río embudo birds

Identification Practice for the
Dixon Christmas Bird Count


Species Recorded in 10 out of the 16 Years of the Count.

[These species represent 0.5% of all individuals counted over the 16 years.]

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English Name:
Genus species:
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Swans, Geese and Ducks
Canada Goose
Branta canadensis


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Seen only on the Rio Grande.
Note white mark on Cheek.
Larger than local Ducks.
Diurnal Raptors: Vultures, Eagles, Hawks and Falcons
Northern Harrier
Circus cyaneus


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Female pictured.

Male gray above, White below with black wingtips.

Usually seen flying in agricultural fields about 4-7 feet above ground.

Often rises slightly to clear fences.

Alameda Ave NE, Albuquerque

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Pigeons and Doves
Mourning Dove
Zenaida macroura


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Generally seen flying in small groups (2-4 individuals).

Note long, pointed tail which shows white edges when landing.

Call is a soft, slow "who-AH, who, who, who" heard during the day. (Commonly mistaken for an owl. Note: Owls usually do not call during daylight hours)

El Bosque

El Bosque


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