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Abert's Towhee  [Melozone aberti]
The Abert's Towhee (Pipilo aberti) is a bird of the family Emberizidae, native to a small range in southwestern North America, generally the lower Colorado River and Gila River watersheds, nearly endemic to Arizona, but also present in small parts of Cali...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/aberts_towhee/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Acorn Woodpecker  [Melanerpes formicivorus]
The Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) is a medium-sized woodpecker, 21 cm long with an average weight of 85 g.The adult has a black head, back, wings and tail, white forehead, throat, belly and rump. The eyes are white. The adult male has a red c...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/acorn_woodpecker/ - Last revised: Aug 03, 2009
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American Bullfrog
The American Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) is an aquatic frog, a member of the family Ranidae, or "true frogs", native to much of North America. This is a frog of larger, permanent water bodies, swamps, ponds, lakes, where it is usually found along the wate...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/reptiles/american_bullfrog/ - Last revised: May 21, 2010
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American Kestrel  [Falco sparverius]
The American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) is a small falcon. This bird was formerly known in North America as the Sparrow Hawk. This name was misleading because it implied a connection with the Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus, which is unrelated - the...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/american_kestrel/ - Last revised: Dec 17, 2012
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American Pipit  [Anthus rubescens]
The Buff-bellied Pipit (Anthus rubescens) is a small passerine bird. It has two distinctive subspecies: The American Pipit, A. r. rubescens, breeds in northern North America, extending further south in mountainous areas. The Japanese Pipit, A. r. japonicu...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/american_pipit/ - Last revised: Jan 28, 2012
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American Tree Creeper  [Certhia americana]
The Brown Creeper (Certhia americana), also known as the American Tree Creeper, is a small songbird, the only North American member of the treecreeper family Certhiidae.Adults are brown on the upperparts with light spotting, resembling a piece of tree bar...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/american_tree_creeper/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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American Wigeon  [Anas americana]
The American Wigeon (also American Widgeon or Baldpate), Anas americana is a species of wigeon in the dabbling duck genus Anas. It is a common and widespread duck which breeds in northwestern North America. It is the New World counterpart of the Eurasian...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/american_wigeon/ - Last revised: Jan 03, 2016
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Anna's Hummingbird  [Calypte anna]
The Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) is a medium-sized hummingbird.These birds are glossy green on the back and grey below with green flanks. Their bill is long, straight and slender. The adult male has a glossy red crown and throat and a dark tail. Anna...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/annas_hummingbird/ - Last revised: Jun 13, 2016
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Arizona Barrel Cactus
When young, this barrel cactus is globe-shaped, elongating only after becoming about a foot in diameter. It has a long, wide, flat central spine, crosshatched with little ridges and curving downward at the end. It also has many white, bristly radial spine...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/arizona_barrel_cactus/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
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Arizona Gray Squirrel
The Arizona Gray Squirrel (Sciurus arizonensis) is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is found in Mexico and the United States. Its natural habitat is temperate forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.Walnuts are a favorite food of Arizona...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/arizona_gray_squirrel/ - Last revised: Mar 13, 2009
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Arizona Woodpecker  [Picoides arizonae]
The Strickland's Woodpecker (Picoides stricklandi) is a medium-sized species of woodpecker endemic to Mexico. The Arizona Woodpecker (P. arizonae) was formerly considered the northern subspecies of this bird until the 42nd supplement of the American Ornit...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/arizona_woodpecker/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Baird's Sandpiper  [Calidris bairdii]
The Baird's Sandpiper, Calidris bairdii is a small shorebird. It is among those calidrids sometimes separated in Erolia.Adults have black legs and a short thin dark bill. They are dark brown on top and mainly white underneath with a black patch on the rum...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/bairds_sandpiper/ - Last revised: Sep 03, 2013
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Baird's Sparrow  [Ammodramus bairdii]
These birds have a large bill, a large flat head and a short forked tail. They have brown upper parts and white underparts, with streaking on the back, breast, and flanks. The face, nape, and crown stripe are yellowish.Their breeding habitat is tall grass...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/bairds_sparrow/ - Last revised: Jan 28, 2013
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Bell's Vireo  [Vireo bellii]
The Bell's Vireo (Vireo bellii) is a small North American songbird. It is 4-3/4 to 5 inches (12-13 cm) in length, dull olive-gray above and whitish below. It has a faint white eye ring and faint wing bars. The Bell's Vireo makes a well-camouflaged nest bu...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/bells_vireo/ - Last revised: Sep 02, 2009
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Berylline Hummingbird  [Amazilia beryllina]
The Berylline Hummingbird, Amazilia beryllina, sometimes placed in the genus Saucerottia, is a medium-sized hummingbird. It is 8-10 cm long, and weighs 4-5 g.Adults are colored predominantly metallic olive green with a rusty gray lower belly. The tail and...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/berylline_hummingbird/ - Last revised: Aug 03, 2009
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Bewick's Wren  [Thryomanes bewickii]
The Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii) is a wren native to North America. At about 14cm long, it is gray-brown above, white below, with a long white eyebrow. While similar in appearance to the Carolina Wren, it has a long tail that is tipped in white. Th...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/bewicks_wren/ - Last revised: Nov 23, 2011
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Black-capped Gnatcatcher  [Polioptila nigriceps]
The Black-capped Gnatcatcher, Polioptila nigriceps, is a very small songbird.Adults are blue-grey on the upperparts with white underparts, with a long slender bill and a long black tail with white outer tailbands on the uppertail. The undertail is extensi...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_capped_gnatcatcher/ - Last revised: Jun 13, 2016
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Black-chinned Hummingbird  [Archilochus alexandri]
The Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) is a small hummingbird.Adults are metallic green above and white below with green flanks. Their bill is long, straight and very slender. The adult male has a black face and chin, a glossy purple throat...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_chinned_hummingbird/ - Last revised: Jun 14, 2016
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Black-headed Grosbeak  [Pheucticus melanocephalus]
The Black-headed Grosbeak, Pheucticus melanocephalus, is a medium-size seed-eating bird in the same family as the Northern Cardinal, the Cardinalidae. It is sometimes considered conspecific with the Rose-breasted Grosbeak, P. ludovicianus, with which it h...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_headed_grosbeak/ - Last revised: Jun 27, 2009
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Black-necked Garter Snake
DESCRIPTION: A medium (up to 1,070 mm or 42" in total length) dark olive-gray snake with a single orange-yellow stripe down the middle of the back (mid-dorsal stripe) and an additional cream or white stripe along each lower side on the 2nd and 3rd scale r...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/reptiles/black_necked_garter_snake/ - Last revised: Aug 06, 2009
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Black-throated Gray Warbler  [Setophaga nigrescens]
The Black-throated Gray Warbler (Dendroica nigrescens) is a small songbird of the New World warbler family.These birds have a black crown, a white face, a thin pointed bill, white wing bars, grey upperparts with black streaks on their back and white under...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_throated_gray_warbler/ - Last revised: Jan 28, 2013
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Black-throated Sparrow  [Amphispiza bilineata]
The Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata) is a small sparrow primarily found in the southwestern United States and Mexico. It is sometimes referred to as the Desert Sparrow, due to its preferred habitat of arid desert hillsides and scrub.The Black...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_throated_sparrow/ - Last revised: Jan 21, 2013
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Blue Grosbeak  [Passerina caerulea]
Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea, formerly Guiraca caerulea)*, is a medium-sized seed-eating bird in the same family as the Northern Cardinal, "tropical" or New World buntings, and "cardinal-grosbeaks" or New World grosbeaks.The Blue Grosbeak is a migrat...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/blue_grosbeak/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Blue Mockingbird  [Melanotis caerulescens]
The Blue Mockingbird (Melanotis caerulescens) is a species of bird in the Mimidae family. It is found in Mexico and the United States. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist montanes, and heavily degrad...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/blue_mockingbird/ - Last revised: Mar 16, 2009
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Blue-throated Hummingbird  [Lampornis clemenciae]
The Blue-Throated Hummingbird, Lampornis clemenciae, is a species of hummingbird, a member of the Trochilidae family of birds.The Blue-throated Hummingbird is a fairly large hummingbird, reaching 11.5 to 12.5 cm (4½ to 5 inches) in length and 6 to 10 gram...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/blue_throated_hummingbird/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Botteri's Sparrow  [Peucaea botterii]
The Botteri's Sparrow, Aimophila botterii, is a medium-sized sparrow.This passerine bird is primarily found in Mexico, with a breeding range that extends into the southeastern tip of the U.S. state of Arizona, and a small non-migratory population in the s...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/botteris_sparrow/ - Last revised: May 22, 2013
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Brewer's Sparrow  [Spizella breweri]
Spizella breweri is a small, slim species of American sparrow in the family Emberizidae.Adults have grey-brown backs and brown crowns, both with dark streaks, and a pale eye-ring. Their wings are brown with light wing bars and the underparts are pale grey...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/brewers_sparrow/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Bridled Titmouse  [Baeolophus wollweberi]
The Bridled Titmouse, Baeolophus wollweberi, is a small songbird, a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae.These birds have grey upperparts and white underparts with a white face with black striping, a grey crest, a black throat, and a short stout bill....
