Ornithology Lab 3

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    American Oystercatcher

    Charadriiformes - Haematopididae
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    American Avocet

    Charadriiformes - Recurvirostridae
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    Black-necked Stilt

    Charadriiformes - Recurvirostridae
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    Piping Plover

    Charadriiformes - Charadriidae
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    Semipalmated Plover

    Charadriiformes - Charadriidae
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    Killdeer

    Charadriiformes - Charadriidae

    Broken-wing nest defense behavior
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    Least Sandpiper

    Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae
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    Semipalmated Sandpiper

    Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae
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    Red Knot

    Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae

    Endless summer
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    Spotted Sandpiper

    Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae
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    Lesser Yellowlegs

    Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae
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    Greater Yellowlegs

    Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae
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    Willet

    Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae

    - Tidal marshes
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    Jaegers and Skuas

    Charadriiformes - Stercorariidae

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

    Charadriiformes - Larida

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

    Charadriiformes - Laridae

    -common inland
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    Laughing Gull

    Charadriiformes - Laridae

    -bill held forward in flight
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    Least Tern

    Charadriiformes - Sternidae
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    Common Tern

    Charadriiformes - Sternidae
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    Caspian Tern

    Charadriiformes - Sternidae
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    Black Skimmer

    Charadriiformes - Rynchopidae

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

    Pterocliformes - Pteroclidae

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

    Columbiformes - Columbidae

    - cliff-nesting habit
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    Mourning Dove

    Columbiformes - Columbidae

    -name refers to call
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    Cockatoos

    Psittaciformes - Cacatuidae

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

    Psittaciformes - Psittacidae

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

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

    Strigiformes - Tytonidae

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

    Strigiformes - Strigidae

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

    Strigiformes - Strigidae
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    Great Horned Owl

    Strigiformes - Strigidae

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

    Strigiformes - Strigidae
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    Chimney Swift

    Apodiformes - Apodidae

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

    Apodiformes - Trochilidae

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

    Coliiformes - Coliidae

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

    Troigoniformes - Trogonidae

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

    Coraciiformes - Alcedinidae

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

    Coraciiformes - Todidae

    - endemic to Caribbean
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    Motmots

    Coraciiformes - Momotidae

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

    Coraciiformes - Meropidae
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    Toucans

    Piciformes - Ramphastidae

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

    Piciformes - Indicatoridae

    - wax eating
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