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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Guira Cuckoo

The Guira Cuckoo (Guira guira) is a social, non-parasitic cuckoo found widely in open and semi-open habitats of eastern and southern Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, and north-eastern Argentina. The Guira Cuckoo gives off a strong, pungent odour.
Guira Cuckoo sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta.
Guira Cuckoo

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Tufted Duck

The Tufted Duck ( Aythya fuligula) is a diving duck. The Tufted Duck breeds across temperate and northern Eurasia. These ducks are mostly migratory and winter in the milder south and west of Europe, southern Asia and all year in most of the United Kingdom.

The bird breeds close to marshes and lakes with plenty of vegetation to conceal the nest.

These birds feed mainly by diving, but they will dabble. They eat molluscs, aquatic insects and some plants.

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.

Crested Lark

Crested Lark sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta
Crested lark
The Crested Lark  ( Galerida cristata)  breeds across most of temperate Eurasia from Portugal to northeast China and eastern India, and in Africa south to Niger. 

American white pelican

The American white pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)breeds in interior North America, moving south and to the coasts, as far as Central America and South America, in winter.


The Coot's (Fulica atra) distribution extends over western North Africa, Europe and large parts of Central Asia to Japan and south to Australia and New Zealand.

Coot swims and dives well. It makes a small jump just before it dive and stays usually only for a short period under the surface.

The bird feeds both of plant parts, such as aquatic plants and algae, grass on land, and small animals such as insects and mussels.
Coot sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta

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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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