Western Bird Guide Birds of the Rockies and West to the Pacific
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Western Bird Guide Birds of the Rockies and West to the Pacific

By Chester A. (Chester Albert) Reed, Rex I. Brasher, Harry F. Harvey
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  • WESTERN BIRD GUIDE Birds of the Rockies and West to the Pacific
  • DIVING BIRDS—Order Pygopodes. GREBES—Family Colymbidæ.
    • WESTERN GREBE.
    • HOLBOELL GREBE.
    • HORNED GREBE.
    • EARED GREBE.
    • PIED-BILLED GREBE.
    • LOON; GREAT NORTHERN DIVER.
    • PACIFIC LOON.
    • RED-THROATED LOON.
    • AUKS, MURRES AND PUFFINS—Family Alcidæ.
    • TUFTED PUFFIN; SEA PARROT.
    • HORNED PUFFIN.
    • RHINOCEROS AUKLET.
    • CASSIN AUKLET.
    • PAROQUET AUKLET.
    • WHISKERED AUKLET.
    • CRESTED AUKLET.
    • LEAST AUKLET.
    • ANCIENT MURRELET.
    • MARBLED MURRELET.
    • XANTHUS MURRELET.
    • PIGEON GUILLEMOT.
    • CALIFORNIA MURRE.
    • POMARINE JAEGER.
    • PARASITIC JAEGER.
    • LONG-TAILED JAEGER.
    • GULLS AND TERNS—Family Laridæ.
    • IVORY GULL.
    • PACIFIC KITTIWAKE.
    • RED-LEGGED KITTIWAKE.
    • GLAUCOUS GULL.
    • GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL.
    • SLATY-BACKED GULL.
    • WESTERN GULL.
    • HERRING GULL.
    • RING-BILLED GULL.
    • CALIFORNIA GULL.
    • SHORT-BILLED GULL.
    • HEERMANN GULL.
    • BONAPARTE GULL.
    • SABINE GULL.
    • CASPIAN TERN.
    • ELEGANT TERN.
    • FORSTERS TERN.
    • COMMON TERN.
    • ARCTIC TERN.
    • ALEUTIAN TERN.
    • LEAST TERN.
    • BLACK TERN.
    • ALBATROSSES—Family Diomedeidæ.
    • BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS.
    • SHORT-TAILED ALBATROSS.
    • LAYSAN ALBATROSS.
    • YELLOW-NOSED ALBATROSS.
    • SOOTY ALBATROSS.
    • FULMARS AND SHEARWATERS. Family Procellariidæ.
    • PACIFIC FULMAR.
    • SLENDER-BILLED FULMAR.
    • PINK-FOOTED SHEARWATER.
    • BLACK-VENTED SHEARWATER.
    • TOWNSEND SHEARWATER.
    • DARK-BODIED SHEARWATER.
    • SLENDER-BILLED SHEARWATER.
    • FISHER PETREL.
    • LEAST PETREL.
    • FORK-TAILED PETREL.
    • KAEDING PETREL.
    • LEACH PETREL.
    • GUADALUPE PETREL.
    • BLACK PETREL.
    • ASHY PETREL.
    • CORMORANTS—Family Phalacrocoracidæ.
    • FARALLONE CORMORANT.
    • BRANDT CORMORANT.
    • BAIRD CORMORANTS.
    • RED-FACED CORMORANT.
    • PELICANS.—Family Pelecanidæ.
    • WHITE PELICAN.
    • CALIFORNIA BROWN PELICAN.
    • MAN-O’-WAR BIRDS—Family Fregatidæ.
    • FRIGATE BIRD.
    • AMERICAN MERGANSER. ORDER ANSERES.
    • RED-BREASTED MERGANSER.
    • HOODED MERGANSER.
    • GADWALL.
    • MALLARD.
    • BALDPATE—AMERICAN WIDGEON.
    • GREEN-WINGED TEAL.
    • BLUE-WINGED TEAL.
    • CINNAMON TEAL.
    • SHOVELLER.
    • PINTAIL.
    • WOOD DUCK.
    • REDHEAD.
    • CANVAS-BACK.
    • SCAUP DUCK OR BLUE-BILL.
    • LESSER SCAUP DUCK.
    • RING-NECKED DUCK.
    • AMERICAN GOLDEN-EYE.
    • BARROW GOLDEN-EYE.
    • BUFFLE-HEAD.
    • OLD-SQUAW—LONG-TAILED DUCK.
