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  • Arenaria interpres

    Ruddy turnstone

    Both sexes of this bird are identical.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Charadriiformes
    Family
    Scolopacidae
  • Zonotrichia capensis (male)

    Rufous-collared sparrow

     

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Emberizidae
  • Eudocimus ruber

    Scarlet ibis

    This large bird has a long down-curved bill. Its feathers are glossy scarlet, except on the wing tips, which are marked with black. Its feet and face are pink.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Pelecaniformes
    Family
    Threskiornithidae
  • Scarlet macaw

    Scarlet macaw

    This large colourful parrot is predominantly red. It has a big splash of yellow and a little green on its wings, and some blue on the flight feathers and tail feathers.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Psittaciformes
    Family
    Psittacidae
  • Melospiza melodia

    Song sparrow

    The song sparrow's breast is marked with dark streaks that converge into a dark spot in the centre. In flight, this bird moves its tail up and down.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Passerellidés
  •  Chauna torquata

    Southern screamer

    Screamers are large, semi-aquatic birds similar to geese in appearance. They have long, sturdy, reddish-pink legs and grey plumage.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Anseriformes
    Family
    Anhimidae
  • Eurypyga helias

    Sunbittern

    Sunbitterns have long feet, a straight beak and a long, thin neck. The sides of their black heads are marked with two white lines.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Eurypygiformes
    Family
    Eurypygidae
  • Melanitta perspicillata

    Surf scoter

    The surf scoter is about the same size as the black scoter, but its larger head and bill make it resemble a common eider.  

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Anseriformes
    Family
    Anatidae (geese and ducks)
  •  Cathartes aura adult

    Turkey vulture

    Although there are no true vultures in the Americas, the turkey vulture and other members of the cathartidae family play the same ecological role, that of carrion eater.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Cathartiforme
    Family
    Cathartidae
  • Tangara mexicana

    Turquoise tanager

    This tanager has a black head and back. It has a blue rump and bluish ivory shoulder patches. Its face and chest are purplish blue spotted with black. Its underparts are yellow.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Thraupidae