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/bridled_titmouse/ - Last revised: Jan 28, 2013
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Broad-billed Hummingbird  [Cynanthus latirostris]
The Broad-billed Hummingbird, Cynanthus latirostris, is a medium-sized hummingbird. It is 9-10 cm long, and weighs approximately 3-4 g.Adults are colored predominantly a metallic green on their upperparts and breast. The undertail coverts are predominatel...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/broad_billed_hummingbird/ - Last revised: Jun 13, 2016
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Broad-tailed Hummingbird  [Selasphorus platycercus]
The Broad-tailed hummingbird, Selasphorus platycercus, is a medium-sized hummingbird, nearly four inches (10 cm) in length.Male and female both have iridescent green backs and crowns and a white breast. The male has a gorget (throat patch) that shines wit...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/broad_tailed_hummingbird/ - Last revised: Aug 03, 2009
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Bronzed Cowbird  [Molothrus aeneus]
The Bronzed Cowbird (once known as the Red-eyed Cowbird), Molothrus aeneus, is a small icterid.It breeds from the southern U.S. states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Louisiana south through Central America to Panama.The male Bronzed Cowbir...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/bronzed_cowbird/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Brown Creeper  [Certhia americana]
The Brown Creeper (Certhia americana), also known as the American Tree Creeper, is a small songbird, the only North American member of the treecreeper family Certhiidae.Adults are brown on the upperparts with light spotting, resembling a piece of tree bar...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/brown_creeper/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Brown-backed Solitaire  [Myadestes occidentalis]
The Brown-backed Solitaire (Myadestes occidentalis) is a thrush, a member of the family Turdidae. As a member of the genus Myadestes, the Brown-backed Solitaire is closely related to other thrushes sharing the common name of "solitaire." It is medium-size...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/brown_backed_solitaire/ - Last revised: Aug 04, 2009
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Brown-crested Flycatcher  [Myiarchus tyrannulus]
The Brown-crested Flycatcher, Myiarchus tyrannulus, is a passerine bird in the tyrant flycatcher family. It breeds in open woodland from southern California, southern Nevada, central Arizona, and southern Texas southward to Argentina and Bolivia, and on T...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/brown_crested_flycatcher/ - Last revised: Aug 03, 2009
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Brown-headed Cowbird  [Molothrus ater]
The Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) is a small icterid.Adults have a short finch-like bill and dark eyes. The adult male is mainly iridescent black with a brown head. The adult female is grey with a pale throat and fine streaking on the underparts.B...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/brown_headed_cowbird/ - Last revised: May 21, 2010
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Buff-breasted Flycatcher  [Empidonax fulvifrons]
The Buff-breasted Flycatcher, Empidonax fulvifrons is a small insect-eating bird. It is the smallest Empidonax flycatcher, with typical size ranging from 11.5-13 cm. Adults have olive gray upperparts, and darker coloration on the wings and tail; they have...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/buff_breasted_flycatcher/ - Last revised: Aug 03, 2009
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Cactus Wren  [Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus]
The Cactus Wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus) is the largest North American wren, and is 18-23 cm (7-9 inches) long.Unlike the smaller wrens, the Cactus Wren is easily seen. It has the loud voice characteristic of wrens. The Cactus Wren is much less s...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/cactus_wren/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Canyon Spotted Whiptail
The largest whiptail lizard in the United States (up to 140 mm or 5.5" from snout to vent). It is a slim, reddish brown lizard with a long, thin tail, and a slim, pointed snout. The head, neck, and tail are reddish orange. Young animals have six or seven...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/reptiles/canyon_spotted_whiptail/ - Last revised: Aug 06, 2009
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Canyon Towhee  [Melozone fusca]
The Canyon Towhee or Brown Towhee, Pipilo fuscus, is a bird of the family Emberizidae. It is native to lower-lying areas from Arizona, southern Colorado, and western Texas south to northwestern Oaxaca, Mexico, mostly avoiding the coasts.The taxonomy of th...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/canyon_towhee/ - Last revised: Feb 12, 2012
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Canyon Wren  [Catherpes mexicanus]
The Canyon Wren (Catherpes mexicanus) is a small North American wren, and is about 14.5 cm (5.75 inches) long. It ranges from far southern British Columbia and Montana south through much of Mexico to western Chiapas and east to Oklahoma and Texas. It is t...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/canyon_wren/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Cassin's Sparrow  [Peucaea cassinii]
The Cassin's Sparrow (Spanish: Zacatonero de Cassin), Aimophila cassinii, is a medium-sized sparrow.This passerine bird's range is primarily along the United States/Mexico border, with a breeding range that extends through the Great Plains states up to th...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/cassins_sparrow/ - Last revised: Sep 08, 2008
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Chiricahua Leopard Frog
The American Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) is an aquatic frog, a member of the family Ranidae, or "true frogs", native to much of North America. This is a frog of larger, permanent water bodies, swamps, ponds, lakes, where it is usually found along the wate...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/reptiles/chiricahua_leopard_frog/ - Last revised: May 21, 2010
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Common Raven  [Corvus corax]
The Common Raven (Corvus corax), also known as the Northern Raven, is a large all-black passerine bird in the crow family. Found across the northern hemisphere, it is the most widely distributed of all corvids. There are eight known subspecies with little...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/common_raven/ - Last revised: Nov 27, 2012
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Cooper's Hawk  [Accipiter cooperii]
The Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) is a medium-sized hawk.They are permanent residents in most of the United States and their breeding range from Southern Canada to Northern Mexico. They are generally distributed more to the South than the other North...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/coopers_hawk/ - Last revised: Dec 15, 2012
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Cordilleran Flycatcher  [Empidonax occidentalis]
The Cordilleran Flycatcher, Empidonax occidentalis is a small insect-eating bird. It is a small Empidonax flycatcher, with typical size ranging from 13-17 cm.Adults have olive-gray upperparts, darker on the wings and tail, with yellowish underparts; they...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/cordilleran_flycatcher/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Costa's Hummingbird  [Calypte costae]
The Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae) is a species of hummingbird.The Costa's Hummingbird is very small, a mature adult growing to only 3 to 3½ inches in length. The male Costa's has a mainly green back and flanks, a small black tail and wings, and pat...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/costas_hummingbird/ - Last revised: Mar 08, 2016
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Crissal Thrasher  [Toxostoma crissale]
The Crissal Thrasher (Toxostoma crissale), is a large thrasher found in the Southwestern United States to central Mexico. The bird grows to 32 cm (12.5 inches), and has a deeply curved bill. It can be found near desert streams in dense underbrush, and in...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/crissal_thrasher/ - Last revised: Nov 29, 2010
