Ornithology Lab 2

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Ornithology Lab 2
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2010-03-04 21:41:59
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Anseriformes, Falconiformes, Galliformes, Opisthocomiformes, Gruiformes
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  1. Wood Duck

    Anseriformes - Anatidae
  2. American Wigeon

    Anseriformes - Anatidae
  3. Green-winged Teal

    Anseriformes - Anatidae
  4. Mallard

    Anseriformes - Anatidae
  5. Northern Pintail

    Anseriformes - Anatidae
  6. Blue-winged Teal

    Anseriformes - Anatidae
  7. American Black Duck

    Anseriformes - Anatidae
  8. Gadwall

    Anseriformes - Anatidae
  9. Bufflehead

    Anseriformes - Anatidae
  10. Hooded Merganser

    Anseriformest - Anatidae
  11. Red Breasted Merganser

    Anseriformes - Anatidae
  12. Common Merganser

    Anseriformes - Anatidae
  13. Canada goose

    Ansiformes - Anatidae
  14. Snow Goose

    Anseriformes - Anatidae
  15. Turkey Vulture

    • Falconiformes - Cathartidae
    • Long thin tail and red head
  16. Black Vulture

    • Falconiformes - Cathartidae
    • Stumpy tail and black head
  17. Osprey

    Falconiformes - Pandionidae
  18. Red-tailed Hawk

    Falconiformes - Accipitridae
  19. Red-shouldered Hawk

    Falconiformes - Accipitridae
  20. Swallow-tailed Kites

    Falconiformes - Falconidae
  21. Peregrine Falcon

    Falconiformes - Falconidae

    • - Pointed wings
    • - "mask/sideburns"
  22. American Kestrel (male)

    Falconiformes - Falconidae
  23. Megapodes

    Galliformes - Megapodiidae

    • Mound-builders (for incubating eggs)
    • Oriental and Australian regions
  24. Curassows, Guans, and Chachalacs

    Galliformes - Cracidae

    • Large, blunt-winged birds with long broad tails
    • Have ornaments (crest or casques)
    • Neotropics (NA to SA)
  25. Ring-necked pheasants

    Galliformes - Phasianidae

    • Old world family
    • Introduced for hunting in NA
    • Medium bodies
    • Long, pointed tails
    • Males brightly colored
  26. Wild Turkey

    Galliformes - Meleagrididae

    • - New World only
    • - Bare head
    • - Distinctive fleshy wattle that hangs from the beak called a snood
    • - non-migratory, socially complex (array of vocal signals)
  27. Rock Ptarmigan

    Galliformes - Tetranoidae

    • - Medium sized birds
    • - Compact body
    • - Generally mottled/barred plumage
    • - Feathered legs
    • - Several species with colored air sacs and pinnae used in lek displays
  28. Northern Bobwhite

    Galliformes - Odontophoridae

    • - Small, chuncky birds
    • - Pairs in breeding season
    • - Several with head plumes
    • - Throat and supercilium buffy in female, white in male
    • - SE US
  29. Guineafowl

    Galliformes - Numididae
  30. Hoatzin

    Opisthocomiformes - Opisthocomidae

    • - ood, monotypic species
    • - backwater swamps of Amazon (SA)
    • - use bacterial fermentation in the front part of the gut to break down vegetable material like cattle and other ruminants
  31. King Rail

    Gruiformes - Rallidae
  32. Clapper Rail

    Gruiformes - Rallidae
  33. Virginia Rail

    Gruiformes - Rallidae
  34. Sora

    Gruiformes - Rallidae
  35. Black Rail

    Gruiformes - Rallidae
  36. Common Moorhen

    Gruiformes - Rallidae
  37. American Coot

    Guiformes - Rallidae
  38. Whooping crane

    Gruiformes - Gruidae

    • - Stand erect with long neck straight
    • - Short, broad wings
    • - Short tail with dropping feathers
    • - Loud trumpeting calls (Lengthened Trachaea - heard 5 miles away)
    • - Leaping courtship displays
  39. Limpkins

    Guiformes - Aramidae

    • - Forages for snails
    • - One Species in Florida

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