Non-Passerine Waterbirds Photographed in their Natural Habitat
Waterbird Photo Albums
This album includes galleries of gulls, skimmers and terns. These cosmopolitan birds that inhabit all regions of the world. They are mainly costal birds that, but also occupy a wide variety of inland habitats.
A small album featuring grebe and flamingos. Grebes occupy freshwater habitat in summer and marine waters in winter while flamingos prefer saline, brackish or alkaline waterbodies.
This album includes a single gallery of rails, coots and cranes. Habitat for these birds is wetland, grassland, forest and dense scrub. Distribution is worldwide, except for polar regions and waterless deserts.
1 My waterbird albums include bird families listed in the Ramsar Convention. These are placed in the following Aves Orders: (i) Pelecaniformes (Pelicans, Herons, Ibis and Spoonbills); (ii) Suliformes (Cormorants and Darters); (iii) Ciconiiformes (Storks); (iv) Charadriiformes (Waders/Shorebirds and Gulls); (v) Phoenicopteriformes (Flamingos); (vi) Podicipediformes (Grebe); (vii) Gruiformes (Rails and Coots) and (viii) Anseriformes (Ducks, Geese and Swans). The Ramsar Convention also includes Auks (Charadriiformes) and Boobies/Frigatebirds (Suliformes) but I prefer to include them in my Non-Passerine Seabird Albums.