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American Avocet  [Recurvirostra americana]
The American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) is a large wader in the avocet and stilt family, Recurvirostridae.This avocet has long, thin, gray legs, giving it its colloquial name, "blue shanks". The plumage is black and white on the back with white on t... - Last revised: May 28, 2016
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Antarctic Fur Seal
Description The fur seal, Deception Island This fur seal has a short and broad snout compared with others in the family. Adult males are dark brown in color. Females and juveniles tend to be grey with a lighter underside. Colour patterns are highly variab... - Last revised: Feb 16, 2010
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Antarctic Prion  [Pachyptila desolata]
The Antarctic Prion (Pachyptila desolata), also known as the Totorore in Maori, is the largest of the prions, a genus of small petrels of the Southern Ocean. The wingspan is 17"?20 cm. It breeds in colonies on Auckland Island, Heard Island, Macquarie Isla... - Last revised: Feb 11, 2010
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Antarctic Tern  [Sterna vittata]
The Antarctic Tern (Sterna vittata) is a typical tern. It ranges throughout the southern oceans. It is very similar in appearance to the closely related Arctic Tern, but is stockier, and the wing tips are grey instead of blackish in flight. It is, of cour... - Last revised: Feb 16, 2010
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Baltimore Oriole  [Icterus galbula]
The Baltimore Oriole, Icterus galbula, is a small icterid blackbird which is 18 cm long and weighs 34 g. This bird received its name from the fact that the male's colors resemble those on the coat-of-arms of Lord Baltimore. The Baltimore Orioles, an Ameri... - Last revised: Jan 04, 2016
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Barred Owl  [Strix varia]
The first description of a Barred Owl was published in 1799 by amateur naturalist Benjamin Smith Barton. In Latin, "varia" is a form of the word "varius", meaning diverse. It has also been known as Northern Barred Owl, Swamp Owl, Striped Owl, Hoot Owl, Ei... - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Black Skimmer  [Rynchops niger]
The Black Skimmer Rynchops niger is a tern-like seabird, one of three very similar bird species in the skimmer family. It breeds in North and South America. Northern populations winter in the warmer waters of the Caribbean and the tropical and subtropical... - Last revised: Sep 02, 2009
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Black-browed Albatross  [Thalassarche melanophris]
Black-browed albatross colony on Saunders Island, Falkland Islands The Black-browed Albatross, Thalassarche melanophrys, is a large seabird of the albatross family Diomedeidae. It is an endangered species on the IUCN Red List, but is the most widespread a... - Last revised: Mar 19, 2010
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Boat-tailed Grackle  [Quiscalus major]
The Boat-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus major) is a large blackbird. It is a permanent resident breeding bird on the coasts of the southeastern USA.It is found in coastal saltwater marshes, and, in Florida, also on inland waters. The nest is a well-concealed c... - Last revised: Apr 22, 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... - Last revised: Apr 08, 2016
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Brown Skua  [Catharacta lonnbergi]
The Brown Skua (Catharacta antarctica) is often referred to as Antarctic Skua (or vice versa); the taxonomy of Skuas is still a matter of dispute. Other names (probably owing to the high level of hybridization in this species) include Southern Great Skua,... - Last revised: Mar 28, 2013
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Brown-headed Nuthatch  [Sitta pusilla]
The Brown-headed Nuthatch, Sitta pusilla, is a small (approx. 3.5 inch) songbird found in pine forests throughout the Southeastern United States; there is also a dwindling population in the Bahamas. The bird, like other nuthatches, possesses a sharp black... - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Cape Petrel  [Daption capense]
The Cape Petrel (Daption capense), or cape pigeon is a common seabird of the Southern Ocean from the family Procellariidae. It is the only member of the genus Daption, and is allied to the fulmarine petrels. It is also sometimes known as the Cape Fulmar,... - Last revised: Feb 16, 2010
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Carolina Chickadee  [Poecile carolinensis]
The Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis 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 Poe... - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Carolina Wren  [Thryothorus ludovicianus]
The Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) is a common species of wren resident in the eastern half of the USA, the extreme south of Ontario and Quebec, Canada, and the extreme northeast of Mexico. A distinct population in the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexic... - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Chinstrap Penguin  [Pygoscelis antarcticus]
The Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarcticus) is a species of penguin which is found in the South Sandwich Islands, Antarctica, the South Orkneys, South Shetland, South Georgia, Bouvet Island, Balleny and Peter Island. Their name derives from the narrow... - Last revised: Feb 17, 2010
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Chipping Sparrow  [Spizella passerina]
The Chipping Sparrow, Spizella passerina, is a small sparrow. Its breeding habitat is wooded areas, suburban parks, and farmland across most of North America. It usually nests in trees, coniferous or deciduous, or sometimes on the ground. The Chipping Spa... - Last revised: Jan 03, 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... - Last revised: Sep 29, 2011
