Ornithology Lab 2

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    Wood Duck

    Anseriformes - Anatidae
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    American Wigeon

    Anseriformes - Anatidae
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    Green-winged Teal

    Anseriformes - Anatidae
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    Mallard

    Anseriformes - Anatidae
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    Northern Pintail

    Anseriformes - Anatidae
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    Blue-winged Teal

    Anseriformes - Anatidae
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    American Black Duck

    Anseriformes - Anatidae
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    Gadwall

    Anseriformes - Anatidae
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    Bufflehead

    Anseriformes - Anatidae
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    Hooded Merganser

    Anseriformest - Anatidae
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    Red Breasted Merganser

    Anseriformes - Anatidae
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    Common Merganser

    Anseriformes - Anatidae
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    Canada goose

    Ansiformes - Anatidae
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    Snow Goose

    Anseriformes - Anatidae
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    Turkey Vulture

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

    • Falconiformes - Cathartidae
    • Stumpy tail and black head
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    Osprey

    Falconiformes - Pandionidae
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    Red-tailed Hawk

    Falconiformes - Accipitridae
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    Red-shouldered Hawk

    Falconiformes - Accipitridae
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    Swallow-tailed Kites

    Falconiformes - Falconidae
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    Peregrine Falcon

    Falconiformes - Falconidae

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

    Falconiformes - Falconidae
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    Megapodes

    Galliformes - Megapodiidae

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

    Galliformes - Cracidae

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

    Galliformes - Phasianidae

    • Old world family
    • Introduced for hunting in NA
    • Medium bodies
    • Long, pointed tails
    • Males brightly colored
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    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)
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    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
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    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
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    Guineafowl

    Galliformes - Numididae
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    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
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    King Rail

    Gruiformes - Rallidae
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    Clapper Rail

    Gruiformes - Rallidae
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    Virginia Rail

    Gruiformes - Rallidae
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    Sora

    Gruiformes - Rallidae
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    Black Rail

    Gruiformes - Rallidae
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    Common Moorhen

    Gruiformes - Rallidae
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    American Coot

    Guiformes - Rallidae
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    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
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    Limpkins

    Guiformes - Aramidae

    • - Forages for snails
    • - One Species in Florida
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Ornithology Lab 2
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2010-03-05 02:41:59
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Anseriformes, Falconiformes, Galliformes, Opisthocomiformes, Gruiformes
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