río embudo birds

Learning the Birds of the Río Embudo


Rare All-Year Residents (13 Species)


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Upland Game Birds
Ring-necked Pheasant
Phasianus colchicus


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Scaled Quail
Callipepla squamata


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Grebes
Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps


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Diurnal Raptors: Vultures, Eagles, Hawks and Falcons
Peregrine Falcon
Falco peregrinus


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Prairie Falcon
Falco mexicanus


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Cuckoos and their Allies
Greater Roadrunner
Geococcyx californianus


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Nocturnal Raptors: Owls
Barn Owl
Tyto alba


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Western Screech-Owl
Megascops kennicottii


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Northern Pygmy-Owl
Glaucidium gnoma


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Northern Saw-whet Owl
Aegolius acadicus


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Shrikes and Vireos
Loggerhead Shrike
Lanius ludovicianus


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Jays, Crows and their Allies
Clark’s Nutcracker
Nucifraga columbiana


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Nuthatches and Creepers
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

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