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Allen's Hummingbird  [Selasphorus sasin]
The Allen's Hummingbird, Selasphorus sasin, is a species of hummingbird, a family of small passerine birds.The Allen's Hummingbird is a small bird, with mature adults reaching only 3 to 3˝ inches in length. The male Allen's has a green back and forehead,...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/allens_hummingbird/ - Last revised: Apr 26, 2014
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American Crow  [Corvus brachyrhynchos]
The American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos, is a large passerine bird species of the Corvidae family. It is a common bird found throughout much of North America. It is one of several species of corvid which are entirely black in color, though it can be dist...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/american_crow/ - Last revised: Jan 29, 2016
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American Golden-Plover  [Pluvialis dominica]
The American Golden Plover (Pluvialis dominica) is a medium-sized plover. American Golden Plover taking flight. Note dusky back and axillaries. Adults are spotted gold and black on the crown, back and wings. Their face and neck are black with a white bord...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/american_golden_plover/ - Last revised: Jun 11, 2012
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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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Ancient Murrelet  [Synthliboramphus antiquus]
The Ancient Murrelet, Synthliboramphus antiquus, is a bird in the auk family. It breeds from the Yellow Sea (islands off China), through the Russian Pacific coast and the Aleutian Islands to the Haida Gwaii archipelago of British Columbia, where about hal...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/ancient_murrelet/ - Last revised: Dec 29, 2014
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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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Arroyo Willow
Salix lasiolepis (Arroyo Willow) is a species of willow native to western and southwestern North America, in the United States from southern Washington and southwestern Idaho south to California and Texas, and in Mexico from Baja California east to Coahui...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/arroyo_willow/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
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Barn Swallow  [Hirundo rustica]
The Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) is a small migratory passerine bird found in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. It has a long, deeply forked tail and curved, pointed wings. It is often just called Swallow in Europe, although the term 'swallow' refe...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/barn_swallow/ - Last revised: Jul 16, 2012
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Beach Bur  [Ambrosia chamissonis]
Ambrosia chamissonis is a species of ragweed known by the common names Silver Burr Ragweed, Silver Beachweed and (Silver) Beach Bur(r).It is known from most of the coastline of western North America from Alaska to Baja California, where it is a resident o...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/beach_bur/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
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Belted Kingfisher  [Megaceryle alcyon]
The Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) is a large, conspicuous and noisy water kingfisher, the only member of that group commonly found in the northern United States and Canada. It is the bird depicted on the 1986 series Canadian $5 note. All kingfishe...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/belted_kingfisher/ - Last revised: Dec 10, 2012
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Black Oystercatcher  [Haematopus bachmani]
The American Black Oystercatcher, Haematopus bachmani, also called Western Black Oystercatcher or simply Black Oystercatcher, is a conspicuous black bird found on the shoreline of western North America. It ranges from the Aleutian Islands of Alaska to the...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_oystercatcher/ - Last revised: Apr 06, 2015
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Black Scoter  [Melanitta americana]
The Black or American Scoter (Melanitta americana) is a large sea duck, 43 to 49 centimeters in length. Together with the Common Scoter M. nigra, it forms the subgenus Oidemia; the two are sometimes considered conspecific, the Black Scoter then being refe...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_scoter/ - Last revised: Jan 04, 2009
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Black Turnstone  [Arenaria melanocephala]
The Black Turnstone (Arenaria melanocephala) is a species of small wading bird. It is one of two species of turnstone in the genus Arenaria, the Ruddy Turnstone (A. interpres) being the other. It is now classified in the sandpiper family Scolopacidae but...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_turnstone/ - Last revised: Jan 27, 2011
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Black-bellied Plover  [Pluvialis squatarola]
The Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola), known as the Black-bellied Plover in North America, is a medium-sized plover breeding in arctic regions. It is a long-distance migrant, with a nearly world-wide coastal distribution when not breeding.They are 27–30...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_bellied_plover/ - Last revised: Sep 24, 2013
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Black-crowned Night-Heron  [Nycticorax nycticorax]
The Black-crowned Night Heron (in Eurasia, often just Night Heron; in North America, Black-crowned Night-Heron with a second hyphen), (Nycticorax nycticorax) is a medium-sized heron.Adults are 64 cm long and weigh 800 g. They have a black crown and back w...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_crowned_night_heron/ - Last revised: Jan 22, 2014
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Black-necked Stilt  [Himantopus mexicanus]
The Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) is a locally abundant resident of American wetlands and coastlines, from the coastal areas of California, much of the interior western United States and along the Gulf of Mexico as far east as Florida, then so...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_necked_stilt/ - Last revised: Sep 15, 2013
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Bladderpod
Cleome isomeris (syn. Isomeris arborea) is a species of cleome known by the common names bladderpod, burrofat, and California cleome.It is native to California and Baja California where it grows in a variety of habitats from coastal bluffs to desert arroy...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/bladderpod/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
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Bonaparte's Gull  [Chroicocephalus philadelphia]
The Bonaparte's Gull, Chroicocephalus philadelphia, is a small gull.Adults are 31-34 cm long with a 79-84 cm wingspan. They have a black hood and a short thin dark bill. The body is mainly white with pale grey back and upper wings. The underwing is pale a...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/bonapartes_gull/ - Last revised: Apr 08, 2016
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Bottlenose Dolphin
The Bottlenose Dolphin is one of the most common and well-known dolphins. Recent molecular studies show it is in fact two species, the Common Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) and the Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin (T. aduncus). Bottlenose Dolphins...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/bottlenose_dolphin/ - Last revised: Mar 07, 2012
