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Small Landbirds

Bushtits - Aegithalidae; Larks - Alaudidae; Swifts - Apodidae; Treecreepers - Certhiidae; Buntings - Emberizidae; Finches - Fringillidae; Swallows - Hirundinidae; Wagtails - Motacillidae; Flycatchers - Muscicapidae; Tits - Paridae; Sparrows - Passeridae; Woodpeckers - Picidae; Accentors - Prunellidae; Kingslets - Regulidae; Nuthatches - Sittidae; Starlings - Sturnidae; Warblers - Sylviidae, Phylloscopidae; Wrens - Troglodytidae; Thrushes - Turdidae

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Large Landbirds

Hawks, Eagles, Kites, Harriers - Accipitridae; Falcons & Kestrels - Falconidae; Crows, Ravens, Rooks, Jackdaws, Jays, Magpies, Choughs - Corvidae; Pheasants, Partridges & Quail - Phasianidae; Pigeons & Doves - Columbidae; Hoopoe - Upupidae

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Duck families included here: Teals, Garganey, Shovelers, Wigeons, Gadwall, Pintails, Mallards, Pochards, Scaups, Whistling Ducks, Eiders, Scoters, Mergansers, Goldeneyes, Shelducks - Anatidae.

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Anser (Bar-Headed Goose, Greater White-fronted Goose, Greylag Goose, Lesser White-fronted Goose, Pink-footed Goose, Taiga Bean Goose); Chen (Emperor Goose, Ross's Goose); and Branta (Barnacle Goose, Canada Goose, Hawaiian Goose, Red-Breasted Goose). Other genera included in this section are not true geese (Alopochen; Cereopsis; Chloephaga; Cyanochen; Plectropterus; Anseranas).

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The genus Cygnus includes the Bewick, Black , Mute, Trumpeter & Whooper Swans. The Coscoroba Swan (Coscoroba coscoroba) from South America, the only species of its genus, is apparently not a true swan.

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Families included here are: Auks - Alcidae; Gulls - Laridae; Cormorants & Shags - Phalacrocoracidae; Petrels & Shearwaters - Procellariidae; Terns - Sternidae; Gannets & Boobies - Sulidae.

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Herons, Egrets & Bitterns - Ardeidae; Plovers, Dotterels & Lapwings - Charadriidae; Storks - Ciconiidae; Cranes - Gruidae; Oystercatchers - Haematopodidae; Flamingos - Phoenicopteridae; Grebes - Podicipedidae; Rails - Rallidae; Avocets & Stilts - Recurvirostridae; Curlews, Sandpipers, Godwits, Snipes and woodcocks, Shanks Calidrids and Turnstones - Scolopacidae.

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Insects are a class within the arthropods that have a chitinous exoskeleton, a three-part body (head, thorax, and abdomen), three pairs of jointed legs, compound eyes, and two antennae. They are among the most diverse group of animals on the planet and include more than a million described species and represent more than half of all known living organisms. The number of extant species is estimated at 6 to 10 million, and potentially represent over 90% of the differing metazoan life forms on Earth.

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There are approximately 5,400 species of mammals, distributed in about 1,200 genera, 153 families, and 29 orders (though this varies by classification scheme). Mammals range in size from the 30-40 millimetre Bumblebee Bat to the 33-metre Blue Whale. This is a humble start to collect a few photos!

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