Birds


The photography of birds, absolute charm.

You need excellent knowledge of various species, of their habits and of surrounding environment, with total respect for both.

Better to miss a photo than to have a disturbing behavior towards the animals or causing damages to the area.

Birds are not in hurry , whether you are inside a photographic shed or in a camouflaged car be patient, don't move and don't look away.Always be ready the unbelievable can happen in an instant and it may not happen again.


» When you go away leave everything as if you have never been there.«

97 species with 371 photos

Ref. at the bottom of page for Biometric data and Lifespan



Latest bird photographs published


  • Eurasian Great Tit
    Parus major

    Eurasian Great Tit photo

    Length 13-15 cm | Wingspan 23-26 cm
    Weight 14-22 gr | Lifespan 2-3 years

  • Little Bittern
    Ixobrychus minutus

    Little Bittern photo

    Length 33-38 cm | Wingspan 49-58 cm
    Weight 125-150 gr | Lifespan 10 years

  • Western Great Egret
    Ardea alba

    Western Great Egret

    Length 85-100 cm | Wingspan 71-86 cm
    Weight 700-1500 gr | Lifespan 15 years



  • Bird species on this site in decreasing publication or update order


  • Blackcap
    Sylvia atricapilla

    Fotografia di Capinera sul ramo

    Length 13-14 cm | Wingspan 20-23 cm
    Weight 16-25 gr | Lifespan 1-5 years

  • Great Crested Grebe
    Podiceps cristatus

    Fotografia di Svasso maggiore mentre nuota

    Length 60 cm | Wingspan 85-90 cm
    Weight 750-1200 gr | Lifespan 10 years

  • Common Greenshank
    Tringa nebularia

    Fotografia di Pantana che cammina sulla riva

    Length 30-34 cm | Wingspan 55-62 cm
    Weight 125-290 gr | Lifespan 10 years

  • Wood Sandpiper
    Tringa glareola

    Wood Sandpiper photos

    Length 18,5-21 cm | Wingspan 35-39 cm
    Weight 34-98 gr | Lifespan 10 years

  • Osprey
    Pandion haliaetus

    Fotografia di Falco Pescatore con pesce negli artigli

    Length 52-60 cm | Wingspan 152-167 cm
    Weight 1200-1600 gr | Lifespan 30 years