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Brandt's Cormorant  [Phalacrocorax penicillatus]
The Brandt's Cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus) is a strictly marine bird of the cormorant family of seabirds that inhabits the Pacific coast of North America. It ranges, in the summer, from Alaska to the Gulf of California, but the population north o...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/brandts_cormorant/ - Last revised: Feb 29, 2016
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Brant  [Branta bernicla]
The Brent Goose (Branta bernicla), a goose of the genus Branta, is known in North America as Brant. The spelling "Brant" is the original one, with "Brent" being a later folk-etymological idea that it was derived from a classical Greek waterbird name brent...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/brant/ - Last revised: Apr 29, 2013
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Brown Pelican  [Pelecanus occidentalis]
The Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) is the smallest of the eight species of pelican, although it is a large bird in nearly every other regard. It is 106-137 cm (42-54 in) in length, weighs from 2.75 to 5.5 kg (6-12 lbs) and has a wingspan from 1.83...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/brown_pelican/ - Last revised: Feb 29, 2016
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Buff-breasted Sandpiper  [Tryngites subruficollis]
The Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Tryngites subruficollis, is a small shorebird. It is a calidrid sandpipers and presently considered to be the only member of the genus Tryngites. Indeed, it probably belongs in the genus Calidris itself, or more precisely with...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/buff_breasted_sandpiper/ - Last revised: Dec 11, 2012
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Bufflehead  [Bucephala albeola]
The Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) is a small American sea duck of the genus Bucephala, the goldeneyes. They range from 32-40 cm long (12.5-16 inches) and 270-550 grams (9.5 oz.-1.2 lbs), with the drakes larger than the females. Averaging 35.5 cm (14 inch...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/bufflehead/ - Last revised: Apr 03, 2016
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Bush Sunflower
Encelia californica is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name California brittlebush. This shrub is native to southern California and Baja California where it is a member of the coastal sage plant community at the shorel...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/bush_sunflower/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
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Cackling Goose  [Branta hutchinsii]
The Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii), colloquially (and incorrectly) Lesser or Small Canada/Canadian Goose in North America, belongs to the genus Branta of black geese, which contains species with largely black plumage, distinguishing them from the grey...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/cackling_goose/ - Last revised: Jan 22, 2014
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California Gull  [Larus californicus]
The California Gull Larus californicus is a medium-sized gull, smaller than the Herring Gull but larger than the Ring-billed Gull.Adults are similar in appearance to the Herring Gull, but have a smaller yellow bill with a black ring, yellow legs, brown ey...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/california_gull/ - Last revised: Jan 29, 2016
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California Horn Snail
Family: Potamididae, Horn Shells view all from this familyDescription 1-1 3/4" (2.5-4.4 cm) high. Moderately large, heavy; brown, with several white spiral bands. Whorls well-rounded, with many strong, rounded axial ribs crossed by weak spiral threads, an...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/other/california_horn_snail/ - Last revised: Aug 06, 2009
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California Poppy
The California poppy (Eschscholzia californica) is native to grassy and open areas from sea level to 2,000m (6,500 feet) altitude in the western United States throughout California, extending to Oregon, southern Washington, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, an...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/california_poppy/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
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California Sagebrush
Artemisia californica, also known as California sagebrush, of the Asteraceae family, is a shrub that grows in coastal sage scrub, coastal strand, chaparral, and dry foothill communities, from sea level to 800 m (2600 ft.). It is native to California and B...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/california_sagebrush/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
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Canada Goose  [Branta canadensis]
The Canada Goose (Branta canadensis), also referred to in North America as the Canadian Goose, belongs to the Branta genus of geese, which contains species with largely black plumage, distinguishing them from the grey species of the Anser genus.The black...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/canada_goose/ - Last revised: Feb 16, 2016
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Canvasback  [Aythya valisineria]
The Canvasback (Aythya valisineria) is a large diving duck, 48-60 cm long and weighing 1270 g.The adult male has a black bill, a red head and neck, a black breast, red eyes and a whitish body. The adult female has a brown head and body and a black bill.Th...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/canvasback/ - Last revised: Feb 16, 2016
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Caspian Tern  [Hydroprogne caspia]
The Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia, formerly Sterna caspia; syn. Hydroprogne tschegrava) is a species of tern, with a subcosmopolitan but scattered distribution. Despite its extensive range, it is monotypic, with no subspecies accepted. In New Zealand i...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/caspian_tern/ - Last revised: Apr 02, 2016
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Castor Bean
The castor oil plant, Ricinus communis, is a species of flowering plant in the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae. It belongs to a monotypic genus, Ricinus, and subtribe, Ricininae. The evolution of castor and its relation to other species is currently being st...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/castor_bean/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
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Cinnamon Teal  [Anas cyanoptera]
The Cinnamon Teal, Anas cyanoptera, is a small dabbling duck from the Americas.The adult male has a cinnamon-red head and body with a brown back, a red eye and a dark bill. The adult female has a mottled brown body, a pale brown head, brown eyes and a gre...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/cinnamon_teal/ - Last revised: Nov 16, 2016
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Clark's Grebe  [Aechmophorus clarkii]
The Clark's Grebe (Aechmophorus clarkii) is a North American species of the grebe family of water birds.Up to the 1980s, it was thought to be a pale morph of the Western Grebe, which it resembles in size, range, and behavior. Intermediates between the two...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/clarks_grebe/ - Last revised: Apr 09, 2016
