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Interactive Wall of Birds – One Planet, 243 Families, 375 Million Years

The Cornell Lab – Wall of Birds: “Explore the diversity and evolution of birds with this web interactive based on the Wall of Birds mural. Envisioned by Cornell Lab ornithologists and realized by artist Jane Kim, the large-scale mural features species from all surviving bird families alongside a select group of extinct ancestors.

Meet a bird from each taxonomic family. Meet an outstanding representative of each of the bird families of the world. Each of the 243 representatives is meticulously painted in life-sized, colorful detail to showcase the unique character of the species. Explore the map and click on any of the birds to get to know them better.

See where each bird species lives. A foot of each bird touches the world map at a point where you can find that species. For a more complete picture of their ranges, browse to the dynamically-updated eBird sightings map provided with each description.

Listen to birds from around the world. Each species has a distinctive voice—some musical, some comical, and some startling. Listen to a host of extraordinary voices by playing embedded field recordings from the Cornell Lab’s Macaulay Library…”

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