Robin

Erithacus rubecula
Scale 5 Diat: omnivore , Hierachy 3
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Play: The Robin has a FLIGHT of 2.

Fact:bThe avian magnetic compass of the robin has been extensively researched and uses Vision Based Magnetoreception.

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Graphic by W.Swaysland (1883)
The European robin (Erithacus rubecula), most commonly known in AnglophoneEurope simply as the robin, is a small insectivorous passerine bird, specifically achat, that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family (Turdidae), but is now considered to be an Old World flycatcher. Around 12.5–14.0 cm (5.0–5.5 in) in length, the male and female are similar […] read more

Common Chaffinch

Fringilia coelebs
Scale 5 Diat: omnivore , Hierachy 3
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Play: The Chaffinch has a FLIGHT of 2.

Fact: The Chaffinch’s powerful song is very well known, and its fink or vink sounding call gives the finch family its English name.

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Graphic by Thomas Lord (1791)
The common chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), usually known simply as the chaffinch, is a common and widespread small passerine bird in the finch family. The male is brightly coloured with a blue-grey cap and rust-red underparts. The female is much duller in colouring but both sexes have two contrasting white wings-bars and white sides to the […] read more

Galapagos Hawk

Buteo galapagoensis
Scale 7 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3

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Play: This hawk has a FLIGHT of 2.
Fact: Darwin on the hawk: “A gun is here almost superfluous; for with the muzzle I pushed a hawk out of the branch of a tree…”

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The Galapagos hawk (Buteo galapagoensis) is a large hawk endemic to the Galapagos Islands. Similar in size to the red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) and the Swainson’s hawk (Buteo swainsoni) of North America, but the size is variable across the islands as is recorded for many animals native to the Galapagos. The Galapagos hawk can range […] read more

Snowy Old

Bubo scandiacus
Scale 6 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3
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Play: The Snowy Owl has a FLIGHT of 2.

Fact: The Snowy Owl is one of the largest species of owl and, in North America, is on average the heaviest owl species.

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Graphic by Heath (1808)
The snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus) is a large owl of the typical owl family Strigidae. This yellow-eyed, black-beaked white bird is easily recognizable. It is 52–71 cm (20–28 in) long, with a 125–150 cm (49–59 in) wingspan. Also, these owls can weigh anywhere from 1.6 to 3 kg (3.5 to 6.6 lb).[4] It is one of the largest species of owl […] read more

Dunnock

Prunella modularis
Scale 5 Diat: omnivore , Hierachy 3
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Play: The Dunnock has a FLIGHT of 2.

Fact: The name “Dunnock” comes from the ancient british dunnākos, meaning “little brown one.”

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Graphic by H. Gronvold (1907-08)
The dunnock (Prunella modularis) is a small passerine, or perching bird, found throughout temperate Europe and into Asia. It is by far the most widespread member of the accentor family, which otherwise consists of mountain species. Other common names of the dunnock include thehedge accentor, hedge sparrow, or hedge warbler. The name “dunnock” comes from […] read more

Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus
Scale 6 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3
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Play: The Peregrine Falcon has a FLIGHT of 2.

Fact: The peregrine is renowned for its speed, reaching over 200 mph during its characteristic hunting stoop (high speed dive,) making it the fastest member of the animal kingdon.

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Graphic by J.F. Naumann (1905)
The peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), also known as the peregrine,[2] and historically as theduck hawk in North America,[3] is a widespread bird of prey in the family Falconidae. A large, crow-sized falcon, it has a blue-grey back, barred white underparts, and a black head and “moustache”. As is typical of bird-eating raptors, peregrine falcons are […] read more