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Common Goldeneye  [Bucephala clangula]
The Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) is a medium sized sea duck of the genus Bucephala, the goldeneyes. Their closest relative is the similar Barrow's goldeneye.Adult males ranges from 45-52 cm (18-21 inches) and from 888 to 1400 grams (1.9 to 3.1 lb...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/common_goldeneye/ - Last revised: Feb 16, 2016
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Common Loon  [Gavia immer]
The Great Northern Diver, known in North America as the Common Loon (Gavia immer [GAY-vee-ah IM-mer]), is a large member of the loon, or diver, family. Adults can range from 61-100 cm (24-40 inches) in length with a 122-152 cm (4-5-foot) wingspan, slightl...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/common_loon/ - Last revised: Jan 08, 2016
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Common Moorhen  [Gallinula chloropus]
The Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) is a bird in the rail family with an almost worldwide distribution outside Australasia as well as desert, many tropical rainforest, and the polar regions. In North America it is often called the Common Gallinule, a...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/common_moorhen/ - Last revised: Sep 29, 2011
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Common Murre  [Uria aalge]
The Common Guillemot or Common Murre (Uria aalge) is a large auk. It is also known as the Thin-billed Murre in North America. It has a circumpolar distribution, occurring in low-Arctic and boreal waters in the North-Atlantic and North Pacific. It spends m...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/common_murre/ - Last revised: Jun 11, 2012
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Common Woody Pickleweed
Salicornia is a genus of succulent, halophyte (salt tolerant) plants that grow in salt marshes, on beaches, and among mangroves. Salicornia species are native to North America, Europe, South Africa and South Asia. Common names for the genus include glassw...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/common_woody_pickleweed/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
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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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Crested Caracara  [Caracara cheriway]
The Crested Caracara, Polyborus plancus (or Caracara cheriway according to the AOU), is a bird of prey in the family Falconidae. It is the only living member of the genus Polyborus, following the extinction of the Guadalupe Caracara. Unlike the Falco falc...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/crested_caracara/ - Last revised: Jan 13, 2012
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Deerweed
Lotus scoparius (Common Deerweed, Deer Weed, Deervetch, California Broom or Western Bird's-Foot Trefoil) is a perennial subshrub in the family Fabaceae (pea family). The plant is a pioneer species found in dry areas of California, Arizona, and Mexico. It...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/deerweed/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
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Dunlin  [Calidris alpina]
The Dunlin, Calidris or Erolia alpina, is a small wader. It is a circumpolar breeder in Arctic or subarctic regions. Birds that breed in northern Europe and Asia are long-distance migrants, wintering south to Africa and southeast Asia. Birds that breed in...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/dunlin/ - Last revised: Apr 08, 2016
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Eared Grebe  [Podiceps nigricollis]
The Black-necked Grebe, Podiceps nigricollis, is a member of the grebe family of waterbirds. It occurs on every continent except Australia and Antarctica.The Black-necked Grebe is 28–34 cm (12"-14") long. The adult is unmistakable in summer with a black h...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/eared_grebe/ - Last revised: Nov 16, 2016
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Eastern Willet
The Willet, Tringa semipalmata (formerly Catoptrophorus semipalmatus: Pereira & Baker, 2005; Banks et al., 2006), is a large shorebird in the sandpiper family. It is a well-sized and stout scolopacid, the largest of the shanks. Its closest relative is the...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/eastern_willet/ - Last revised: Mar 04, 2012
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Elegant Tern  [Thalasseus elegans]
The Elegant Tern (Thalasseus elegans, syn. Sterna elegans - see Bridge et al., 2005) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. It breeds on the Pacific coasts of the southern USA and Mexico and winters south to Peru, Ecuador and Chile.This species breeds...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/elegant_tern/ - Last revised: Apr 02, 2016
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European Starling  [Sturnus vulgaris]
The European Starling, Common Starling or just Starling, Sturnus vulgaris, is a passerine bird in the family Sturnidae.This species of starling is native to most of temperate Europe and western Asia. It is resident in southern and western Europe and south...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/european_starling/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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False Jimson Weed
Datura wrightii or Sacred Datura is the name of a poisonous perennial plant and ornamental flower of southwestern North America. It is sometimes used as a hallucinogen. Datura wrightii is classified as a deliriant and an anticholinergic. It is a vigorous...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/false_jimson_weed/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
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Gadwall  [Anas strepera]
The Gadwall is 46-56 cm long with a 78-90 cm wingspan. The breeding male is a beautifully patterned grey, with a black rear end and a brilliant white speculum, obvious in flight or at rest. In non-breeding (eclipse) plumage, the drake looks more like the...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/gadwall/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Garland Chrysanthemum
Garland chrysanthemum (Leucanthemum coronarium, Chrysanthemum coronarium), also known as chrysanthemum greens or edible chrysanthemum, is a leaf vegetable in the genus Leucanthemum.It is popular in Cantonese cuisine, especially in the cuisine of Hong Kong...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/garland_chrysanthemum/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
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Glaucous-winged Gull  [Larus glaucescens]
The Glaucous-winged Gull, Larus glaucescens, is a large, white-headed gull residing from the Aleutians to the western coast of Alaska to the coast of Washington. It also breeds on the northwest coast of Alaska. During non-breeding seasons they can be foun...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/glaucous_winged_gull/ - Last revised: Feb 04, 2016
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Golden Wattle
Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha) is Australia's floral emblem. It is a tree which flowers in late winter and spring, producing a mass of fragrant, fluffy, golden flowers. Description The species grows to between 2 and 8 metres in height with generally smo...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/golden_wattle/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
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Golden-crowned Sparrow  [Zonotrichia atricapilla]
