I am not sure if this is the right place to ask this question, but I guess that ornithology enthusiasts (or ornithologists) will have the best knowledge about it.

I am wondering if there is a website which would identify birds by their looks. For example, I would specify that the bird is similar to a sparrow in size (just a little bigger), it has a gray back and yellow-ish-orange-ish belly and it would tell me the exact species.

Does such a website exist?


There are actually a few, the problem with these websites is that they usually cover only a part of all birds on this planet. I use:

What I also do is using Google with a description of the bird, which sometimes works surprisingly well.

  • $\begingroup$ I've ran into problems today while trying to identify a bird provided as an example in the question on google. Turns out it was a nuthatch - the first website you provided gave me that answer. Thanks! $\endgroup$ – user622505 Nov 7 '14 at 16:58
  • $\begingroup$ If you're looking at birds in Britain the RSPB's bird identification web pages have worked well for me and it works in a way described in the question. $\endgroup$ – Stephen Paulger Jan 23 '19 at 10:23

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