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Acorn Woodpecker
Acorn Woodpecker
Melanerpes formicivorus
ADULT MALE Has mainly black upperparts, but note striking white lower back and rump. Underparts are...
Allen
Allen's Hummingbird
Selasphorus sasin
ADULT MALE Has green crown and back and rufous tail, tail coverts, and underparts, except for...
American Avocet
American Avocet
Recurvirostra americana
ADULT In summer, has orange-buff flush to head and neck. Underparts are white and upperparts are...
American Bittern
American Bittern
Botaurus lentiginosus
ADULT Has beautifully patterned brown plumage. Neck and breast have chestnut stripes on paler background and...
American Coot
American Coot
Fulica americana
ADULT Has essentially all dark plumage, darkest on head and neck; note white on outer undertail...
American Crow
Mdf/CCSA
American Crow
Corvus brachyrhynchos
ADULT Has glossy, all-black plumage with a relatively long, dark bill and dark legs. In flight,...
American Golden-Plover
American Golden-Plover
Pluvialis dominica
ADULT MALE In summer, has striking black underparts, separated from golden-spangled upperparts by broad white band...
American Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
Carduelis tristis
ADULT BREEDING MALE Has largely bright yellow plumage with contrasting black cap and forehead; mostly black...
American Kestrel
American Kestrel
Falco sparverius
ADULT MALE Has dark-spotted rufous back and blue-gray wing coverts; striking head pattern includes blue-gray cap...
American Pipit
American Pipit
Anthus rubescens
ADULT SUMMER Has grayish upperparts with faint streaking on back; darkish wings show two whitish wing...
American Robin
American Robin
Turdus migratorius
ADULT MALE Has gray-brown back, rump, and wings, grading to blackish on head and neck. Note...
American White Pelican
American White Pelican
Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
ADULT Appears mainly white, but in breeding season breast is flushed faintly with yellow-buff and crown...
American Wigeon
American Wigeon
Anas americana
ADULT MALE Has a striking head pattern with green stripe stretching back from eye, creamy white...
Ancient Murrelet
Ancient Murrelet
Synthliboramphus antiquus
ADULT SUMMER Has mainly gray back and upper wings, with black flight feathers. Nape, crown, throat,...
Anna
Anna's Hummingbird
Calypte anna
ADULT MALE Hood usually appears uniformly dark (almost black in harsh light), but when light catches...