río embudo birds

Identification Practice for the
Dixon Christmas Bird Count

Species observed in 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9-8 7-6-5 4-3-2 1 out of 16 years of the count.

This Learning-Feature was developed for the 2013 CBC season. As we prepare for the 2019 season, we now have 22 years of data. (See Updated Compilation)
This feature stresses the most commonly occuring species, so there is little change in the relative frequencies of those species.
A good preparation for the 2019 count is still provided.
An update of this feature will take place at a later date.

Species Recorded in 11 out of the 16 Years of the Count.

[These species represent 1.2% of all individuals counted over the 16 years.]

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English Name:
Genus species:
Thrushes and their Allies
Mountain Bluebird
Sialia currucoides

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Icterids: Blackbirds, Orioles and their Allies
Red-winged Blackbird
Agelaius phoeniceus

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Female (Upper Picture) has brown streaking all over.

Male (Lower Picture) is black with red patches on shoulders. Outside of breeding times, the red may be hidden.

Both sexes have medium length, very pointed bill.

Baca Park, Taos

El Bosque
Finches and Old World Sparrows
Cassin’s Finch
Carpodacus cassinii

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Very similar to House Finch.

Female (Upper Photo) has cleaner, more well defined streaking than House Finch.
Note white eyebrow.

Male Cassin's (Lower Photo), unlike House Finch, is clear breasted. Cassin's has less extensive red than House Finch, but with a well defined red crown patch.

Bill appears less curved than House Finch bill.

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