Ornithology Lab 3

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  1. American Oystercatcher

    Charadriiformes - Haematopididae
  2. American Avocet

    Charadriiformes - Recurvirostridae
  3. Black-necked Stilt

    Charadriiformes - Recurvirostridae
  4. Piping Plover

    Charadriiformes - Charadriidae
  5. Semipalmated Plover

    Charadriiformes - Charadriidae
  6. Killdeer

    Charadriiformes - Charadriidae

    Broken-wing nest defense behavior
  7. Least Sandpiper

    Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae
  8. Semipalmated Sandpiper

    Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae
  9. Red Knot

    Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae

    Endless summer
  10. Spotted Sandpiper

    Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae
  11. Lesser Yellowlegs

    Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae
  12. Greater Yellowlegs

    Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae
  13. Willet

    Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae

    - Tidal marshes
  14. Jaegers and Skuas

    Charadriiformes - Stercorariidae

    • -nests on ground
    • -holarctic breeding species
  15. Herring Gull

    Charadriiformes - Larida

    • -palmate feet
    • -colonial nesters
  16. Ring-billed gull

    Charadriiformes - Laridae

    -common inland
  17. Laughing Gull

    Charadriiformes - Laridae

    -bill held forward in flight
  18. Least Tern

    Charadriiformes - Sternidae
  19. Common Tern

    Charadriiformes - Sternidae
  20. Caspian Tern

    Charadriiformes - Sternidae
  21. Black Skimmer

    Charadriiformes - Rynchopidae

    • -mandible is longer than maxilla; used to drag water for surface-dwelling fish
    • -beach nester
  22. Sandgrouse

    Pterocliformes - Pteroclidae

    • -treeless Old World
    • -wet belly feathers to carry to chicks
  23. Rock Pigeon

    Columbiformes - Columbidae

    - cliff-nesting habit
  24. Mourning Dove

    Columbiformes - Columbidae

    -name refers to call
  25. Cockatoos

    Psittaciformes - Cacatuidae

    • - curved beak
    • - zygodactyl foot
    • - naturally only in Aus
  26. Parrots

    Psittaciformes - Psittacidae

    • - cere
    • - zygodactyl feet
    • - short strong legs
  27. Yellow-billed Cuckoo

    • - yellow orbital ring around eye
    • - woodlands
  28. Barn owl

    Strigiformes - Tytonidae

    • - heart shaped face
    • - pectinate middle claw
  29. Eastern Screech Owl

    Strigiformes - Strigidae

    • -small and stocky
    • -broad ecological niche
  30. Barred Owl

    Strigiformes - Strigidae
  31. Great Horned Owl

    Strigiformes - Strigidae

    • -large
    • -prey very large (rabbit - duck size)
  32. Snow Owl

    Strigiformes - Strigidae
  33. Chimney Swift

    Apodiformes - Apodidae

    • - fast fliers
    • - ariel insectivores
    • - pamprodactyl feet
  34. Ruby-throated Hummingbird

    Apodiformes - Trochilidae

    • - Westen Hemisphere only
    • - Trete bills, long extensive tongue
    • - nectivours
  35. Mousebirds

    Coliiformes - Coliidae

    • - Africa
    • - toes reversible (can move all 4 toes backwards and forwards)
    • - climb around branches like mice
  36. Trogons

    Troigoniformes - Trogonidae

    • - all tropics exc aus
    • - heterodactyl feet
    • - short, stout bills for plucking berries and insects from vegetation
  37. Belted Kingfisher

    Coraciiformes - Alcedinidae

    • - everywhere but antarctica
    • - syndactyle feet (outer and middle toes partially joined)
    • - plunge dive for fish
  38. Todies

    Coraciiformes - Todidae

    - endemic to Caribbean
  39. Motmots

    Coraciiformes - Momotidae

    • - tropical New World
    • - wag-display
  40. Bee-eaters

    Coraciiformes - Meropidae
  41. Toucans

    Piciformes - Ramphastidae

    • - only in neotropics
    • - cavity nesters
    • - bill adapted for fruit picking
  42. Honeyguides

    Piciformes - Indicatoridae

    - wax eating

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