The Golden-crowned Sparrow, Zonotrichia atricapilla, is a medium-sized sparrow. At 18 cm length, it is slightly larger than the closely related White-crowned Sparrow. In the breeding season, it has a distinct gold patch on its head, flanked by two dark bl...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/golden_crowned_sparrow/ - Last revised: Jan 08, 2013
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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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Great Egret  [Ardea alba]
The Great Egret Ardea alba, also known as the Great White Egret, White Heron, or Common Egret, is a wading egret, found in most of the tropical and warmer temperate parts of the world, although it is very local in southern Europe and Asia. It is called Ko...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/great_egret/ - Last revised: Dec 11, 2012
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Great Horned Owl  [Bubo virginianus]
The Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianus, is a large owl native to North and South America. It is an adaptable bird with a vast range, though it is not as widespread as the Barn Owl. Distribution The breeding habitat of the Great Horned Owl extends almost t...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/great_horned_owl/ - Last revised: Sep 07, 2013
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Great-tailed Grackle  [Quiscalus mexicanus]
Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) is a large icterid blackbird , also referred to simply as "blackbird", and occasionally "crow" or "jackdaw", though it is not a member of the Corvidae. Similarly, it is often called "cuervo" in areas of Mexico wh...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/great_tailed_grackle/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Greater Scaup  [Aythya marila]
The Greater Scaup (Aythya marila), or just Scaup in Europe, is a small diving duck. It breeds on the ground by lakes and bogs on the tundra and at the northern limits of the boreal forest across Arctic and subarctic regions of northern North America, Euro...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/greater_scaup/ - Last revised: Jun 11, 2012
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Greater White-fronted Goose  [Anser albifrons]
The Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) is a goose species closely related to the smaller Lesser White-fronted Goose (A. erythropus). In Europe it has been known as simply "White-fronted Goose"; in North America it is known as the Greater White-...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/greater_white_fronted_goose/ - Last revised: Dec 11, 2012
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Greater Yellowlegs  [Tringa melanoleuca]
The Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca is a large North American shorebird, similar in appearance to the smaller Lesser Yellowlegs. Its closest relative, however, is the Greenshank, together with which and the Spotted Redshank it forms a close-knit gro...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/greater_yellowlegs/ - Last revised: Aug 22, 2010
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Green Heron  [Butorides virescens]
The Green Heron (Butorides virescens) is a small heron. Some sources consider this bird and the Striated Heron or Mangrove Heron, Butorides striatus, of tropical Africa and Asia, to be a single species, the Green-backed Heron.The green heron is relatively...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/green_heron/ - Last revised: May 19, 2015
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Green-winged Teal  [Anas crecca]
The Green-winged Teal (GWT, Anas carolinensis) is a common and widespread duck which breeds in the northern areas of North America except on the Aleutian Islands. It was considered conspecific with the Common Teal for some time, and the issue is still bei...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/green_winged_teal/ - Last revised: Dec 14, 2012
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66.  
Greylag Goose  [Anser anser]
The Greylag Goose, Anser anser, is a bird with a wide range in the Old World. It is the type species of the genus Anser.It was in pre-Linnean times known as the Wild Goose ("Anser ferus"). This species is the ancestor of domesticated geese in Europe and N...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/greylag_goose/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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67.  
Heermann's Gull  [Larus heermanni]
The Heermann's Gull (Larus heermanni) is a gull resident in the United States and Mexico. Of the current population of about 150,000 pairs, 90% nest on the island of Isla Rasa off Baja California in the Gulf of California, with smaller colonies as far nor...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/heermanns_gull/ - Last revised: Feb 29, 2016
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68.  
Herring Gull  [Larus argentatus]
The Herring Gull, Larus argentatus, is a large gull which breeds across North America, Europe and Asia. Some herring gulls, especially those resident in colder areas, migrate further south in winter, but many are permanent residents, e.g. those on the low...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/herring_gull/ - Last revised: Feb 29, 2016
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69.  
Horned Grebe  [Podiceps auritus]
Slavonian Grebe, Podiceps auritus †, is a member of the grebe family of water birds. It is known in North America as the Horned Grebe. It is a small grebe at 31–38 cm (12–15 in) long with a 46–55 cm wingspan. Unmistakable in summer, the male's plumage in...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/horned_grebe/ - Last revised: Oct 31, 2010
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70.  
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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71.  
House Sparrow  [Passer domesticus]
The House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) is a member of the Old World sparrow family Passeridae, and is, somewhat controversially, considered a relative of the Weaver Finch Family. It occurs naturally in most of Europe and much of Asia. It has also followed...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/house_sparrow/ - Last revised: May 21, 2010
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72.  
Jerusalem Cricket
Jerusalem crickets (genus Stenopelmatus) are a group of large (body length up to 69mm), flightless insects native to the western United States, along the Pacific Coast, and south into Mexico. Because of their large, human-like head, they are commonly call...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/other/jerusalem_cricket/ - Last revised: Aug 06, 2009
bird photography
73.  
Killdeer  [Charadrius vociferus]
The Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) is a medium-sized plover.Adults have a brown back and wings, a white belly, and a white breast with two black bands. The rump is tawny orange. The face and cap are brown with a white forehead. They have an orange-red ey...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/killdeer/ - Last revised: Aug 22, 2010
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74.  
Least Sandpiper  [Calidris minutilla]
The Least Sandpiper, Calidris or Erolia minutilla, is the smallest shorebird.This species has yellowish legs and a short thin dark bill. Breeding adults are brown with dark brown streaks on top and white underneath. They have a light line above the eye an...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/least_sandpiper/ - Last revised: Apr 20, 2015
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75.  
