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adult
Melozone aberti
8-9" (20-23 cm). Grayish brown above; slightly paler underparts, with buffy belly and tawny undertail. Black facial patch surrounds pale bill.
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adult
Empidonax virescens
6" (15 cm). Olive green above, whitish or sometimes yellow below (especially on flanks and belly), with distinct white eye ring. Identified chiefly by voice and habitat. Juvenile similar to adult,...
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adult male
Melanerpes formicivorus
8-9 1/2" (20-24 cm). Male has yellowish-white forecrown; red crown; light eyes; black nape, back, wings, and tail. Chin black; throat and sides of head yellowish white; breast and flanks whitish with...
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adult
Empidonax alnorum
5-6" (13-15 cm). Slightly smaller than a House Sparrow. Dull gray-green above, whitish below, with two dull white wing bars and narrow white eye ring (often not noticeable). Indistinguishable in...
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adult
Onychoprion aleuticus
13 1/2-15" (34-38 cm). Mantle and wings dark gray, cap black but forehead white; underparts grayish; forked tail white.
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adult male
Selasphorus sasin
3-3 1/2" (8-9 cm). A very small hummingbird. Male has iridescent green crown and back; rufous rump and tail. Bright, iridescent copper-red gorget (appears dark when not in direct sunlight), white...
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adult
Icterus gularis
9" (23 cm). Robin-sized. Bright orange-yellow with black face and throat, upper back, wings, and tail. Similar to Hooded Oriole but larger, with heavier bill and orange-yellow shoulders. Male and...
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adult male, breeding
Recurvirostra americana
16-20" (41-51 cm). A large, long-legged shorebird with a slender, upturned bill. Upperparts and wings patterned in black and white; underparts white. Head and neck rust-colored in summer, white in...
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Botaurus lentiginosus
23-34" (58-86 cm). A secretive, medium-sized, streaked brown heron. Outer wing appears blackish brown in flight, contrasting with lighter brown of inner wing and body. At close range adults show long...
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adult male
Anas rubripes
19-22" (48-56 cm). Sooty brown with paler head and conspicuous white wing linings and violet speculum; olive or dull yellow bill. Sexes similar. Female Mallard paler and sandier, with bill mottled...
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adult
Fulica americana
15" (38 cm). A gray, duck-like bird with white bill and frontal shield, white undertail coverts, and lobed toes. Frontal shield has red swelling at upper edge, visible at close range. Immatures...
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adult
Corvus brachyrhynchos
17-21" (43-53 cm). Stocky black bird with stout bill and fan-shaped tail. Smaller Northwestern Crow has hoarser voice; larger Common Raven has wedge-shaped tail.
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adult
Cinclus mexicanus
7-8 1/2" (18-22 cm). A uniformly slate-gray, wren-shaped bird with stubby tail; yellowish feet. Always found near rushing water.
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adults
Phoenicopterus ruber
48" (1.2 m). W. 4'7" (1.4 m). Unmistakable. A tall, long-legged, long-necked pink bird with a short, down-curved bill. Wings have black tips and trailing edges.
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Pluvialis dominica
9-11" (23-28 cm). A quail-sized plover. In breeding plumage, dull golden-brown above, with black throat, breast, flanks, belly, and undertail coverts; bold white stripe runs from forehead, over eye,...
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adult male, breeding
Spinus tristis
4 1/2-5" (11-13 cm). Smaller than a sparrow. Breeding male bright yellow with a white rump, black forehead, white edges on black wings and tail, and yellow at bend of wing. Female and winter male...
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adult male
Falco sparverius
9-12" (23-30 cm). W. 21" (53 cm). A jay-sized falcon, often seen hovering. Recognizable in all plumages by rusty tail and back. Adult male has slate-blue wings. Female has rusty wings and back,...
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immature (2nd yr)
Haematopus palliatus
17-21" (43-53 cm). A large stocky shorebird, boldly patterned in blackish brown and white. Bill long and red; legs and feet pink. Shows bold white wing patch in flight.
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adult (light)
Anthus rubescens
6-7" (15-18 cm). A sparrow-sized, slender brown bird of open country. Crown and upperparts uniform brown; underparts buff with streaks; outer tail feathers white; legs usually black. Often bobs its...
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adult male
Setophaga ruticilla
4 1/2-5 1/2" (11-14 cm). Male black with bright orange patches on wings and tail; white belly. Females and young birds dull olive-brown above, white below, with yellow wing and tail patches. Immature...
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