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General information

Apart from the pages describing individual bird species (accessible via the numbers of family groups in the header above), we have compiled more general information that is described on various pages. At present, information is available on the following topics:

Passerines vs. non-passerines Explanation of the differences between the two orders
Lists of bird species Index of bird species observed by us
Family group table Explanation of the way bird species/families are sorted into 26 family groups (2nd tier header above)
Glossary Explanation of terms used on these pages
Plumage and body parts Explanation of the plumage and body parts of birds
Bonding rituals Explanation of how birds interact with each other to strengthen ties in pairs and family clans
Nuptial flush Description of some species' display of special features at the time of mating, possibly until egg-laying
Page structure Explanation of the structure of the pages on individual bird speces
Thumbnails Thumbnail images of birds for identification
Credits Credits to contributors
Photos for sale Selection of publication-quality bird photos