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Curve-billed Thrasher  [Toxostoma curvirostre]
The Curve-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre) is a perching bird of the thrasher group native to the southwestern United States and much of Mexico.The Curve-billed Thrasher is generally 25-28 cm (10 to 12 inches) in length, slender in build with a lon...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/curve_billed_thrasher/ - Last revised: Nov 27, 2012
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Dark-eyed Junco  [Junco hyemalis]
The Dark-eyed Junco, (Junco hyemalis), is the best-known species of junco, a genus of small American sparrows.Adults are generally grey on top with a white belly. The white outer tail feathers flash distinctively in flight. The bill is usually pinkish. Th...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/dark_eyed_junco/ - Last revised: Feb 22, 2016
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Desert Cottontail
The Desert Cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii), also known as Audubon's Cottontail, is a New World cottontail rabbit, a member of the family Leporidae.The Desert Cottontail is found throughout the central United States from eastern Montana to western Texas,...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/desert_cottontail/ - Last revised: Dec 06, 2012
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Desert Spiny Lizard
Sceloporus magister, also known as the twin-spotted spiny lizard or the desert spiny lizard, is a reptile endemic to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. Desert spiny lizards eat insects and rarely, small plants.The way the Desert spiny lizard stays warm like m...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/reptiles/desert_spiny_lizard/ - Last revised: Mar 08, 2016
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Desert Tarantula
Desert Tarantulas (Aphonopelma chalcodes; Family Theraphasidae) are large, interesting spiders that live in the Southwestern deserts from California to New Mexico. They eat insects, other spiders, small lizards, and probably anything else they can catch....
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/other/desert_tarantula/ - Last revised: Aug 06, 2009
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Dragonflies

http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/dragonflies/dragonflies/ - Last revised: Sep 30, 2011
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Drusius Cloudywing
Family: Skippers (Hesperiidae) Subfamily: Spread-wing Skippers (Pyrginae) Identification: Forewing is pointed; lower half of hindwing has white fringe. Upperside is black-brown with very small, clear spots on the forewing. Male has a costal fold con...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/butterflies/drusius_cloudywing/ - Last revised: Aug 06, 2009
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Dusky Flycatcher  [Empidonax oberholseri]
The Dusky Flycatcher, Empidonax oberholseri, is a small insect-eating bird of the tyrant flycatcher family.Adults have olive-grey upperparts, darker on the wings and tail, with whitish underparts; they have a noticeable medium-width white eye ring, white...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/dusky_flycatcher/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Dusky-capped Flycatcher  [Myiarchus tuberculifer]
The Dusky-capped Flycatcher, Myiarchus tuberculifer, is a passerine bird in the tyrant flycatcher family. It breeds in forest and other woodland from southern Arizona, as well as the Chisos Mountains, Texas, south to northern Argentina and on Trinidad. It...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/dusky_capped_flycatcher/ - Last revised: Jan 28, 2013
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Eastern Bluebird  [Sialia sialis]
The Eastern Bluebird, Sialia sialis, is a medium-sized thrush found in open woodlands, farmlands and orchards.Adults have a white belly. Adult males are bright blue on top and have a reddish brown throat and breast. Adult females have lighter blue wings a...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/eastern_bluebird/ - Last revised: May 09, 2012
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Eastern Meadowlark  [Sturnella magna]
The Eastern Meadowlark, Sturnella magna, is a medium-sized icterid bird, very similar in appearance to the Western Meadowlark. It occurs from eastern North America to South America, where is is also most widespread in the east.Adults have yellow underpart...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/eastern_meadowlark/ - Last revised: Nov 22, 2011
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Elegant Trogon  [Trogon elegans]
The Elegant Trogon, Trogon elegans, is a near passerine bird in the trogon family. It breeds from southeasternmost Arizona in the United States to northwestern Costa Rica. It occasionally is found as a vagrant in southeasternmost and western Texas.It is a...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/elegant_trogon/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Elf Owl  [Micrathene whitneyi]
The Elf Owl (Micrathene whitneyi) is a member of the owl family Strigidae that breeds in the southwestern United States and Mexico. It is the world's second smallest owl, the first being a Pygmy owl. They are 5-12 inches tall and have a wingspan of 15-16...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/elf_owl/ - Last revised: Mar 30, 2009
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Five-striped Sparrow  [Amphispiza quinquestriata]
The Five-striped Sparrow, Aimophila quinquestriata, is a medium-sized sparrow.This passerine bird is primarily found along the eastern Sea of Cortez region and Pacific region of mainland western Mexico, with a breeding range that extends into the southern...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/five_striped_sparrow/ - Last revised: Aug 03, 2009
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Flame Skimmer

http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/dragonflies/flame_skimmer/ - Last revised: Aug 06, 2009
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Flame-colored Tanager  [Piranga bidentata]
The Flame-colored Tanager (also Striped Tanager, Swainson's Tanager, Flame-coloured Tanager), Piranga bidentata, is a medium-sized songbird of the Tanager family, Thraupidae.A tropical passerine bird, the Flame-colored Tanager is primarily found in Mexico...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/flame_colored_tanager/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Fox Squirrel  [Sciurus nayaritensis]
The Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger) is the largest species of tree squirrels native to North America. They are also sometimes referred to as the Stump-eared Squirrel, Raccoon Squirrel, or Monkey-faced Squirrel. They are sometimes mistaken for Eastern Gray Sq...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/fox_squirrel/ - Last revised: Apr 07, 2008
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Giant Spotted Whiptail
Description: 11-17 3/4" (27.0-45.1 cm). Long slender lizard; blue-gray to gray-green with profuse light spotting (spots large) and 6 or 7 light stripes, prominent in juveniles, faded or absent in large adults. Back scales small and granular. Belly uniform...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/reptiles/giant_spotted_whiptail/ - Last revised: Aug 06, 2009
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Gila Woodpecker  [Melanerpes uropygialis]
The Gila Woodpecker (Melanerpes uropygialis) is a medium-sized woodpecker of the desert regions of the southwestern United States. They range through southeastern California, southern Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico.The back and wings of this bird are spo...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/gila_woodpecker/ - Last revised: Feb 04, 2013
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67.  
Golden Banded Skipper
Attributes of Autochton cellusFamily: Skippers (Hesperiidae)Subfamily: Spread-wing Skippers (Pyrginae)Identification: Wings are dark brown-black. Forewing has a wide yellow band, and a small white patch near the apex. Underside is dark brown with 2-3 dark...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/butterflies/golden_banded_skipper/ - Last revised: Aug 09, 2009
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68.  
