North American Scarce Birds Gallery

Green-tailed Towhee, Colorado, Granby, 7/27/19


juvenile

Andy Birch

Amateur photographer
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© Andy Birch
Brewer's Sparrow, Colorado, Granby, 7/27/19

Andy Birch

Amateur photographer
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© Andy Birch
White-crowned Sparrow oriantha, Colorado, Rocky Mountains, Medicine Bow Curve Trail, 7/28/19

Andy Birch

Amateur photographer
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© Andy Birch
Cordilleran Flycatcher, Colorado, Hidden Valley, Rocky Mountains, 7/29/19

Andy Birch

Amateur photographer
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© Andy Birch
White-tailed Ptarmigan, Colorado, Rocky Mountains, Medicine Bow Curve Trail, 7/28/19

Andy Birch

Amateur photographer
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© Andy Birch
GREAT EGRET, ERIE TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY, MICHIGAN, 24 MAY 2019

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THE FILAMENTOUS SCAPULAR PLUMES OF THE GREAT EGRET ARE BUT A BRIEF SPECTACLE, USUALLY LASTING FROM THE ARRIVAL OF THE MALES AT THE NESTING COLONY UNTIL A PAIR’S FIRST EGG IS LAID. BUT THESE EXQUISITE PLUMES OF ETHEREAL BEAUTY WERE THE SOURCE OF A CATASTROPHE, THANKS TO THE FASHION INDUSTRY. TO SEE THE REST OF THE STORY CLICK ON: www.flickr.com/photos/snow-shadow/albums/72157647927624405

Alan Ryff

Amateur photographer

© Alan Ryff
Piping Plover, Chicago, Illinois, Montrose Point, July 29, 2019

The Montrose Birding Blog
A pair of Piping Plovers is nesting at Montrose Beach in Chicago, the first time this species has nested in Chicago in over 50 years. As of July 29, 2 chicks have hatched. This bird is Rose, the female of the pair. Taken on July 29, 2019.

Robert Hughes

Amateur photographer
http://theorniphile.info/wordpress/
Naturalist. Writer. Photographer. Content producer. Web guy.
© Robert Hughes United States
NORTHERN FLICKER, LIMA TOWNSHIP, WASHTENAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN, 26 MAY 2019

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MALE WOODPECKERS TYPICALLY INCUBATE AND BROOD AT NIGHT THOUGH BOTH SEXES SHARE THESE DUTIES DURING DAYLIGHT. THIS MALE FLICKER ENTERED THE NEST CAVITY 49 MINUTES BEFORE SUNSET. THE NEST WAS FACING WEST, ABOUT 12 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND, IN A WILLOW SALIX. UNLIKE THE RED-HEADED WOODPECKER AND YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, THE NORTHERN FLICKER IS FOR THE MOST PART A NOCTURNAL MIGRANT USUALLY IN LOOSE FLOCKS NUMBERING FROM A FEW BIRDS TO HUNDREDS.

Alan Ryff

Amateur photographer

© Alan Ryff
NORTHERN FLICKER, LIMA TOWNSHIP, WASHTENAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN, 26 MAY 2019

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THE BILL OF THIS NORTHERN FLICKER IS PARTIALLY SOIL ENCRUSTED. AMONG NORTH AMERICAN WOODPECKERS IT ALONG WITH THE GILDED FLICKER ARE THE ONLY NORTH AMERICAN WOODPECKERS TO FEED PRIMARILY ON THE GROUND. FURTHERMORE THE NORTHERN FLICKER HAS THE LONGEST TONGUE AMONG NORTH AMERICA’S WOODPECKERS. THEREFORE, NOT SURPRISINGLY, THE NORTHERN FLICKER MORE THAN ANY OTHER NORTH AMERICAN BIRD FEEDS ON ANTS, EXTRACTED FROM THE GROUND, ESPECIALLY FROM ANTHILLS.

Alan Ryff

Amateur photographer

© Alan Ryff
Blue-throated Hummingbird, Cochise County, Arizona, Jasper's Yard, portal, 06/12/2019


After six attempts to take off the Blue-throat released the Black-chinned HB and bothflew off.

Nolan A Lameka

Amateur photographer

© Nolan A Lameka
Blue-throated Hummingbird, CochisCounty, Arizona, Jasper's Yard, Portal, 06/12/2019


Blue-throated Hummingbird caught a Black-chinned HB, but wass unable to take off with it.

Nolan A Lameka

Amateur photographer

© Nolan A Lameka
Scripp's Murrelet, Ventura, Island Packers Pelagic, 7/14/19

Andy Birch

Amateur photographer
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© Andy Birch
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