BIRDS BIRDS BIRDS Joe Bottoms Zack Kraft Northern Cardinal – a hip, kooky native of Minnesota

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  • BIRDS BIRDS BIRDS Joe Bottoms Zack Kraft Northern Cardinal a hip, kooky native of Minnesota
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  • INDIVIDUAL BIRDS
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  • Common Loon Gavia immer
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  • Summer and Winter locations
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  • Common Loon Gavia immer Sound and Pictures Click Here Common Loons carry their chick on their back in the water,
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  • Common Loon Gavia immer Food Fish Pike Perch Sunfish Trout Bass Fun Facts They make underwater fishing dives of up to 200 feet below the surface. They are adapted for diving with heavy bones and eyes that can focus both in air and water. This bird is the state bird of Minnesota. It also appears on the loonie coin in Canada.
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  • The Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
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  • Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias Summer and Winter territories
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  • Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias Call and Photos Click Here
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  • Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias FOOD Fish Frogs Some Insects Small Animals FUN FACTS They are the largest heron in North America Great Blue Herons have been known to choke to death on prey that is too large
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  • Canada Goose Branta canadensis
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  • Summer and Winter territories
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  • Canada Goose Branta canadensis Call and Pictures Click Here
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  • Canada Goose Branta canadensis FOOD Corn Beans Grasses Grains Fish Small Insects Rice FUN FACTS The Canada Goose has thirteen different calls While incubating the egg, the female loses her flight feathers
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  • Mallard Ana platyrhynchos
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  • Summer and Winter Territories
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  • Mallard Ana platyrhynchos Call and Pictures Click Here
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  • Mallard Ana platyrhynchos FOOD Plants Frogs Insects FUN FACTS Mallards are the most abundant of all waterfowl Hunters kill millions with little affect on the mallard population Are compatible with domestic ducks for breeding purposes
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  • Wood Duck Aix sponsa
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  • Winter and Summer Territories
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  • Wood Duck Aix sponsa Call and Pictures Click Here
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  • Wood Duck Aix sponsa FOOD Seeds Berries Insects FUN FACTS Wood Ducks leave the nest soon after hatching Hunters have nearly driven them to extinction before
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  • Red-Tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
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  • Winter and Summer Territories
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  • Red-Tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis Call and Pictures Click Here
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  • Red-Tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis FOOD Small Mammals Birds Reptiles FUN FACTS Mate with the same mate year after year Red-Tailed Hawks can spot a mouse from 100 feet in the air Males and females court each other before mating
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  • Osprey Pandion haliaetus
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  • Winter and Summer Territories
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  • Osprey Pandion haliaetus Sounds and Photographs Click Here
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  • Osprey Pandion haliaetus FOOD Fish FUN FACTS Theyre outer toe is reversible Their eggs hatch at different times, not all at once
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  • Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
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  • Winter and Summer Territories
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  • Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus Sound Calls, Pictures Click Here
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  • Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus FOOD Fish Mammals Birds Reptiles Amphibians Carrions FUN FACTS Symbol of the United States since 1782. They can live up 40 years in the wild and even longer in captivity.
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  • American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
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  • Winter and Summer Territories
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  • American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos Pictures and Sounds Click Here
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  • American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos FOOD Scraps Seeds Grains Nuts Frogs Insects Carrions FUN FACTS Crows are affected by the west nile virus, they will die in less than a week Crows allow ants to crawl onto their feathers
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  • Red Headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
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  • Winter and Summer Territories
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  • Red Headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus Pictures and Sounds Click Here
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  • Red Headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus FOOD Insects Berries Seeds FUN FACTS The Red-Headed Woodpecker is found on the two cent stamp They keep grasshoppers held hostage until they choose to eat them
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  • Ring-Necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
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  • Winter and Summer Territories
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  • Ring-Necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus Sounds and Pictures Click Here
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  • Ring-Necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus FOOD Waste Grains Seeds Plant Parts Insects Berries Corn FUN FACTS The Ring-Necked Pheasant is the state bird of South Dakota Can stay in roost for several days at a time without food to avoid bad weather
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  • Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
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  • Summer and Winter Territories
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  • Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo Pictures and Calls Click Here
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  • Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo FOOD Seeds Acorns Leaves Grains Berries FUN FACTS Ben Franklin wanted to have the turkey as the national bird, not the bald eagle A group of turkeys may be called a crop, dole, gang, posse, or a raffle
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  • American Robin Turdus migratorius
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  • Winter and Summer Territories
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  • American Robin Turdus migratorius Pictures and Call Click Here
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  • American Robin Turdus migratorius FOOD Fruits Berries Earthworms Insects FUN FACTS These birds have been seen wading in water to catch fish A large group of robins is called a worm of robins
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  • Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
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  • Summer and Winter Territories
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  • Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis Pictures and Call Click Here
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  • Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis FOOD Insects Earthworms Snails Berries during the wintertime FUN FACTS Males will protect their territory by uttering a warning song Females will sing a song to attract a male to protect their territory
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  • Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
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  • Summer and Winter Territories
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  • Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis Sounds and Pictures Click Here
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  • Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis FOOD Seeds Insects Fruits Snails Berries FUN FACTS It is the state bird of seven different states Northern Cardinals can live fifteen years in the wild
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  • American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis
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  • Winter and Summer Territories
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  • American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis Pictures and Call Click Here
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  • American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis FOOD Primarily feeds on seeds FUN FACTS Every summer and winter, they change plumage by a full body molt They start nesting when other songbirds are already finished breeding
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  • Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
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  • Summer and Winter locations.
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  • Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Sounds and Pictures Click Here
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  • Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Food Insects Fun Facts Females prefer to mate with males that have the longest tail and the most red chest. While making the nest the male and female make more then 1000 trips to collect all the mud.
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  • Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
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  • Summer and Winter locations
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  • Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata Sound and Pictures Click Here
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  • Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata Food Acorns Weeds Seeds Grain Fruits berries Fun Facts Captive jays have been observed using tools and strips of newspaper to rake in food pellets from outside their cages.
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  • Northern Oriole Icterus galbula
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  • Summer and Winter locations
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  • Northern Oriole Icterus galbula Sound and Pictures Click Here
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  • Northern Oriole Icterus galbula Food Berries Insects Nectar Fun Facts The Baltimore Oriole received its nam