Accipitriformes & Strigiformes

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Accipitriformes & Strigiformes
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Diurnal and nocturnal raptors
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    • Turkey Vulture
    • Order: Accipitriformes
    • Family: Cathartidae
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    • Head red and largely unfeathered
    • Bill short, hooked, and ivory-colored
    • Ugly
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    • Habitat: generalist
    • Soars w/ wings in V-shape
    • California Condor
    • Order: Accipitriformes
    • Family: Cathartidae
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    • Bulbous head
    • Fucking huge
    • Air sacs in gular and neck regions inflate during displays
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    • Habitat: Generalist
    • * CA/Fed. Endangered
    • Osprey
    • Order: Accipitriformes
    • Family: Pandionidae
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    • Chocolate brown upperparts
    • Mostly white underparts
    • White head with broad, dark eyeline
    • Dark breast bands on some
    • Females larger
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    • Habitat: Lakes, estuaries, and bays
    • Eats live fish
    • Dives head and feet first into water
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    • White-tailed Kite
    • Order: Accipitriformes
    • Family: Accipitridae
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    • Gray upperparts
    • Large, grey, scapular patch
    • Black spot on pale underwing
    • White head and underparts
    • Long, thin pointed wings, and long tail
    • --
    • Habitat: Grasslands and ag fields
    • * CA fully protected species
    • Bald Eagle
    • Order: Accipitriformes
    • Family: Accipitridae
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    • AMERICA
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    • Habitat: nests in forested areas near large bodies of water, follows waterways in winter
    • Norther Harrier
    • Order: Accipitriformes
    • Family: Accipitridae
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    • Long, narrow wings and tail w/ distinctive white rump patch
    • Long legs
    • Owlish facial disks
    • --
    • Habitat: Grasslands, fresh and saltwater marshes
    • Sharp-shinned Hawk
    • Order: Accipitriformes
    • Family: Accipitridae
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    • Small
    • Brown to blue-gray upperparts w/ barred rufous underparts
    • Short, rounded wings
    • Long, squarish tail w/ narrow white terminal bands
    • --
    • Habitat: Forests
    • Cooper's Hawk
    • Order: Accipitriformes
    • Family: Accipitridae
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    • Med. sized
    • Brown to blue-gray upperparts
    • Barred rufous underparts
    • Short, rounded wing
    • Long, rounded tail w/ white terminal band
    • --
    • Habitat: Forests
    • Northern Goshawk
    • Order: Accipitriformes
    • Family: Accipitridae
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    • Large
    • Brownish-grey to slate upperparts
    • Black cap
    • White supercilium
    • Light grey underparts finely streaked w/ vert. black
    • Long, broad wings
    • Long, rounded tail w/ dark inconspicuous dark bands
    • --
    • Habitat: Forests
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    • Red-shouldered Hawk
    • Order: Accipitriformes
    • Family: Accipitridae
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    • Med-sized
    • Broad wings and tail
    • Long tail w/ broad dark and narrow white stripes; white tips
    • Rufous underwing w/ black/white checkerboard wing linings
    • Crescent-shaped patch near base of primaries
    • Rusty barred underparts
    • Lesser coverts rusty red
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    • Habitat: Riparian and oak woodlands
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    • Swainson's Hawk
    • Order: Accipitriformes
    • Family: Accipitridae
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    • Dark flight feathers contrast w/ pale wing lining
    • Brownish-grey tail w/ many darkbands and wider subterminal band
    • Dark head and breast bib
    • Pale chin and belly
    • --
    • Habitat: Grasslands and some ag fields
    • * CA Threatened
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    • Red-tailed Hawk
    • Order: Accipitriformes
    • Family: Accipitridae
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    • Large
    • Upperside of tail entirely rusty
    • Dark patagial marks along underside of leading edge of wing
    • Typically have dark head, pale breast, and dark belly band
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    • Habitat: Open areas from deserts to rain forests
    • Ferruginous Hawk
    • Order: Accipitriformes
    • Family: Accipitridae
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    • Very large
    • Light morphs: White underneath w/ rufous-feathered tarsi
