Different Types Of Birds: List With Pictures & Interesting Facts

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A complete guide to the different types of birds, with pictures and facts.

This page is for everyone interested in knowing a bit more about birds – from budding ornithologists, to those who just want to discover more about bird life from all around the world.

Scroll down for an alphabetical list of many different types of birds from all around the world. You can click on any of the photos in the index section to find out more about a particular type of bird.

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What Is The Best British Bird Book? Recommended Books For Birders In The UK

Best British Bird Books

When it comes to good quality British bird books, the aspiring birdwatcher is spoilt for choice; a number of excellent publications are available, any of which would be suitable for a birder in any stage of his or her career.

On this page we take a look at some of the best British bird books, and offer our suggestions as to which one we’d chose to put in our backpack the next time we go birding…

  • If you want to practise and improve your bird identification skills, then check out our British Bird Quiz App for Android
  • Click on the links on this page to see price and reviews at Amazon.co.uk (we may receive a small commission if you subsequently make a purchase).

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List of Common British Birds With Pictures & Facts: 25 Species That You Need To Know! For Children & Adults.

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On this page you’ll find a list of 25 common British birds with pictures and facts on each species. We’ve included not only garden birds, but also species found in woodlands, cities and coastal regions, giving you a useful introduction to British bird species.

We think that everyone in Britain should be able to identify most – if not all – of the birds on this list!

As you read through the list make a note of how many of these common British birds you can identify. Let us know how you did in the comments at the bottom of the page!

Many of these birds can also be found in other parts of the world. If you don’t live in Britain, comment to let us know where you’re from and which of these species can also be found in your country!

Want to see more British Birds?

  • Once you know all of the birds on this list, you’ll find 25 slightly less-common British species on this page: Birds of Britain
  • Need help identifying British birds? Check out these awesome bird books: Best British Bird Books

When you know all of the birds on both lists you can consider yourself to be a true British bird expert!


Free British Birds Quiz App for Android!

Want to be a bird expert? Test your knowledge of over 230 British birds with our awesome FREE Bird Quiz App!

  • Multiple photos of each species
  • Birds of prey, waders, garden birds, and more: every bird commonly seen in Britain is included!
  • Probably the fastest, easiest and most fun way to learn British birds!
  • Completely free!

Get it on Google Play

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