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Bird of the Week: American Kestrel
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 6 days ago - abcbirds.org
About the size of a Blue Jay, the American Kestrel is the smallest falcon in North America. Common nicknames for this scrappy little raptor include 'sparrow hawk' (after the distantly related Eurasian Sparrowhawk) 'grasshopper hawk' for one of its...
Bird of the Week: American Robin
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, interesting, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 14 days ago - abcbirds.org
The American Robin is one of North America's most widespread, familiar, and well-loved songbirds. Although homesick settlers named it after the European Robin because of its reddish-orange breast, the two species are not closely related.
Bird of the Week: Canyon Wren
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Kathy
- 34 days ago - abcbirds.org
During an expedition to Mexico in the early 20th century, American ornithologist and explorer William Beebe was charmed by the song of the rock-clinging Canyon Wren, describing it as: A silvery dropping song of eight or ten clear sweet notes, becoming...
Bird of the Week: Red-Shouldered Hawk
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Kathy
- 41 days ago - abcbirds.org
The Red-shouldered Hawk is named for its reddish upper wing coverts, or shoulders. The lineatus in its name means striped in Latin, referring to its black-and-white-banded tail and finely barred reddish breast. Another distinctive field mark...
Bird of the Week: Green Heron
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, ecosystems, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 56 days ago - abcbirds.org
The Green Heron is the second smallest of the dozen heron species nesting in the United States. It is also one of the most widespread. Small and stocky, shy yet cocky, the Green Heron likes cover, but frequently affords birders close views in...
Bird of the Week: Short-Crested Coquette
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Kathy
- 62 days ago - abcbirds.org
The Short-crested Coquette is an incredibly small hummingbird - at less than three inches long, it's barely the size of a butterfly! This is one of the rarest Mexican hummingbirds, with an extremely limited range in the state of Guerrero.
Bird of the Week: Townsent's Warbler
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Kathy
- 69 days ago - abcbirds.org
The striking black-and-yellow Townsend's Warbler is named for American naturalist and collector John Kirk Townsend, who first described this bird in 1834 during an expedition crossing the Rockies to reach the Pacific Ocean.
Bird of the Week: Sanderling
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Kathy
- 76 days ago - abcbirds.org
When people think of a "sandpiper", they are almost always picturing a Sanderling at the beach. This plump, pale shorebird (its species name alba means white) can be seen chasing the surf along almost every sandy beach in the world. Noted bird illustrator
Bird of the Week: Gray-Breasted Mountain-Toucan
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Kathy
- 83 days ago - abcbirds.org
The colorful Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan inhabits chilly, damp, mountainous terrain, unlike its larger lowland relatives the Channel-billed and Keel-billed Toucans. In fact, its genus name Andigena means "coming from the Andes Mountains" - a nod to...
Bird of the Week: Red-Tailed Hawk
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, protection, interesting, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 90 days ago - abcbirds.org
One of the largest and most common birds of prey in North America, the Red-tailed Hawk is a familiar sight even to nonbirders. It often thrives in suburbia and is seen along roadsides perched atop tall poles. This handsome raptor is the epitome of...
Bird of the Week: Bahama Oriole
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Kathy
- 97 days ago - abcbirds.org
The dashing Bahama Oriole has shiny black plumage and bright lemon-yellow on its belly, wings, and rump. Unlike the related Baltimore Oriole, male and female Bahama Orioles are very similar in appearance. Found only on the Andros Islands in the Bahamas...
Bird of the Week: Common Grackle
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 111 days ago - abcbirds.org
Common Grackles are recognized by their long, keel-shaped tails, fairly heavy and sharp bills, yellow eyes, and (in males) glossy black plumage with an iridescent sheen. The word "grackle" derives from the Latin for Europe's jackdaw or another crow...
Bird of the Week: Barn Swallow
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Kathy
- 125 days ago - abcbirds.org
"Everybody who notices birds at all knows, admires, and loves the graceful, friendly barn swallow", wrote ornithologist Arthur C. Bent in the early 20tth century, in his Life Histories of Familiar North American Birds. :No bird in North America is...
Bird of the Week: Snow Bunting
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Kathy
- 153 days ago - abcbirds.org
The aptly named Snow Bunting is a bird of extremes. It may look like a feathered snowflake, but don't let its small size and immaculate white feathers fool you: The Snow Bunting is a tough survivor that breeds on frozen tundra in sub-zero temperatures.
Bird of the Week: Mountain Bluebird
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 160 days ago - abcbirds.org
The Mountain Bluebird was once called the Arctic or Ultramarine Blue-Bird-names that recognize its northerly range and the male's vivid sky-blue plumage. This small thrush, about two-thirds the size of an American Robin, is the state bird of Idaho and...
 

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