Coraciiformes Piciformes Falconiformes

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Coraciiformes Piciformes Falconiformes
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Kingfishers, Woodpeckers, Falcons, Parrots
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    • Lewis's Woodpecker
    • Order: Piciformes
    • Family: Picidae
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    • Black back
    • Chest and mask soaked in the blood of his enemies
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    • Habitat: Riparian and oak woodland
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    • Acorn Woodpecker
    • Order: Piciformes
    • Family: Picidae
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    • Black upperparts w/ white wing and rump patches
    • Clown face
    • Red crown
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    • Habitat: Oak and riparian woodlands
    • Gila Woodpecker
    • Order: Piciformes
    • Family: Picidae
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    • Pale buffy overall
    • Black/white barred back
    • Yellow on belly and vent
    • Red crown
    • --
    • Habitat: Desert
    • * CA endangered
    • Williamson's Sapsucker
    • Order: Piciformes
    • Family: Picidae
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    • Dark breast
    • Yellow belly
    • Red throat
    • White above/below auriculars
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    • Habitat: Coniferous forests
    • Red-breasted Sapsucker
    • Order: Piciformes
    • Family: Picidae
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    • Red head, nape, and breast
    • White line from bill toward nape
    • Black back w/ white spots
    • Large white wing patch
    • Yellow abdomen
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    • Habitat: Coniferous forests and riparian woodlands
    • Ladder-backed Woodpecker
    • Order: Piciformes
    • Family: Picidae
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    • Ladder black and white striping on back
    • Red crown
    • Underparts whitish w/ black spots
    • Streaks on flank and undertail
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    • Habitat: Desert scrub and desert riparian woodland
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    • Nuttail's Woodpecker
    • Order: Piciformes
    • Family: Picidae
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    • Small
    • Black and white striped upperparts
    • Upper back solid black
    • Underparts whitish w/ spots and streaks
    • Broad black eyeline and malar stripes joining at back
    • Red crown does not extend past eye
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    • Habitat: Oak and riparian woodlands
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    • Downy Woodpecker
    • Order: Piciformes
    • Family: Picidae
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    • Small, cute
    • Primarily black upperparts
    • White head stripes, spots on wings and along center of back (downy)
    • White underparts
    • Stubby bill, shorter than head
    • Red nape patch
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    • Habitat: Riparian woodland
    • Smallest in N.A.
    • Hairy Woodpecker
    • Order: Piciformes
    • Family: Picidae
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    • Small
    • Similar to downy but with heavier bill
    • Less spotting on wings
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    • Habitat: Coniferous forests
    • White-headed Woodpecker
    • Order: Piciformes
    • Family: Picidae
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    • Plumage black overall, w/ white head and wing patch
    • Red cap on males
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    • Habitat: Coniferous forests
    • Black-backed Woodpecker
    • Order: Piciformes
    • Family: Picidae
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    • Dark-blackish back
    • Barring on flanks
    • White and black lines along malar region
    • Male w/ yellow crown
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    • Habitat: Coniferous forests
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    • Northern Flicker
    • Order: Piciformes
    • Family: Picidae
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    • Spotted underside
    • Crescent-shaped black breast patch
    • Gray face
    • Red malar stripe
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    • Habitat: Riparian oak woodlands, coniferous forests
    • Gilded Flicker
    • Order: Piciformes
    • Family: Picidae
    • --
    • Similar to Norther Flicker but yellow
    • Gold wings
    • Smaller than Northern
    • Crescent-shaped flank markings
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    • Habitat: Desert
    • Pileated Woodpecker
    • Order: Piciformes
    • Family: Picidae
    • --
    • Large
    • Black overall
    • Red crest and malar stripe
    • White line from bill across cheek and down neck
    • White patch on underwing, and white wing lining
    • --
    • Habitat: Old coniferous forests
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    • Belted Kingfisher (male)
    • Order: Coraciiformes
    • Family: Alcedinidae
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    • Males: single grey-blue breast band
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    • Habitat: Streams, rivers, lakes, and estuaries
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    • Belted Kingfisher (female)
    • Order: Coraciiformes
    • Family: Alcedinidae
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    • Female: Rufous sides and lower breast band in addition to upper greyish-blue breast band
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    • Habitat: Streams, rivers, lakes, estuaries
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    • American Kestrel (male)
    • Order: Falconiformes
    • Family: Falconidae
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    • Compact, toothed bill
    • Smallish
    • Vertical black stripes in front of and behind eye
    • Blue-grey crown and rufous to orange back and rump
    • Male: blue-grey wings, unbanded rufous tail w/ broad subterminal band, spotting on underparts
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    • Habitat: Widespread in open to semi-open areas
    • Smallest, most numerous and widespread falcon
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    • American Kestrel (male)
    • Order: Falconiformes
    • Family: Falconidae
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    • Compact, toothed bill
    • Smallish
    • Vertical black stripes in front of and behind eye
    • Blue-grey crown and rufous to orange back and rump
    • Female: Rufous wings & tail barred black; underparts pale w/ heavy brown streaks
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    • Habitat: Widespread
    • Smallest, most numerous and widespread falcon in N.A.
    • Merlin
    • Order: Falconiformes
    • Family: Falconidae
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    • Small, w/ long pointed wings and long tail
    • Tail dark w/ white terminal band, and several other pale bands
    • Breast streaked rufous to brown
    • Most lack a malar streak
    • Males: grey-blue upperparts, blacker tails
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    • Habitat: Open forests and grasslands
    • Prairie Falcon
    • Order: Falconiformes
    • Family: Falconidae
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    • Relatively large
    • Pale brown upperparts
    • Brown malar streak and ear patch w/ white between
    • Underwing and tail overall pale, w/ dark axillaries and coverts
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    • Habitat: Grasslands and scrub-steppe
    • Peregrine Falcon
    • Order: Falconiformes
    • Family: Falconidae
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    • Relatively large
    • Bluish-grey upperparts
    • Blackish head and malar streak, usually w/ pale cheek patch
    • Underparts pale w/ blackish spotting or barring
    • Underwing and undertail barred w/ pale grey and black
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    • Habitat: Widespread in all habitats
    • * CA Endangered
    • Red-crowned Parrot
    • Order: Psittaciformes
    • Family: Psittacidae
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    • Habitat: Urban areas w/ flowering trees

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