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Italian Ornithological Web Site
by Alberto Masi since 1996

EGGS  GALLERY
All birds lay eggs. These exhibit a great diversity of shape, colour and patterns. Despite their fragility, the calcium carbonate shells provide protection and a self-enclosed environment for the developing chicks. 

Ratites 

Fowl-like Birds
Waterfowl 
Grebes and Penguins 
Petrels, Albatrosses and Allies 
Pelicans, Cormorants and Allies 
Herons, Storks and Allies 
Diurnal Birds of Prey 
Rails, Cranes and Allies 
Shorebirds and Allies 
Gulls, Terns and Skuas 
Pigeons 
Cockatoos, Parrots and Lorikeets 
Cuckoos 
Owls, Nightjars and Swifts
Kingfishers, Rollers and Bee-eaters 
Pittas, Lyrebirds and Treecreepers 
Fairy-wrens 
Pardalotes, Gerygones, Scrubwrens, Thornbills 
Honeyeaters 
Australasian Robins, Babblers and Allies 
Sittellas, Whistlers and Shrike-thrushes 
Monarch Flycatchers and Allies 
Cuckoo-shrikes, Woodswallows, Magpies and Allies 
Ravens, Bowerbirds and Allies 
Larks, Pipits and Finches 
Sunbirds, Swallows and Bulbuls 
Old World Warblers and White-eyes 
Thrushes and Starlings 

Links:
The Great Auk (Alca impennis)