Golden-crowned Kinglet  [Regulus satrapa]
The Golden-crowned Kinglet, Regulus satrapa, is a very small songbird.Adults are olive-grey on the upperparts with white underparts, with thin bills and short tails. They have white wing bars, a black stripe through the eyes and a yellow crown surrounded...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/golden_crowned_kinglet/ - Last revised: Sep 05, 2013
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69.  
Grace's Warbler  [Setophaga graciae]
Grace's Warbler, Dendroica graciae, is a small perching bird and a species of New World warbler. Overview Grace's Warbler was discovered by Dr. Elliott Coues in the Rocky Mountains in 1864. Coues chose to name the new species after his 18-year-old sister,...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/graces_warbler/ - Last revised: Aug 03, 2009
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70.  
Grasshopper Sparrow  [Ammodramus savannarum]
The Grasshopper Sparrow, Ammodramus savannarum, is a small sparrow. The Ammodramus genus of 11 species inhabit grasslands and marshes.Adults have upperparts streaked with brown, grey, black and white; they have a light brown breast, a white belly and a sh...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/grasshopper_sparrow/ - Last revised: Jul 27, 2010
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71.  
Gray Flycatcher  [Empidonax wrightii]
The Gray Flycatcher, Empidonax wrightii, is an insect-eating bird. It is a small Empidonax flycatcher, with typical length ranging from 14–16 cm.Adults have pale gray upperparts, darker on the wings and tail, with whitish underparts; they have a conspicuo...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/gray_flycatcher/ - Last revised: Nov 21, 2011
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72.  
Gray Hawk  [Buteo nitidus]
The Grey Hawk or Grey-lined Hawk (Buteo nitidus) is a smallish raptor found in open country and forest edges. It is sometimes placed in the genus Asturina as Asturina nitida.It breeds from the southwestern USA and Mexico south to Bolivia, Brazil and centr...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/gray_hawk/ - Last revised: Aug 28, 2013
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73.  
Great Blue Heron  [Ardea herodias]
The Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias, is a wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common over most of North and Central America as well as the West Indies and the Galápagos Islands, except for the far north, or in deserts and high mountains where there...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/great_blue_heron/ - Last revised: Mar 18, 2014
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74.  
Greater Pewee  [Contopus pertinax]
The Greater Pewee, Contopus pertinax, is a passerine bird. It is a medium-sized tyrant flycatcher.Adults are dark olive on the face, upperparts and flanks. They have dull gray underparts, a large dark bill and a short tail. Birds often show a narrow, poin...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/greater_pewee/ - Last revised: Aug 25, 2008
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75.  
Green-tailed Towhee  [Pipilo chlorurus]
The Green-tailed Towhee, Pipilo chlorurus, is the smallest towhee, but is still one of the larger members of the "American sparrow" family Emberizidae.Its breeding range covers most of the interior Western United States, with a winter range in Mexico and...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/green_tailed_towhee/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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76.  
Hammond's Flycatcher  [Empidonax hammondii]
Hammond's Flycatcher, Empidonax hammondii is a small insect-eating bird. It is a small Empidonax flycatcher, with typical size ranging from 12.5-14.5 cm. Adults have greyish-olive upperparts, darker on the wings and tail, with whitish underparts; they hav...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/hammonds_flycatcher/ - Last revised: Jan 21, 2013
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77.  
Harris Hawk
The Harris's Hawk or Harris Hawk, formerly known as the Bay-winged Hawk or Dusky Hawk, is a medium-large bird of prey which breeds from the southwestern USA south to Chile and central Argentina.Its scientific name is Parabuteo unicinctus. It is the only m...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/harris_hawk/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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78.  
Harris's Hawk  [Parabuteo unicinctus]
The Harris's Hawk or Harris Hawk, formerly known as the Bay-winged Hawk or Dusky Hawk, is a medium-large bird of prey which breeds from the southwestern USA south to Chile and central Argentina.Its scientific name is Parabuteo unicinctus. It is the only m...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/harriss_hawk/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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79.  
Hepatic Tanager  [Piranga flava]
The Hepatic Tanager, Piranga flava, is a medium-sized songbird of the Tanager family, Thraupidae. It is one of five Tanagers found in North America.The habits of the Hepatic Tanager are similar to those of the Western Tanager.Its range includes Arizona, N...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/hepatic_tanager/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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80.  
Hermit Thrush  [Catharus guttatus]
The Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) is a medium-sized North American thrush. It is not very closely related to the other North American migrant species of Catharus, but rather to the Mexican Russet Nightingale-thrush (Winker & Pruett, 2006).This species...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/hermit_thrush/ - Last revised: Dec 15, 2012
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81.  
Hog-nosed Skunk
The American Hog-nosed Skunk (Conepatus leuconotus) is a species of hog-nosed skunk from Central and North America, and is the largest skunk in the world, growing to lengths of up to 2.7 feet (82.5 cm), and weighing 2-6 lb (0.9-2.7 kg).[2] Recent work has...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/hog_nosed_skunk/ - Last revised: Dec 01, 2009
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82.  
Hooded Oriole  [Icterus cucullatus]
The Hooded Oriole, Icterus cucullatus, is a medium-sized New World oriole.Adults have a pointed bill and white wing bars. The adult male has an orange head with black on the face and throat; they are black on the back, wings and tail, orange on the underp...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/hooded_oriole/ - Last revised: Feb 04, 2013
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83.  
Horned Lark  [Eremophila alpestris]
The Shore Lark (Eremophila alpestris), called the Horned Lark in North America, breeds across much of North America from the high Arctic south to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, northernmost Europe and Asia and in the mountains of southeast Europe. There is a...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/horned_lark/ - Last revised: Feb 16, 2016
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84.  
House Finch  [Carpodacus mexicanus]
The House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) is a medium-sized finch of the Rosefinch genus.Adults have a long brown tail and are a brown or dull-brown color across the back with some shading into deep grey on the wing feathers. Breast and belly feathers may be...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/house_finch/ - Last revised: Feb 15, 2012
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85.  
House Wren  [Troglodytes aedon]
The House Wren, Troglodytes aedon, is a small songbird of the wren family.Their breeding habitat is semi-open areas from Canada to southernmost South America. The tropical forms from southern Mexico southwards are sometimes considered a separate species,...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/house_wren/ - Last revised: Jun 12, 2016
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86.  
Hutton's Vireo  [Vireo huttoni]
Hutton's Vireo (Vireo huttoni) is a small songbird. It is approximately 5 inches (12-13 cm) in length, dull olive-gray above and below. It has a faint white eye ring and faint white wing bars. It closely resembles a Ruby-crowned Kinglet, but has a thicker...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/huttons_vireo/ - Last revised: May 08, 2013
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87.  
Inca Dove  [Columbina inca]
The Inca Dove (Scardafella inca) is a small New World dove; it might belong to the genus Columbina. It ranges from the southwestern United States and Mexico through Central America to Costa Rica; the Inca Dove only lives on the Pacific side of Central Ame...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/inca_dove/ - Last revised: Sep 02, 2009
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88.  
Javelina
Peccaries (also known as javelinas, by the Portuguese name javali and Spanish jabalí or pecarí) are medium-sized mammals of the family Tayassuidae. Peccaries are members of the artiodactyl suborder Suina, as are swine (Suidae) and possibly hippopotami. Th...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/javelina/ - Last revised: Mar 30, 2009
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89.  