Least Tern  [Sternula antillarum]
The Least Tern (Sternula antillarum, formerly Sterna antillarum) is a species of tern that breeds in North America and locally in northern South America. It is closely related to, and was formerly often considered conspecific with, the Little Tern S. albi...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/least_tern/ - Last revised: Sep 02, 2009
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76.  
Lesser Scaup  [Aythya affinis]
Adults are 38-45 cm long, with a blue bill and yellow eyes. Adult males have a dark head with a purple sheen, a black breast, a light grey back, a black tail and white underparts. Adult females have a white band at the base of the bill and a brown head an...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/lesser_scaup/ - Last revised: Jan 03, 2016
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77.  
Little Blue Heron  [Egretta caerulea]
The Little Blue Heron, Egretta caerulea, is a small heron. It breeds from the Gulf states of the USA through Central America and the Caribbean south to Peru and Uruguay. It is a resident breeder in most of its range, but some northern breeders migrate to...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/little_blue_heron/ - Last revised: Feb 05, 2013
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78.  
Long-billed Curlew  [Numenius americanus]
The Long-billed Curlew, Numenius americanus, is a large shorebird. (See the Curlew family.)Adults have a very long bill curved downwards, a long neck and a small head. The head, neck and underparts are light brown. The back is dark brown. They show cinnam...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/long_billed_curlew/ - Last revised: Aug 05, 2014
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79.  
Long-tailed Duck  [Clangula hyemalis]
The Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) is a medium-sized sea duck. It is the only living member of its genus, Clangula. An undescribed congener is known from the Middle Miocene Sajóvölgyi Formation (Late Badenian, 13-12 mya) of Mátraszőlős, Hungary (Gál...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/long_tailed_duck/ - Last revised: May 12, 2016
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80.  
Lupinus Lupine
Lupins or lupines (North America) are the members of the genus Lupinus in the legume family (Fabaceae). The genus comprises between 200 and 600 species, with major centers of diversity in South America and western North America, in the Mediterranean regio...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/lupinus_lupine/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
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81.  
Mallard  [Anas platyrhynchos]
The Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), the archetypal "wild duck", is a dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and sub-tropical areas of North America, Europe, Asia, New Zealand, and Australia. Probably the best-known and most recognizable of all...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/mallard/ - Last revised: Nov 28, 2011
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82.  
Marbled Godwit  [Limosa fedoa]
The Marbled Godwit, Limosa fedoa, is a large shorebird.Adults have long blue-grey legs and a very long pink bill with a slight upward curve and dark at the tip. The long neck, breast and belly are pale brown with dark bars on the breast and flanks. The ba...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/marbled_godwit/ - Last revised: Apr 20, 2015
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83.  
Mew Gull  [Larus canus]
The Common Gull or Mew Gull (Larus canus) is a medium-sized gull which breeds in northern Asia, northern Europe and northwestern North America. It migrates further south in winter.Adults are 40-46 cm long, obviously smaller than the Herring Gull, and slig...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/mew_gull/ - Last revised: Jan 29, 2016
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84.  
Mexican Elderberry
Sambucus (elder or elderberry) is a genus of between 5 and 30 species of shrubs or small trees in the moschatel family, Adoxaceae. It was formerly placed in the honeysuckle family, Caprifoliaceae, but was reclassified due to genetic evidence. Two of its s...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/mexican_elderberry/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
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85.  
Myoporum
The Ngaio or Mousehole tree (Myoporum laetum) is a tree in the family Scrophulariaceae native to New Zealand. Description It is evergreen, grows to a height of 10 metres, and bears white or near white blossoms in late winter to mid spring. It is a fast gr...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/myoporum/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
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86.  
Northern Pintail  [Anas acuta]
The Pintail or Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) is a common and widespread duck which breeds in the northern areas of Europe and Asia and across most of Canada, Alaska and the mid-western United States.This dabbling duck is strongly migratory and winters fur...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/northern_pintail/ - Last revised: Dec 10, 2012
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87.  
Northern Shoveler  [Anas clypeata]
The Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) is a common and widespread duck which breeds in the northern areas of Europe and Asia and across most of North America. It was formerly known as Northern Shoveller.This dabbling duck is strongly migratory and winters...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/northern_shoveler/ - Last revised: Dec 11, 2012
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88.  
Osprey  [Pandion haliaetus]
The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), also known colloquially as fishhawk, seahawk or fish eagle, is a medium-large fish-eating bird of prey. However, It is not the same as a sea-eagle. It is found on all continents except Antarctica although in South America i...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/osprey/ - Last revised: Oct 03, 2016
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89.  
Pacific Golden-Plover  [Pluvialis fulva]
The Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva) is a medium-sized plover.The 23-26 cm long breeding adult is spotted gold and black on the crown, back and wings. Its face and neck are black with a white border and it has a black breast and a dark rump. The le...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/pacific_golden_plover/ - Last revised: Oct 28, 2015
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90.  
Pacific Loon  [Gavia pacifica]
The Pacific Diver (Gavia pacifica), known in North America as the Pacific Loon, is a medium-sized member of the loon, or diver, family. It may be conspecific with Black-throated Diver, which it closely resembles.It breeds on deep lakes in the tundra regio...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/pacific_loon/ - Last revised: Jan 08, 2016
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91.  
Pelagic Cormorant  [Phalacrocorax pelagicus]
The Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus), also known as Baird's Cormorant, is a small (25"-29", 64-74 cm long) member of the cormorant family found on the coasts of the northern Pacific.It is a black-bodied seabird with a metallic gloss. Its facial...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/pelagic_cormorant/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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92.  
