Basic Texas Birds: A Field Guide, 1st Edition

  • Mark Lockwood
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  • ISBN-10: 0292793189
  • ISBN-13: 9780292793187
  • DDC: 598.09764
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released March 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Overview

Finding all the birds in Texas can be a lifetime pursuit. Basic Texas Birds, an easy-to-use field guide, will help you identify over 180 species of birds that are found across the state, including a selection of the rarer "Texas specialties" that draw birders to Texas from around the world. These are the birds that form the basis of a birder's life list for Texas. Basic Texas Birds is organized by bird families to aid in identifying any bird you see in the wild. It is loaded with resources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Contents.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: Species Accounts.
2: Black-Bellied Whistling-Duck*: Dendrocygna Autumnalis.
3: Snow Goose: Chen Caerulescens.
4: Cackling Goose: Branta Hutchinsii and Canada Goose: Branta Canadensis.
5: Wood Duck: Aix Sponsa.
6: American Wigeon: Anas Americana.
7: Mallard: Anas Platyrhynchos.
8: Blue-Winged Teal: Anas Discors.
9: Northern Shoveler: Anas Clypeata.
10: Green-Winged Teal: Anas Crecca.
11: Canvasback: Aythya Valisineria.
12: Redhead: Aythya Americana.
13: Ring-Necked Duck: Aythya Collaris.
14: Lesser Scaup: Aythya Affinis.
15: Masked Duck*: Nomonyx Dominicus.
16: Greater Prairie-Chicken*: Tympanuchus Cupido.
17: Lesser Prairie-Chicken*: Tympanuchus Pallidicinctus.
18: Wild Turkey: Meleagris Gallopavo.
19: Scaled Quail: Callipepla Squamata.
20: Gambel’s Quail: Callipepla Gambelii.
21: Northern Bobwhite: Colinus Virginianus.
22: Montezuma Quail: Cyrtonyx Montezumae.
23: Common Loon: Gavia Immer.
24: Least Grebe*: Tachybaptus Dominicus.
25: Pied-Billed Grebe: Podilymbus Podiceps.
26: American White Pelican: Pelecanus Erythrorhynchos.
27: Brown Pelican: Pelecanus Occidentalis.
28: Double-Crested Cormorant: Phalacrocorax Auritus.
29: Anhinga: Anhinga Anhinga.
30: American Bittern: Botaurus Lentiginosus.
31: Least Bittern: Ixobrychus Exilis.
32: Great Blue Heron: Ardea Herodias.
33: Great Egret: Ardea Alba.
34: Snowy Egret: Egretta Thula.
35: Little Blue Heron: Egretta Caerulea.
36: Reddish Egret: Egretta Rufescens.
37: Cattle Egret: Bubulcus Ibis.
38: Green Heron: Butorides Virescens.
39: Black-Crowned Night-Heron: Nycticorax Nycticorax.
40: White-Faced Ibis: Plegadis Chihi.
41: Roseate Spoonbill: Platalea Ajaja.
42: Black Vulture: Coragyps Atratus.
43: Turkey Vulture: Cathartes Aura.
44: Osprey: Pandion Haliaetus.
45: Mississippi Kite: Ictinia Mississippiensis.
46: Bald Eagle: Haliaeetus Leucocephalus.
47: Northern Harrier: Circus Cyaneus.
48: Cooper’s Hawk: Accipiter Cooperii.
49: Harris’s Hawk: Parabuteo Unicinctus.
50: Red-Shouldered Hawk: Buteo Lineatus.
51: Swainson’s Hawk: Buteo Swainsoni.
52: White-Tailed Hawk*: Buteo Albicaudatus.
53: Zone-Tailed Hawk: Buteo Albonotatus.
54: Red-Tailed Hawk: Buteo Jamaicensis.
55: Crested Caracara: Caracara Cheriway.
56: American Kestrel: Falco Sparverius.
57: Aplomado Falcon*: Falco Femoralis.
58: King Rail: Rallus Elegans.
59: American Coot: Fulica Americana.
60: Sandhill Crane: Grus Canadensis.
61: Whooping Crane*: Grus Americana.
62: Killdeer: Charadrius Vociferus.
63: American Avocet: Recurvirostra Americana.
64: Long-Billed Curlew: Numenius Americanus.
65: Sanderling: Calidris Alba.
66: Least Sandpiper: Calidris Minutilla.
67: Long-Billed Dowitcher: Limnodromus Scolopaceus.
68: Laughing Gull: Larus Atricilla.
69: Ring-Billed Gull: Larus Delawarensis.
70: Royal Tern: Thalasseus Maxima.
71: Forster’s Tern: Sterna Forsteri.
72: Black Skimmer: Rynchops Niger.
73: White-Winged Dove: Zenaida Asiatica.
74: Mourning Dove: Zenaida Macroura.
75: Inca Dove: Columbina Inca.
76: Common Ground-Dove: Columbina Passerina.
77: Green Parakeet*: Aratinga Holochlora.
78: Yellow-Billed Cuckoo: Coccyzus Americanus.
79: Greater Roadrunner: Geococcyx Californianus.
80: Barn Owl: Tyto Alba.
81: Western Screech-Owl: Megascops Kennicottii and Eastern Screech-Owl: Megascops Asio.
82: Great Horned Owl: Bubo Virginianus.
83: Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl*: Glaucidium Brasilianum.
84: Burrowing Owl: Athene Cunicularia.
85: Barred Owl: Strix Varia.
86: Lesser Nighthawk: Chordeiles Acutipennis.
87: Common Nighthawk: Chordeiles Minor.
88: Common Poorwill: Phalaenoptilus Nuttallii.
89: Whip-Poor-Will: Caprimulgus Vociferus.