Juniper Titmouse  [Baeolophus ridgwayi]
The Juniper Titmouse, Baeolophus ridgwayi, is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. The American Ornithologists' Union split the Plain Titmouse into the Oak Titmouse and the Juniper Titmouse in 1996, due to distinct differences in song, preferred ha...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/juniper_titmouse/ - Last revised: Dec 02, 2008
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90.  
Ladder-backed Woodpecker  [Picoides scalaris]
The Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Picoides scalaris) is a North American woodpecker. Range and habitat The Ladder-backed Woodpecker is fairly common in dry brushy areas and thickets and has a rather large range. The species can be found year-round over the so...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/ladder_backed_woodpecker/ - Last revised: Jun 13, 2016
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91.  
Lark Bunting  [Calamospiza melanocorys]
The Lark Bunting, Calamospiza melanocorys, is a medium-sized sparrow. It is monotypic, the only member of the genus Calamospiza (Bonaparte, 1838).These birds have a large pale bill and a pale wing patch. Adult males in breeding plumage are black except fo...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/lark_bunting/ - Last revised: Jul 27, 2010
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92.  
Lark Sparrow  [Chondestes grammacus]
The Lark Sparrow, Chondestes grammacus, is a fairly large sparrow. It is the only member of the genus Chondestes.This passerine bird breeds in southern Canada, much of the USA, and northern Mexico. It is much less common in the east, where its range is co...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/lark_sparrow/ - Last revised: Dec 18, 2011
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93.  
Lazuli Bunting  [Passerina amoena]
The Lazuli Bunting, Passerina amoena, is a North American songbird named for the gemstone lapis lazuli.The male is easily recognized by its bright blue head and back (lighter than the closely related Indigo Bunting), its conspicuous white wingbars, and it...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/lazuli_bunting/ - Last revised: Aug 25, 2008
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94.  
Lesser Earless Lizard
Identification: Upper side striped or speckled, with smooth granular scales; external ear openings absent; two black marks on each side of belly; total length up to about 13 cm (5.1 inches); adults average about 5 cm (2 inches) in snout-vent length. Matu...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/reptiles/lesser_earless_lizard/ - Last revised: Aug 06, 2009
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95.  
Lesser Goldfinch  [Spinus psaltria]
The Lesser Goldfinch or Dark-backed Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria) is a very small songbird of the Americas. Together with its relatives the American Goldfinch and Lawrence's Goldfinch, it forms the American goldfinches clade in the genus Carduelis sensu...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/lesser_goldfinch/ - Last revised: Nov 23, 2011
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96.  
Loggerhead Shrike  [Lanius ludovicianus]
The Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) is a passerine bird. It is the only member of the shrike family endemic to North America.These birds have a large hooked bill; the head and back are grey with white underparts. They have black wings and tail, wi...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/loggerhead_shrike/ - Last revised: Dec 10, 2012
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97.  
Lucifer Hummingbird  [Calothorax lucifer]
The Lucifer Hummingbird, Calothorax lucifer is a medium-sized, up to 10cm long, green hummingbird with long decurved bill, small wings and white streak behind eye. The male has an iridescent plumage, forked dark tail, green crown, long magenta gorget and...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/lucifer_hummingbird/ - Last revised: Jun 13, 2016
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98.  
Lucy's Warbler  [Oreothlypis luciae]
Lucy's Warbler, Vermivora luciae, is the smallest New World warbler found in North America, measuring a mere 4.25 inches in length.It is rather nondescript compared to other wood-warblers. Its head and upperparts are pale gray, while underparts are whitis...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/lucys_warbler/ - Last revised: Jun 13, 2016
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99.  
Magnificent Hummingbird  [Eugenes fulgens]
The Magnificent Hummingbird (Eugenes fulgens) is a large hummingbird that breeds in mountains from the southwestern United States to western Panama. It is the only member of the genus Eugenes, although the northern subspecies E. f. spectabilis has on occa...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/magnificent_hummingbird/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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100.  
Mexican Amberwing

http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/dragonflies/mexican_amberwing/ - Last revised: Aug 13, 2009
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101.  
Mexican Chickadee  [Poecile sclateri]
The Mexican Chickadee (Poecile sclateri) is a small songbird, a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. Often, it is still placed in the genus Parus with most other tits, but mtDNA cytochrome b sequence data and morphology suggest that separating Poecil...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/mexican_chickadee/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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102.  
Mexican Jay  [Aphelocoma wollweberi]
The Mexican Jay, Aphelocoma ultramarina, formerly known as the Gray-breasted Jay, is a New World scrub-jay native to the Sierra Madre Oriental, Sierra Madre Occidental, and Transvolcanic Belt of Mexico. It reaches north to southeast Arizona, southwest New...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/mexican_jay/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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103.  
Mexican Vole
The Mexican Vole (Microtus mexicanus) is currently listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The Hualapai Mexican Vole is listed as endangered by the State of Arizona because of its limited location and destruction...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/mexican_vole/ - Last revised: Jul 21, 2008
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104.  
Montezuma Quail  [Cyrtonyx montezumae]
The Montezuma Quail (Cyrtonyx montezumae) is a stubby, secretive New World quail of Mexico and adjoining parts of the United States. It is also known as Mearns's Quail, the Harlequin Quail (for the male's striking pattern), and the Fool Quail (for its beh...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/montezuma_quail/ - Last revised: Nov 23, 2011
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105.  
Mountain Plover  [Charadrius montanus]
The Mountain Plover is a medium-sized ground bird in the plover family. It is misnamed, as it lives on level land. Unlike most plovers, it is usually not found near bodies of water or even on wet soil; it prefers dry habitat with short grass (usually due...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/mountain_plover/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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106.  
Mourning Dove  [Zenaida macroura]
The Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) is a member of the dove family Columbidae. The bird is also called the American Mourning Dove, and formerly was known as the Carolina Pigeon or Carolina Turtledove. It ranges from Central America to southern Canada, in...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/mourning_dove/ - Last revised: Jan 28, 2013
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107.  
Mule Deer
The mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) is a deer whose habitat is in the western half of North America. It gets its name from its large mule-like ears. Its closest relative is the black-tailed deer (considered a subspecies of mule deer). Unlike its cousin, t...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/mule_deer/ - Last revised: Feb 16, 2016
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108.  
Mustang
Etymology and usage Mustangs are often referred to as wild horses but, since all free-roaming horses in America descended from horses that were originally domesticated, the more correct term is feral horses. Today, the only true wild horse is the Przewals...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/mustang/ - Last revised: Jan 20, 2009
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109.  
Nashville Warbler  [Oreothlypis ruficapilla]
The Nashville Warbler, Vermivora ruficapilla, is a small songbird in the New World warbler family.They have olive-brown upperparts, a white belly and a yellow throat and breast; they have a white eye ring, no wing bars and a thin pointed bill. Adult males...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/nashville_warbler/ - Last revised: May 13, 2013
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110.  
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet  [Camptostoma imberbe]
The Northern Beardless Tyrannulet, Camptostoma imberbe, is a small passerine bird in the tyrant flycatcher family. It breeds from southeasternmost Arizona and Texas of the United States through Mexico and Central America to northwestern Costa Rica. This s...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/northern_beardless_tyrannulet/ - Last revised: Mar 30, 2009
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111.  
