Icteridae - New World Blackbirds
The icterids are a diverse family of birds, restricted in distribution to the Americas. They range from starling to crow sized and are very gregarious in both the breeding and non-breeding seasons. They are remarkably adaptable, occur in most habitats, and feed on a variety of prey, both animal and vegetable. Species vary in their mating system, some are monogamous, others polygamous, while the cowbirds are nest parasites, laying eggs in the nests of other species, which is thought to have contributed to population declines in some species.
A few species are extremely rare visitors to Britain.
Bird ID basics (3 modules, Wednesdays 10am)
The training involves three weekly online modules, with a large interactive component and complemented by supported self-study exercises. We place a strong emphasis on providing you with tools and techniques that will...
Understanding Curlew populations in Wales
Several tracking projects combine to determine the migration routes, wintering locations and breeding season movements of Welsh Curlew.