  • Common Gull
    Larus ridibundus

    Fotografia di Gabbiano Comune mentre spicca il volo dal mare

    Length 35-39 cm | Wingspan 86-99 cm
    Weight 300-500 gr | Lifespan 15-20 years

  • Common Snipe
    Gallinago gallinago

    Photographs of Common Snipe

    Length 25-27 cm | Wingspan 39-47 cm
    Weight 72-180 gr | Lifespan 5-10 years

  • Eurasian Goldfinch
    Carduelis carduelis

    Eurasian Goldfinch

    Length 12-13,5 cm | Wingspan 21-25,5 cm
    Weight 14-19 gr | Lifespan 2-3 years

  • Little Ringed Plover
    Charadrius dubius

    Little Ringed Plover

    Length 15,5-18 cm | Wingspan 32-35 cm
    Weight 26-53 gr | Lifespan 5-10 years

  • Zitting Cisticola
    Cisticola Juncidis

    Photographs of Zitting Cisticola

    Length 10 cm | Wingspan 12-14,5 cm
    Weight 5-12 gr | Lifespan 1-5 years

  • Eurasian Green Woodpecker
    Picus viridis

    Photos of Eurasian Green Woodpecker

    Length 30-36 cm | Wingspan 45-51 cm
    Weight 138-220 gr | Lifespan 5-10 years

  • Black-necked Grebe
    Podiceps nigricollis

    Black-necked Grebe

    Length 28-34 cm | Wingspan 56-60 cm
    Weight 250-350 gr | Lifespan 7 years

  • Common Buzzard
    Buteo buteo

    Common Buzzard

    Length 48-56 cm | Wingspan 110-130 cm
    Weight 135-300 gr | Lifespan 15 years

  • Common Kestrel
    Falco tinnunculus

    Common Kestrel  photo

    Length 32-39 cm | Wingspan 65-82 cm
    Weight 520-1300 gr | Lifespan 25 years

  • Red Heron
    Ardea purpurea

    Red Heron

    Length 70-90 cm | Wingspan 120-138 cm
    Weight 600-1400 gr | Lifespan 23 years

  • Eurasian Coot
    Fulica atra

    Eurasian Coot photo

    Length 36-42 cm | Wingspan 75-85 cm
    Weight 700-900 gr | Lifespan 5 years

  • Common Starling
    Sturnus vulgaris

    Common Starling

    Length 19-22 cm | Wingspan 31-40 cm
    Weight 60-96 gr | Lifespan 1-5 years

  • Common House-Martin
    Delichon urbicum

    Common House-Martin

    Length 13-15 cm | Wingspan 26-29 cm
    Weight 15-23 gr | Lifespan 15 years

  • Carrion Crow
    Corvus cornix

    Carrion Crow photo

    Length 44-51 cm | Wingspan 84-100 cm
    Weight 540-600 gr | Lifespan 17 years

  • Eurasian Spoonbill
    Platalea leucorodia

    Eurasian Spoonbill photo

    Length 80-93 cm | Wingspan 120-135 cm
    Weight 1100-1900 gr | Lifespan 25-30 years

  • Great Reed-warbler
    Acrocephalus arundinaceus

    Great Reed-warbler photo

    Length 16-20 cm | Wingspan 25-30 cm
    Weight 22-38 gr | Lifespan 1-5 years

  • Eurasian Blackbird
    Turdus merula

    Eurasian Blackbird photo

    Length 23,5-29 cm | Wingspan 34-38 cm
    Weight 85-105 gr | Lifespan 1-5 years

  • Gray Heron
    Ardea cinerea

    Photos of Gray Heron

    Length 84-102 cm | Wingspan 155-175 cm
    Weight 1000-2100 gr | Lifespan 25 years

  • Bee-eater
    Merops apiaster

    Bee-eater photo

    Length 25-29 cm | Wingspan 36-45 cm
    Weight 38-50 gr | Lifespan 5-10 years

  • Cattle Egret
    Bulbucus ibis

    Cattle Egret photo

    Length 46-56 cm | Wingspan 88-96 cm
    Weight 270-512 gr | Lifespan 10 years

  • Glossy Ibis
    Plegadis falcinellus

    Glossy Ibis photos

    Length 55-65 cm | Wingspan 88-105 cm
    Weight 530-760 gr | Lifespan 14-26 years

  • Whinchat
    Saxicola rubetra

    Whinchat photos

    Length 12-14 cm | Wingspan 22-23 cm
    Weight 13-26 gr | Lifespan 1-5 years

  • Eurasian Magpie
    Pica pica

    Photos of Eurasian Magpie

    Length 40-51 cm | Wingspan 56-61 cm
    Weight 160-245 gr | Lifespan 10-15 years

  • Sardinian Warbler
    Sylvia melanocephala

    Sardinian Warbler photo

    Length 13-14 cm | Wingspan 15-17 cm
    Weight 12-25 gr | Lifespan 1-5 years

  • White Wagtail
    Motacilla alba

    White Wagtail photos

    Length 16,5-19 cm | Wingspan 25 cm
    Weight 17-24 gr | Lifespan 1-5 years

  • Little Egret
    Egretta garzetta

    Little Egret photo

    Length 55-65 cm | Wingspan 88-106 cm
    Weight 280-640 gr | Lifespan 10 years

  • Rock Pigeon, Domestic type
    Columba livia

    Rock Pigeon, Domestic type photo

    Length 29-35 cm | Wingspan 60-68 cm
    Weight 340-370 gr | Lifespan 6 years

  • Hedge Accentor
    Prunella modularis

    Hedge Accentor photo

    Length 13-14,5 cm | Wingspan 19-21 cm
    Weight 16-25 gr | Lifespan 1-5 years

  • Black Redstart
    Phoenicurus ochruros

    Black Redstart photo

    Length 13-14,5 cm | Wingspan 23-26 cm
    Weight 14-20 gr | Lifespan 1-5 years

  • Squacco Heron
    Ardeola ralloides

    Squacco Heron photo

    Length 40-49 cm | Wingspan 71-86 cm
    Weight 230-370 gr | Lifespan 11 years

  • Long-eared Owl
    Asio otus

    Long-eared Owl photo

    Length 31-37 cm | Wingspan 86-98 cm
    Weight 220-400 gr | Lifespan 10-15 years

  • Double-crested Cormorant
    Phalacrocorax auritus

    Double-crested Cormorant photo

    Length 70-91 cm | Wingspan 114-123 cm
    Weight 1200-2100 gr | Lifespan 6-17 years

