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Kingdom = Animalia  Phylum = Chordata  Class = Aves Order: Gaviformes Characteristics: Webbed feet, tarsi compressed, legs posterior on body, laterally.

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1 Kingdom = Animalia  Phylum = Chordata  Class = Aves Order: Gaviformes Characteristics: Webbed feet, tarsi compressed, legs posterior on body, laterally compressed bill Range: Circumpolar in Northern Hemisphere Common Loon Gavia immer Groups: Loons

2 Kingdom = Animalia  Phylum = Chordata  Class = Aves Order: Gaviformes Characteristics: Webbed feet, tarsi compressed, legs posterior on body, laterally compressed bill Range: Circumpolar in Northern Hemisphere Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica Groups: Loons

3 Kingdom = Animalia  Phylum = Chordata  Class = Aves Order: Podicipediformes Characteristics: Sleek plumage; legs posterior on body, lobed feet; toenails flattened Range: World-wide Western Grebe Groups: Grebes Clark’s Grebe Aechmophorus clarkii

4 Kingdom = Animalia  Phylum = Chordata  Class = Aves Order: Procellariiformes Characteristics: Slightly hooked beak; tubular nostrils; long, narrow wings Range: Oceanic; world-wide Groups: Albatrosses, shearwaters, fulmars, petrels Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus

5 Kingdom = Animalia  Phylum = Chordata  Class = Aves Order: Pelecaniformes Characteristics: Bill with gular sack; totipalmate feet (4 toes w/ 3 webs) Range: World-wide (temperate / tropical regions) Groups: Pelicans, cormorants Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

6 Kingdom = Animalia  Phylum = Chordata  Class = Aves Order: Ciconiiformes Characteristics: Long legs; long bills; long, broad wings; neck folded in “S” shape in flight Range: World-wide Groups: Long-legged waders Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

7 Kingdom = Animalia  Phylum = Chordata  Class = Aves Order: Anseriformes Characteristics: Broad, flat, lamellated / serrated bill; 4 toes with 2 webs Groups: Waterfowl Canada GooseWood DuckSurf Scoter American WigeonCanvasbackMallard Range: World-wide

8 Kingdom = Animalia  Phylum = Chordata  Class = Aves Order: Anseriformes Characteristics: Broad, flat, lamellated / serrated bill; 4 toes with 2 webs Groups: Waterfowl Range: World-wide Trumpeter Swan Cygnus buccinator Tundra (Whistling) Swan Cygnus columbianus

9 Kingdom = Animalia  Phylum = Chordata  Class = Aves Order: Falconiformes Characteristics: Hooked bill; nostrils located in basal cere; feet raptorial; ♀ larger than ♂ Groups: Birds of Prey Canada Goose Kestrel Surf Scoter American Wigeon Red-tailed Hawk Turkey Vulture Osprey Golden Eagle Range: World-wide

10 Kingdom = Animalia  Phylum = Chordata  Class = Aves Order: Falconiformes Characteristics: Hooked bill; nostrils located in basal cere; feet raptorial; ♀ larger than ♂ Groups: Birds of Prey Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus Range: World-wide

11 Kingdom = Animalia  Phylum = Chordata  Class = Aves Order: Falconiformes Characteristics: Hooked bill; nostrils located in basal cere; feet raptorial; ♀ larger than ♂ Groups: Birds of Prey Golden Eagle Range: World-wide Cooper’s Hawk Accipiter cooperii Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus

12 Kingdom = Animalia  Phylum = Chordata  Class = Aves Order: Galliformes Characteristics: Short, curved bill; short, rounded wings; Strong legs; “scratching” feet Range: World-wide (except Polynesia) Groups: Fowl-like birds Ring-neck Pheasant Phasianus colchicus California Quail Callipepla californica Mountain Quail Oreortyx pictus

13 Kingdom = Animalia  Phylum = Chordata  Class = Aves Order: Galliformes Characteristics: Short, curved bill; short, rounded wings; Strong legs; “scratching” feet Range: World-wide (except Polynesia) Groups: Fowl-like birds Merriam’s Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo Chukar Alectoris chukar

14 Kingdom = Animalia  Phylum = Chordata  Class = Aves Order: Galliformes Characteristics: Short, curved bill; short, rounded wings; Strong legs; “scratching” feet Range: World-wide (except Polynesia) Groups: Fowl-like birds Ruffed Grouse Bonasa umbellus Blue Grouse Dendragapus obscurus