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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... - Last revised: Apr 08, 2016
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Forster's Tern  [Sterna forsteri]
The Forster's Tern, Sterna forsteri, is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. It breeds inland in North America and winters south to the Caribbean and northern South America.This species is rare but annual in western Europe, and has wintered in Ireland... - Last revised: Feb 16, 2012
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Gentoo Penguin  [Pygoscelis papua]
Saunders Island, Falkland Islands The Gentoo Penguin (pronounced /?d??ntu?/), Pygoscelis papua, is easily recognized by the wide white stripe extending like a bonnet across the top of its head. Chicks have grey backs with white fronts. Adult Gentoos reach... - Last revised: Mar 19, 2010
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Gray-headed Albatross  [Thalassarche chrysostoma]
The Grey-headed Albatross, Thalassarche chrysostoma, also known as the Grey-headed Mollymawk, is a large seabird from the albatross family. It has a circumpolar distribution, nesting on isolated islands in the Southern Ocean and feeding at high latitudes,... - Last revised: Feb 11, 2010
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Great Black-backed Gull  [Larus marinus]
The Great Black-backed Gull, Larus marinus, is a very large gull which breeds on the European and North American coasts and islands of the North Atlantic. It is fairly sedentary, but some Great Black-backed Gulls move further south or inland to large lake... - Last revised: May 15, 2014
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Green-breasted Mango  [Anthracothorax prevostii]
The Green-breasted Mango (Anthracothorax prevostii) is a hummingbird from tropical America. The scientific name of this bird commemorates the French naturalist Florent Prévost.Adults of this medium-sized hummingbird species are 11-12 cm in length. Males a... - Last revised: Jun 18, 2009
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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... - Last revised: Feb 29, 2016
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King Penguin  [Aptenodytes patagonicus]
The King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) is the second largest species of penguin at about 90 cm (3 ft) tall and weighing 11 to 16 kg (24 to 35 lb), second only to the Emperor Penguin. There are two subspecies - A. p. patagonicus and... - Last revised: Feb 16, 2010
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Laughing Gull  [Leucophaeus atricilla]
The Laughing Gull, Leucophaeus atricilla, is a medium-sized gull of North and South America. It breeds on the Atlantic coast of North America, the Caribbean, southern California, USA, and northern South America. Northernmost populations migrate further so... - Last revised: Jan 28, 2013
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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... - Last revised: Apr 20, 2015
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Leopard Seal
Description A growling leopard seal The leopard seal is large and muscular, with a dark grey back and light grey on its stomach. Its throat is whitish with the black spots that give the seal its common name. Females are generally slightly larger than the... - Last revised: Feb 17, 2010
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Lesser Black-backed Gull  [Larus fuscus]
The Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) is a large gull which breeds on the Atlantic coasts of Europe. It is migratory, wintering from the British Isles south to West Africa. It is also a regular winter visitor to the east coast of North America, prob... - Last revised: Jan 01, 2012
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Light-mantled Albatross  [Phoebetria palpebrata]
Species P. fusca P. palpebrata1785) The sooty albatrosses are small albatrosses from the genus Phoebetria. There are two species, the Dark-mantled Sooty Albatross ( or Sooty Albatross, P. fusca) and the Light-mantled Sooty Albatross (P. palpebrata). The s... - Last revised: Jan 18, 2013
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Macaroni Penguin  [Eudyptes chrysolophus]
The Macaroni Penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus) is a species of penguin found from the Subantarctic to the Antarctic Peninsula. It is one of six species of crested penguin, and bears a distinctive yellow crest. An adult averages about 5.5 kg (12 lb) in weigh... - Last revised: Feb 17, 2010
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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... - Last revised: Jun 13, 2016
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Northern Giant-petrel  [Macronectes halli]
The Northern Giant Petrel, Macronectes halli, is a large seabird from the genus Macronectes.... - Last revised: Feb 12, 2010
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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... - Last revised: Dec 01, 2009
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Pine Warbler  [Setophaga pinus]
The Pine Warbler, Dendroica pinus, is a small songbird of the New World warbler family.These birds have white bellies, white wing bars, dark legs and thin, relatively long pointed bills; they have yellowish lines over their eyes. Adult males have olive up... - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Purple Sandpiper  [Calidris maritima]
The Purple Sandpiper, Calidris or Erolia maritima is a small shorebird.Adults have short yellow legs and a medium thin dark bill with a yellow base. The body is dark on top with a slight purplish gloss and mainly white underneath. The breast is smeared wi... - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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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... - Last revised: Apr 02, 2016
