Landbirds Photo Albums I

This the first of two photo albums group together bird families placed under the same and related Aves orders, see Taxonomy note at the end of this page.

Each photo album includes at least one images gallery the first; will display bird portraits of individual species. I will also include juvenile, immature, male, and female birds when I’ve photographed them. A second gallery, or separate webpage, supplements the first gallery to feature images of behaviours such as hunting, nesting, feeding, or mating. I photographed all the featured landbird images in their natural habitat, which include forest and woodland sometimes near water.

Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus girrenera) perched at Cape Gloucester in Queensland

Raptors are carnivores that include both diurnal and nocturnal hunters and scavengers, which occupy a variety of habitats in most world regions.

Immature White-bellied Sea-eagle about to strike Adult Grey-headed Fish-eagle at Dairy Farm Nature Parks Singapore Quarry

Photo essays and action photographs of birds of prey displaying behaviours such as hunting, scavenging, feeding and flying.

Stork-Billed Kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis) at Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve in Singapore

Kingfishers are cosmopolitan birds that have a wide range of habitats including forests and woodlands. The featured Old World bee-eater and roller families inhabit open and wooded areas, respectively.

Blue-throated Bee-eater (Merops viridis) hunting at Punggol Point in Singapore

These photo essays and action photographs are of kingfishers and their allies displaying hunting and feeding behaviour.

Coppersmith Barbet (Psilopogon haemacephalus indicus) at tree nest hole at Chinees Garden in Singapore

The primary habitat for these birds is forest and woodland. Woodpeckers are global, except for Australasia while the Indomalaya ecozone is home to barbets. Trogons are pantropical but absent from Australasia.

Landbird Photo Album I Taxonomy

The Aves orders assigned to each landbird photo album page follows that given in J Boyd’s Taxonomy in Flux Checklist. The following group of three albums belong to the Afroaves clade:

Birds of Prey comprise superorder Accipitrimorphae which includes Accipitriformes (hawks, kites, eagles, and osprey) and Cathartiformes (New World vultures). And Strigiformes (barn owls and typical owls) which branches in the taxonomic family tree at the same level as Accipitrimorphae and Picimorphae.

Superorder Picimorphae comprises the Trogoniformes, Bucerotiformes, Coraciiformes and Piciformes orders. Grouped in the Kingfisher and Allie’s album is part of Picimorphae comprising Coraciiformes (kingfisher, bee-eater and rollers) and Bucerotiformes (hornbills). The reaming Picimorphae are Trogoniformes (trogons) and Piciformes (barbets and woodpeckers) grouped in Barbets, Woodpeckers and Trogans.