90: Chimney Swift: Chaetura Pelagica.
91: Buff-Bellied Hummingbird*: Amazilia Yucatanensis.
92: Lucifer Hummingbird*: Calothorax Lucifer.
93: Ruby-Throated Hummingbird: Archilochus Colubris and Black-Chinned Hummingbird: Archilochus Alexandri.
94: Belted Kingfisher: Ceryle Alcyon.
95: Green Kingfisher*: Chloroceryle Americana.
96: Golden-Fronted Woodpecker*: Melanerpes Aurifrons.
97: Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker: Sphyrapicus Varius.
98: Ladder-Backed Woodpecker: Picoides Scalaris.
99: Downy Woodpecker: Picoides Pubescens.
100: Red-Cockaded Woodpecker: Picoides Borealis.
101: Northern Flicker: Colaptes Auratus.
102: Pileated Woodpecker: Dryocopus Pileatus.
103: Vermilion Flycatcher: Pyrocephalus Rubinus.
104: Great Kiskadee*: Pitangus Sulphuratus.
105: Western Kingbird: Tyrannus Verticalis.
106: Eastern Kingbird: Tyrannus Tyrannus.
107: Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher: Tyrannus Forficatus.
108: Loggerhead Shrike: Lanius Ludovicianus.
109: White-Eyed Vireo: Vireo Griseus.
110: Black-Capped Vireo*: Vireo Atricapilla.
111: Blue-Headed Vireo: Vireo Solitarius.
112: Blue Jay: Cyanocitta Cristata.
113: Green Jay*: Cyanocorax Yncas.
114: Western Scrub-Jay: Aphelocoma Californica.
115: Mexican Jay: Aphelocoma Ultramarina.
116: American Crow: Corvus Brachyrhynchos.
117: Common Raven: Corvus Corax.
118: Purple Martin: Progne Subis.
119: Cave Swallow*: Petrochelidon Fulva.
120: Barn Swallow: Hirundo Rustica.
121: Carolina Chickadee: Poecile Carolinensis.
122: Tufted Titmouse: Baeolophus Bicolor and Black-Crested Titmouse: Baeolophus Atricristatus.
123: Bushtit: Psaltriparus Minimus.
124: Cactus Wren: Campylorhynchus Brunneicapillus.
125: Carolina Wren: Thryothorus Ludovicianus.
126: Bewick’s Wren: Thryomanes Bewickii.
127: Marsh Wren: Cistothorus Palustris.
128: Ruby-Crowned Kinglet: Regulus Calendula.
129: Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher: Polioptila Caerulea.
130: Eastern Bluebird: Sialia Sialis.
131: Hermit Thrush: Catharus Guttatus.
132: Wood Thrush: Hylocichla Mustelina.
133: Clay-Colored Robin*: Turdus Grayi.
134: American Robin: Turdus Migratorius.
135: Gray Catbird: Dumetella Carolinensis.
136: Northern Mockingbird: Mimus Polyglottos.
137: Brown Thrasher: Toxostoma Rufum.
138: Curve-Billed Thrasher: Toxostoma Curvirostre.
139: Cedar Waxwing: Bombycilla Cedrorum.
140: Phainopepla: Phainopepla Nitens.
141: Orange-Crowned Warbler: Vermivora Celata.
142: Nashville Warbler: Vermivora Ruficapilla.
143: Colima Warbler*: Vermivora Crissalis.
144: Tropical Parula*: Parula Pitiayumi.
145: Yellow Warbler: Dendroica Petechia.
146: Yellow-Rumped Warbler: Dendroica Coronata.
147: Golden-Cheeked Warbler*: Dendroica Chrysoparia.
148: Black-and-White Warbler: Mniotilta Varia.
149: Common Yellowthroat: Geothlypis Trichas.
150: Wilson’s Warbler: Wilsonia Pusilla.
151: Summer Tanager: Piranga Rubra.
152: Scarlet Tanager: Piranga Olivacea.
153: Spotted Towhee: Pipilo Maculatus.
154: Chipping Sparrow: Spizella Passerina.
155: Lark Sparrow: Chondestes Grammacus.
156: Black-Throated Sparrow: Amphispiza Bilineata.
157: Savannah Sparrow: Passerculus Sandwichensis.
158: Harris’s Sparrow: Zonotrichia Querula.
159: White-Crowned Sparrow: Zonotrichia Leucophrys.
160: Dark-Eyed Junco: Junco Hyemalis.
161: Northern Cardinal: Cardinalis Cardinalis.
162: Pyrrhuloxia: Cardinalis Sinuatus.
163: Black-Headed Grosbeak: Pheucticus Melanocephalus.
164: Blue Grosbeak: Passerina Caerulea.
165: Indigo Bunting: Passerina Cyanea.
166: Varied Bunting: Passerina Versicolor.
167: Painted Bunting: Passerina Ciris.
168: Red-Winged Blackbird: Agelaius Phoeniceus.
169: Eastern Meadowlark: Sturnella Magna and Western Meadowlark: Sturnella Neglecta.
170: Yellow-Headed Blackbird: Xanthocephalus Xanthocephalus.
171: Boat-Tailed Grackle: Quiscalus Major.
172: Great-Tailed Grackle: Quiscalus Mexicanus.
173: Bronzed Cowbird: Molothrus Aeneus.
174: Brown-Headed Cowbird: Molothrus Ater.
175: Bullock’s Oriole: Icterus Bullockii.
176: Altamira Oriole*: Icterus Gularis.
177: Baltimore Oriole: Icterus Galbula.
178: House Finch: Carpodacus Mexicanus.
179: Lesser Goldfinch: Carduelis Psaltria.
180: American Goldfinch: Carduelis Tristis.
Appendix.
Glossary.
Suggested References.
Index.