Checklist of Chook Species — Chook Photographs

Actitis macularius Aix sponsa
Wooden duck
Vary: Southern Canada to Northern Mexico Amphispiza bilineata
Black-throated sparrow Anas acuta
Northern pintail Anas americana
American wigeon Anas clypeata Anas crecca
Inexperienced-winged teal
Synonyms: inexperienced teal Anas discors
Blue-winged teal Anas platyrhynchos
Mallard Anous stolidus
Brown noddy Aphelocoma ultramarina
Mexican Jay Aptenodytes patagonicus
King penguin Aquila chrysaetos
Golden eagle
Synonyms: gold eagle Ardea alba
Nice egret
Synonyms: white egret, nice white egret Ardea herodias
Nice blue heron
Vary: North America
Synonyms: blue heron Athene cunicularia
Burrowing owl Athene cunicularia hypugaea
Burrowing owl Aythya affinis
Lesser scaup Aythya collaris
Ring-necked duck Baeolophus wollweberi
Bridled titmouse Branta bernicla
Brant
Synonyms: Brant goose Branta canadensis
Canada goose
Synonyms: Canada geese Bucephala albeola
Bufflehead Butorides sundevalli
Lava heron Callipepla gambelii
Gambel’s quail Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus
Cactus wren Cardinalis cardinalis
Northern cardinal Cardinalis sinuatus
Pyrrhuloxia Carpodacus mexicanus
Home finch Catoptrophorus semipalmatus Catoptrophurus semipalmatus
Willet Chen caerulescens
Snow goose Chloephaga hybrida
Kelp goose Chloephaga hybrida malvinarum
Kelp goose Chloephaga picta
Upland goose Creagrus furcata
Swallowtail gull
Synonyms: swallow-tailed gull, swallowtailed gull Cyanocitta stelleri
Steller’s jay
Synonyms: blue jay Diomedea exulans
Wandering albatross Diomedea irrorata
Waved albatross Egretta thula
Snowy egret Eudyptes chrysocome
Rockhopper penguin Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome
Western rockhopper penguin Eudyptes chrysolophus
Macaroni penguin Fratercula arctica Fregata magnificens
Magnificent frigatebird
Synonyms: Magnificent frigate chicken Fregata minor
Nice frigatebird
Synonyms: Nice frigate chicken Fregata sp. Fulica americana
American coot Geococcyx californianus
Better roadrunner Grus canadensis
Sandhill crane Gygis alba
Fairy tern
Synonyms: white tern, camar Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Bald eagle
Vary: North America south to northern Mexico Haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis
Bald eagle Icterus bullockii
Bullock’s oriole Icterus cucullatus
Hooded oriole Larus delawarensis
Ring-billed gull
Synonyms: Ring billed gull Larus heermanni Larus occidentalis
Western gull Leucocarbo atriceps
Imperial shag
Synonyms: Blue-eyed shag Limosa fedoa
Marbled godwit Lophonetta specularioides
Patagonian crested duck Macrocystis pyrifera
Large kelp
Synonyms: kelp forest, seaweed, sea weed, sea grass, sargazo gigante, harina de kelp, large kelp, harina de la macroalga, gedroogde kelp, zeewier, reuzenkelp, braendeltang, macroalga marina, Phaeophyceae Melanerpes formicivorus
Acorn woodpecker Melanerpes uropygialis
Gila woodpecker Meleagris gallopavo
Wild turkey Mirounga angustirostris
Elephant seal
Synonyms: elefante marino, sea elephant, sea cow Mirounga leonina
Southern elephant seal Molothrus aeneus
Bronzed cowbird Molothrus ater
Brown-headed cowbird Nannopterum harrisi
Flightless cormorant Numenius phaeopus
Whimbrel Parabuteo unicinctus
Harris’ hawk
Synonyms: Harris hawk Passer domesticus
Home sparrow Pelagophycus porra
Elkhorn kelp
Synonyms: elk kelp Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
White pelican Pelecanus occidentalis Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
California brown pelican
Vary: Nesting by this subspecies is restricted to islands within the Gulf of California and alongside the outer coast from Baja California to West Anacapa and Santa Barbara Islands in Southern California. Non-breeding California brown pelicans vary northward alongside the Pacific Coast from the Gulf of California to Washington and southern British Columbia. Roosting and loafing websites present necessary resting habitat for breeding and non-breeding birds. Essential roosting websites embrace offshore rocks and islands, river mouths with sand bars, breakwaters, pilings, and jetties alongside the Pacific Coast and San Francisco Bay.
Notable: The brown pelican was listed as endangered in 1970 due to widespread pollutant-related reproductive failures. They’re extraordinarily delicate to bioaccumulation of the pesticide DDT, which causes reproductive failure by altering calcium metabolism and thinning eggshells. In 1985, brown pelicans on the Atlantic Coast, had recovered sufficient that they could possibly be faraway from the endangered species checklist. Though California breeding populations have rebounded because the elimination of DDT use, persistent residues within the coastal setting proceed to trigger power reproductive issues. Regardless of the banning of DDT, some birds nonetheless present comparatively excessive ranges of pesticides of their tissues. Pelicans are depending on northern anchovies and Pacific sardines, which have declined resulting from over-fishing by people. Breeding populations and nesting productiveness differ dramatically from 12 months to 12 months relying on El Nino occasions and different climatic adjustments. Pelicans are additionally threatened by the opportunity of oil spills from tanker visitors within the Santa Barbara Channel, disturbance at post-breeding roosts on the central California coast, entanglement with hooks and fishing line, and illness outbreaks ensuing from overcrowding in harbors. Phaethon aethereus
Purple-billed tropicbird
Synonyms: redbilled tropic chicken, pink billed tropic chicken Phalacrocorax atriceps
Imperial shag
Synonyms: Blue-eyed shag Phalacrocorax auritus
Double-crested cormorant Phalacrocorax harrisi
Flightless cormorant Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Brandt’s cormorant Phalacrocorax sp. Phalcoboenus australis
Straited caracara Pheucticus melanocephalus
Black-headed grosbeak Phoebastria irrorata
Waved albatross Phoenicopterus ruber
Better flamingo Picoides arizonae
Arizona woodpecker Pipilo fuscus
Canyon towhee Podilymbus podiceps
Pied-billed grebe Pygoscelis adeliae
Adelie penguin Pygoscelis antarcticus
Chinstrap penguin Pygoscelis papua
Gentoo penguin Recurvirostra americana
American avocet Rynchops niger
Black skimmer Sitta carolinensis
White-breasted nuthatch Spheniscus magellanicus
Magellanic penguin Spheniscus mendiculus
Galapagos penguin
Vary: Ecuador (Galapagos Islands) Sterna elegans
Elegant tern Sterna forsteri
Forster’s tern Sterna fuscata
Sooty tern Sterna maxima
Royal tern Sula dactylatra
Masked booby
Synonyms: masked boobie Sula granti
Nazca booby
Synonyms: Nazca boobie Sula leucogaster Sula nebouxii Sula sula
Purple-footed booby
Synonyms: pink footed booby, red-footed boobie Tachyeres Brachypterus Tachyeres brachypterus
Flightless steamer duck Thalassarche chrysostoma
Grey-headed albatross Thalassarche melanophrys
Black-browed albatross Toxostoma curvirostre
Curve-billed thrasher Turdus migratorius
American robin Zenaida asiatica
White-winged dove Zonotrichia leucophrys
White-crowned sparrow

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