Flies in straight line formation. It has been listed as an endangered species since 1987. Female like male but slightly duller blue plumage. Tail is short and forked. Feeds on insects, fish, worms, small crustaceans and seeds. Photo about blue heron wading in the swamp. Canvasback: This is a large, flashy diving duck with a pale gray body, black breast and tail and gray legs and feet. Sexes are similar, but males are larger. White stripe divides front and back of neck, green speculum is bordered by buff. White vent. Trumpeter Swan: Largest swan in the world, completely white but with head and neck often stained rust-brown from contact with ferrous minerals in wetland soils. Crissal Thrasher: Large thrasher with gray-brown upperparts and unstreaked, gray underparts. Prairie Warbler: Small warbler, brown-streaked, olive-green upperparts with reddish-brown streaking, bright yellow underparts with black streaks on sides. Long gray-green bill, dark brown tip. Wings have brown and black bars, white band at base of primaries visible in flight. Crown is dull gray, eyebrows are white, and eyestripe is dark. In flight it shows prominent white lower back, rump, and underwing linings. Eyes are dark. Undulating flight. Cap is chestnut-brown. It has a dark-tipped yellow bill. Blyth's Pipit: Buff-brown to Streaked black-brown above; wings are tipped buff with two pale wingbars. It has a black face, throat and belly and white forehead and crown that extends over the eye, down the back and sides of the neck. Legs and feet are gray black. The upper mandible is dark and the lower is yellow. Weak fluttering direct flight with shallow, rapid wing beats. Chestnut Munia (Palau): Small red-brown finch with black hood and breast, and blue-gray eyering. Bill is heavy and black. Black tips on the primary feathers are only seen in flight. Feeds on aquatic plants. Red-whiskered Bulbul: Introduced to parts of North America as escaped caged birds. Back, wings, and tail gray-brown. Great Egret: This large white heron has yellow eyes and a bill that is also yellow but appears orange when breeding, black legs and feet, and long feather plumes that extend from the back to beyond the tail during breeding season. The wings are black with a sharp yellow or white line and red spots on secondaries (visible when folded). Great-tailed Grackle: Large blackbird, iridescent black body and purple sheen. It has a direct flight with rapid wing beats. Diet includes insects and worms. Juvenile white morph has some gray in plumage. Walks on ground in dense understory. Feeds on nectar and insects. Fairly long, brown-yellow bill, black-gray on culmen. Black legs and feet. Weak fluttering bouyant flight. Gruiformes. Wood Sandpiper: Small wader with green-yellow legs. Pink legs, feet. Bonaparte's Gull: This is a medium-sized gull with a black head and bill, gray back and wings and white underparts and tail. Breast is red-brown with dark band and belly is white to orange. Eats worms, aquatic insects, crustaceans and mollusks. Forehead is pale blue; bill is red and yellow-tipped. Bill is long, black with orange at the base and curved upward. By 2011, they had been spotted in 30 different places in Florida, and as far north as Georgia, approximately 423 miles from Pembroke Pines. Their chicks have been observed during all months of the year, with the exclusion of June, September, November, and December. Black tipped red bill, red legs and feet. This document is WEC270, of the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida/IFAS. Gray-brown back and wings with pale brown mottling. Semipalmated Plover: This small plover has gray-brown upperparts, white underparts, a black face, collar and forehead and a faint stripe sometimes seen over the eye. Some of these are gray. It has a black bill, legs and feet. Six races/species of swamphen range from Australia, through Asia and the Middle East into Africa and southern Europe. Head has rust-brown cap with paler median stripe and gray face. The legs are red-orange. Anhinga: Large, dark waterbird with long tail, snake-like neck, small head, red eyes, and long olive-brown bill. Greater Sand-Plover: Small plover, black bill and mask. In their native range in Asia, the Grey-Headed Swamphen is generally not migratory but do disperse hundreds of miles as a response to changes in local water levels. The eyebrow is buff-orange in front and white behind eye. Identify birds in North America for bird watching or as a bird guide. Fairly long, broad, pointed wings with white-gray linings and blue-green patch on secondaries bordered by black.
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