Northern Cardinal  [Cardinalis cardinalis]
The Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) is a member of the cardinal family of birds in North America. The bird's name comes from the red-robed Roman Catholic Cardinals. Its crested head is also said to resemble a bishop's mitre. Cardinals have been...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/northern_cardinal/ - Last revised: Aug 08, 2013
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112.  
Northern Flicker  [Colaptes auratus]
The Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) is a medium-sized member of the woodpecker family. It is native to most of North America, parts of Central America, is one of the few woodpecker species that migrates, and is the only woodpecker that commonly feeds...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/northern_flicker/ - Last revised: Jun 13, 2016
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113.  
Northern Jacana  [Jacana spinosa]
The Northern Jacana [Jacana spinosa] is a wader which is a resident breeder from coastal Mexico to western Panama, and on Cuba, Jamaica and Hispaniola. It sometimes breeds in Texas, USA.The jacanas are a group of wetland birds, which are identifiable by t...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/northern_jacana/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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114.  
Northern Mockingbird  [Mimus polyglottos]
The Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos, is the only mockingbird commonly found in North America.The Northern Mockingbird breeds in southeastern Canada, the United States, northern Mexico, the Bahamas, Cayman Islands and the Greater Antilles. It is re...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/northern_mockingbird/ - Last revised: Dec 01, 2009
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115.  
Northern Pygmy-owl  [Glaucidium gnoma]
The Northern Pygmy-owl or Mountain Pygmy-owl, Glaucidium gnoma (sometimes Glaucidium californicum), is a small owl. Taxonomy Some experts consider this bird a superspecies with the Mountain Pygmy Owl. The American Ornithologists' Union, the authority for...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/northern_pygmy_owl/ - Last revised: Aug 04, 2009
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116.  
Orange-headed Roadside-Skipper
Family: Skippers (Hesperiidae) Subfamily: Grass Skippers (Hesperiinae) Identification: Fringes are cream-colored and not checkered, head and palpi are orange. Upperside is brown-black with no markings; male forewing has a small black stigma. Undersi...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/butterflies/orange_headed_roadside_skipper/ - Last revised: Aug 06, 2009
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117.  
Painted Redstart  [Myioborus pictus]
Painted Redstarts grow to be about 12.5 - 15 cm (5 to 6 inches) in length. The plumage of these birds is mostly black in color, although these birds have white wing patches, white outer tail feathers, white bellies, and white semi-circles around the botto...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/painted_redstart/ - Last revised: Nov 19, 2011
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118.  
Peregrine Falcon  [Falco peregrinus]
The Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), also known simply as the Peregrine, and historically also as "Duck Hawk" in North America, is a cosmopolitan bird of prey in the family Falconidae. It is a large-sized falcon, females being larger and about the siz...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/peregrine_falcon/ - Last revised: Dec 11, 2012
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119.  
Phainopepla  [Phainopepla nitens]
The Phainopepla (Phainopepla nitens) is the most northerly representative of the mainly tropical Central American family Ptilogonatidae, the silky flycatchers.The Phainopepla is a striking bird, 16-20 cm long with a noticeable crest and a long tail; it is...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/phainopepla/ - Last revised: Dec 01, 2009
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120.  
Pied-billed Grebe  [Podilymbus podiceps]
The Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) is a species of the grebe family of water birds. Since the Atitlán Grebe, Podilymbus gigas, has become extinct, it is the sole extant member of the genus Podilymbus.The Pied-billed Grebe breeds across Canada, pa...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/pied_billed_grebe/ - Last revised: Jul 16, 2012
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121.  
Pine Flycatcher  [Empidonax affinis]
The Pine Flycatcher (Empidonax affinis) is a species of bird in the Tyrannidae family, the tyrant flycatchers. It is found in the mountain ranges of Mexico; also southwest Guatemala. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montanes. Source Bi...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/pine_flycatcher/ - Last revised: Jun 14, 2016
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122.  
Pinyon Jay  [Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus]
The Pinyon Jay (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus) is a jay between the North American Blue Jay and the Eurasian Jay in size. It is the only member of the genus Gymnorhinus, (monotypic). Its overall proportions are very Nutcracker-like and indeed this can be seen...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/pinyon_jay/ - Last revised: Nov 27, 2010
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123.  
Pipevine Swallowtail
The butterfly ranges from southern Canada southwards across USA to Mexico, Islas Marías and onto Guatemala and Costa Rica.In the United States, the butterfly is found in New England down to Florida, from Southern Ontario (Canada) to Nebraska, Texas, Arizo...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/butterflies/pipevine_swallowtail/ - Last revised: Aug 06, 2009
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124.  
Pygmy Nuthatch  [Sitta pygmaea]
The Pygmy Nuthatch (Sitta pygmaea) is a tiny songbird, about 10 cm (4 inches) long and about 10 grams in weight. It ranges from southern British Columbia south through various discontinuous parts of the western U.S.–(northwest U.S., Sierra Nevada range, s...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/pygmy_nuthatch/ - Last revised: Feb 16, 2016
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125.  
Red-breasted Nuthatch  [Sitta canadensis]
The Red-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta canadensis, is a small songbird.Adults have blue-grey upperparts with reddish underparts; they have a white face with a black stripe through the eyes, a white throat, a straight grey bill and a black crown. This bird is sm...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/red_breasted_nuthatch/ - Last revised: May 07, 2012
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126.  
Red-naped Sapsucker  [Sphyrapicus nuchalis]
The Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) is a medium-sized woodpecker.Adults have a black head with a red forehead, white stripes and a red spot on the nape; they have a white lower belly and rump. They have a yellow breast and upper belly. They are...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/red_naped_sapsucker/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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127.  
Red-tailed Hawk  [Buteo jamaicensis]
The Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is a medium-sized bird of prey, one of three species colloquially known in the United States as the "chickenhawk." It breeds almost throughout North America from western Alaska and northern Canada to as far south as...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/red_tailed_hawk/ - Last revised: Jan 03, 2016
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128.  
Ring-necked Duck  [Aythya collaris]
The Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) is a smaller diving duck from North America.The adult male is similar in color pattern to the Eurasian Tufted Duck, its relative. It has a grey bill with a white band, a shiny purple head, a white breast, yellow eyes...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/ring_necked_duck/ - Last revised: Feb 16, 2016
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129.  
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  [Regulus calendula]
The Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) is a very small songbird.Adults are olive-grey on the upperparts with light underparts, with a thin black bill and a short tail. They have white wing bars and a white broken eye ring. The adult male has a red p...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/ruby_crowned_kinglet/ - Last revised: Jan 03, 2016
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130.  
