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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Wild Turkey

        The Wild Turkey is a large bird that is relatively prominent all around the United States.  The Wild Turkey has a small head and thin neck and very is plumped and usually has brown all around with additional white feathers on an occasion. Turkeys are omnivores, usually eat things like nuts and other fruits, and they travel in flocks in search for these foods. At night they are always climbing up trees to roost. Wild turkeys are known for living in nut trees and sometimes might be seen along roads and fellow civilian back yards. These birds are growing at a steady pace and in no time soon will they ever be endangered or extinct.


Monday, August 25, 2014

The Northern Cardinal

The northern cardinal is a fairly large bird that lives at the south yet mainly eastern region of north america. The male northern cardinal is reddish throughout the whole body with a reddish and orange thick bill and a black face, while the female northern cardinal is pale brown with a tint of red on its wing, tail, and crest. The northern cardinal can weigh up to 1.5-1.7 oz, is 8.3-9.1inches in length, and has a wingspan of 9.8-12.1 inches. The northern cardinal travel and act in pair as they share responsibilities. This act of working together is something especially seen during the mating season for the northern male and female cardinals. The northern cardinals communicate through songs. This is especially useful when preparing the nest and providing food. Before the female cardinal lays its egg the male cardinal provides food for the female with the intent and hope that if he provide a lot of food for the female she would have a better chance of producing and laying healthy offsprings. Even in the process of building the nest the male cardinal provides the female with the necessary resources needed to build the nest. The norther cardinal's nest consist of twigs and grass. The male cardinal provides the twigs while the female begins and concludes the building of the nest. The female cardinal first breaks the twigs into pieces, then uses the twigs to create a bowl shape nest, and at last cover the nest with grass, which was provided by the male cardinal. Unlike most birds the northern cardinals do not migrate. This is because of the fact that there isn't a need to. The northern cardinal eat foods from insects, plants, and fruit which either one or the other are available somewhere throughout the whole year.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

House Finch

The House Finch are all over the eastern United States and southern Canada. House Finch's breed between March and August. They lay as much as 6 clothes of eggs in one summer. The red of a male House Finch comes from pigments contained in its food during moly. There are about 21 million House Finch's. They like to eat fruit, seeds and insects. House Finches are common in both suburban and urban areas. Their latin name is Carpodacus Mexicanus.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Canada Goose

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                                                                 by Yovany Jimenez
The Canada goose is famous in North America. They can be found all over the U.S. and Canada. Canada Geese are big water birds with a long neck, large webbed feet, and a flat bill. Where there is grass or a pond you might be able to see them. They eat grass, berries, and grain. Canada geese have a black head with white cheeks and chinstrap, black neck, tan breast, and brown back. They are often seen moving in pairs or flocks assume a V formation as they migrate.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Great Blue Heron

The Great Blue Heron is a very large bird with a 6 foot wingspan; it has long legs, a long neck, and a long bill. The Great Blue Heron can be found in both salt water and fresh water areas; along shores, and lakes. The Great Blue heron is wading bird, the largest wading bird in North America. The Great Blue Heron has only one mate per breeding session and they always breed in colonies.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The American Crow

The American Crow a large long-legged, fully black bird which is known for its intelligence and for being mischievous, Crows are  one of the most intelligent birds in the world. The American Crow is found in North America, anywhere there is people, fields, forest, and in open woodlands. The American Crow diet consist of fruits, mice, berries, earthworms, and vegetables. American Crows lay about five eggs per nest and unlike any other birds they keep their same mating partners.

 The Ruby-Throated Hummingbird is eastern North America's sole breeding hummingbird. They are known for their acrobatic way of flying. They are able to fly full out and stop in an instant. These speedy little birds can beat their wings 53 times a second and fly. Ruby- Throated Hummingbird's live in woodlands areas.  hey are also found in gardens where there is flowering plants. They demonstrate strong territorial behaviors. They could adjust their position up, down, sideways, or backwards with control while flying. They eat the nectars on most flowers and insects such as, bugs, fruit flies, spiders, and small bees. 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

American Goldfinch


        The American Goldfinch is the state bird for New Jersey, Iowa and Washington. The males are brilliant yellow and the females are a dull yellow complexion. The American Goldfinch molt it's feathers twice a year, once in the late winter and again in the late summer. The oldest American Goldfinch was recorded to be ten years old and five months.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

                                                                 Blue Jay
              The Blue Jay bird is 9-12 inches long. It is bright blue on top and white to gray on its throat, chest and belly. It has gray-blue crest on its head and black and white bars on its wings and tail. They are very aggressive and territorial, however shows no fear to its intruders or predators, which are hawks, falcons, racoons, cats, snakes, even humans who tress pass. The blue Jay is found in forests, is also a resident through eastern and central United States and Southern Canada. It eats fruits, acorns, seeds, nuts, insects, mice and frogs.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Northern Mockingbird

   The Northern Mockingbird can be found all over the United States. It lives almost anywhere from parks, to buildings and even your backyard. This bird is unique because it can mimic dozens of other bird sounds and even sirens and dogs! Its Latin name is Mimus Polyglottos and it means many-tongued mimic. Its favorite foods are insects, berries and seeds. This bird is no where near extinction and it is the least concern.

