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta
Pied Avocet
Pied Avocet ( Recurvirostra avosetta) breeds in Europe and in most of Africa and Asia.

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Black-crowned Night Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta
Black-crowned Night Heron
The Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) is a medium-sized heron found throughout a large part of the world, except in the coldest regions and Australasia.

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American Oystercatcher

American Oystercatcher sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta.
American Oystercatcher painting
The American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus), occasionally called the American Pied Oystercatcher is found on the Atlantic coast of North America from New England to northern Florida, where it is also found on the Gulf coast, and south to northern South America. It is found also in the Pacific coast of Mexico, Central America and northern South America.

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Collared pratincole

Collared pratincole bird painting by Artmagenta
Collared pratincole
The collared pratincole or common pratincole (Glareola pratincola) is found in the warmer parts of Europe, southwest Asia and Africa. It is migratory, wintering in tropical Africa.

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Temminck's Stint

Temminck's stint sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta
Temminck's stint
Temminck's Stint (Calidris temminckii) breed in northern Europe and Asia, in Russia and in the mountain areas of Scandinavia, and sometimes in Scotland.

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Red-necked Phalarope

Red-necked Phalarope sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta
Red-necked Phalarope
The Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) breed in the arctic regions of northern Europe, Asia and North America.

Bar-Tailed Godwit

Bar-Tailed Godwit sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta
Bar-Tailed Godwit
The Bar-Tailed Godwit(Limosa lapponica) is a long migratory bird that nests in the tundra of northern Europe, Asia and western Alaska. The Bar-Tailed Godwit movses in flocks to the coasts of western Europe, Africa, South Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Sometimes birds from Europe and Asia occurs at North America's coasts during winter.

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Purple Sandpiper

Purple Sandpiper bird painting by Artmagenta
Purple Sandpiper

The Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) breeds on the tundra in northwestern Europe, northern Siberia and its islands, including the Arctic islands in Canada and the coastal areas of Greenland and also in the Faroe Islands, Scotland and Svalbard.

Broad-billed Sandpiper

Broad-billed Sandpiper sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta
Broad-billed Sandpiper
The Broad-billed Sandpipers (Limicola falcinellus) are nesting on the taiga of northern Scandinavia and Siberia. They are a typical migratory birds that winter in East Africa, South and Southeast Asia and Australasia.

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Common Snipe

Common Snipe sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta
Common Snipe
Common Snipe (Gallinago colchicus) nest in the northern Palearctic from central Europe and north, in Iceland, UK, Faroe Islands, the Azores and in much of Russia and northern India. The northern poulations are migratory birds. Pale western Arctic breeding birds are wintering in areas around the Mediterranean, also in Northern Africa and the Atlantic coast while Asian breeding birds spend the winter in India, China, Southeast Asia and the Philippines. The birds that breed in Britain, Denmark, the Netherlands and parts of France are resident birds.

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Black-tailed Godwit

Black-tailed Godwit sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta
Black-tailed Godwit
Black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa) is a migratory bird that breeds across much of Europe and Asia. The birds winters in the Mediterranean and the coasts of western Europe, in Africa, the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea, northern India, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Mountain Plover

The Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) is unlike most plovers, usually not found near bodies of water or even on wet soil; it prefers dry habitat with short grass and bare ground. It breeds in the high plains of North America from extreme southeastern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan to northern New Mexico and the Texas panhandle, as well as an isolated site in the Davis Mountains of West Texas. About 85 percent of the population winters in the San Joaquin and Imperial Valleys in California. Its winter range also extends along the U.S.-Mexican border, more extensively on the Mexican side.
Mountain plover bird painting by Ulf Artmagenta
Mountain plover

Golden Plover

Golden plover bird painting by Artmagenta
Golden Plover
The Golden plover (Pluvialis apricaria) is a migratory bird that breeds in northern Europe, western Asia, the Siberian tundra, and in northeastern Greenland. The bird winters in the UK, Ireland, locally in Western Europe from Denmark and south to Portugal and the Mediterranean, including North Africa.

Great egret

Great egret Bird painting by Artmagenta
Great egret

The great egret (Ardea alba), also known as the common egret, large egret or (in the Old World) great white heron, is a large, widely distributed egret. Distributed across most of the tropical and warmer temperate regions of the world, in southern Europe it is rather localized. In North America it is more widely distributed, and it is ubiquitous across the Sun Belt of the United States and in the Neotropics

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