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Bewick’s Wren

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Although they are monotypic (males and females look alike), Bewick’s wrens show lots of variation in plumage. There are 10 subspecies in the United States and 5 more subspecies in Mexico. These small wrens are generally brown grey to rufous … Continue reading

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Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker

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The Japanese pygmy woodpecker (Yungipicus kizuki) is a common, widespread bird found in the Russian Far East, Japan, Korea and Northeast China. A resident of woodlands, riparian thicks and scrub, this small woodpecker adapts well to urban settings such as … Continue reading

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Black Headed Grosbeak – Female

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Female black headed grosbeaks (Pheucticus melanocephalus) are much duller than their striking male counterparts. Where the male black headed grosbeak is black, the female is brown. She has white eyebrows (supercilium) and a median crown stripe. The underparts are buff … Continue reading

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Mountain Chickadee

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The mountain chickadee (Poecile gambeli) is distinguished from the other chickadees in North America by its white supercilium (eyebrow) composed of white-tipped feathers. This medium-sized chickadee can be found in the montane (mountainous) coniferous forests and mixed woodlands of western … Continue reading

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