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Birds

The Pacific Diver (Gavia pacifica), also known as the Pacific Loon, is a species of bird in the loon family Gaviidae. Its habitat is on deep lakes in the tundra region of Alaska and northern Canada as far east as Baffin Island, and in Russia east of th...

The Plain Chachalaca (Ortalis vetula) is a large species of bird in the Cracidae family. It is found in tropical and subtropical environments from mezquital thickets in the Rio Grande Valley in southeastern Texas to northernmost Costa Rica. In Central ...

The Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) is a small species of duck and the only living member of its genus. Its habitat is swamps and wooded ponds on the northern half of the United States or southern Canada. A common species in captivity in Europ...

Brandt's Cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus), is a species of marine bird of the cormorant family of seabirds. It inhabits the Pacific coast of North America. Its summer range extends from Alaska to the Gulf of California. The populations north of V...

The Black-headed Duck, (Heteronetta atricapilla), is a species of stiff-tailed duck from the subfamily Oxyurinae and the family Anatidae. It is the only member of its genus Heteronetta. Its habitat is swamps, lakes and marshes in Northern Chile, Paragu...

The Sooty Grouse (Dendragapus fuliginosus) is a species of grouse native to North America’s Pacific Coast Ranges from southeastern Alaska and Yukon south to California. Its habitat includes edges of conifer and mixed forests in mountainous regions. I...

The Orinoco Goose (Neochen jubata) is a species of bird in the Anatidae family of ducks, geese and swans. It is also in the shelduck subfamily Tadorninae. It is the only living member of the genus Neochen. The Orinoco Goose is found in the forests of t...

The Highland Guan (Penelopina nigra) is a species of bird in the Cracidae family. It is found in the highlands of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, southern Mexico, and Nicaragua. Its habitat includes subtropical or tropical moist mountain forests. ...

The Tawny-faced Quail (Rhynchortyx cinctus) is a species of bird in the Odontophoridae family. It is the only bird in its genus. It is found throughout Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Its habitat includes subtropical or ...

The White-tailed Ptarmigan (Lagopus leucura) is the smallest bird in the grouse family. It is found in the mountains of western United States, Canada and Alaska. This is an alpine species, a permanent resident of the high mountains above the timberline...

The Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis) also known as the dabchick, swan grebe, and swan-necked grebe, is a species of water bird found in western North America. They are commonly found in colonies numbering in the hundreds on large island lakes ...

The Trinidad Piping-guan, Aburria pipile (sometimes called Pipile pipile), is a species of bird in the chachalaca, guan and curassow family Cracidae. This bird is found only on Trinidad and is close to extinction. It evolved in mainland South America a...

The Band-rumped Storm Petrel, (Oceanodroma castro), also known as the Madeiran Storm Petrel or Harcourt’s Storm Petrel, is a species of storm petrel in the family Hydrobatidae. It is found in the warmer parts of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. In th...

Baer’s Pochard, (Aythya baeri), is a species of diving duck found in southeast Russia and northeast China. It migrates in winter months to southern China, Vietnam, Japan and India. Its habitat is lakes with rich aquatic vegetation. It nests in dense ...

The African Black Duck, (Anas sparsa), is a species of duck. Though it is a member of the genus Anas, it is genetically close in relation to the mallard group. Even with some peculiarities in behavior and plumage, it has been placed in the subgenus Mel...

The Dusky Grouse (Dendragapus obscurus) is a species of grouse native to the Rocky Mountains in North America. It is a forest-dwelling bird, with a breeding habitat along the edges of conifer and mixed forests in western North America, from southeaster...

The Black-throated Loon (Gavia arctica) is an aquatic bird found in the northern hemisphere. In North America this species is known as the Arctic Loon. In Eurasia it is known as the Black-throated Diver. Its current name is a concession of both other n...

The Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca) is a medium-sized species of diving duck found in Eurasia. Its breeding habitat is marshland and lakes with water depth of at least 3-4 feet. It breeds in southern and eastern Europe and southern and western Asia. I...

The Crested Bobwhite (Colinus cristatus) is a species of bird in the family Odontophoridae. It is found in northern South America, from Panama to Costa Rica. It also occurs on Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles. Its habitats are subtropical and tropica...

Barrow’s Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) is a medium-sized species of sea duck. Its breeding habitat is wooded lakes and ponds in northwestern North America, but also in scattered locations in eastern Canada and Iceland. In Iceland it is commonly kno...