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Bird Song Powerpoint Passerines Thru Sparrows

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Beginning slides for bird identification at New Roads High School

Beginning slides for bird identification at New Roads High School


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  • 1. Order: Passeriformes
    • Comprised of over 5700 species, making passerines constitute half of all known birds.
    • Mostly small land birds
    • Sometimes called songbirds or perching birds
  • 2. Family: Corvidae Jays, Crows, and Ravens
  • 3. Which bird is this? A. Western Scrub Jay B. Blue Jay C. Stellar’s Jay Western Scrub Jay Aphelocoma californica
  • 4.
    • What bird is this?
    • Western Scrub Jay
    • Steller’s Jay
    • Blue Jay
    Steller’s Jay Cyanocitta stelleri
  • 5. Which jay is which? Western Scrub Jay Steller’s Jay
  • 6. Notice thick bill Crow or Raven? Common Raven Corvus corvax (Much bigger than its relative, the American Crow) Cornell Recording
  • 7. Raven or Crow? American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos Notice thinner bill as compared to the raven
  • 8. Which is a crow and which is raven? American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos Common Raven Corvus corvax
  • 9. Family: Tyrannidae
  • 10. Which bird is this? A. Northern Cardinal B. American Robin C. Western Kingbird Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis
  • 11. Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
    • Which bird is this?
    • Western Tanager
    • Black Phoebe
    • Hermit Warbler
  • 12. Family: Icteridae
  • 13. Brewer’s Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus Which blackbird is which? Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  • 14. Family: Thrupidae
  • 15.
    • What kind of bird is this?
    • Western Tanager
    • Western Kingfisher
    • Northern Cardinal
    Western Tanager Piranga ludoviciana
  • 16. Cyanocitta stelleri Western Kingbird Corvus brachyrhynchos Western Scrub Jay Tyrannus verticalis Red-winged Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus Western Tanager Piranga ludoviciana Brewer’s Blackbird Aphelocoma californica Common Raven Corvus corvax Steller’s Jay Agelaius phoeniceus Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans American Crow REVIEW OF Tyrannidae, Icteridae, Corvidae, and Thrupidae
  • 17. Western Kingbird Western Scrub Jay Red-winged Blackbird Western Tanager Brewer’s Blackbird Common Raven Steller’s Jay Black Phoebe American Crow Cyanocitta stelleri Corvus brachyrhynchos Tyrannus verticalis Euphagus cyanocephalus Piranga ludoviciana Aphelocoma californica Corvus corvax Agelaius phoeniceus Sayornis nigricans
  • 18. Family: Emberizidae Sparrows and their Allies
  • 19. What kind of sparrow is this? A. House Sparrow B.Fox Sparrow C. Black-throated Sparrow Black-throated Sparrow Amphispiza bilineata
  • 20. Which birds are these? Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis California Towhee Pipilo crissalis Notice the streaking on the Savannah Sparrow as compared to the California Towhee
  • 21. What kind of sparrow is this? House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  • 22.
    • What kind of sparrow is this?
    • Fox Sparrow
    • White-crowned Sparrow
    • Sage Sparrow
    • Vesper Sparrow
    White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  • 23. Dark-eyed Junco versus Spotted Towhee: Which is which? Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
  • 24. Family: Troglodytidae
  • 25.
    • What kind of bird is this?
    • Grey-headed Sparrow
    • Rock Wren
    • Wrentit
    Rock Wren Salpinctes obsolestus Notice the longer bill than sparrows and wrentits Recognize the bands on the tail
  • 26.
    • What kind of bird is this?
    • Cactus Wren
    • Rock Wren
    • White-headed Nuthatch
    • Pygmy Nuthatch
    Cactus Wren Campylorhychus brunneicapillus (The largest of North American wrens) Notice the long curved bill of wrens Recognize the white eye stripe Cornell Recording
  • 27. Family: Timaliidae
  • 28.
    • What bird is this?
    • Fox Sparrow
    • Wrentit
    • Savannah Sparrow
    Wrentit Chamaea fasciata Notice small bill and short wings Long tail that is often held up like a wren, but is not closely related
  • 29. REVIEW OF Emberizidae,Troglodytidae, and Timaliidae Chamaea fasciata Passer domesticus Pipilo maculatus Zonotrichia leucophrys Pipilo crissalis Amphispiza bilineata Salpinctes obsolestus Junco hyemalis Campylorhychus brunneicapillus Passerculus sandwichensis Black-throated Sparrow Savannah Sparrow California Towhee House Sparrow White-crowned Sparrow Spotted Towhee Dark-eyed Junco Cactus Wren Rock Wren Wrentit
  • 30. Black-throated Sparrow Amphispiza bilineata Savannah Sparrow California Towhee House Sparrow White-crowned Sparrow Spotted Towhee Dark-eyed Junco Cactus Wren Rock Wren Wrentit Passerculus sandwichensis Pipilolla crissalis Passer domesticus Zonotrichia leucophrys Pipilo maculatus Junco hyemalis Campylorhychus brunneicapillus Salpinctes obsolestus Chamaea fasciata