río embudo birds

Identification Practice for the
Dixon Christmas Bird Count


Species Recorded in 14 out of the 16 Years of the Count.

[These species represent 0.6% of all individuals counted over the 16 years.]

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English Name:
Genus species:
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Kingfishers
Belted Kingfisher
Ceryle alcyon


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Perches on trees or wires near water. Hovers over water before diving for fish or crustaceans.

Gives a distinctive long, loud rattle in flight.

Male has gray breast band. Female has additional rufous band below.

El Bosque

El Bosque
Woodpeckers
Hairy Woodpecker
Picoides villosus


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Very similar to Downy Woodpecker, but larger.

Commonly distinguished by its large bill which is often as long as the bird's head from front to back.

El Bosque

El Bosque
Chickadees and their Allies
Juniper Titmouse
Baeolophus ridgwayi


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Generally seen in Juniper trees, the crest on the head is distinctive.

Some of its vocalizations similar to Chickadee.

Often detected by soft woodpecker-like tapping on branches.
Wrens
Canyon Wren
Catherpes mexicanus


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More often heard than seen. It's song is a very distinctive series of descending notes: tew, tew, tew, tew, tew, tew, tew.

Usually sings from rock perches high on canyon walls. Occasionally seen in riparian areas sounding its very bright, shrill, trilled "breet".

Note: White throat with rufous belly.

Near Harding Mine


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