Non-Passerine Waterbirds Photographed in their Natural Habitat
This is the first of two album album pages provides links to galleries that feature images of Non-Passerine Waterbirds1 that occupy various water habitats. Each primary gallery displays adult portraits of individual species and juvenile/immature birds when I’ve been able to photograph them. For some species, a second webpage or gallery supplements the portrait Album page to features behaviour such as foraging, hunting, feeding and action including flight.
Waterbird Photo Albums
This album includes galleries of herons, egrets, bitterns, cormorants, darters, spoonbills and ibises together with storks. These are cosmopolitan birds found in all regions except the Antarctic, although each family may have species that inhabit only part of an ecozone or region.
Photo essays and action photographs of pelicans and storks displaying hunting and feeding behaviour. Brief discussion on milky and painted stork hybridisation in Singapore.
Three photo essays and action photographs of purple, grey and striated herons displaying hunting and feeding behaviour together with a fourth gallery featuring a few other species of heron.
Two galleries; the first features cormorant behaviours including a short photo essay of little pied cormorant feeding, while the second gallery displays darter behaviour.
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) Phoenicopteriformes (Flamingos); (v) Podicipediformes (Grebe); (vi) Charadriiformes (Waders/Shorebirds and Gulls); (vii) Gruiformes (Rails and Coots); and (viii) Anseriformes (Ducks, Geese and Swans). Although the Ramsar Convention lists Auks (Charadriiformes) and Boobies/Frigatebirds (Suliformes) I’ve included them in my Non-Passerine Seabird albums.