Zook Photography

Birds of the World

Birds of the World

The purpose of Zook Photography is to show pictures of birds I have shot on all continents of the world as well as zoos and aviaries. For me, the diversity and colors of birds are both beautiful and inspiring. There is much to be learned in this web site as well relating to ornithological studies. The bird taxonomies (scientific naming and sorting of birds) along with information about the birds. By showing these pictures maybe you will develop some level of appreciation. Yes, there are any number of web sites that show bird pictures…..and this is mine.

Please enjoy.

Find a Bird

There are over 10,500 species of birds that have been identified. This number changes regularly There are a number of different international organizations that define what makes a species, but they do not always agree. The source that I use (usually) is Clements Integrated Checklist.

There are many challenges in bird identification and I am sure I have made mistakes. if you find any errors, please let me know so that I can investigate and correct as appropriate

Photo Request

If you like any of these pictures and would want to include any of them in any sort of media, that would be great. I am flattered whenever I am asked. Just send me your requested picture and where you will use it and I will send you the original. Credit to the photographer (me) is appropriate and it would be nice of you to send me a copy of the document. Thank you.

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Captive Birds

Of course my preference is to photograph birds in the wild, in their natural setting, but that is not always possible. As much as I love to travel, I have not been nearly everywhere and even while at a particular location the birds don’t always pose for a good shot…..we do the best we can. Captive birds are much easier to shoot and thus their pictures are usually better. The location of birds shot in the wild is identified but it is not possible to identify the location where captive birds were photographed.

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