  • Cormorant
    Phalacrocorax carbo

    Cormorant photo

    Length 77-94 cm | Wingspan 121-149 cm
    Weight 2100-2500 gr | Lifespan 15-20 years

  • Yellow-legged Gull
    Larus michahellis

    Yellow-legged Gull photo

    Length 58-68 cm | Wingspan 140-155 cm
    Weight 800-1500 gr | Lifespan 10 years

  • Pied Flycatcher
    Ficedula hypoleuca

    Photographs of Pied Flycatcher

    Length 12-13,5 cm | Wingspan 21-24 cm
    Weight 12-15 gr | Lifespan 3-5 years

  • Hawfinch
    Coccothraustes coccothraustes

    Hawfinch  photo

    Length 16-18 cm | Wingspan 30-32 cm
    Weight 48-62 gr | Lifespan 2-5 years

  • Eurasian Wren
    Troglodytes troglodytes

    Eurasian Wren

    Length 9-10,5 cm | Wingspan 12-16 cm
    Weight 8-12 gr | Lifespan 2-5 years

  • Grey Wagtail
    Motacilla cinerea

    Grey Wagtail photo

    Length 17-20 cm | Wingspan 29 cm
    Weight 14-22 gr | Lifespan 1-5 years

  • Common Pochard
    Aythya ferina

    Common Pochard  photo

    Length 42-49 cm | Wingspan 67-75 cm
    Weight 465-1200 gr | Lifespan 8-10 years

  • European Greenfinch
    Chloris chloris

    European Greenfinch

    Length 14-16 cm | Wingspan 25-28 cm
    Weight 25-31 gr | Lifespan 2-3 years

  • Little Grebe
    Tachybaptus ruficcolis

    Little Grebe photo

    Length 23-29 cm | Wingspan 40-45 cm
    Weight 140-230 gr | Lifespan 10-15 years

  • Caffinch
    Fringilla coelebs

    Caffinch photo

    Length 14-16 cm | Wingspan 25-27 cm
    Weight 20-24 gr | Lifespan 2-5 years

  • Brambling
    Fringilla montifringilla

    Brambling photo

    Length 14-16 cm | Wingspan 24-27 cm
    Weight 17-30 gr | Lifespan 2-5 years

  • Eurasian Siskin
    Spinus spinus (sin. Carduelis spinus)

