Photos by Rick Wright

Latest uploads 2/9/21

Violet sabrewing, Honduras
Violet sabrewing, Honduras
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Rufous-bellied chachalaca
Rufous-bellied chachalaca

A common but very local specialty of northwestern Mexico, the rufous-belled chachalaca's memorably loud choruses are the highlight of a morning in Sonora's thorn scrub.

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Berylline hummingbird, Guatemala
Berylline hummingbird, Guatemala
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Brewer duck
Brewer duck

Presumed hybrid or backcross, mallard x gadwall. First described by Audubon in 1838. This individual was at DeKorte Park in January.

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Black-capped chickadee
Black-capped chickadee

A black-capped chickadee feeding from a liquidambar capsule.

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American bittern, New Jersey
American bittern, New Jersey

Once common, this big brown heron is now a very scarce migrant and winterer in the NJ Meadowlands.

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Northern parula
Northern parula

The smallest and one of the commonest wood warblers over much of eastern North America.

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Ovenbird, New Jersey
Ovenbird, New Jersey

This common warbler is named for the shape of its nest, resembling a tiny kiln or bread oven (and not, as is often said, a Dutch oven).

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Dunnock, Spain
Dunnock, Spain

A dunnock sings in the Spanish Pyrenees.

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