Petty Spurge
Euphorbia peplus (Petty Spurge or Radium Weed) is a species of Euphorbia, native to most of Europe, northern Africa, and western Asia, where it typically grows in cultivated arable land, gardens, and other disturbed land. It should not be confused with th...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/petty_spurge/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
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93.  
Phacelia
Phacelia, the phacelias or scorpionweeds, is a large plant genus. It contains about 200 species of herbs, native of Western North America (the most), Eastern USA and South America. The genus is traditionally placed at family rank with the waterleaves (Hyd...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/phacelia/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
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94.  
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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95.  
Red Knot  [Calidris canutus]
The Red Knot, Calidris canutus (just Knot in Europe), is a medium sized shorebird which breeds in tundra in the far north of Canada, Europe and Russia.North American birds winter in coastal areas on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts as far south as Argentin...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/red_knot/ - Last revised: Apr 08, 2016
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96.  
Red-breasted Merganser  [Mergus serrator]
The Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) is a diving duck.Its breeding habitat is freshwater lakes and rivers across northern North America, Greenland, Europe and Asia. It nests in sheltered locations on the ground near water. It is migratory and many...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/red_breasted_merganser/ - Last revised: Aug 24, 2013
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97.  
Red-necked Phalarope  [Phalaropus lobatus]
The Red-necked Phalarope, Phalaropus lobatus, is a small wader. This phalarope breeds in the Arctic regions of North America and Eurasia. It is migratory, and, unusually for a wader, winters at sea on tropical oceans.Red-necked Phalarope is about 18 cm (7...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/red_necked_phalarope/ - Last revised: Sep 16, 2013
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98.  
Red-throated Loon  [Gavia stellata]
The Red-throated Diver, known in North America as Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) is the smallest and most widely distributed member of the loon or diver family.The Red-throated Diver is typically 55-67 cm (24" to 27") in length with a 91-110 cm wingsp...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/red_throated_loon/ - Last revised: Apr 02, 2016
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99.  
Red-winged Blackbird  [Agelaius phoeniceus]
The Red-winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus, is a passerine bird of the family Icteridae found in most of North and much of Central America. It breeds from Alaska and Newfoundland south to Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, Mexico and Guatemala, with isolated...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/red_winged_blackbird/ - Last revised: May 19, 2015
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100.  
Reddish Egret  [Egretta rufescens]
The Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) is a small heron. It is a resident breeder in Central America, the Caribbean and the southern USA in the Gulf states and California. There is post-breeding dispersal to well north of the nesting range.Reddish Egret's...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/reddish_egret/ - Last revised: Sep 23, 2013
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101.  
Ring-billed Gull  [Larus delawarensis]
The Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) is a medium-sized gull.Adults are 49 cm length and with a 124 cm wingspan. They have a white head, neck and underparts and a relatively short, yellow bill with a dark ring. The back and wings are silver grey and t...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/ring_billed_gull/ - Last revised: Dec 11, 2011
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102.  
Rock Sandpiper  [Calidris ptilocnemis]
The Rock Sandpiper, Calidris or Erolia ptilocnemis is a small shorebird.Adults have short yellow legs and a medium thin dark bill. The body is dark on top with a slight purplish gloss and mainly white underneath. The breast is smeared with grey and the ru...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/rock_sandpiper/ - Last revised: Jun 11, 2012
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103.  
Rose-ringed Parakeet  [Psittacula krameri]
The Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri), also known as the Ringnecked Parakeet, is a gregarious tropical parakeet species that is popular as a pet. Its scientific name commemorates the Austrian naturalist Wilhelm Heinrich Kramer. This non-migrating...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/rose_ringed_parakeet/ - Last revised: Aug 24, 2010
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104.  
Royal Tern  [Thalasseus maximus]
The Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus, syn. Sterna maxima - see Bridge et al., 2005) is a seabird in the tern family Sternidae. This bird has two distinctive subspecies.T. m. maximus breeds on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the southern USA and Mexico in...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/royal_tern/ - Last revised: Apr 02, 2016
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105.  
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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106.  
Ruddy Duck  [Oxyura jamaicensis]
The Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) is a small stiff-tailed duck.Adult males have a rust-red body, a blue bill, and a white face with a black cap. Adult females have a grey-brown body with a greyish face with a darker bill, cap and a cheek stripe. The sou...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/ruddy_duck/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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107.  
Ruddy Turnstone  [Arenaria interpres]
The Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) is a small wading bird, one of two species of turnstone in the genus Arenaria. It is now classified in the sandpiper family Scolopacidae but was formerly sometimes placed in the plover family Charadriidae. It is a...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/ruddy_turnstone/ - Last revised: Oct 28, 2015
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108.  
Sabine's Gull  [Xema sabini]
The Sabine's Gull is a small gull. Its generic placement is disputed; some authors treat it as the sole species in the genus Xema as Xema sabini, while others retain it in the genus Larus as Larus sabini. It breeds in the arctic and has a circumpolar dist...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/sabines_gull/ - Last revised: Oct 03, 2016
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109.  
Sand Verbena
Abronia maritima is a species of sand verbena known by the common name red sand verbena. This is a beach-adapted perennial plant native to the coastlines of southern California, including the Channel Islands, and northern Baja California. It grows along s...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/sand_verbena/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
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110.  
Sanderling  [Calidris alba]
The Sanderling (Calidris alba, syn. Crocethia alba or Erolia alba) is a small wader. It is a circumpolar Arctic breeder, and is a long-distance migrant, wintering south to South America, South Europe, Africa, and Australia. It is highly gregarious in wint...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/sanderling/ - Last revised: Apr 08, 2016
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111.  
