río embudo birds

Learning the Birds of the Río Embudo


Rare Winter Visitors (17 Species)


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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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Ring-necked Duck
Aythya collaris


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Lesser Scaup
Aythya affinis


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Bufflehead
Bucephala albeola


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Male on left.
Female on right.

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Barrow's Goldeneye
Bucephala islandica


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Upland Game Birds
Wild Turkey
Meleagris gallopavo


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Grebes
Eared Grebe
Podiceps nigricollis


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


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Woodpeckers
Red-naped Sapsucker
Sphyrapicus nuchalis


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Photo: Matt MacGillivray Alberta, Canada
Shrikes and Vireos
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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Sparrows and their Allies
Rufous-crowned Sparrow
Aimophila ruficeps


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Distinguished from other sparrows with rufous crowns by dark malar stripe below base of bill.
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American Tree Sparrow
Spizella arborea


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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
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
Leucosticte tephrocotis


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Documentation photos taken with Point-and-Shoot during Dixon CBC in 2007. Location: Velarde

Gray crown evident. Compare with photos from image search.

Flock of 70 recorded.

Photo: Martin MacRoberts, Velarde, CBC 2007   Enlarge

Photo: Martin MacRoberts, Velarde, CBC 2007  Enlarge

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