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As an amateur ornithologist I've been recording birds....

Postby Whitewing » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:34 pm

....at my ranch and the surrounding area. These photos aren't mine but will give you an idea of some of the wild birds I see on a regular basis.

Oriole Blackbird
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Yellow-hooded blackbird
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Red-breasted blackbird
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Saffron Finch
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Scaled Dove
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Southern Lapwing
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Wattled Jacana
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Roadside Hawk
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Pied Water Tyrant
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Crested Bobwhite
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Double-striped Thick-knee
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Blue-gray Tanager
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Aplomado Falcon
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Bananaquit
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Capped Heron
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Brown-throated Parakeet
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Carib Grackle
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Yellow-rumped Cacique
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Green-rumped Parrolet
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Common Ground Dove?
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Smooth-billed Ani
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White-faced Whistling Duck
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Yellow-headed Caracara
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Striated Heron
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Northern-crested Caracara
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Postby LazyWP » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:55 pm

I found the Parrot, and Parakeet. What are the rest?

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Postby jodywy » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:25 pm

the black assed yellow bird and a few other make it up this way to summer
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Postby Whitewing » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:43 pm

I've read that there are more recorded species of birds in Venezuela than the US and Canada combined.

I've added the names of the birds. The only one I'm uncertain of is the ground dove.....there's also a Ruddy Dove and that may be the one pictured. Both occur at my place.

So far I've got about 60 confirmed species though there are many more to ID. The hawks and the hummingbirds are really tough.

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Postby Whitewing » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:20 am

Russet-throated Puffbird

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Postby Whitewing » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:22 am

Pearl Kite

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Postby Whitewing » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:24 am

Vermilion Flycatcher

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Postby Whitewing » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:27 am

Burrowing Owl

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Postby Whitewing » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:34 am

Chacalaca, or what I call a Venezuelan pheasant :D

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Postby LazyWP » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:38 am

Pretty neat. Thanks for putting names on them.

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Postby Whitewing » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:40 am

Bare-eyed Pigeon, these birds are called White Wings locally and my ranch is named after this bird.

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Postby Big Muddy rancher » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:03 pm

The Burrowing Owl and the Yellow headed Black bird both summer in this area. We get a Gold finch but I think they are different to the ones you have.

That is quite a variety of birds, A friend spent days here on the ranch bird watching and came up with more then would have ever imagined.
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