Eurasian Collared – Dove – Streptopelia Decaocto

A recent arrival in Washington, this exotic invader is increasing explosively and is certainly here to stay. It adapts especially well to agricultural and suburban landscapes but might be found in just about any low- or mid-elevation habitat except for closed forest and dense urban development. Native to South Asia, it has also been established…

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Laughing Dove – Streptopelia Senegalensis

The Laughing dove earned its name because of the distinctive coo that sounds just like a human laughing. It is reddish-brown with blue and copper on its wings and white on its tail. Its bill is black and its legs are a purple color. Laughing doves are found throughout Africa, the Middle East, some parts…

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European Turtle-Dove – Streptopelia Turtur

European Turtle-Dove has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence 20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). Despite the fact that the population trend…

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Common Wood-Pigeon – Columba Palumbus

Columba Palumbus can be identified in all plumages by the obvious white marks at the bend of the wings which show up in flight as diagnostic white lines down the middle of the wing. Another good feature is the neat white patch on either side of the neck, although juveniles lack this mark. Compared to…

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Stock Pigeon or Stock Dove – Columba Oenas

Columba Oenas is an attractive bird which is sadly overlooked by many birdwatchers who dismiss it as ‘just a pigeon’ because they can’t be bothered to distinguish it from Feral Pigeons. At rest they just look uniformly dull grey unless you are close enough to see a shiny green patch on the side of the…

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Rock Pigeon or Feral Pigeon – Columba Livia

Columba Livia features include a neat white rump, two broad clear black wing-bars and a head which is clearly darker than the rest of the body. Feral Pigeons can, of course, have various plumages but are often darker overall, with extra areas of white or brown and often grey, not white, rumps. In all plumages,…

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Great Spotted Cuckoo – Clamator Glandarius

Great Spotted Cuckoo Length: 37-40 cm (Maclean, 1985) The top of the head and crest are pale, silvery gray and blend gradually into pale grayish or olive brown on the back and wings. The wings are long and wide at the base. The dorsal surface has a spotted appearance due to white tipped wing coverts…

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Smew – Mergellus Albellus

Smew male is unmistakable – entirely white with sparse black lines. The female resembles a small female Goldeneye with her grey body, white wing panel and reddish brown head, but the large and conspicuous pale cheek patch is distinctive. This pattern may cause confusion with Slavonian Grebe or Ruddy Duck but the Smew is bigger…

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Common Goldeneye – Bucephala Clangula

Common Goldeneye often found in large rafts outside the breeding season, Common Goldeneyes are frequent winter residents in Puget Sound and on large Washington rivers. The male Common Goldeneye has a dark iridescent-green head that looks black when not in the sun. He also has a prominent round or oval white spot on each side…

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White-Winged Scoter or Velvet Scoter – Melanitta Fusca

White-winged Scoter or Velvet Scoters are large, mostly black or dark gray sea ducks, and the White-winged Scoter is the largest of the three species. All plumages have a white wing-patch, which distinguishes the White-winged Scoter in flight from the other two scoters, which have solid black wings. The White-winged Scoter can also be distinguished…

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