Scorpion
Scorpions are predatory arthropod animals of the order Scorpiones within the class Arachnida. There are about 2,000 species of scorpions, found widely distributed south of about 49° N, except New Zealand and Antarctica. The northernmost part of the world...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/other/scorpion/ - Last revised: Aug 06, 2009
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112.  
Scripps Murrelet
Xantus's Murrelet (Synthliboramphus hypoleucus) is a small seabird found in the California Current system in the Pacific Ocean. This auk breeds on islands off California and Mexico. It is threatened by predators introduced to its breeding colonies and by...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/scripps_murrelet/ - Last revised: Feb 29, 2016
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113.  
Sea Fig Ice Plant
Carpobrotus chilensis is a species of succulent plant known by the common name sea fig. It is probably native to southern Africa but is familiar elsewhere, particularly the coastline of western North America, where it is an invasive introduced species tha...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/sea_fig_ice_plant/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
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114.  
Semipalmated Plover  [Charadrius semipalmatus]
The Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) is a small plover.Adults have a grey-brown back and wings, a white belly, and a white breast with one black neckband. They have a brown cap, a white forehead, a black mask around the eyes and a short orang...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/semipalmated_plover/ - Last revised: Oct 28, 2015
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115.  
Semipalmated Sandpiper  [Calidris pusilla]
The Semipalmated Sandpiper, Calidris pusilla, is a very small shorebird. It is sometimes separated with other "stints" in Erolia but although these apparently form a monophyletic group, the present species' old genus Ereunetes had been proposed before Ero...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/semipalmated_sandpiper/ - Last revised: Jul 16, 2012
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116.  
Short Fruited Filaree
Erodium brachycarpum is a species of flowering plant in the geranium family known by the common name shortfruit stork's bill. It is native to southern Europe but it is known elsewhere as an introduced species and often a weed, such as the west coast of th...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/short_fruited_filaree/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
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117.  
Short-billed Dowitcher  [Limnodromus griseus]
The Short-billed Dowitcher, Limnodromus griseus, is a medium-sized shorebird of the family Scolopacidae. The name of this bird can be somewhat misleading, as its bill is only short in comparison with the Long-billed Dowitcher. Its long, straight, dark bil...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/short_billed_dowitcher/ - Last revised: Feb 16, 2012
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118.  
Snowy Egret  [Egretta thula]
The Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) is a small white heron. It is the American counterpart to the very similar Old World Little Egret, which has established a foothold in the Bahamas.Adults are typically 61 cm long and weigh 375 g. They have a slim black bill...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/snowy_egret/ - Last revised: Feb 21, 2012
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119.  
Solitary Sandpiper  [Tringa solitaria]
The Solitary Sandpiper, Tringa solitaria, is a small wader (shorebird). Its only close relative in the genus Tringa is the Green Sandpiper (Pereira & Baker, 2005); they both have brown wings with little light dots, and a delicate but contrasting neck and...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/solitary_sandpiper/ - Last revised: Nov 23, 2011
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120.  
Song Sparrow  [Melospiza melodia]
The Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia, is a medium-sized American sparrow.Adults have brown upperparts with dark streaks on the back and are white underneath with dark streaking and a dark brown spot in the middle of the breast. They have a brown cap and a...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/song_sparrow/ - Last revised: Mar 08, 2016
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121.  
Sour Grass
Oxalis pes-caprae (Bermuda buttercup, African wood-sorrel, Bermuda sorrel, Buttercup oxalis, Cape sorrel, English weed, Goat's-foot, Sourgrass, Soursob, Soursop and in Hebrew ????? ????) is a species of tristylous flowering plant in the wood sorrel family...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/sour_grass/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
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122.  
Spotted Sandpiper  [Actitis macularius]
The Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia) is a small shorebird, 18-20 cm long. Together with its sister species, the Common Sandpiper (A. hypoleucos) they make up the genus Actitis. They replace each other geographically; stray birds may settle down with...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/spotted_sandpiper/ - Last revised: Apr 09, 2016
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123.  
Suncups
Camissonia bistorta is a species of flowering plant in the evening primrose family known by the common names southern suncup and California suncup. It is native to southern California and Baja California, where it grows in several types of plant community...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/suncups/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
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124.  
Surf Scoter  [Melanitta perspicillata]
The Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) is a large sea duck, which breeds in Canada and Alaska. It is placed in the subgenus Melanitta, along with the Velvet and White-winged Scoters, distinct from the subgenus Oidemia, Black and Common Scoters.It winte...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/surf_scoter/ - Last revised: Apr 03, 2016
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125.  
Surfbird  [Aphriza virgata]
The Surfbird is a small stocky wader in the family Scolopacidae. It is usually classified in a genus of its own, as Aphriza virgata, but more recent data suggests it is very close genetically to the Red and Great Knots and should be included in Calidris (...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/surfbird/ - Last revised: Apr 19, 2015
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126.  
Thayer's Gull  [Larus thayeri]
The Thayer's Gull (Larus thayeri) is a large gull native to North America that breeds in the Arctic islands of Canada and primarily winters on the Pacific coast, from southern Alaska to the Gulf of California, though there are also wintering populations o...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/thayers_gull/ - Last revised: Mar 05, 2012
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127.  
Tree Swallow  [Tachycineta bicolor]
The Tree Swallow, Tachycineta bicolor, is a migratory passerine bird that breeds in North America and winters in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. It is a very rare vagrant to western Europe.This swallow averages 13.5 cm (5 inches) long and weigh...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/tree_swallow/ - Last revised: May 19, 2015
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128.  