    • HARLEQUIN DUCK.
    • PACIFIC EIDER.
    • STELLER EIDER.
    • SPECTACLED EIDER.
    • KING EIDER.
    • SCOTER.
    • WHITE-WINGED SCOTER.
    • SURF SCOTER.
    • RUDDY DUCK.
    • SNOW GOOSE.
    • ROSS GOOSE.
    • WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE.
    • CANADA GOOSE.
    • CACKLING GOOSE.
    • BLACK BRANT.
    • EMPEROR GOOSE.
    • BLACK-BELLIED TREE-DUCK.
    • FULVOUS TREE-DUCK.
    • WHISTLING SWAN.
    • TRUMPETER SWAN.
    • GLOSSY IBIS—Family Ibididæ.
    • WOOD IBIS—Family Ciconiæ.
    • LEAST BITTERN.
    • BITTERN—Family Herodii.
    • GREAT BLUE HERON.
    • GREEN HERON.
    • EGRET.
    • SNOWY EGRET.
    • BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON.
    • YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON.
    • WHOOPING CRANE—Family Gruidæ.
    • LITTLE BROWN CRANE.
    • LIGHT-FOOTED RAIL.—Family Rallidæ.
    • CALIFORNIA CLAPPER RAIL.
    • VIRGINIA RAIL.
    • SORA RAIL.
    • YELLOW RAIL.
    • BLACK RAIL.
    • FLORIDA GALLINULE.
    • AMERICAN COOT.
    • RED PHALAROPE.—Family Phalaropodidæ.
    • NORTHERN PHALAROPE.
    • WILSON PHALAROPE.
    • WILSON SNIPE.
    • AVOCET—Family Recurvirostridæ.
    • BLACK-NECKED STILT.
    • DOWITCHER.
    • STILT SANDPIPER.
    • KNOT.
    • PRIBILOF SANDPIPER.
    • SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER.
    • PECTORAL SANDPIPER.
    • WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER.
    • BAIRD SANDPIPER.
    • LEAST SANDPIPER.
    • RED-BACKED SANDPIPER.
    • SPOONBILL SANDPIPER.
    • SANDERLING.
    • WESTERN SANDPIPER.
    • MARBLED GODWIT.
    • GREATER YELLOW-LEGS.
    • WESTERN SOLITARY SANDPIPER.
    • WESTERN WILLET.
    • WANDERING TATTLER.
    • UPLAND PLOVER—BARTRAMIAN SANDPIPER.
    • BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER.
    • SPOTTED SANDPIPER.
    • LONG-BILLED CURLEW.
    • HUDSONIAN CURLEW.
    • BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER—Family Charadriidæ.
    • GOLDEN PLOVER.
    • KILLDEER.
    • SEMIPALMATED PLOVER.
    • WILSON PLOVER.
    • MOUNTAIN PLOVER.
    • SNOWY PLOVER.
    • SURF-BIRD—Family Aphrizinæ.
    • BLACK TURNSTONE.
    • RUDDY TURNSTONE.
    • BLACK OYSTER-CATCHER—Family Hæmatopodidæ.
    • FRAZAR OYSTER-CATCHER.
    • Order GALLINÆ.
    • BOB-WHITE—Family Odontophoridæ.
    • MASKED BOB-WHITE.
    • MOUNTAIN QUAIL.
    • SCALED QUAIL.
    • CALIFORNIA QUAIL.
    • GAMBEL QUAIL.
    • MEARNS QUAIL OR MASSENA PARTRIDGE.
    • DUSKY GROUSE—Family Tetraonidæ.
    • FRANKLIN GROUSE.
    • CANADIAN RUFFED GROUSE.
    • WILLOW PTARMIGAN.
    • ROCK PTARMIGAN.
    • PRAIRIE HEN.
    • WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN.
    • COLUMBIAN SHARP-TAILED GROUSE.
    • RING-NECKED PHEASANT.
    • SAGE GROUSE.
    • MERRIAM TURKEY.
    • BAND-TAILED PIGEON—Family Columbidæ.
    • MOURNING DOVE.
    • MEXICAN GROUND DOVE.
    • INCA DOVE.
    • CALIFORNIA VULTURE—Family Cathartidæ.
    • TURKEY VULTURE.
    • WHITE-TAILED KITE.
    • SWALLOW-TAIL KITE.
    • WESTERN GOSHAWK.
