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Swamp Harrier : Females are larger than males. Adults have a light grey head, cheek, nape and hood. The upperparts all the way to the tail is presents different hues of brown. However the scapulars and the mantle tend toward a rufous-orange colour. The underparts are white with fine brown streaks. The feathers covering the thighs are orange or ...

New Zealand Falcon : A large falcon species (larger than a Peregrine) with similar sexes - although the female is clearly larger than the male. The back and wing are a blueish black, more or less dark depending on regions, and littered with white spots. Birds from the east of the South Island are larger and paler than their North Island counterparts...

Stitchbird : The Stitchbird (Hihi in Māori) is a mid-sized passerine (slightly larger than a Yellowhammer and larger than a House Sparrow). When the male is in breeding plumage, its front half is jet black, with a white spot behind the eye. This spot is a tuft of erectile feathers that are used during mating displays. The black is bordered ...

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Carpophage à manteau brun
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Chouette hulotte
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L'oiseau chorégraphe par Patrick Fichter : Voici un oiseau qui, pour beaucoup est considéré comme commun, c'est-à-dire, dans la plupart des cas, banal. Une once de mépris sous-tend ce qualificatif. Mais ce n’est rien, encore, eu égard à quelques-uns qui le jugent franchement envahissant. Principalement en hiver, il forme de grands rassemblements qui...

Un chevalier doré par Patrick Fichter : Parmi les plus petits de nos chevaliers, le Sylvain est probablement le plus célèbre. Il doit sans conteste cette notoriété aux travaux de Luc Hoffmann, un très grand nom parmi les ornithologues. Ses travaux inlassables et variés ont conduit à la création de la Station de la Tour du Valat, à la fondation du WWF et...

Le vol par Patrick Fichter : Nous ne saurions imaginer l’oiseau autrement que libre. Adieu cages et captures, tristes foucades humaines. Il ne saurait y avoir de plus bel ambassadeur des êtres capables de voler. L'oiseau symbolise, à lui seul, la liberté et la maîtrise des cieux.. L’azur est son domaine. Il n’est pas tou...


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