Recognizing the birds, our guide

Recognizing the birds, our guide

We are searching data for your request:

Forums and discussions:
Manuals and reference books:
Data from registers:
Wait the end of the search in all databases.
Upon completion, a link will appear to access the found materials.

Recognizing birds:indications and advice on how to recognize the birds of Italy and Europe thanks to identification guides, images and documents.

This is not the first time we have dealt with the subjectrecognize birdsIn the articleHow to recognize birdswe have presented two volumes that can provide me with the basic notions for recognizing the most common birds of Italy and Europe. Between the two, we have reported a multimedia guide that can provide the user with audio notes containing thebirdsongso as to facilitate identification not only through high resolution images and illustrated guides.


That ofbird recognition it is not an immediate skill, which can be learned by leafing through any ornithology manual. To learn arecognize birdsyou need to practice a lot, have a good visual memory and refine your hearing so as to identify and recognize the I sing of a particular species.

To help you in your business, we offer you photos, names and habits of some very common birds in Italy. Certainly this guide of ours will help youto recognizesome specimens ofbirds. For more detailed manuals, please refer to the article reported above.

Thebirdsthey have colonized all types of environments and are present in every ecosystem. Somebirdsthey are insectivores, others granivores (they feed on seeds), still others carnivores, then there are species of fish-eating birds (they feed on fish) and still others that are almost omnivorous, eating everything edible.


How to attract birds to your garden
To attract birds to your garden, we focus on describing their eating habits: birds settle where they find resources to feed themselves.

  • The starling, Sturnus vulgaris (pictured above)

The starling has a length of 22 cm and a wingspan of 37 - 41 cm. Its diet is quite varied, it feeds on fruit, insects and takes advantage of the most varied situations to feed itself: in orchards it can turn its attention to persimmons, grapes, apples and cherries. In the periods far from fruiting it makes a clean sweep of larvae and insects. While raising its offspring it becomes almost exclusively insectivorous.

  • Greenfinch, Carduelis chloris

It is a very common bird in the countryside. It is 15 cm long with a wingspan of 25-28 cm. It is more granivorous than anything else and prefers oil seeds such as sunflower seeds, blackberries and sprouts. In any case it is a rather versatile bird so it is also insectivorous, it feeds mainly on larvae. The young are raised exclusively with insect larvae, ants and spiders.

It is widespread in the countryside all over Italy.

  • Finch, Fringilla coelebs

Its eating habits are those already described for the greenfinch. The finch is appreciated for its song, it looks for seeds above all on the ground preferring those of herbaceous plants such as mallow, wild rocket and shepherd's purse. In any case, he does not mind cereals and sunflower seeds. The small newly hatched finches are fed with larvae, adult butterflies and spiders. Its dimensions see 16.5 cm in length for a wingspan of 26 - 29 cm.

This beautiful passerine is widespread in the countryside all over Italy.

  • The brambling, Fringilla montifringilla

This species is also loved by fans of birdsong. The length amounts to 16.5 cm for a wingspan of 26 - 30 cm. Peppola can be admired in the wooded countryside only in winter, when it arrives in Italy from Northern Europe. Its diet varies: in summer it is insectivorous while in winter it feeds on grains, berries and fruit.


It is a widespread bird especially in central and northern Italy.

In the article dedicated to “bird recognition " we described:

  • The Kingfisher
  • The Kestrel
  • The Bee-eater
  • The Redstart (pictured at the end of the page)

You may also be interested in our article: Birds that don't fly

Video: 15 BIRDS and BIRD SONGS for BEGINNERS (May 2022).