Rufous Hummingbird  [Selasphorus rufus]
Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) is a small hummingbird, about 8 cm long with a long, straight and very slender bill. The female is slightly larger than the male.The adult male, shown in the photo, has a white breast, rufous face, upperparts, flanks...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/rufous_hummingbird/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Rufous-capped Warbler  [Basileuterus rufifrons]
The Rufous-capped Warbler (Basileuterus rufifrons) is a New World warbler native from Mexico south to much of Central America, rarely occurring as far north as southeastern Arizona and south Texas. Rufous-capped Warblers generally reach a length of about...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/rufous_capped_warbler/ - Last revised: Mar 31, 2009
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Rufous-crowned Sparrow  [Aimophila ruficeps]
The Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Aimophila ruficeps, is a medium-sized sparrow. This passerine is primarily found across the Southwestern United States and much of the interior of Mexico, south to the transverse mountain range, and to the Pacific coast to the...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/rufous_crowned_sparrow/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Rufous-winged Sparrow  [Peucaea carpalis]
The Rufous-winged Sparrow, Aimophila carpalis, is a slender sparrow with a gray face and a brown streak which extends behind the eyes. The back is brown with darker streaks, while the belly is pale gray. The wings and crown are rust colored. The sparrow h...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/rufous_winged_sparrow/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Saguaro
The Saguaro, pronounced "sah-wah-roh", (Carnegiea gigantea) is a large, tree-sized cactus species in the monotypic genus Carnegiea. It is native to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, the Mexican state of Sonora , and an extremely small area of California. The...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/saguaro/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
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Savannah Sparrow  [Passerculus sandwichensis]
The Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) is a small sparrow. It is the only member of the genus Passerculus (Bonaparte, 1838). Recent comparison of mtDNA NADH dehydrogenase subunit 2 and 3 sequences (Zink et al., 2005) indicates that the Ipswich S...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/savannah_sparrow/ - Last revised: Feb 05, 2013
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Say's Phoebe  [Sayornis saya]
The Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya) is a passerine bird in the tyrant flycatcher family.Adults have brownish-grey upperparts with an orange-brown belly and light grey on the throat and breast. Juveniles have cinnamon wing bars; adults have no wing bars.Their...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/says_phoebe/ - Last revised: Jan 29, 2016
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Scott's Oriole  [Icterus parisorum]
The Scott's Oriole, Icterus parisorum, is a medium-sized icterid (the same family as many blackbirds, meadowlarks, cowbirds, grackles, and others, including the New World orioles). It is primarily found in the Southwestern United States and south to Baja...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/scotts_oriole/ - Last revised: Jun 13, 2016
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138.  
Sharp-shinned Hawk  [Accipiter striatus]
The Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) is a small hawk. In fact "Sharpies" (as they are abbreviated by North American birdwatchers), are the smallest to reside in USA and Canada, though some Neotropical species are smaller (notably the aptly named Ti...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/sharp_shinned_hawk/ - Last revised: Feb 10, 2013
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139.  
Sinaloa Wren  [Thryothorus sinaloa]
The Sinaloa Wren (Thryothorus sinaloa) is a species of bird in the Troglodytidae family. It is endemic to Mexico, with one documented sighting in the United States. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical mois...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/sinaloa_wren/ - Last revised: Aug 03, 2009
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140.  
Slate-throated Redstart  [Myioborus miniatus]
The Slate-throated Redstart (Myioborus miniatus) is a species of bird in the Parulidae family. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, the United...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/slate_throated_redstart/ - Last revised: Jun 13, 2016
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141.  
Snow Goose  [Chen caerulescens]
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) is a North American species of goose. Its name derives from the typically white plumage. The genus of this bird is disputed. The American Ornithologists' Union and BirdLife International for example place this species and th...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/snow_goose/ - Last revised: May 18, 2013
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142.  
Sonoran Mud Turtle
The Sonoran Mud Turtle is a medium sized (up to 6¼ inches long) turtle, somewhat elongated, with an olive-brown shell and grey mottled skin. The shell is often partially covered with algae. The turtle has several fleshy projections (called barbels) locat...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/reptiles/sonoran_mud_turtle/ - Last revised: Aug 06, 2009
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143.  
Sonoran Whipsnake
The Sonoran whipsnake is a long, slender snake reaching lengths between 2 and 5 feet (60 to 150 cm). The head is broad with large eyes. It is olive or bluish-gray fading to yellow towards the tail, with 2 or 3 light-colored stripes on each side. The belly...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/reptiles/sonoran_whipsnake/ - Last revised: Aug 06, 2009
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144.  
Spotted Towhee  [Pipilo maculatus]
The Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) is a large sparrow. The taxonomy of the towhees has been debated in recent decades, and formerly this bird and the Eastern Towhee were considered a single species, the Rufous-sided Towhee.The form that breeds on Socor...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/spotted_towhee/ - Last revised: Nov 27, 2012
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145.  
Steller's Jay  [Cyanocitta stelleri]
The Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) is a jay native to western North America, closely related to the Blue Jay found in the rest of the continent, but with a black head and upper body. It is also known as the Long-crested Jay, the Mountain Jay, and the...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/stellers_jay/ - Last revised: Jun 19, 2016
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146.  
Streak-backed Oriole  [Icterus pustulatus]
The Streak-backed Oriole, Icterus pustulatus, is a medium-sized icterid (the same family as many blackbirds, meadowlarks, cowbirds, grackles, and others, including the New World orioles). It is primarily found in the west coast of Mexico, but is an occasi...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/streak_backed_oriole/ - Last revised: Nov 29, 2010
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147.  
Strickland's Woodpecker  [Picoides stricklandi]
The Strickland's Woodpecker (Picoides stricklandi) is a medium-sized species of woodpecker endemic to Mexico. The Arizona Woodpecker (P. arizonae) was formerly considered the northern subspecies of this bird until the 42nd supplement of the American Ornit...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/stricklands_woodpecker/ - Last revised: May 11, 2009
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148.  
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher  [Myiodynastes luteiventris]
The Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher, Myiodynastes luteiventris, is a large Tyrant flycatcher. This bird breeds from southeasternmost Arizona of the United States-(the Madrean sky islands region of Arizona, southwestern New Mexico, and northern Sonora, Mexico),...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/sulphur_bellied_flycatcher/ - Last revised: Aug 03, 2009
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Summer Tanager  [Piranga rubra]
The Summer Tanager, Piranga rubra, is a medium-sized songbird. It was usually considered a fairly typical kind of tanager and placed in the Thraupidae, but is more likely a relative of the cardinals (Cardinalidae).Their breeding habitat is open wooded are...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/summer_tanager/ - Last revised: May 07, 2012
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Thick-billed Kingbird  [Tyrannus crassirostris]
The Thick-billed Kingbird, Tyrannus crassirostris, is a large bird in the Tyrannidae family, the tyrant flycatchers. This bird breeds from southeastern Arizona, extreme southwestern New Mexico, and northern Sonora, (the Madrean sky islands), in the United...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/thick_billed_kingbird/ - Last revised: Aug 03, 2009
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151.  
Tufted Flycatcher  [Mitrephanes phaeocercus]
The Tufted Flycatcher, Mitrephanes phaeocercus, is a small passerine bird in the tyrant flycatcher family. It breeds in highlands from northwestern Mexico to northwestern Ecuador and eastern Bolivia. It is a common inhabitant of mature mountain forest and...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/tufted_flycatcher/ - Last revised: Jun 14, 2016
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152.  
Two-tailed Swallowtail
The Two-Tailed Swallowtail (Papilio multicaudata) is a large North American butterfly. Its appearance is similar to Western and Eastern Tiger Swallowtails, but has thinner and fewer black stripes on the wings and the hind wing has two tails. The Two-Taile...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/butterflies/two_tailed_swallowtail/ - Last revised: Aug 06, 2009
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153.  
Varied Bunting  [Passerina versicolor]
The Varied Bunting (Passerina versicolor) belongs to the Passerina genus of birds in the Cardinal family Cardinalidae.It is mostly found in Mexico, with a northern breeding range that extends into the furthest south parts of the U.S. states of Arizona, Ne...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/varied_bunting/ - Last revised: Aug 03, 2009
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154.  
Verdin  [Auriparus flaviceps]
The Verdin (Auriparus flaviceps) is a species of penduline tit. It is the only species in the genus Auriparus, and the only species in the family to be found in the New World.The Verdin is a very small bird. At 4.5 inches in length, it rivals the Bushtit...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/verdin/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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155.  