    Eurasian Siskin photo

    Length 11-12,5 cm | Wingspan 20-23 cm
    Weight 12-18 gr | Lifespan 2-3 years

  • Long-tailed Tit
    Aegithalos caudatus

    Long-tailed Tit

    Length 13-15 cm | Wingspan 6-10 cm
    Weight 6-10,5 gr | Lifespan 2-3 years

  • Robin
    Erithacus rubecula

    Robin photo

    Length 12,5-14 cm | Wingspan 20-22 cm
    Weight 15-20 gr | Lifespan 3-5 years

  • Ruddy Turnstone
    Arenaria interpres

    Ruddy Turnstone photo

    Length 21-24 cm | Wingspan 50-57 cm
    Weight 84-190 gr | Lifespan 10 years

  • Italian Sparrow
    Passer italiae

    Italian Sparrow photo

    Length 14-16 cm | Wingspan 24-26 cm
    Weight 25-35 gr | Lifespan 20 years

  • Common Teal
    Anas crecca

    Common Teal

    Length 34-38 cm | Wingspan 53-59 cm
    Weight 140-500 gr | Lifespan 10-15 years

  • European Stonechat
    Saxicola rubicola

    European Stonechat

    Length 11,5-13 cm | Wingspan 18-22 cm
    Weight 13-17 gr | Lifespan 4-7 years

  • Chiffchaff
    Phylloscopus collybita

    Chiffchaff photo

    Length 10-12 cm | Wingspan 18 cm
    Weight 6-11 gr | Lifespan 1-5 years

  • Eurasian Hoopoe
    Upupa epops

    Eurasian Hoopoe

    Length 25-29 cm | Wingspan 44-48 cm
    Weight 65-67 gr | Lifespan 5-10 years

  • Spotted Flycatcher
    Muscicapa striata

    Spotted Flycatcher

    Length 13,5-15 cm | Wingspan 23-25 cm
    Weight 13-19 gr | Lifespan 3-5 years

  • Willow Warbler
    Phylloscopus trochilus

    Willow Warbler photo

    Length 11-12,5 cm | Wingspan 19 cm
    Weight 8-11 gr | Lifespan 1-5 years

  • Common Sandpiper
    Actitis hypoleucos

    Common Sandpiper

    Length 18-20,5 cm | Wingspan 32-35 cm
    Weight 50-60 gr | Lifespan 10 years

  • Song Trush
    Turdus philomelos

    Song Trush

    Length 20-22 cm | Wingspan 29-31 cm
    Weight 23-45 gr | Lifespan 1-5 years

  • Common Kingfisher
    Alcedo atthis

    Common Kingfisher photo

    Length 17-19,5 cm | Wingspan 24-26 cm
    Weight 35-40 gr | Lifespan 5-10 years

  • Black-crowned Night Heron
    Nycticorax nycticorax

    Black-crowned Night Heron photo>

    Length 58-65 cm | Wingspan 90-100 cm
    Weight 525-800 gr | Lifespan 10-15 years

  • Great Spotted Woodpecker
    Dendrocopos major

    Photos of Great spotted woodpecker

    Length 23-26 cm | Wingspan 38-44 cm
    Weight 70-98 gr | Lifespan 5-10 years

  • European Turtle-Dove
    Streptopelia turtur

    Photo of European Turtle-Dove

    Length 25-28 cm | Wingspan 45-50 cm
    Weight 100-170 gr | Lifespan 10 years

  • Moorhen
    Gallinula chloropus

    Photographs of Moorhen

    Length 30-38 cm | Wingspan 50-55 cm
    Weight 270-330 gr | Lifespan 15 years

  • Northern Shoveler
    Spatula clypeata

    Photographs of Northern Shoveler

    Length 44-52 cm | Wingspan 73-82 cm
    Weight 500-800 gr | Lifespan 21 years

  • Mallard
    Anas platyrhynchos

    Photographs of Mallard

    Length 50-65 cm | Wingspan 75-100 cm
    Weight 750-1600 gr | Lifespan 10 years

  • Spotted Redshank
    Tringa erythropus

    Photographs of Spotted Redshank

    Length 29-33 cm | Wingspan 61-67 cm
    Weight 97-230 gr | Lifespan 10 years

  • Sacred Ibis
    Threskiornis aethiopicus

    Sacred Ibis photos

    Length 60-85 cm | Wingspan 110-125 cm
    Weight 1200-1500 gr | Lifespan 5-10 years

  • Eurasian Blue Tit
    Cyanistes caeruleus

    Eurasian Blue Tit photos

    Length 10,5-12 cm | Wingspan 12-14 cm
    Weight 7,5-14 gr | Lifespan 3 years

  • Common Pheasant
    Phasanius colchicus

    Common Pheasant photo

    Length 70-90 cm | Wingspan 70-90 cm
    Weight 545-1900 gr | Lifespan 20 years

  • Common Wood-pigeon
    Columba palumbus

    Common Wood-pigeon photo

    Length 38-43 cm | Wingspan 68-77 cm
    Weight 284-690 gr | Lifespan 10 years

  • Greater Flamingo
    Phoenicopterus roseus

    Greater Flamingo photo

    Length 120-145 cm | Wingspan 140-170 cm
    Weight 2100-4100 gr | Lifespan 30-40 years

