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Image of a song sparrow, Melospiza melodia, perched in a branch.

Song Sparrow

[caption id="attachment_3448" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Image by Becky Laboy, used with her express permission[/caption] Physical: Song sparrows are medium-sized sparrows with brown

Image of a Chuck-will's Widow, Antrostomus carolinensis, perched on a tree branch.


[caption id="attachment_4829" align="aligncenter" width="455"] Image by DickDaniels from carolinabirds.org, CC BY-SA 3.0[/caption] Physical: Chuck-will's-widows have a mottled coloration of brown and

Image of a purple sandpiper, Calidris maritima, stood on a rock.

Purple Sandpiper

[caption id="attachment_3441" align="aligncenter" width="486"] Image by Caleb Putnam on Flickr, public domain.[/caption] Physical: Purple sandpipers have rounded bodies, long legs, and

Image of a Merlin, Falco columbarius.


[caption id="attachment_3438" align="aligncenter" width="507"] Image by Alan Schmierer on Flickr, public domain.[/caption] Physical: Merlins are small falcons between 9.5 and 12

Image of a lesser scaup, Aythya affinis, floating on the water.

Lesser Scaup

[caption id="attachment_3437" align="aligncenter" width="527"] Image by Alan Schmierer on Flickr, public domain[/caption] Physical: The lesser scaup is similar in appearance to

Image of two male and one female greater scaup, Aythya marila, floating in the water together.

Greater Scaup

[caption id="attachment_3435" align="aligncenter" width="575"] Image by Alan Schmierer on Flickr, public domain[/caption] Physical: This duck species is medium-sized, 15-22 inches (39-56

Image of a Northern Shoveler, Spatula clypeata, floating on the water.

Northern Shoveler

[caption id="attachment_3433" align="aligncenter" width="419"] Image by Alan Schmierer on Flickr, public domain.[/caption] Physical: Northern shovelers are named for their uniquely-shaped bill

Image of a red knot bird, Calidris canutus.

Red Knot

[caption id="attachment_4992" align="aligncenter" width="628"] Image by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Northeast Region on Flickr, public domain[/caption] Physical: Red knots


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