Common Blackbird

Turdus merula
Scale 5 Diat: omnivore , Hierachy 3
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Play: The Blackbird has a FLIGHT of 2.

Fact: The Common Blackbird was described by lInnaues in the 10th edition of his Systema Naturae in 1758.

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Graphic by J.F. Naumann (1905)
The common blackbird (Turdus merula) is a species of true thrush. It is also called Eurasian blackbird (especially in North America, to distinguish it from the unrelatedNew World blackbirds),[2] or simply blackbird where this does not lead to confusion with a similar-looking local species. It breeds in Europe, Asia, and North Africa, and has been introduced to […] read more

Common Raven

Corvus corax
Scale 6 Diat: omnivore , Hierachy 3
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Play: The Raven has a FLIGHT of 2.
Fact: Some remarkable feats of problem-solving have been observed in the species, leading to the belief that it is highly intelligent

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Graphic by J.J. Audubon (1827-38)
The common raven (Corvus corax), also known as the northern raven, is a large all-blackpasserine bird. Found across the Northern Hemisphere, it is the most widely distributed of all corvids. There are at least eight subspecies with little variation in appearance, although recent research has demonstrated significant genetic differences among populations from various regions. It […] read more

Blue Tit

Cyanistes caeruleus
Scale 5 Diat: omnivore , Hierachy 3
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Play: The Blue Tit has a FLIGHT of 2. Can be played next to any TERRAIN.
Fact: While most authorities treat the Blue Tit as a subgenus of Paras, the British Omithologists’ Union treats Cyanistes as a distinct genus.

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Graphic by H. Grönvold (1907)
The Eurasian blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus[2] or Parus caeruleus[3]) is a small passerine bird in the titfamily Paridae. The bird is easily recognisable by its blue and yellow plumage, but various authorities dispute their scientific classification. Eurasian blue tits, usually resident and non-migratory birds, are widespread and a common resident breeder throughout temperate and subarctic […] read more

Mute Swan

Cygnus olor
Scale 7 Diat: herbivore , Hierachy 2
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Play: The Mute Swan has a FLIGHT of 2.
Fact: The Mute Swan is one of the heaviest flying birds, with males (known as cobs) averaging about 24 to 26lbs.

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Graphic by W.F. Kirby (1889)
The mute swan (Cygnus olor) is a species of swan, and thus a member of the waterfowl family Anatidae. It is native to much of Europe and Asia, and (as a rare winter visitor) the far north of Africa. It is also anintroduced species in North America, Australasia and southern Africa. The name ‘mute’ derives […] read more

Green Woodpecker

Picus viridis
Scale 6 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3
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Play: The Green Woodpecker has a FLIGHT of 2.
Fact: Like other woodpeckers, the Green Woodpecker’s tongue is long (10cm) and has to be curled around its skull.

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Graphic by W. Swaysland (1883)
The European green woodpecker (Picus viridis) is a member of the woodpecker family Picidae. There are four subspecies and it occurs in most parts of Europe and in western Asia. All have green upperparts, paler yellowish underparts, a red crown and moustachial stripe which has a red centre in males but is all black in […] read more

Grey-Crowned Crane

Balearica regulorum
Scale 7 Diat: omnivore , Hierachy 3
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Play: Balearica regulorum has a FLIGHT of 2.

Fact: Balearica regulorum is the national bird of Uganda.

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The grey crowned crane (Balearica regulorum) is a bird in the crane family Gruidae. It occurs in dry savannah in Africa south of the Sahara, although it nests in somewhat wetter habitats. They can also be found in marshes, cultivated lands and grassy flatlands near rivers and lakes in eastern from the Uganda and Kenya, […] read more