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Several views of a male calling on territory while perched on Creosote Bush and various Teddy-Bear Cholla Cactus. The bird calling in the background is a Cactus Wren. April 2010, Anza Borrego State Park, San Diego County, California, USA.
Brown-crested flycatchers. Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge Los Fresnos Texas 2012-05-20.
The Common Ground Dove is a small bird that inhabits the southern United States, parts of Central America, the Caribbean and northern South America. The Common Ground Dove is considered to be the smallest dove that inhabits the United States
For a male Ruddy Duck, the ability to impress one or more females determines the number of offspring he can sire. To do this, his overall size is less important than the size of his large feet and long tail. Males also go to great lengths to show off their vivid, sky blue bill, and they have the odd behavior of beating their breast and creating bubbles. In this video we propose that the color of a male’s bill complements the color of the sky for a reason.
This Bufflehead (a very rare vagrant from America) is presumably the same bird that has spent the winter months at Loe Pool, Helston. It was found by Keith Wilson on his lake at Trelusback Farm, Penhalvean, nr Stithians, Where it showed to just 20-30 metres.
These interesting birds look like a duck, walk like a duck, and sort of quack like them too, but they are actually “Coots”; brown and black water birds with bright white bills
Killdeer nest defense (HD) Filmed at San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge The killdeer pretends to be injured to bring the predator away from the nest.
Common Merganser
Male Osprey delivers fish to mother and baby chick in nest.
2001. Two of the three subspecies of the Willow Flycatcher located in California are very rare and are listed as endangered species by the State. This video trains field biologists and technicians to follow a standardized protocol and successfully complete Willow Flycatcher surveys. Identification of both the bird’s habitat and the recognition of their vocalizations are covered in this complete training tool.
White-winged Dove. Digi scoped in East Prairie Missouri.
This noisy bird, is used for some families instead the dog, because the bird warns when the burglar get into the patio’s house.
Black-headed Grosbeak – Picogordo Cabecinegro ( Pheucticus melanocephalus)
Footage of a singing Eastern Meadowlark gathered at the Bradford Farm Experimental Station (University of Missouri) near Columbia, Missouri. I particularly like the second clip, which is a study in browns. The whistled song of the male has been likened to the phrase “Spring Of The Year”. © 2010 Lang Elliott musicofnature.org
Chris Packham puts a northern goshawk through its paces in the lab.
More of a odder alert call from the Lincoln sparrow that I’ve heard and I have only heard this particular one once.
Says Naturalist Linda, “Virginia Rails are listed as a Species of Concern in Ohio, so it’s awesome that Frohring Meadows provides an inland migratory stop-over and/or a potential nesting area for these secretive wetland birds. They are much more easily heard than seen, though I was able to catch this one on video after waiting about 45 minutes.”
saw this warbler on the ground on the Cataract trail in Mount Tamalpais State Park.
Royal Flycatcher, Vermillion Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher, Greater Pewee, Olive-Sided Flycatcher, Fork-Tailed Flycatcher, Tropical Kingbird, Social Flycatcher, Great Kiskadee, White-Collared Manakin, Red-Capped Manakin, Masked Tityra, Ridgways Rough-Winged Swallow, Mangrove Swallow
Feeding at University of Washington’s Union Bay Natural Area (aka Montlake fill), Seattle. Given the dark stripe I thought it a female. Experts tell me it’s a male