By Todd Telander
This informative advisor makes it effortless to spot birds in a yard, favourite parks, and natural world components.
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Extra info for Birds of Colorado: A Falcon Field Guide
There is a small, reddish crown patch that is normally concealed. Western Kingbirds flycatch for insects from perches on branches, posts, or wires, and the voice is composed of quick, high-pitched zips and chits. ) Eastern Kingbird, Tyrannus tyrannus Family Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers) Size: 8½” Season: Summer Habitat: Open woodlands, agricultural and rural areas The Eastern Kingbird is a slender, medium-size flycatcher. Its upperparts are bluish black, and its underparts are white with a pale gray breast.
Indd 55 11/8/11 4:16 PM Purple Martin, Progne subis Family Hirundinidae (Swallows) Size: 8” Season: Summer in western Colorado; transient elsewhere Habitat: Marshes, open water, agricultural areas SWALLOWS The Purple Martin is the largest North American swallow. It has long, pointed wings, a streamlined body, and a forked tail. The bill is very short and broad at the base. The male is dark overall, with a blackish blue sheen across the back and head, while the female is paler overall, with sooty, mottled underparts.
They may also eat carrion. ) Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus Family Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles) Size: 30–40”; female larger than male Season: Year-round or during winter Habitat: Lakes, rivers with tall perches or cliffs The Bald Eagle is a large raptor that is fairly uncommon even though its range is widespread. It eats fish or scavenges dead animals, and congregates in large numbers where food is abundant. Plumage is dark brown, which contrasts with its white head and tail. Juveniles show white splotching across the wings and breast.