By Todd Telander
Birds of Alaska is a box advisor to the commonest and sought-after species within the country. comfortably sized to slot in your pocket and that includes full-color, targeted illustrations, this informative consultant makes it effortless to spot birds on your yard, favourite parks, and natural world parts.
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The adult female is illustrated. 5" Season: Year-round in southeastern Alaska Habitat: Woodlands, areas with standing dead trees, suburbs Sapsuckers are named for their habit of drilling rows of pits in tree bark, then returning to eat the sap that emerges and the insects that come to investigate. They will also flycatch and eat berries. The Red-breasted Sapsucker is medium-size, with pied black- and-white plumage and barring across the back. The head and breast are deep red, with a white patch below the eye.
They eat a variety of insects, larvae, and plant matter, gleaned by scooting about and pecking at the ground. The nonbreeding adult (top) and breeding adult (bottom) are illustrated. Killdeer, Charadrius vociferus Family Charadriidae (Plovers) Size: 10" Season: Spring through fall Habitat: Inland fields, farmlands, lakeshores, meadows The Killdeer gets its name from its piercing kill-dee call, which is often heard before these well-camouflaged plovers are seen. Well adapted to human-altered environments, it is quite widespread and gregarious.
The voice of the Sandhill Crane is a throaty, penetrating trumpeting sound. Unlike herons, they fly in groups with their necks extended. The adult is illustrated. Black-bellied Plover, Pluvialis squatarola Family Charadriidae (Plovers) Size: 11" Season: Spring through fall Habitat: Open areas, coastal or inland The Black-bellied Plover is a relatively large plover with long, pointed wings and a whistling flight call. Like other plovers, it feeds by scooting quickly along the ground, stopping suddenly to peck at small prey in the mud or sand, and then scooting along again.