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  • 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
  • Numenius phaeopus

    Whimbrel

    This is a large shore bird with a long, sharp beak that curves downwards. It can be identified by its brown colour and striped head.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Charadriiformes
    Family
    Scolopacidae
  • Zonotrichia leucophrys

    White-crowned sparrow

    This bird may be distinguished from the white-throated sparrow (which also has a black and white crown) by its slightly larger size and paler, rosy or yellowish bill, and by the absence of both a y

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Fringillidae
  • Dendrocygna viduata

    White-faced whistling duck

    Whistling ducks look like big ducks, but in fact are biologically much closer to geese and swans.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Anseriformes
    Family
    Anatidae (geese and ducks)
  • Zonotrichia albicollis

    White-throated sparrow

    This sparrow has a grey breast, a white throat and a yellow spot between its eye and bill. The stripes on its head may be buff and brown or black and white.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Passerellidae
  • Momotus momota

    Whooping motmot

    The body of the whooping motmot is green on the top and reddish brown or, in Ecuador, greenish brown underneath. One to three teardrop-shaped black marks are visible on the throat.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Coraciiformes
    Family
    Momotidae
  • Aix sponsa

    Wood duck

    The male wood duck has highly colourful nuptial plumage and a drooping crest. His head is brilliant green and blue, changing to purplish black below the eyes.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Anseriformes
    Family
    Anatidae (geese and ducks)