Colors and Biogeographic Realms

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the image above created by carol is used/modified subject to Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.


indicates the photos posted also on our photoblog (wildlife portrait archive) ;
indicates the identification being uncertain ;
indicates an introduced or re-introduced species ;
indicates the subject was dead when pictured ;
indicates a hybrid ;
indicates a chained or caged animal ;
indicates the photo taken with a trail camera ;
indicates the photo taken using a song/call recording (in spite of our policies below) ;
indicates the poto taken using bait (in spite of our policies below) ;
indicates a movie or slideshow; and
indicates a painting or drawing.
indicates a audio file.

Classification - Identification

The classification, common names and scientific names are based on 'Taxonomy in Flux (TiF)' by John H. Boyd III.

The identification of subspecies is based on location only in most of cases, and is therefore unreliable, inconsistent or even meaningless. It is added for fun only.

If you find errors, please contact site owner.

Our Policies

  • Our collections basically comprise photographs of the living creatures we have actually encountered by chance.
  • We don't use any bait, scent, artificial roost, audio devices or other unfair method to lure birds or animals except for some rare cases marked with relevant icons (We often talk / whistle to them with our own organs though).
  • Our collections include photos of domesticated animals freely walking, wandering or reposing at the time of our encounter. Animals in captivity are marked with the chain icon.
  • Similarly, you will only find plants and fungi growing wild. Rare exceptions include farm products like finger millet or rape flowers.

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Covering : Gaviidae


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    Common Loon (Gaviidae. Gavia immer). Photo : 05/2018, Thompson Is., ME, USA.
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Symbols & Colors

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Click/tap on the blue "+" icon at the top right of the page to see the meaning of the colors/symbols.