Click a link below to browse birds by body shape. The shapes represent 14 possible silhouettes: chicken-like, duck-like, gull-like, etc. After you chose a shape can click the bird icon to see its species account.

Tips for using Browse: Browsing is a valuable way to learn about birds, however it is a brute force approach and not designed for identification. A more sophisticated approach to finding a bird with specific field marks is to use the Step by Step Search.
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Browse Birds by Body Shape
Owl-likeUpright-perching Water-like
Long-legged-likeSandpiper-like
Hawk-likeTree-clinging-like
Chicken-like-MarshGull-like
Upland-ground-likePigeon-like
Duck-likeHummingbird-like
Perching-likeSwallow-like