Vaux's Swift  [Chaetura vauxi]
The Vaux's Swift, Chaetura vauxi, breeds in highlands from southern Alaska to central California and from southern Mexico, the northern Yucatán Peninsula, to eastern Panama and northern Venezuela. The United States' populations are migratory, wintering fr...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/vauxs_swift/ - Last revised: Apr 28, 2016
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129.  
Wandering Tattler  [Tringa incana]
The Wandering Tattler, Tringa incana (formerly Heteroscelus incanus: Pereira & Baker, 2005; Banks et al., 2006), is a medium-sized wading bird. It is similar in appearance to the closely related Gray-tailed Tattler, T. brevipes. The tattlers are unique am...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/wandering_tattler/ - Last revised: Oct 28, 2015
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130.  
Western Grebe  [Aechmophorus occidentalis]
The Western Grebe, (Aechmophorus occidentalis), is a species in the grebe family of water birds. Folk names include "dabchick", "swan grebe" and "swan-necked grebe".This is the largest North American grebe 56-74 cm (22"-29") long. It is black-and-white, w...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/western_grebe/ - Last revised: Feb 21, 2012
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131.  
Western Gull  [Larus occidentalis]
The Western Gull, Larus occidentalis, is a large white-headed gull that lives on the western coast of North America. It was previously considered conspecific with the Yellow-footed Gull (Larus livens) of the Gulf of California. The Western Gull ranges fro...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/western_gull/ - Last revised: Apr 29, 2014
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132.  
Western Sandpiper  [Calidris mauri]
The Western Sandpiper, Calidris or Erolia mauri, is a small shorebird.Adults have dark legs and a short thin dark bill, thinner at the tip. The body is brown on top and white underneath. They are reddish-brown on the crown. This bird can be difficult to d...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/western_sandpiper/ - Last revised: Jun 11, 2012
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133.  
Western Willet
The Willet, Tringa semipalmata (formerly Catoptrophorus semipalmatus: Pereira & Baker, 2005; Banks et al., 2006), is a large shorebird in the sandpiper family. It is a well-sized and stout scolopacid, the largest of the shanks. Its closest relative is the...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/western_willet/ - Last revised: Mar 04, 2012
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134.  
Whimbrel  [Numenius phaeopus]
The Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus, is a wader in the large family Scolopacidae. It is the one of the most widespread of the curlews, breeding across much of subarctic North America, Europe and Asia as far south as Scotland.This is a migratory species winteri...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/whimbrel/ - Last revised: Sep 29, 2011
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135.  
White-crowned Sparrow  [Zonotrichia leucophrys]
The White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) is a medium-sized sparrow native to North America.Adults are 18 cm long and have black and white stripes on their head, a grey face, brown streaked upper parts and a long tail. The wings are brown with ba...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/white_crowned_sparrow/ - Last revised: Mar 08, 2016
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136.  
White-faced Ibis  [Plegadis chihi]
The White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi) is a wading bird in the ibis family Threskiornithidae.This species breeds colonially in marshes, usually nesting in bushes or low trees. Its breeding range extends from the western USA south through Mexico, as well as...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/white_faced_ibis/ - Last revised: Oct 17, 2011
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137.  
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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138.  
Wild Radish
The radish (Raphanus sativus) is an edible root vegetable of the Brassicaceae family that was domesticated in Europe in pre-Roman times. They are grown and consumed throughout the world. Radishes have numerous varieties, varying in size, color and duratio...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/wild_radish/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
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139.  
Willet  [Tringa semipalmata]
The Willet, Tringa semipalmata (formerly Catoptrophorus semipalmatus: Pereira & Baker, 2005; Banks et al., 2006), is a large shorebird in the sandpiper family. It is a well-sized and stout scolopacid, the largest of the shanks. Its closest relative is the...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/willet/ - Last revised: Apr 20, 2015
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140.  
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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141.  
Wooly Darkling Beetle
Beetles are the group of insects with the largest number of known species. They are classified in the order Coleoptera (pronounced /?ko?li??pt?r?/; from Greek ??????, koleos, "sheath"; and ??????, pteron, "wing", thus "sheathed wing"), which contains more...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/other/wooly_darkling_beetle/ - Last revised: Aug 06, 2009
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142.  
Xantus Murrelet
Xantus's Murrelet (Synthliboramphus hypoleucus) is a small seabird found in the California Current system in the Pacific Ocean. This auk breeds on islands off California and Mexico. It is threatened by predators introduced to its breeding colonies and by...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/xantus_murrelet/ - Last revised: Jun 23, 2012
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143.  
Xantus's Murrelet  [Synthliboramphus hypoleucus]
Xantus's Murrelet (Synthliboramphus hypoleucus) is a small seabird found in the California Current system in the Pacific Ocean. This auk breeds on islands off California and Mexico. It is threatened by predators introduced to its breeding colonies and by...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/xantuss_murrelet/ - Last revised: Jun 23, 2012
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144.  
Yellow Pincushion
Chaenactis glabriuscula is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name yellow pincushion.It is native to California and Baja California, where it grows in a wide variety of habitats. It is a variable plant, especially across...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/plants/yellow_pincushion/ - Last revised: Aug 10, 2009
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145.  
Yellow-faced Bumblebee
Family: Apidae, Apid Bees view all from this familyDescription 1/2-3/4" (1-2 cm), queens larger than workers. A robust and hairy bumblebee with a yellow face; thorax and abdomen mostly black; yellow band near tip of abdomen. Wings blackish.Warning This be...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/other/yellow_faced_bumblebee/ - Last revised: Aug 06, 2009
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