Bird Vocabulary - L-M
Defines the term "lek" as it relates to bird courtship and mating, with examples of bird species that use leks.
Defines the term "life list."
Defines the term "lifer" as it relates to birding and life lists.
Defines the term "listing" as it relates to birders and birding.
Little Brown Job
Defines the term “little brown job” or “LBJ” in birding terms.
Defines the term "lores" as part of a bird's anatomy, with bird identification tips.
Learn how two bird species can be merged and what considerations must be made before that happens.
Defines the term "malar stripe" as part of a bird's field markings, with tips for bird identification with malar stripes.
Defines the term "mandible" as a part of a bird's bill, including tips for how to identify birds by mandible markings.
Defines the term "mantling" as a bird of prey feeding behavior.
Defines the term “merganser” as a type of duck, including species examples.
Defines the term "migration" as it applies to birds and explains some common migration behavior.
Mimidae birds are excellent mimics with complicated songs and other vocalizations, but do you know what birds belong in this family and what other traits they share?
Learn what a "mnemonic" is and how to use it to improve your birding by ear skills.
Defines the term "molluscivorous" in terms of a bird's diet, including examples of molluscivorous bird species and the foods they eat.
Defines the terms "molt" and "molting" as it relates to bird plumage, with tips for bird identification when molting birds are seen.
Defines the terms "monogamous" and "monogamy" as they apply to birds.
Defines the term "monotypic" as it relates to bird species and classifications, including tips for recognizing and counting monotypic species.
Defines the term “morph” as it applies to bird plumage.
Motacillidae birds have distinct features and a worldwide distribution, but do you know which birds belong in this family?
Defines the term "mucivorous" as a specialized type of bird diet, including examples of mucivorous birds and how to attract them.
Defines the term "murre" as a type of seabird with a list of murre species.
Everyone has seen a bird in the Laridae family, but do you know which ones you've seen? Learn what birds belong in this family and what characteristics they share.