Tag Archive: water birds

Oct 06 2014

Blue-footed booby (Distribution – description – feeding – reproduction – predation)

Credit for the photo: Wilder Rodrìguez Arteaga (Peru) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) Introduction The blue-footed booby, Sula nebouxii is a tropical marine bird that belongs to the family Sulidae. The bird got its name “booby” from the Spanish “bobo”, or “bubi” that means stupid. This name was probably given by …

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Sep 09 2014

The great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo); a bird of luck or a nightmare

Photo credit: Magd Al-Bawaab (Egypt) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)   The great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), has also several names such as the great black cormorant, the black cormorant, the large cormorant, the black shag, and “Aggag” in Arabic. The great cormorant is a large black bird with a typical range from 2.6 to 3.7 kg. Distribution and …

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Nov 03 2013

Great Egret, Ardea alba (Description – habitats – feeding – reproduction – threats) – Video

Video credit: Manuel Cano Alfaro (Guatemala) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal This video was taken at Lake Peten Itzá, Guatemala Introduction: Great Egret, Ardea alba (ex Casmerodius albus) has several common names including common egret, large Egret, White Egret, Large Egret, Great White Egret, and Great American Egret. Description: Great Egret adults are entirely white bird …

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Oct 21 2013

Water birds in Lake Qarun – Fayoum (Egypt) – Video

Video credit: Elie Badai (Cameroon) Description: Abdel Rahman El Gamal Lake Qarun (Fayoum) has a special importance as an over-wintering location for water birds. The wetlnad habitat of Lake Qarun supports wide range of water birds. It has been estimated that hosts a total of 205 birds species have been identified mostly migratory. It is …

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Aug 15 2012

Blackfooted Penguins, Spheniscus demersus (Breeding, climatic adaptation, threats and conservation measures) – Video

This video was taken at Monterey Bay Aquarium, California, USA in June 2012 Breeding: The African Penguin reaches breeding maturity in about four years.  They form nesting colonies, with pairs returning to the breeding site year after year. The breeding nests are usually found on coastal islands, where pairs construct their nests from their hardened excrements …

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Aug 14 2012

Black-footed penguins, Spheniscus demersus (Description, distribution and feeding habits) – Video

This video was taken at Monterey Bay Aquarium, California, USA in June 2012 The black-footed penguins or African penguins, Spheniscus demersus are water birds which belong to the family Spheniscidae Description: Black-footed penguins when fully developed grow to 60-70 centimeters tall and weigh between 2 and 5 kilograms. These penguins have black backs, faces, wings, feet and …

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Aug 02 2012

Flamingo Birds, Phoenicopterus sp. (Introduction, distribution, description, feeding and reproduction) – Video

The video was taken in Sea World, California, USA in June 2012 Introduction: Flamingos are a type of wading birds in the genus Phoenicopterus, which hosts six recognized species in the world; four species of which in the Americas and two species in the Old World. The Old World flamingos were considered by the Ancient …

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