Vermilion Flycatcher  [Pyrocephalus rubinus]
The Vermilion Flycatcher, Pyrocephalus rubinus, is a small passerine bird that can be found in the southwestern United States, Central America, and northern and central South America, and southwards to central Argentina. Males are bright red in color, wit...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/vermilion_flycatcher/ - Last revised: Jun 13, 2013
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156.  
Violet-crowned Hummingbird  [Amazilia violiceps]
The Violet-crowned Hummingbird, Amazilia violiceps is a medium-sized hummingbird. It is 10 cm long and weighs approximately 5 g.The bird is best distinguished by its violet colored cap, from where it gets its name. Adults are colored predominantly a dark...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/violet_crowned_hummingbird/ - Last revised: Jun 13, 2016
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157.  
Warbling Vireo  [Vireo gilvus]
The Warbling Vireo, Vireo gilvus, is a small songbird.Adults are 12 cm long and weigh 12 g. They are mainly olive-grey on the head and upperparts with white underparts; they have brown eyes and the front of the face is light. There is a white supercilium....
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/warbling_vireo/ - Last revised: May 07, 2013
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158.  
Western Gray Squirrel
The Arizona Gray Squirrel (Sciurus arizonensis) is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is found in Mexico and the United States. Its natural habitat is temperate forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.Walnuts are a favorite food of Arizona...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/western_gray_squirrel/ - Last revised: Mar 13, 2009
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159.  
Western Kingbird  [Tyrannus verticalis]
The Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis) is a large tyrant flycatcher.Adults are grey-olive on the upperparts with a grey head and a dark line through the eyes; the underparts are light becoming light orange-yellow on the lower breast and belly. They ha...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/western_kingbird/ - Last revised: Aug 03, 2014
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160.  
Western Tanager  [Piranga ludoviciana]
The Western Tanager, Piranga ludoviciana, is a medium-sized songbird of the Tanager family, Thraupidae.Adults have pale stout pointed bills, yellow underparts and light wing bars. Adult males have a bright red face and a yellow nape, shoulder, and rump, w...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/western_tanager/ - Last revised: Jun 19, 2016
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161.  
Western Wood-Pewee  [Contopus sordidulus]
The Western Wood-Pewee, Contopus sordidulus, is a small Tyrant flycatcher.Adults are grey-olive on the upperparts with light underparts, washed with olive on the breast. They have two wing bars and a dark bill. This bird is very similar in appearance to t...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/western_wood_pewee/ - Last revised: Jun 19, 2016
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162.  
Whiskered Screech-Owl  [Megascops trichopsis]
The Whiskered Screech-Owl, Megascops trichopsis, is a small scops owl. Adults occur in 2 color morphs, in either brown or dark grey plumage. They have a round head with ear tufts, yellow eyes and a yellowish bill. The bird looks very similar to a Western...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/whiskered_screech_owl/ - Last revised: Jan 15, 2009
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163.  
White-breasted Nuthatch  [Sitta carolinensis]
The White-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta carolinensis, is a small songbird.The adult birds are about 155 millimeters (6 inches) long. In the adult male the cap and a band on the upper mantle are black. The rest of the upper parts are a pale blue-gray. The wing...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/white_breasted_nuthatch/ - Last revised: Feb 13, 2012
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164.  
White-eared Hummingbird  [Hylocharis leucotis]
The White-eared Hummingbird, Hylocharis leucotis, is a medium-sized hummingbird. It is 9-10 cm long, and weighs approximately 3-4 g.Adults are colored predominantly green on their upperparts and breast. The undertail coverts are predominately white. The t...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/white_eared_hummingbird/ - Last revised: Aug 03, 2009
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165.  
White-nosed Coatimundi
The White-nosed Coati (Nasua narica), also known as the Pizote or Antoon, is a species of coati and a member of the Procyonidae (raccoon family). In Mexico, it is often referred to as tejón, which otherwise means badger.White-nosed Coatis inhabit wooded a...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/white_nosed_coatimundi/ - Last revised: Dec 15, 2009
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White-tailed Kite  [Elanus leucurus]
The White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus) is an elanid kite found in western North America and parts of South America. It was formerly known as the Black-shouldered Kite.The earliest name for this bird was the White-tailed Kite, and it was given the systema...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/white_tailed_kite/ - Last revised: Sep 08, 2012
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167.  
White-winged Dove  [Zenaida asiatica]
The White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) is a dove whose native range extends from the south-western USA through Mexico and the Caribbean. It has also been introduced to Florida.Most populations of White-winged Doves are migratory, wintering in Mexico and...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/white_winged_dove/ - Last revised: Aug 03, 2009
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168.  
Wild Turkey  [Meleagris gallopavo]
The Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is native to North America and is the heaviest member of the Galliformes. It is one of two species of turkey, the other being the Ocellated Turkey, found in Central and South America. Adult Wild Turkeys have a small,...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/wild_turkey/ - Last revised: Nov 27, 2012
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169.  
Wilson's Phalarope  [Phalaropus tricolor]
The Wilson's Phalarope, Phalaropus tricolor, is a small wader. This bird, the largest of the phalaropes, breeds in the prairies of North America in western Canada and the western United States. It is migratory, wintering around the central Andes in South...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/wilsons_phalarope/ - Last revised: Aug 05, 2014
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170.  
Wilson's Snipe  [Gallinago delicata]
The Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata) is a small, stocky shorebird.Their breeding habitat is marshes, bogs, tundra and wet meadows in Canada and the northern United States. They nest in a well-hidden location on the ground.The eastern population migrate...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/wilsons_snipe/ - Last revised: Feb 16, 2012
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171.  
Yarrow's Spiny Lizard
A medium-sized (up to 105 mm or 4.1" from snout to vent), lizard with large, pointed, keeled, overlapping scales and a broad, black collar. The rear edge of the collar is bordered by a thin, white line. Base coloration is gray or olive-gray. Upon emerging...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/reptiles/yarrows_spiny_lizard/ - Last revised: Aug 13, 2009
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Yellow Columbine
General: erect perennial, 20-70 cm tall, freely branched, from simple to branched rootstocks. Stems hairless to short-hairy and glandular.Leaves: mainly basal, reduced upward, the stalks, long, hairless to copiously short-hairy and more or less glandular....
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/yellow_columbine/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
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173.  
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  [Coccyzus americanus]
The Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus americanus, is a cuckoo. Common folk-names for this bird in the southern United States are Rain Crow and Storm Crow. These likely refer to the bird's habit of calling on hot days, often presaging thunderstorms.Adults hav...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/yellow_billed_cuckoo/ - Last revised: May 16, 2011
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174.  
Yellow-breasted Chat  [Icteria virens]
The Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens) is a large songbird, the most atypical member of the New World warbler family, and the only member of the genus Icteria. Found throughout North America, from southern-plains Canada to central Mexico during the sum...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/yellow_breasted_chat/ - Last revised: Aug 03, 2009
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Yellow-eyed Junco  [Junco phaeonotus]
The Yellow-eyed Junco, Junco phaeonotus, is a species of junco, a genus of small American sparrows. It is the only North American junco with yellow eyes. Alternate names include Mexican Junco, Baird's Junco, Chiapas Junco, and Guatemala Junco.Its range is...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/yellow_eyed_junco/ - Last revised: Jun 13, 2016
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