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Marker 3 presentation

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Birds of the Eco Plot

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Marker 3 presentation

  1. 1. Marker 3
  2. 2. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis • Most Common Hawk in North America • Broad and Rounded Wings with a short and wide tail • Main of body is brown and a tan under belly • Usually seen perching in trees or gliding about the tree canopy • Year round habitat is most of the United States (missing Montana) and Mexico • Considered a bird of prey. Feeds upon small ground mammals and other small birds
  3. 3. Canada Goose Brant canadensis • Populations have been rising is the past years around urban and suburban areas • Considered pests because of the damage they cause to agricultural property • Black head and neck with a white cheek patch. Gray body with light gray under belly and white underneath the tail with a black tip • Considered a migratory bird, moving to warmer climates during winter months • Can be found around water and in any open corn, soybean, or wheat fields
  4. 4. Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo • A species of bird that has a main locomotion of walking • An omnivore that feeds on acorns, beech nuts, pecans, hickory nuts, and berries • One of the most recognizable bird species in the United States • Active on the ground during feeding times, at night Wild Turkeys roost in trees for protection from predators • Year round habitat includes all of the eastern United Sates, with some extending to the mid West and Northern Mexico
  5. 5. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura • Pointed tail separates the Mourning Dove from most other North American doves • Light brown to tan body color with matching head and tail, wings have black boarder with white tips • Distinct early morning song that many recognize, sometimes mistaken for an owl hoot • Feed upon seeds as well as ingest small pebbles and rocks to grind up hard seeds • Tend to be present in edge habitat around open areas with no canopy
  6. 6. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica • Deep blue body and dark gray tail with auburn face and light yellow under belly • Common around open trails and streams • Obtained their common name from their choice of nest building areas. They build mud nests in barns and other buildings • Feed on mostly insects, can be seen darting around water and through other wet areas • Year round habitat includes a small portion of Mexico, but can be found all over North American during warm months
  7. 7. Works Cited • Hawk Image -http://bonnietalluto.com/red-tailed-hawks/ • Goose Image - http://globerove.com/canada/canadian-geese-hunting-tips/10698 • Turkey Image - http://prometheus.med.utah.edu/~bwjones/2006/04/wild-turkey/ • Mourning Dove Image - http://celebrateurbanbirds.org/learn/birds/focal-species/mourning-dove/ • Barn Swallow Image - http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Barn_Swallow/id • All information obtained from – www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/

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