Orno midterm-1

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    Loons, Common Loon (Gavia immer)

    • Sub Class – Neognathae
    • Order – Gaviiformes
    • Family – Gaviidae

    • Fresh and Salt water in Northern Hemisphere
    • Larger than biggest ducks
    • Spear-shaped bill, stocky neck, stream lined body
    • Legs far back on body for swimming
    • Feet: palmate
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    Grebes, Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)

    • Sub Class – Neognathae
    • Order – Podicipediformes
    • Family – Podicipedidae

    • Poorly suited for land
    • Both sexes car for young
    • Elaborate courtship
    • Countershaded
    • Feet: lobate, toenails wide and flat while middle toenail
    • pectinate (comb-like)
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    Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)

    • Sub Class – Neognathae
    • Order – Pelecaniformes
    • Family – Pelecanidae

    • Brown – southern and southeastern coasts
    • White – inland (breeding) and southern coasts (winter)
    • Long bill
    • Gular sac very large- used as a net to scoop up fish and
    • water
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    Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus)

    • Sub Class – Neognathae
    • Order – Pelecaniformes
    • Family – Sulidae

    • Long wings
    • Sharp,pointed bills
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    Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

    • Sub Class – Neognathae
    • Order – Pelecaniformes
    • Family – Phalacrocoracidae

    • Thin bill with hook
    • Small pouch
    • Black/grey plumage with orange or red face
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    • Great Blue Heron
    • Ciconiiformes
    • Ardeidae

    -Largest ardeid in our area
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    • American Bittern
    • Ciconiiformes
    • Ardeidae
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    • Cattle Egret
    • Ciconiiformes
    • Ardeidae
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    • Snowy Egret
    • Ciconiiformes
    • Ardeidae
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    • Green Heron
    • Ciconiiformes
    • Ardeidae
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    • Black-crowned Night Heron
    • Ciconiiformes
    • Ardeidae
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    • Glossy Ibis
    • Ciconiiformes
    • Threskiornithidae
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Orno midterm-1
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2010-04-05 16:17:22
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