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Shrikes

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Long-tailed Tits, Leaf & Reed Warblers

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Old World Warblers

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Chats

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Sunbirds & Spiderhunters

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Weavers & Widowbirds

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Accentors, Wagtails & Pipits

Finches

New World Warblers

New World Orioles

New World Blackbirds & Bananaquit

Buntings

New World Sparrows

Tanagers

Snow Buntings, Grosbeaks & Saltators

Rufescent Tiger Heron

 Bare-throated Tiger-heron

 Rufescent Tiger-heron (Tigrisoma lineatum)
Wetlands, Brazil (May, 2011)

 Bare-throated Tiger-heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum)
Carara, Costa Rica (February, 2006)

 Boat-billed Heron

American Bittern 

Boat-billed Heron (Cochlearius cochlearius)
Carara, Costa Rica (February, 2006)

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)
Anahuac, Texas (April, 2005)

Female Least Bittern

Little Bittern 

Female Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis)
South Padre Island, Texas (April, 2005)

Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus)
Lesbos (May, 2002)

 Cinnamon Bittern

 Black-crowned Night Heron

 Cinnamon Bittern (Ixobrychus cinnamoneus)
Baga, Goa (February, 2001)

 Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
Beijing, China (May, 2010)

 Rufous Noght-heron

Yellow-crowned Night-heron 

Nankeen Night Heron (Nycticorax caledonicus)
Sabah, Borneo (October, 2005)

Yellow-crowned Night-heron (Nyctanassa violacea)
South Padre Island, Texas (April, 2005)

Green Heron 

Striated Heron 

Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
Mevagissey, UK (October, 2010)

Striated Heron (Butorides striatus)
Lake Mburo, Uganda (February, 2015)

 Squacco Heron

Pond Heron 

 Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)
Lake Mburo, Uganda (February, 2015)

Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola gravii)
Arpora, Goa (February, 2001)

Chinese Pond-heron 

Javan Pond Heron

Chinese Pond-heron (Ardeola bacchus)
 Sekinchan Rice Fields, Malaysia (March, 2007)

Javan Pond-heron (Ardeola speciosa)
Laem Pak Bia, Thailand (February, 2013)

 Western Cattle Egret

Eastern Cattle Egret

 Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
Albufera, Majorca (May, 2014)

 Eastern Cattle Egret (Bubulcus coromandus)
Delhi, India (January, 2011)

Grey Heron 

Great Blue Heron 

 Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
Amble, Northumberland, UK (April, 2013)

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
Bolivar Peninsular, Texas (April, 2005)

Black-headed Heron Goliath Heron

Black-headed Heron (Ardea melanocephala)
Entebbe, Uganda (March, 2015)

Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath)
Kazinga Channel, Uganda (March, 2015)

Purple Heron 

 Great Egret

Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)
Mabamba Swamp, Uganda (March, 2015)

 Great Egret (Ardea alba)
Teesside, UK (Sept, 2014)

Capped Heron Whistling Heron

Capped Heron (Pilherodius pileatus)
Wetlands, Brazil (May, 2011)

Whistling Heron (Syrigma sibilatrix)
Wetalnds, Brazil (May, 2011)

Yellow-billed Egret

 Black Heron

Intermediate Egret (Egretta intermedia)
Kitungala, Sri Lanka (March, 2009)

 Black Heron (Egretta ardesiaca)
Kotu, The Gambia (January, 2010)

Tricoloured Heron 

 Little Blue Heron

Tricoloured Heron (Egretta tricolor)
Antigua (July, 2002)

 Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)
Antigua (July, 2002)

Snowy Egret 

Little Egret 

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
Kaufer-hubert Park, Texas (April, 2005)

Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
Saltholme, Teesside, UK (July, 2013)

Reef Heron

 Pacific Reef-heron

Western Reef Heron (Egretta gularis)
Ghana (March, 2014)

Pacific Reef-heron (Egretta sacra)
Sabah, Borneo (October, 2005)

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