    • MARSH HAWK.
    • SHARP-SHINNED HAWK.
    • COOPER HAWK.
    • HARRIS HAWK.
    • WESTERN RED-TAIL.
    • RED-BELLIED HAWK.
    • ZONE-TAILED HAWK.
    • SWAINSON HAWK.
    • MEXICAN GOSHAWK.
    • ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK.
    • FERRUGINOUS ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK.
    • GOLDEN EAGLE.
    • BALD EAGLE.
    • GRAY GYRFALCON.
    • PRAIRIE FALCON.
    • DUCK HAWK.
    • PIGEON HAWK.
    • APLOMADO FALCON.
    • DESERT SPARROW HAWK.
    • AUDUBON CARACARA.
    • AMERICAN OSPREY; FISH HAWK.
    • BARN OWL—Family Aluconidæ.
    • LONG-EARED OWL—Family Strigidæ.
    • SHORT-EARED OWL.
    • SPOTTED OWL.
    • GREAT GRAY OWL.
    • RICHARDSON OWL.
    • SAW-WHET OWL.
    • SCREECH OWL.
    • FLAMULATED SCREECH OWL.
    • WESTERN HORNED OWL.
    • SNOWY OWL.
    • HAWK OWL.
    • BURROWING OWL.
    • PYGMY OWL.
    • FERRUGINOUS PYGMY OWL.
    • ELF OWL.
    • THICK-BILLED PARROT—Family Psittacidæ.
    • Order—COCCYGES.
    • ROADRUNNER.
    • CALIFORNIA CUCKOO.
    • COPPERY-TAILED TROGAN—Family Trogonidæ.
    • BELTED KINGFISHER—Family Alcedinidæ.
    • RINGED KINGFISHER.
    • Order PICI—WOODPECKERS.
    • HARRIS WOODPECKER—Family Picidæ.
    • CABANIS WOODPECKER.
    • ROCKY MOUNTAIN HAIRY WOODPECKER.
    • GAIRDNER WOODPECKER.
    • TEXAS WOODPECKER.
    • NUTTALL WOODPECKER.
    • ARIZONA WOODPECKER.
    • WHITE-HEADED WOODPECKER.
    • ARCTIC THREE-TOED WOODPECKER.
    • AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER.
    • ALASKA THREE-TOED WOODPECKER.
    • YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER.
    • RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER.
    • WILLIAMSON SAPSUCKER.
    • NORTHERN PILEATED WOODPECKER.
    • RED-HEADED WOODPECKER.
    • CALIFORNIA WOODPECKER.
    • LEWIS WOODPECKER.
    • RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS.
    • GILA WOODPECKER.
    • RED-SHAFTED WOODPECKER.
    • GILDED FLICKER.
    • STEPHENS WHIP-POOR-WILL—Family Caprimulgidæ.
    • POOR-WILL.
    • WESTERN NIGHTHAWK.
    • SENNETT NIGHTHAWK.
    • TEXAS NIGHTHAWK.
    • BLACK SWIFT.—Family Micropodidæ.
    • VAUX SWIFT.
    • WHITE-THROATED SWIFT.
    • RIVOLI HUMMINGBIRD.—Family Trochilidæ.
    • BLUE-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD.
    • BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD.
    • COSTA HUMMINGBIRD.
    • ANNA HUMMINGBIRD.
    • BROAD-TAILED HUMMINGBIRD.
    • RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD.
    • ALLEN’S HUMMINGBIRD.
    • CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD.
    • LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD.
    • RIEFFER HUMMINGBIRD.
    • BUFF-BELLIED HUMMINGBIRD.
    • XANTUS HUMMINGBIRD.
    • WHITE-EARED HUMMINGBIRD.
    • BROAD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD
    • KINGBIRD.—Family Tyrannidæ.
    • ARKANSAS KINGBIRD.
    • CASSIN KINGBIRD.
    • DERBY FLYCATCHER.
    • SULPHUR-BELLIED FLYCATCHER.
    • CRESTED FLYCATCHER.
    • ARIZONA CRESTED FLYCATCHER.
    • ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER.
    • SAY PHŒBE.
    • BLACK PHŒBE.
    • OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER.
    • WESTERN WOOD PEWEE.
    • WESTERN FLYCATCHER.
    • TRAILL FLYCATCHER.
    • HAMMOND FLYCATCHER.
    • WRIGHT FLYCATCHER.
