Category: Birds

White storks in Sauleskalns

July 25, 2018 Birds 0

Two white storks on countryside. The white stork (Ciconia ciconia) is a large bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. Its plumage is mainly white, with black on its wings. Adults have long red legs and long pointed red beaks, and measure on average 100–115 cm (39–45 in) from beak tip to end of tail, with… Read more

Pigeon

June 17, 2018 Birds 0

Pigeon at Riga central market. Pigeons and doves constitute the animal family Columbidae and the order Columbiformes, which includes about 42 genera and 310 species. The related word “columbine” refers to pigeons and doves. They are stout-bodied birds with short necks, and short slender bills that, in some species, feature fleshy ceres. They primarily feed… Read more

Baltic sea gull close-up at Riga market

June 14, 2018 Birds 0

Baltic sea gull close-up at Riga market Video: Map:

Eurasian coot babies

June 10, 2018 Birds 0

Eurasian coot babies with their parents at Valentina Pikula trail. Map:

Eurasian coot

June 10, 2018 Birds 0

The Eurasian coot (Fulica atra), also known as the common coot, is a member of the rail and crake bird family, the Rallidae. The scientific name is from Latin; Fulica is “coot”, and atra is “black”.[6] It is found in Europe, Asia, Australia and parts of Africa. The Australian subspecies is known as the Australian… Read more

Western yellow wagtail

June 10, 2018 Birds 0

The western yellow wagtail (Motacilla flava) is a small passerine in the wagtail family Motacillidae, which also includes the pipits and longclaws. This species breeds in much of temperate Europe and Asia. It is resident in the milder parts of its range, such as western Europe, but northern and eastern populations migrate to Africa and… Read more

Mallard ducks with babies

June 10, 2018 Birds 0

Mallard duck with babies Map:

Hooded crow

June 10, 2018 Birds 0

The hooded crow (Corvus cornix) (also called hoodie) is a Eurasian bird species in the Corvus genus. Widely distributed, it is also known locally as Scotch crow and Danish crow. In Ireland it is called caróg liath or grey crow, just as in the Slavic languages and in Danish. In German it is called “mist… Read more

Mallards in Riga memorial park

June 3, 2018 Birds 0

Mallards in Riga memorial park This duck belongs to the subfamily Anatinae of the waterfowl family Anatidae. The male birds (drakes) have a glossy green head and are grey on wings and belly while the females (hens or ducks) have mainly brown-speckled plumage. Both sexes have an area of white-bordered black or iridescent blue feathers… Read more

European herring gull in Riga park

June 1, 2018 Birds 0

European herring gull in Riga park The European herring gull (Larus argentatus) is a large gull (up to 26 in (66 cm) long). One of the best known of all gulls along the shores of western Europe, it was once abundant. It breeds across Northern Europe, Western Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and the… Read more