Bird Vocabulary - H-K
Defines the term "habitat" as it relates to bird environments, including examples of bird habitats.
Defines the term “harrier” as a bird of prey with species examples.
Defines the term "hatchling."
Defines the term “hawk” relating to birds of prey, including species examples.
Defines the term "hawking" as a type of bird foraging, with tips for how to observe hawking birds and examples of bird species that practice hawking.
Some birds have a diet composed entirely of plants - learn what these herbivorous birds eat, and what types of birds are commonly herbivores.
It's very likely you've seen birds in the Hirundinidae family, but what birds are they? Learn about this worldwide bird family.
Defines the term "hood" as a birding field mark, with examples of birds with hoods and tips for how to identify birds using the hood.
What makes a birding hotspot hot? Learn why these are the best destinations for birding and how to find your local hotspots.
Defines the term "hybrid" as it relates to bird reproduction, mating and hybrid bird species, with tips for identifying hybrids.
Defines the term "hyperphagia" as it relates to bird behavior and migration, with tips for how backyard birders can help hyperphagic birds.
You have probably seen more Icteridae birds than you think, as this scientific bird family is highly diverse and contains many beautiful species.
Defines the terms "incubation" and "incubating" as they apply to birds.
Defines the term "insectivorous" in terms of a bird's diet, with examples of insectivorous bird species.
Defines the term "iridescent" as it applies to bird plumages, with tips for how to properly observe bird iridescence for identification.
Defines the terms irruption, irrupt and irrupting as they relate to bird populations.
Learn how to study a bird's jizz for fast, easy identification. Includes the characteristics of jizz and the word origins.
Defines the term "keratin" as it relates to birds, including what parts of a bird include keratin and how keratin abnormalities can cause problems for birds.
Defines the term "kettle" as it relates to birds of prey.
Defines the term “kite” as it relates to birds of prey.
Krill is an important food source for pelagic birds. Learn more about these crustaceans.