By Alexis Arriaza

Rock Pigeon

The rock pigeon is a very common bird that I can gurantee anybody has seen at least once. The Rock Pigeon's name in Latin is Columbia Livia. The Rock Pigeon has some cool designs on it this pigeon is kind of a bluish gray and has these two stripes on it with a black tip on the end of its wing. The rock pigeon is a very calm and chill bird they don't go out and attack people they're very calm they aren't even scared of us. We are the rock pigeons source of food they basically live off us. The rock pigeons are no where near endangered so they will be a round for a while

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Turkey Vulture

By: Marcus Negron

Turkey Vultures a large dark birds with long wings. Even longer than eagles and condors. There fingers at their wingtips are long including it’s tail. They are 25 to 32 inches in length. (One of the four largest birds) They are found around open areas like landfills, trash heaps, and construction sites. Slow pace animals, glide low searching for carrion or dead putrefying flesh (rotten meat or flesh) (preferred food). The breeding season is in March and may drag into April or May and continues into June. This involves individual birds gathering in a circle where they hop around the circle with their wings spread. In the air, one bird follows the other while flapping and diving.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Mourning Dove

     The Zenaida Macroura also known as the mourning dove is a very common bird. There is about 120 millions of mourning doves in existence, a number that has dropped since 1966. The mourning dove is one of the most hunted bird in in the United States, is usually hunted as an activity and not for survival reasons. They could be found in all of North America, usually in the streets and in your backyard but cant be found deep in the woods. Zenaida Macroura is a bird that only eats seeds which make 99 percent of their diet and occasionally they eat fruit or bugs but only if they must. These birds nest on trees, gutters, on the ground or reuse the nest that where made by other birds or other animals. Mourning Doves migrate north to breed and than they go back south.    

Red Wing Black Bird

Sean E. Jones

Red Wing Black Bird

Latin Name - Agaelius Phoeniceus

Male Description- Males bodies are pure black with red shoulders and yellow boarders under the red.
Female Description- Females bodies are brown with white streaks through the brown patterns

Red wings are a very territorial bird and can have up to 15 mates at a time. They build their nests either low to ground or in trees they are seen everywhere in the U.S and seen in Canada only during the summer. ITs Favorite foods involve grains, seeds, nuts, and insects. This bird has a population of 190 million and thus is nowhere near going extinct.I enjoyed this project because ive seen this bird everywhere and never knew its name. What i enjoyed about this was learning about the bird mostly like its habitats and what it eats. Overall i had fun doing this project.

Tufted Tit mouse

The Tufted Tit Mouse
By: Paul Miranda

The Tufted Tit Mouse is a little light gray bird with large black eyes, a round bill, and a bushy crest that looks like a Mohawk. This birds Latin name is baeolophus bicolor, it's English name is the Tufted tit mouse and it got its name in England because the word tit means small. This bird is very acrobatic but flutters a lot when it flies. They also flock with other birds such as chickadees , nuthatches, and woodpeckers. The diet of the tit mouse is rather simple it eats bugs such as caterpillars, spiders, grasshoppers, etc. It also eats seeds , nuts, berries, and acorns. The habitat of this animal is suburban areas or the woods. The status of this bird is at a least concern. This is the Tit mouse.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Herring Gull

This crazy bird has been seen all around in our life every since we were little. Its Latin name is Larus Smithsonianus. This bird loves to eat sea invertebrates, fish, items in our trash and even other birds eggs. When it reproduces, it nests on the ground and near the ocean and only has 3 eggs. Everyone has seen what a herring gull looks like but if you haven't; its white with a grey back and wings and its legs are pink while the beak is yellow. One of the coolest things I found out about this bird is that it is very competitive. It will steal and fight for its food and not care about the apposing bird.

By Atoy Smith

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Mallard Duck

            MALLARD DUCK
               By:Aaryn DuBose

The Mallard duck can come in two colors. The male or drake has a green head with a body that is mixed with various colors of brown,grey,white. On the other hand the females are colored brown. The mallard is a dabbling duck meaning that they don't dive for there food they just dip there beck's into the water and eat fish and plants under the water. Mallards migrate to warm whether climates when the weather becomes cold mainly because they won't have food or be able to reproduce so the male follows the female until she has found a comfortable matting place and after the baby Is hatched the male will leave. In conclusion the mallard duck is not even close to extinction they will be on this earth for century's there only danger is in the far  future and it Is that they will cross Breed with to many birds and the mallard duck will always be mixed with another bird Instead of there just being a mallard duck

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Black-Capped Chickadee

Black-Capped Chickadee is a small bird that can only be found in Canada and the United States. This bird eats half seeds, berries,etc. and  half animal food such as insects. This bird is very active, loving and social communicating with woodpeckers and other woodland creatures. This bird does not migrate and can be found in forests, parks and places where humans live.

House Sparrows

The House Sparrow is a very popular bird found all over the country. They are not related to the Native American sparrow. They are much heavier in the chest, have a smaller tail, and rounder head. Males are much more vibrant in color than females are. House sparrows also get aggressive with other native birds and drive them out of their nests. When the male is ready to mate, he chirps until he attracts the opposite sex. When he is successful, he chirps louder and quicker to impress the female house sparrow. House sparrows usually travel in flocks and migrate to eastern Washington. Its very common to find these birds wherever humans are. Their diets usually consist of small insects and seeds, but when living in urban environments around humans, they are very dependent on human wastes. They show no sign of being endangered and continue to thrive in regions all over the country.