15 Kingdom = Animalia  Phylum = Chordata  Class = Aves Order: Galliformes Characteristics: Short, curved bill; short, rounded wings; Strong legs; “scratching” feet Range: World-wide (except Polynesia) Groups: Fowl-like birds Greater Sage Grouse Centrocercus urophasianus Sharp-tailed Grouse Tympanuchus phasianellus

16 Kingdom = Animalia  Phylum = Chordata  Class = Aves Order: Gruiformes Characteristics: Bill, neck, and legs long (but variable) ; fly with neck extended Range: World-wide Groups: Cranes, rails, coots Sandhill Crane Coot

17 Kingdom = Animalia  Phylum = Chordata  Class = Aves Order: Charadriiformes Characteristics: Bill often long & heavy (variable) ; legs / feet small (feet often webbed) Range: World-wide Groups: Shorebirds, gulls, auks Black OystercatcherKilldeerCommon Snipe Western GullMarbled Murrelet American Avocet

18 Kingdom = Animalia  Phylum = Chordata  Class = Aves Order: Columbiformes Characteristics: Small, slender bill with prominent cere; Wings / tails long & broad; plumage dense Range: World-wide Groups: Pigeons, doves Band-tailed PigeonMourning Dove

19 Kingdom = Animalia  Phylum = Chordata  Class = Aves Order: Cuculiformes Characteristics: Zygodactyl feet, underside of tail black / white, bills slightly hooked / decurved Range: World-wide Groups: Cuckoos, roadrunners Yellow-billed Cuckoo

20 Kingdom = Animalia  Phylum = Chordata  Class = Aves Order: Strigiformes Characteristics: Strong, hooked beak (cere) ; raptorial feet; large, forward-facing eyes; broad wings Range: World-wide Groups: Owls Great-horned Owl Spotted Owl Burrowing Owl Barn Owl Screech Owl

21 Kingdom = Animalia  Phylum = Chordata  Class = Aves Order: Caprimulgiformes Characteristics: Short, weak bill; Large eyes; Weak feet; Long, pointed wings Range: World-wide Groups: Goatsuckers Common Nighthawk Common Nighthawk

22 Kingdom = Animalia  Phylum = Chordata  Class = Aves Order: Apodiformes Characteristics: Long, decurved bill or long, delicate bill; small, weak feet; long, narrow wings Range: World-wide Groups: Swifts, hummingbirds Common Nighthawk Rufous Hummingbird

23 Kingdom = Animalia  Phylum = Chordata  Class = Aves Order: Coraciiformes Characteristics: Large-headed; large-billed; metallic bright plumage; syndactylous toes Range: World-wide (tropical / sub-tropical) Groups: Kingfishers, bee-eaters, hornbills, motmots, rollers Common Nighthawk Belted Kingfisher

24 Kingdom = Animalia  Phylum = Chordata  Class = Aves Order: Piciformes Characteristics: Long, straight, chisel-like bill; tail stiff with graduated feather lengths; long wings; feet strong & zygodactylous Range: World-wide Groups: Woodpeckers, barbets, honey-guides, toucans Common Nighthawk Northern Flicker Red-breasted Sapsucker Pileated Woodpecker Downy Woodpecker

25 Kingdom = Animalia  Phylum = Chordata  Class = Aves Order: Passeriformes Characteristics: Simple perching feet (3 toes forward / 1 toe back) ; medium to small size Range: World-wide Groups: Perching Birds (70 families) Common Nighthawk European StarlingBarn Swallow SturnidaeHirundinidae Black-capped Chickadee Paridae House Wren Troglodytidae Common Nighthawk Stellar’s Jay Common Raven Black-billed Magpie Corvidae

26 Kingdom = Animalia  Phylum = Chordata  Class = Aves Order: Passeriformes Characteristics: Simple perching feet (3 toes forward / 1 toe back) ; medium to small size Range: World-wide Groups: Perching Birds (70 families) Common Nighthawk RobinWestern Bluebird Turdidae Cedar Waxwing Bombycillidae Yellow Warbler Parulidae Common Nighthawk Western tanager Spotted Towhee White-crowned Sparrow Thraupidae Emberizidae Oregon Junco

27 Kingdom = Animalia  Phylum = Chordata  Class = Aves Order: Passeriformes Characteristics: Simple perching feet (3 toes forward / 1 toe back) ; medium to small size Range: World-wide Groups: Perching Birds (70 families) Common Nighthawk Western Meadowlark Red-wing Blackbird Icteridae Brewer’s Blackbird Brown-headed Cowbird Common Nighthawk Purple Finch American Goldfinch Evening Grosbeak PasseridaeFringillidae House Sparrow


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