río embudo birds

Identification Practice for the
Dixon Christmas Bird Count


Species Recorded in 4 & 3 & 2 out of the 16 Years of the Count.

[These species represent 0.24% of all individuals counted over the 16 years.]

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Swans, Geese and Ducks
Gadwall
Anas strepera


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Bosque del Apache

Bosque del Apache
Northern Pintail
Anas acuta


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Bufflehead
Bucephala albeola


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Male on left.
Female on right.

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Upland Game Birds
Ring-necked Pheasant
Phasianus colchicus


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Wild Turkey
Meleagris gallopavo


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Scaled Quail
Callipepla squamata


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El Bosque, Dixon  Enlarge
Grebes
Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps


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Diurnal Raptors: Vultures, Eagles, Hawks and Falcons
Rough-legged Hawk
Buteo lagopus


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Gruiformes: Coots, Cranes and Rails
Sandhill Crane
Grus canadensis


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Smaller Wading Birds
Solitary Sandpiper
Tringa solitaria


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Pigeons and Doves
White-winged Dove
Zenaida asiatica


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Cuckoos and their Allies
Greater Roadrunner
Geococcyx californianus


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Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque  Enlarge

Bosque del Apache, NM  Enlarge
Woodpeckers
Williamson’s Sapsucker
Sphyrapicus thyroideus


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Female is pictured. Can be confused with Northern Flicker, but lacks many critical Flicker field marks.

Male (not pictured) very distinctive. Click on Image Search for photos.

El Bosque, Dixon
Red-naped Sapsucker
Sphyrapicus nuchalis


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Photo: Matt MacGillivray Alberta, Canada
Shrikes and Vireos
Loggerhead Shrike
Lanius ludovicianus


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Northern Shrike
Lanius excubitor


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Maxwell, NM
Larks
Horned Lark
Eremophila alpestris


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Photo: Jerry Friedman, Apodaca  Enlarge
Nuthatches and Creepers
Pygmy Nuthatch
Sitta pygmaea


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Brown Creeper
Certhia americana


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Easily overlooked, this brown-backed bird blends in with the bark it "creeps" on.

Generally noticed when it flies to the base of a tree.
After ascending the trunk, it flies again to the base of another tree.

Note: Slightly decurved bill.

Generally ascends trunk in a spiral motion.

El Bosque, December 1, 2012
Wrens
Winter Wren
Troglodytes troglodytes


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Mimids "Mimic Thrushes"
Northern Mockingbird
Mimus polyglottos


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Sage Thrasher
Oreoscoptes montanus


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Airport Road, Santa Fe
Sparrows and their Allies
Swamp Sparrow
Melospiza georgiana


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White-throated Sparrow
Zonotrichia albicollis


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Similar to White-crowned Sparrow.

Note the yellow lores and the white-throat.

Rare, but when present, seen mixed in flocks of White-crowneds.

Photo: Arthur Chapman, Ontario, Canada


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