  • Black-winged Stilt
    Himantopus himantopus

    Black-winged Stilt photo

    Length 33-40 cm | Wingspan 75 cm
    Weight 165-205 gr | Lifespan 10 years

  • Eurasian Reed-warbler
    Acrocephalus scirpaceus

    Eurasian Reed-warbler photo

    Length 12,5-14 cm | Wingspan 19 cm
    Weight 11-15 gr | Lifespan 1-5 years

  • Swan Goose
    Anser cygnoides

    Swan Goose photo

    Length 81-94 cm | Wingspan 160-180 cm
    Weight 2800-3500 gr | Lifespan 20 years

  • Barn Swallow
    Hirundo rustica

    Barn Swallow photo

    Length 17-21 cm | Wingspan 29-32 cm
    Weight 17-20 gr | Lifespan 1-5 years

  • Brown Pelican
    Pelecanus occidentalis

    Brown Pelican photo

    Length 105-152 cm | Wingspan 203-228 cm
    Weight 2000-5000 gr | Lifespan 20-30 years

  • Laughing Gull
    Leucophaeus atricilla

    Laughing Gull photo

    Length 36-41 cm | Wingspan 98-110 cm
    Weight 203-371 gr | Lifespan 15-20 years

  • Kentish Plover
    Charadrius alexandrinus

    Kentish Plover photo

    Length 15-17 cm | Wingspan 42-45 cm
    Weight 40-60 gr | Lifespan 10 years

  • Burrowing Parrot
    Cyanoliseus patagonus

    Burrowing Parrot  photo

    Length 52 cm | Wingspan 23-25 cm
    Weight 256-303 gr | Lifespan 25 years

  • Egyptian Vulture
    Neophron percnopterus

    Egyptian Vulture photo

    Length 55-65 cm | Wingspan 155-170 cm
    Weight 1600-2200 gr | Lifespan 10-15 years

  • Common Shelduck
    Tadorna tadorna

    Common Shelduck photo

    Length 55-65 cm | Wingspan 110-120 cm
    Weight 800-1400 gr | Lifespan 5-15 years

  • Tufted Duck
    Aythya fuligula

    Tufted Duck

    Length 40-47 cm | Wingspan 65-72 cm
    Weight 550-900 gr | Lifespan 15 years

  • Red-crested Pochard
    Netta rufina

    Red-crested Pochard

    Length 53-57 cm | Wingspan 85-90 cm
    Weight 1000-1300 gr | Lifespan 4-7 years

  • European White Stork
    Ciconia ciconia

    European White Stork photo

    Length 95-110 cm | Wingspan 180-218 cm
    Weight 2500-4000 gr | Lifespan 25 years

  • Greylag Goose
    Anser anser

    Greylag Goose photo

    Length 89 cm | Wingspan 147-180 cm
    Weight 2070-3960 gr | Lifespan 17 years

  • Sandwich Tern
    Thalasseus sandvicensis

    Sandwich Tern photo

    Length 35-45 cm | Wingspan 86-105 cm
    Weight 130-285 gr | Lifespan 31 years

  • Northern Lapwing
    Vanellus vanellus

    Northern Lapwing photo

    Length 28-31 cm | Wingspan 82-87 cm
    Weight 128-330 gr | Lifespan 10 years

  • Common Loon
    Gavia immer

    Common Loon

    Length 73-88 cm | Wingspan 122-148 cm
    Weight 3700-4400 gr | Lifespan 8 years

  • Bar-tailed Godwit
    Limosa lapponica

    Bar-tailed Godwit

    Length 33-41 cm | Wingspan 62-72 cm
    Weight 260-630 gr | Lifespan 18 years

  • Dunlin
    Calidris alpina

    Dunlin

    Length 17-21 cm | Wingspan 32-36 cm
    Weight 40-50 gr | Lifespan 20 years

  • Long-tailed Duck
    Clangula hyemalis

    Long-tailed Duck

    Length 39-47 cm | Wingspan 65-82 cm
    Weight 455-880 gr | Lifespan 15 years



Lifespan and biometric data Length (tip of the beak↔tip of the tail), Wingspan, Weight come from this sources:

www.worldlifeexpectancy.com | www.rspb.org.uk | www.allaboutbirds.org
www.oiseaux-birds.com | app.bto.org | www.oiseaux.net | animaldiversity.org



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