Their habitat is there where water is to be found, in marshes, swamps, ponds, and river-banks.
This poster is full of them; from the big ones like the heron, the stork, and the flamingo to the smaller ones like the broad-billed sandpiper, the marsh sandpiper, and the stint.
There are also many types of duck to be seen.
And of course, we mustn’t forget the pelican.
Their length from beak to tail and the wingspan is listed.
They are depicted either swimming in water or standing on land.
Furthermore, others are shown flying.
Some are shown in their summer and their winter coat, and male and female are identified.
Here are some interesting facts about some of the depicted birds.
For example, flamingos live beside alkali or saline lakes.
No other vertebrate could survive under these conditions. However, the flamingos drink the water and feed off the few organisms that can tolerate the environment.
Above all, it applies to the larger species that there is a connection between the absence of fish and the presence of flamingos.
They are food competitors: Where fish are abundant, flamingos will not be found.
These birds are also to be found at extreme heights.
They have brooded in the Andes at a height of 3500 to 4700 meters.
They spend the winter on the Altiplano, where the temperature can fall to minus 30° C
Pelicans are large or very large.
The Dalmatian pelican is the largest of the species and can reach a body length of 180 cm with a wingspan of 3, 45 m and weighing in at 13 kilos.
This makes it one of the largest and heaviest birds that are able to fly.
The skeleton of the heaviest pelicans constitutes only 7% of the body weight.
The most striking feature of the pelican is its long beak which can be between 25 and 47 cm long.
They also possess feet with all four toes webbed.
Almost all birds with these feet also have an extremely enlarged throat pouch which, in the largest species, can have a capacity of up to 13 litres
What a wonderful bird is the pelican,
His beak can hold more than his belly can.
The birds are named in English, French, German, and Latin.
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Art Print on 230 g paper (m2)