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1. The black bittern (Ixobrychus flavicollis) is a resident of tropical regions in Asia and Australia. Typically nesting on reed platforms and feeding on insects, fish and amphibians, the black bittern is a member of which avian family?
2. The greater adjutant (Leptoptilos dubius) was once common throughout southern Asia. Today, though, there are just two main breeding colonies, one in Assam in India and the other in Cambodia. What type of bird is this?
3. The Eurasian wigeon (Anas penelope) breeds in northern Europe and Asia and migrates south during the winter months to southern Asia and north Africa. A noisy species that often forms large flocks, what type of bird is this?
4. "Haliaeetus leucogaster" is a large bird of prey resident from India through southeast Asia to Australia. It breeds and hunts near water, with fish forming around half of its diet, although it is opportunistic and eats both carrion and a range of mammals. What type of bird is this?
5. The Siamese fireback (Lophura diardi), the national bird of Thailand, can be seen in the lowland, evergreen forests of Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. What type of bird is this?
6. The purple swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) is also known as the purple gallinule, purple coot or the sultana bird. The Romans kept them as decorative birds and considered them noble, so they were one of the few birds not on the menu. What type of bird is this?
7. The whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) is a wading bird that breeds in the subarctic regions of the world but migrates to the coastal regions of Africa, South America and south Asia for the winter. What type of bird is this?
8. The brown noddy or common noddy (Anous stolidus) is a tropical seabird that can be seen nesting on cliffs or in short trees from Hawaii and the Caribbean to southern Asia and Australia. What type of bird is this?
9. The Asian koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus), female pictured here, can be found in light woodland and on cultivated land in India, southern China, Thailand, Cambodia and Malaysia. Unusual in its family, it is a fruit eater. What type of bird is it?
10. The greater flameback or greater goldenback (Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus) is found open forest habitat and mangrove forest throughout the Indian sub-continent, southern China, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia and the Indonesian islands. What type of bird is this?
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