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Sharp-Shinned Hawk

Scientific Name: Accipiter Striatus Diet: Sharp-shinned Hawks eat mainly small birds such as sparrows, warblers, and thrushes.They also sometimes capture larger birds such as quail. ¬†They also eat small rodents and reptiles. Some commonly eaten animals are mice, voles, bats, … Continue reading

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Surf Scoter

Scientific Name: Malanitta Perspicillata Diet: Surf Scoters mainly eat a variety of aquatic food including aquatic worms, crustaceans, small fish, aquatic insects, and aquatic plants. During the breeding season Surf Scoters eat mainly aquatic insect larvae, but in the non-breeding … Continue reading

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Pied-Billed Grebe

Scientific Name: Podilymbus Podiceps Diet: Pied-Billed Grebes eat a wide variety of aquatic animals. The majority is aquatic invertebrates, insects, and crustaceans, but they also occasionally eat fish, reptiles, amphibians, and aquatic plants. Habitat: Pied-Billed Grebes have different habitats throughout … Continue reading

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Acorn Woodpecker

Scientific Name: Melanerpes formicivorus Diet: Acorn Woodpeckers eat insects, sap, fruit, seeds, oak catkins, and acorns. About 50% of an Acorn Woodpecker’s diet is acorns. They store the acorns in summer and fall, and during the winter those caches are … Continue reading

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Cliff Swallow

Scientific Name: Petrochelidon Pyrrhonota Diet: Cliff Swallows feed almost exclusively on flying insects, which they catch on the wing. Habitat: Cliff Swallows inhabit open areas with cliffs or buildings nearby. These places include farmlands, parks, prairies, and wetlands. On migration … Continue reading

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Great Blue Heron

Scientific Name:Ardea Herodias Diet: Great Blue Heron’s eat a large variety of foods including fish, invertebrates, small mammals, reptiles, and small birds. Habitat: Great Blue Heron’s are wetland birds, and they live in practically any place near water. These places … Continue reading

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Golden-Crowned Sparrow

Scientific Name: Zonotrichia Atricapilla Diet: Golden-Crowned Sparrows forage in lawns, gardens, and fields, where they find grasses, flowers, buds, seeds, shoots, and insects. They eat more insects during the breeding season, and feed insects to their young. Habitat: Golden-Crowned Sparrows … Continue reading

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European Starling

Scientific Name: Sturnus Vulgaris Diet: European Starlings are omnivores. They eat a wide variety of invertebrates, fruits, and bugs, and they also eat grains, worms, snails, and human garbage. Habitat: European Starlings live in many suburban areas including towns, cities, … Continue reading

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Glaucous-Winged Gull

Scientific Name: Larus Glaucescens Diet: Glaucous-Winged Gulls are omnivores, and they eat almost anything they can get at. This includes carrion, fish, seaweed, mussels, barnacles, sea urchins, limpets, marine invertebrates, eggs, and chicks. They also eat human trash. Habitat: The … Continue reading

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Mallard

Scientific Name: Anas Platyrhynchos Diet: Mallards are omnivores. They eat a variety of vegetation, including grass and sedge seeds, roots, stems, and grains, but they also eat aquatic invertebrates, mollusks, insects, worms, and larvae. Habitat: These ducks prefer freshwater marshes, … Continue reading

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