    • GRAY FLYCATCHER.
    • BUFF-BREASTED FLYCATCHER.
    • VERMILION FLYCATCHER.
    • BEARDLESS FLYCATCHER.
    • PALLID HORNED LARK—Family Alaudidæ.
    • DESERT HORNED LARK.
    • CALIFORNIA HORNED LARK.
    • RUDDY HORNED LARK.
    • Family CORVIDÆ—CROWS, JAYS
    • AMERICAN MAGPIE.
    • STELLER JAY.
    • WOODHOUSE JAY.
    • CALIFORNIA JAY.
    • ARIZONA JAY.
    • ROCKY MOUNTAIN JAY.
    • OREGON JAY.
    • AMERICAN RAVEN.
    • WHITE-NECKED RAVEN.
    • NORTHWESTERN CROW.
    • CLARKE NUTCRACKER,
    • PINON JAY.
    • BOBOLINK—Family Icteridæ.
    • COWBIRD.
    • BRONZED COWBIRD.
    • RED-EYED COWBIRD.
    • YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD.
    • RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD.
    • SONORA RED-WING BLACKBIRD.
    • BICOLORED RED-WING.
    • TRICOLORED RED-WING.
    • WESTERN MEADOWLARK.
    • SCOTT ORIOLE.
    • SENNETT ORIOLE.
    • ARIZONA HOODED ORIOLE.
    • BULLOCK ORIOLE.
    • RUSTY BLACKBIRD.
    • BREWER BLACKBIRD.
    • WESTERN EVENING GROSBEAK.
    • CALIFORNIA PINE GROSBEAK.
    • CALIFORNIA PURPLE FINCH.
    • CASSIN PURPLE FINCH.
    • HOUSE FINCH.
    • CROSSBILL.
    • WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL.
    • ALEUTIAN ROSY FINCH.
    • GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCH.
    • HEPBURN ROSY FINCH.
    • BLACK ROSY FINCH.
    • BROWN-CAPPED ROSY FINCH.
    • HOARY REDPOLL.
    • REDPOLL.
    • PALE GOLDFINCH.
    • WILLOW GOLDFINCH.
    • ARKANSAS GOLDFINCH.
    • GREEN-BACKED GOLDFINCH.
    • LAWRENCE GOLDFINCH.
    • PINE SISKIN.
    • SNOW BUNTING OR SNOWFLAKE.
    • McKAY SNOW BUNTING.
    • ALASKAN LONGSPUR.
    • WESTERN VESPER SPARROW.
    • WESTERN SAVANNAH SPARROW.
    • BRYANT SPARROW.
    • BELDING SPARROW.
    • LARGE-BILLED SPARROW.
    • SAN BENITO SPARROW.
    • BAIRD SPARROW.
    • WESTERN GRASSHOPPER SPARROW.
    • LECONTE SPARROW.
    • WESTERN LARK SPARROW.
    • GAMBEL SPARROW.
    • GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW.
    • WESTERN TREE SPARROW.
    • WESTERN CHIPPING SPARROW.
    • CLAY-COLORED SPARROW.
    • BREWER SPARROW.
    • WORTHEN SPARROW.
    • BLACK-CHINNED SPARROW.
    • WHITE-WINGED JUNCO.
    • SLATE-COLORED JUNCO.
    • OREGON JUNCO.
    • PINK-SIDED JUNCO.
    • THURBER JUNCO.
    • GRAY-HEADED JUNCO.
    • BAIRD JUNCO.
    • GUADALUPE JUNCO.
    • DESERT SPARROW.
    • BELL SPARROW.
    • SAGE SPARROW.
    • CALIFORNIA SAGE SPARROW.
    • BOTTERI SPARROW.
    • CASSIN SPARROW.
    • RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROW.
    • RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW.
    • SONG SPARROW.
    • HEERMANN SONG SPARROW.
    • RUSTY SONG SPARROW.
    • LINCOLN SPARROW.
    • SHUMAGIN FOX SPARROW.
    • THICK-BILLED FOX SPARROW.
    • OREGON TOWHEE.
    • SAN DIEGO TOWHEE.
    • CANON TOWHEE.
    • CALIFORNIA TOWHEE.
    • ABERT TOWHEE.
    • GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE.
    • ARIZONA CARDINAL.
    • ARIZONA PYRRHULOXIA.
    • BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK.
    • WESTERN BLUE GROSBEAK.
    • INDIGO BUNTING.
