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TOP TEN ORDERS OF BIRDS. u Waterfowl u Birds of Prey u Owls u Chicken-like u Wading birds u Shore birds u Pigeons/doves u Swifts… u Woodpeckers u Perching.

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1 TOP TEN ORDERS OF BIRDS

2 u Waterfowl u Birds of Prey u Owls u Chicken-like u Wading birds u Shore birds u Pigeons/doves u Swifts… u Woodpeckers u Perching birds

3 Use the following slides to fill in the 10 columns for orders of birds.

4 1. Anseriformes u 2 families, 148 species u Waterfowl u ducks, geese & swans

5 1. Anseriformes u full-bodied, short-legged swimming birds; undercoat of down feathers

6 u three webbed toes; straining beak; u Aquatic/herbivorous/ piscivorous/gregarious

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8 2. Falconiformes u 2 families, 271 species u Birds of Prey (raptors) u hawks, falcons, eagles, & vultures

9 2. Falconiformes u feet strong with talons; u beak hooked and downcurved; powerful flyers, soarers. u visual acuity 6-8X ours u Diurnal birds of prey/solitary/carnivorous

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11 3. Strigiformes u 2 families, 134 species u Owls

12 3. Strigiformes u strong beak and talons; large head and eyes; asymmetrical ears u long rounded wings; plumage soft, feathers frayed, tail short u carnivorous/solitary/nocturnal

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14 4. Galliformes u 7 families, 241 species u Chicken-like birds u quail, turkey, pheasants

15 4. Galliformes u feet large,heavy; wings short, rounded; adapted for short bursts of flight (white meat) u beak short,stout; u non-migratory/insectivores and herbivores/grainivores u gregarious

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17 5. Gruiformes u 12 families, 199 species u Wading Birds u Cranes, rails, bitterns, bustards, etc. u Very ancient, endangered group

18 5. Gruiformes u large, long-necked, long- legged, aquatic or marsh birds u (run, wade,or swim) u omnivorous/extremely variable group

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20 6. Charadriiformes u 16 families, 314 species u Shorebirds u sandpipers, gulls, auks, snipes, plovers, terns

21 6. Charadriiformes u dense, waterproof plumage; u long, narrow wings - champion flyers u aquatic/gregarious/ extremely variable

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23 7. Columbiformes u 2 families; 134 species u Pigeons & doves

24 7. Columbiformes u short-necked; heavy plumage; excellent flyers u drink by sucking; cropmilk u herbivorous/terrestrial/ u gregarious

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26 8. Apodiformes u 3 families, 398 species u Swifts & Hummingbirds

27 8. Apodiformes u small feet, short legs; agile flyers; only birds to fly backwards u long, narrow wings; u insectivorous & nectar feeding/arboreal

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29 9. Piciformes u 7 families, 375 species u Woodpeckers, toucans u long, barbed tongue u toes and tail adapted for bracing.

30 9. Piciformes u undulating flight; nest in cavities; u insectivorous or frugivorous/arboreal/ solitary u Also includes honeyguides and bee-eaters.

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32 10. Passeriformes u 67 families, species u Perching Birds u Include the “songbirds”

33 10. Passeriformes u perching foot; most developed hind toe; u warblers, crows, tanagers, starlings, finches, thrushes, etc.

34 The Perching Foot

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36 Use the following slides and/or web to fill in the back of the owl page. BeaksFeet FootFeather

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41 Famous Extinct N. American Birds

42 Other Orders u Penguins u Ostrich u Rheas u Emus u Kiwi u Loons u Tinamous u Grebes u Albatrosses u Pelicans u Herons & Storks u Parrots u Cuckoos u Whipoorwills u Kingfishers u Mousebirds u Trogons

43 TEST Tues/Wed! u Intro to birds lecture u Vocabulary, beaks, etc. u 40 % top ten orders u HOURS Monday 12/13

44 u A. Waterfowl u B. Birds of Prey u C. Owls u D. Chicken-like Birds u E. Wading Birds u F. Shorebirds u G. Pigeons/Doves u H. Swifts/Hummingbirds u I. Woodpeckers u J. Perching Birds

45 Vocabulary u Altricial u Arboreal u Carnivorous u Crepuscular u Diurnal u Gregarious u Herbivorous u Nocturnal u Ornithology u Piscivorous u Precocial u Solitary u Terrestrial

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48 Squaw Creek NWR

49 u 4 hours credit for next three weekends only u (Lots of pics)


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