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Northern Mockingbird: Mimus Polyglottos Appearance The mean total length of male mockingbirds is about 24 cm, that of females is 23 cm (Derrickson and Breitwisch 2011). Sexes are very similar in appearance, with long legs and long tails, and gray … Continue reading
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Song Background Info Although not much is known about the Eastern Whip-poor-will’s (Caprimulgus vociferus) song, some studies have been done on its eerie refrain. The whip-poor-will has a variety of vocalizations that it makes including its eponymous whip-poor-will song, a call … Continue reading
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The Life and Song of a Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis Philadelphia) Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order:Passeriformes Family: Parulidae Genus: Geothlypis Species: Geothlypis philadelphia “Mourning Warbler.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 22 Nov. 2017, … Continue reading
Appearance The golden crowned kinglet (Regulus satrapa) is slightly bigger than a hummingbird, with rounded body and short wings. Its head is relatively large, with a thin tail and a short and thin beak. It has a distinctive black eyebrow … Continue reading
Habitat and Appearance The swamp sparrows (Melospiza georgiana) are mostly seen in the Eastern U.S and Canada. During breeding season they are close to water and in winter they like similar areas and with more brush and grass. During … Continue reading
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While there is little research explaining why they sing or how they learn, the Golden-Crowned Kinglet sings a high pitched song. Click here to eavesdrop on one of them singing! Its song consists of up to 14 ‘tsee’ notes (All … Continue reading
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Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) General Biology: APPEARANCE The Cedar Waxing boasts a shiny silk-like collection of wing feathers ranging from … Continue reading
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On May 9th, Dr. Mary Ann Cunningham (from the Earth Science Department) and I headed out to the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve to participate in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Global Big Day (read more about that here). We … Continue reading
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Jack Blomberg Partner: Jacob Goebel Blog Post #1 Final Draft The Chipping Sparrow, unlike many other sparrows which tend to live in grassland communities, prefers to live in the open woodlands, the borders of natural forest openings, edges of rivers and … Continue reading