    • LAZULI BUNTING.
    • BEAUTIFUL BUNTING.
    • DICKCISSEL.
    • LARK BUNTING.
    • WESTERN TANAGER.
    • HEPATIC TANAGER.
    • COOPER TANAGER.
    • WESTERN MARTIN.
    • CLIFF SWALLOW.
    • BARN SWALLOW.
    • TREE SWALLOW.
    • NORTHERN VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW.
    • BANK SWALLOW.
    • ROUGH-WINGED SPARROW.
    • BOHEMIAN WAXWING.
    • CEDAR WAXWING.
    • PHAINOPEPLA.
    • NORTHERN SHRIKE.
    • CALIFORNIA SHRIKE.
    • RED-EYED VIREO.
    • WARBLING VIREO.
    • CASSIN VIREO.
    • BLACK-CAPPED VIREO.
    • HUTTON VIREO.
    • ANTHONY VIREO.
    • LEAST VIREO.
    • GRAY VIREO.
    • Family MNIOTILTIDÆ—WOOD WARBLERS.
    • BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER.
    • LUCY WARBLER.
    • VIRGINIA WARBLER.
    • CALAVERAS WARBLER.
    • ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER.
    • LUTESCENT WARBLER.
    • OLIVE WARBLER.
    • YELLOW WARBLER.
    • MYRTLE WARBLER.
    • AUDUBON WARBLER.
    • MAGNOLIA WARBLER.
    • BLACK-POLL WARBLER.
    • GRACE WARBLER.
    • BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER.
    • BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER.
    • TOWNSEND WARBLER.
    • HERMIT WARBLER.
    • GRINNELL WATER THRUSH.
    • MACGILLIVRAY WARBLER.
    • WESTERN YELLOW-THROAT.
    • PACIFIC YELLOW-THROAT.
    • LONG-TAILED CHAT.
    • PILEOLATED WARBLER.
    • REDSTART
    • PAINTED REDSTART.
    • RED-FACED WARBLER.
    • ALASKAN YELLOW TAIL.
    • PIPIT, OR TITLARK.
    • SPRAGUE PIPIT.
    • Family MIMIDÆ.—SAGE THRASHER.
    • Family CINCLIDÆ.
    • DIPPER, OR WATER OUZEL.
    • WESTERN MOCKINGBIRD
    • CATBIRD.
    • PALMER THRASHER.
    • BENDIRE THRASHER.
    • CALIFORNIA THRASHER.
    • LECONTE THRASHER.
    • CRISSAL THRASHER.
    • CACTUS WREN.
    • ROCK WREN.
    • CAÑON WREN.
    • VIGOR WREN.
    • WESTERN HOUSE WREN.
    • WESTERN WINTER WREN.
    • ALASKA WREN.
    • ALEUTIAN WREN.
    • TULE WREN.
    • ROCKY MOUNTAIN CREEPER.
    • SLENDER-BILLED NUTHATCH.
    • RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH.
    • PYGMY NUTHATCH.
    • PLAIN TITMOUSE.
    • BLACK-CRESTED TITMOUSE.
    • BRIDLED TITMOUSE.
    • OREGON CHICKADEE.
    • MEXICAN CHICKADEE.
    • MOUNTAIN CHICKADEE.
    • ALASKA CHICKADEE.
    • HUDSONIAN CHICKADEE.
    • CHESTNUT-BACKED CHICKADEE.
    • CALIFORNIA CHICKADEE.
    • BUSH-TIT.
    • LEAD-COLORED BUSH-TIT.
    • LLOYD BUSH-TIT.
    • VERDIN.
    • WREN-TIT.
    • KENNICOTT WARBLER.
    • WESTERN GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET.
    • RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET.
    • WESTERN GNATCATCHER.
    • PLUMBEOUS GNATCATCHER.
    • BLACK-TAILED GNATCATCHER.
    • TOWNSEND SOLITAIRE.
    • WILLOW THRUSH.
    • GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH.
    • RUSSET-BACKED THRUSH.
    • OLIVED-BACKED THRUSH.
    • ALASKA HERMIT THRUSH.
    • AUDUBON HERMIT THRUSH.
    • WESTERN ROBIN.
    • VARIED THRUSH.
    • WHEATEAR.
    • WESTERN BLUEBIRD.
    • CHESTNUT-BACKED BLUEBIRD.
    • MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD.
  • INDEX
  • Transcriber’s Note
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