Black winged stilt
Squacco heron
Black crowned night heron

Black crowned night heron

Scientific name: nycticorax Italian name: nitticora Nycticorax is a genus of night herons. The name Nycticorax means “night raven” and derives from the Ancient Greek nuktos “night” and korax, “raven”. It refers to the largely…

Amazilia hummingbird

Amazilia hummingbird

Scientific name: Amazilia amazilia The amazilia hummingbird (Amazilia amazilia) is a species of hummingbird, a family of small near passerine birds. The amazilia hummingbird occurs in western Peru and south-western Ecuador. It is generally common,…

American flamingo

American flamingo

Scientific name:¬†Phoenicopterus ruber The American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) is a large species of flamingo closely related to the greater flamingo and Chilean flamingo. It was formerly considered conspecific with the greater flamingo, but that treatment…

European shag

European shag

Scientific name: Phalacrocorax aristotelis Marangone This black bird is very common to the cormorant, but a bit smaller.    

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{:en}Scientific name:¬†Platalea leucorodia This is a Palearctic species, breeding from the United Kingdom and Spain in the west through to Japan, and also in North Africa. In Europe, only the Netherlands, Spain, Austria, Hungary and…

Mandarin duck

Mandarin duck

Scientific name: Aix galericulata   Anatra mandarina This duck is originally from China and Japan areas, but it can be found also in some places in Europe These photos have been taken In Piemonte (Italy)…

African sacred ibis

African sacred ibis

Scientific name: Threskiornis aethiopicus Ibis sacro   This bird is originally from Africa, but in the last year it can be seen in Pianura Padana, Italy, close to rice fields.   Back to birds  

White stork

White stork

Scientific name: ciconia ciconia This bird is very common in northern Italy and in the whole Pianura Padana. You can see many nests of this bird, especially in the small villages or in the church…