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BIOL 4142 Photo Quiz Lab 1 Ornithology birds: Gaviidae through Cathartidae. First, you’ll see a photo showing just enough to allow you to clinch the ID. Then, you’ll see the full photo with the name and perhaps some ID tips on specimens (not field ID).

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BIOL 4142 Photo Quiz

Lab 1 Ornithology birds:

Gaviidae through Cathartidae

First, you’ll see a photo showing just enough to allow you to clinch the ID. Then, you’ll see the full photo with the name and perhaps some ID tips on specimens (not field ID)

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The only heron with a black crown and back, clean whitish underparts

Black-crowned Night Heron; Ardeidae; Pelecaniformes

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Blackish body and nearly feather-less grayish black head

Black Vulture; Cathartidae; Accipitriformes

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Only the White-faced Ibis has a decurved bill like this, and it isn’t white

White Ibis; Threskiornithidae; Pelecaniformes

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Bare head like a vulture; bill decurved at tip

Wood Stork; Ciconiidae; Ciconiiformes

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Tawny crown and center of breast; pale bill and legs

Cattle Egret; Ardeidae; Pelecaniformes

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The only heron with complex, brown plumage; note the blackish malar

American Bittern; Ardeidae; Pelecaniformes

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The only bird, much less heron, with a yellowish crown; note uniform gray underparts

Yellow-crowned Night Heron; Ardeidae; Pelecaniformes

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Specimens never have heads this red, but they are never blackish

Turkey Vulture; Cathartidae; Accipitriformes

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Small heron with green feathers in back, dark crown, dark reddish brown neck, breast, and face

Green Heron; Ardeidae; Pelecaniformes

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The only heron with reddish brown head (variable) and grayish blue body

Little Blue Heron; Ardeidae; Pelecaniformes

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All white heron with black bill

Unfortunately the yellow feet don’t retain that color much in the specimens

Snowy Egret; Ardeidae; Pelecaniformes

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All white heron with yellowbill

Great Egret; Ardeidae; Pelecaniformes

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Large gray heron with black crown

Great Blue Heron; Ardeidae; Pelecaniformes

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Large, black, long FORKED tail, hooked bill

Magnificent Frigatebird; Fregatidae; Suliformes

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Large, black, relatively short tail, hooked bill; posterior border of facial skin relatively rounded; lores not feathered

Double-crested Cormorant; Phalacrocoracidae; Suliformes

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Small, blackish, white upper tail coverts; single elevated tubular nostril, visible even in this photo

Wilson’s Storm-Petrel; Hydrobatidae; Procellariiformes

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Like Double-crested, but posterior border of facial skin relatively angular, often bordered by white feathers; lores feathered

Neotropic Cormorant; Phalacrocoracidae; Suliformes

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Tiny heron with dark back and crown, tawny brown face and upper wing coverts

Least Bittern; Ardeidae; Pelecaniformes

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Large, black, relatively long tail, straight bill (no hook like cormorants); silvery feathers in upperwing coverts; notice corrugated central rectrices, tipped light brownish

Anhinga; Anhingidae; Suliformes

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Decurved bill and not white, so …

May look black, but …

White-faced Ibis; Threskiornithidae; Pelecaniformes

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Blackish brown above, white below; note parallel tubular nostrils on bill (barely visible at the base of the bill in this photo)

Audubon’s Shearwater; Procellariidae; Procellariiformes

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What else could it be?

Roseate Spoonbill; Threskiornithidae; Pelecaniformes