    • Upperparts rufous w/ pale head and grey cheeks
    • Dark morph: dark brown overall w/ white flight feathers underneath
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    • Habitat: Grasslands, shrub-steppes, and deserts
    • Rough-legged Hawk
    • Order: Acipitriformes
    • Family: Acipitridae
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    • Silvery white underwing w/ broad dark trailing edge
    • Squarish dark carpal patch
    • White tail w/ broad dark subterminal band
    • Very feathered legs
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    • Habitat: open areas
    • Golden Eagle
    • Order: Accipitriformes
    • Family: Accipitridae
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    • Habitat: Resident widespread
    • * CA fully protected species
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    • Barn Owl
    • Order: Strigiformes
    • Family: Tytonidae
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    • Goblin King
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    • Habitat: open areas, deserts, marshes, grasslands, ag fields
    • Flammulated Owl
    • Order: Strigiformes
    • Family: Strigidae
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    • Very small
    • Body grayish w/ black streaks and crossbars
    • Incomplete grayish facial disc
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    • Habitat: Montane coniferous forests
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    • Western Screech-Owl
    • Order: Strigiformes
    • Family: Strigidae
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    • Small
    • Body grayish to brownish w/ dark streaks and bars
    • Ear tufts at corner of head
    • Gray facial disc
    • Yellow eyes
    • --
    • Habitat: Riparian and oak woodlands
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    • Great Horned Owl
    • Order: Strigiformes
    • Family: Strigidae
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    • Northern Pygmy Owl
    • Order: Strigiformes
    • Family: Strigidae
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    • Gray-brown upperparts w/ whitish spots
    • Underparts white w/ brown streaks
    • Tail distinctly barred dark brown and white
    • False eyes on nape: oval black patches bordered in white
    • Brown and white facial disc
    • --
    • Habitat: Forests
    • Elf Owl
    • Order: Strigiformes
    • Family: Strigidae
    • --
    • Very small
    • Very short-tailed
    • Few heavy streaks on breast and belly
    • Prominent white supercilium connecting across forehead
    • --
    • Habitat: Deserts and desert riparian woodlands
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    • * CA Endangered Species
    • Spotted Owl
    • Order: Strigiformes
    • Family: Strigidae
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    • Chocolate brown w/ white spots overall
    • No ear tufts
    • Brown facial discs and dark brown eyes
    • --
    • Habitat: Usually coniferous forests
    • * Fed. Threatened
    • Barred Owl
    • Order: Strigiformes
    • Family: Strigidae
    • --
    • Large
    • Gray-brown overall w/ whitish bars on upperparts
    • Underparts pale w/ brown vertical streaks
    • No ear tufts
    • Brownish-grey facial discs
    • Dark brown eyes
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    • Habitat: Coniferous forests and riparian woodlands
    • Burrowing Owl
    • Order: Strigiformes
    • Family: Strigidae
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    • Upperparts brown w/ buffy white spots
    • Underparts white w/ brown barring
    • White throat and undertail
    • Long legs
    • Oval facial disc
    • Buffy-white eyebrow & yellow eyes
    • --
    • Habitat: Golf courses
    • Great Gray Owl
    • Order: Strigiformes
    • Family: Strigidae
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    • Large
    • Body gray overall, w/ no ear tufts
    • Large facial disc w/ pattern of concentric rings
    • Small yellow eyes
    • Black and white bowtie
    • --
    • Habitat: High elevation coniferous forests near meadows
    • Can locate rodent through snow by ear
    • * CA Endangered Species
    • Long-eared Owl
    • Order: Strigiformes
    • Family: Strigidae
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    • Med.
    • Round head, conspicuous ear tufts
    • Eyes golden
    • White eyebrows and black stripe through eye
    • --
    • Habitat: Grasslands, scrub, and open forests
    • Short-eared Owl
    • Order: Strigiformes
    • Family: Strigidae
    • --
    • Smallish
    • Round head w/ very small ear tufts
    • Facial disk generally greyish-white w/ dark triangles around eyes
    • --
    • Habitat: Grasslands, marshes, and shrub-steppe
    • Northern Saw-whet Owl
    • Order: Strigiformes
    • Family: Strigidae
    • --
    • Small
    • Facial disk white above and between eyes
    • Underparts white w/ broad brown stripes
    • Upperparts brown streaked w/ white on crown, and spotted on back

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