The following is a list of birds whose names begin with letter W together with a brief description of them. The birds do not necessarily belong to the same group and are not even similar.
The wagtails are passerine birds that are found in the genus Motacilia. Their name comes from the fact that they have long tails that they wag frequently. The name of their genus, Motacilia, which is also the root of their family, is translated directly as moving tail.
These perching birds do not necessarily resemble one another but have certain similarities in common which include being fairly small, insectivorous and also fairly vocal. These birds have dull colors that make seeing them less common than hearing them. For instance, most of them are dull green or brownish and are particularly difficult to notice apart from their song.
This bird breeds in eastern part of the North America and its breeding grounds range from Southernmost Canada to the eastern part of the US but not in Florida. It migrates a lot and is known to winter in the Central America and also West Indies.
This bird belongs in the family of birds that are normally called the honeyeaters. The common species of the wattlebird include the Little Wattlebird, Western Wattlebird, Red Wattlebird as well as the Yellow Wattlebird.
These are fairly small birds that mainly feed on seeds and grains. They are mostly yellow in color with black streaks. They are very common in Africa especially the parts below the Sahara desert but a few species of these birds are also found in Asia and Australia.
These birds belong in the genus Oenanthe and were previously thought to belong in the thrush family of birds but have since been correctly placed in the flycatcher family Muscicapidae
This bird is a wader that comes from a large family of birds known as Scolopacidaeand. It is known scientifically as Numenius phaeopus.
It is the most populous of the curlews and is known to breed most commonly in Europe, North America, Scotland and Asia.
This is a small European perching bird and is scientifically called Sexicola rubetra. It was also previously thought to belong to the thrush family of Turdidae, but is currently placed in Muscicapidae family. The bird is always called chat and very much resemble the thrush-like Muscicapidae family.
This is a nightjar that is moderately sized with a scientific name of Caprimugus vociferus and is mostly found in North and Central America. The name of this bird is because of the call that it makes.
This bird is also known as Java Dove or scared Dove, and is mostly taken to belong to a separate species. Care should be taken not to release the bird because it does not have a homing instinct unlike other homing pigeons, which can very easily be confused with it.
This bird is native to North America and is scientifically called Meleagris gallopavo.
This is a perching bird that belongs to the tit family of birds called Paridae. Its scientific name is Poecile montanus.
These are wading birds and belong to a group of seven birds that are very similar. They belong in the genus Scolopax
This is a type of duck that is medium in size and is a passerine duck that is also called Carolina duck. Woodpeckers They form a family of Picidae together with piculets and wrynecks.