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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... - Last revised: Apr 22, 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... - Last revised: Feb 05, 2013
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Soft-plumaged Petrel  [Pterodroma mollis]
The Soft-plumaged Petrel (Pterodroma mollis) is a species of seabird in the Procellariidae family. It breeds on islands in the Southern Hemisphere, nesting on Tristan da Cunha, Gough Island, the Prince Edward Islands, Crozet Islands and on the Antipodes I... - Last revised: Feb 11, 2010
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South American Fur Seal
Physical description The South American fur seal has a dark grey coat of fur. The males of the species are almost entirely this color, though they may have grey or tan grizzled markings. The females and sub-adult males have lighter grey or tan coloring on... - Last revised: Feb 11, 2010
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South Georgia Diving-petrel  [Pelecanoides georgicus]
The South Georgia Diving-petrel or Georgian Diving-petrel (Pelecanoides georgicus) is a species of seabird in the diving-petrel family, Pelecanoididae. It nests in colonies on Subantarctic islands. It breeds on South Georgia in the south Atlantic and on t... - Last revised: Feb 16, 2010
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South Georgia Pintail  [Anas georgica georgica]
Taxonomy The duck has long been recognised as a distinct taxon, with its affinities previously considered to be with the teals. Robert Cushman Murphy was the first to demonstrate that it is a pintail, its closest relatives the yellow-billed pintails of So... - Last revised: Feb 12, 2010
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Southern Elephant Seal
Southern Elephant Seal Male (Bull) Female (Cow) Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)[1] Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Suborder: Pinnipedia Family: Phocidae Genus: Mirounga Specie... - Last revised: Feb 16, 2010
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Southern Giant-petrel  [Macronectes giganteus]
The Southern Giant Petrel, Macronectes giganteus, is a large seabird of the southern oceans. Diet The Southern Giant Petrel is one of the few predators of penguins, mostly their chicks. They mostly eat carrion but sometimes the female will hunt live anima... - Last revised: Feb 17, 2010
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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... - Last revised: May 19, 2015
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Tricolored Heron  [Egretta tricolor]
The Tricolored Heron, Egretta tricolor, formerly known in North America as the Louisiana Heron, is a small heron. It is a resident breeder from the Gulf states of the USA and northern Mexico south through Central America and the Caribbean to central Brazi... - Last revised: Feb 04, 2013
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Tufted Titmouse  [Baeolophus bicolor]
The Tufted Titmouse, Baeolophus bicolor, is a small songbird from central North America, a species in the tit and chickadee family (Paridae). The Black-crested Titmouse, which is found from central and southern Texas southwards, was included as a subspeci... - Last revised: May 10, 2012
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Wandering Albatross  [Diomedea exulans]
The Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans), is a large seabird from the family Diomedeidae which has a circumpolar range in the Southern Ocean. It was the first species of albatross to be described, and was long considered the same species as the Tristan... - Last revised: Feb 11, 2010
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White Ibis  [Eudocimus albus]
American White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) is a species of wading bird of the ibis family Threskiornithidae which occurs from the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States south through most of the New World tropics.It occurs in marshy wetlands and pools near th... - Last revised: Nov 21, 2011
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White-chinned Petrel  [Procellaria aequinoctialis]
The White-chinned Petrel is large shearwater in the family Procellariidae. It ranges around the Southern Ocean as far north as South Australia, Peru and Namibia, and breeds colonially on scattered islands; South Georgia, Prince Edward Islands, Crozet Isla... - Last revised: Feb 11, 2010
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White-tailed Deer
The White tailed deer(Odocoileus virginianus), also known as the Virginia deer, or simply as the whitetail, is a medium-sized deer found throughout most of the continental United States, southern Canada, Mexico, Central America and northern portions of So... - Last revised: May 10, 2012
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White-throated Sparrow  [Zonotrichia albicollis]
The White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis, is a passerine bird of the American sparrow family Emberizidae.It is a 17 cm long North American species, breeding in central Canada and New England. It nests either on the ground under shrubs or low in... - Last revised: Dec 15, 2012
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Wilson's Storm-Petrel  [Oceanites oceanicus]
The Wilson's Storm-petrel (Oceanites oceanicus), also known as Wilson's Petrel, is a small seabird of the storm-petrel family Hydrobatidae. It is one of the most abundant bird species in the world. The Wilson's Storm-petrel breeds on the Antarctic coastli... - Last revised: Feb 17, 2010
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Yellow-rumped Warbler  [Setophaga coronata]
Three closely related North American bird forms—the eastern Myrtle Warbler, its western counterpart, Audubon's Warbler, and the Central American Goldman's Warbler—are periodically lumped as the Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata).Since 1973, Americ... - Last revised: Dec 22, 2015
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