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  Oak Openings, OH
 
 
 

TRAITS
 Ratites
 Tinamous
 Cracids/Galli
 Waterfowl
   Screamers
   Ducks

 Penguins
 Loons
 Grebes
 Procellarids
   Albatrosses
   Petrels
   Storm-Petrels

Totipalmate Swm

   Tropicbirds
   Gannets/Boobies
   Pelicans
   Cormorants
   Anhingas
   Frigatebirds

 
Waders
   Herons
   Ibises
   Storks  

 NW Vultures
 Flamingos
 Raptors
 Gruiformes
   Buttonquail
   Bustards
   Cranes
   Rails

 Shorebirds
   Sandgrouse
   Plovers
   Oystercatchers
   Stilts
   Sandpipers
   Gulls/Terns
   Auks

 Pigeons
 Parrots
 Turacos
 Cuckoos
 Owls
 Frogmouths
 Nightjars
 Swifts/Humbd
 Colies
 Coraciae

   Hornbills
   Hoopoes
   Trogons
   Rollers
   Kingfishers
   Bee-eaters
   Jacamars/Puffbd

 
Pici
   Honeyguides
   Woodpeckers
   Barbets/Toucans

PASSERINES
   NZ WRENS
   OW SUBOSC

      Broadbills
      Pittas

 NW SUBOSC
   NW Flycatchers

   Becards
   Cotingas
   Manakins
   Antbirds
   Ovenbirds
   Woodcreepers
   Antthrushes
   Tapaculos 

 OSCINES
 Lyre-/Scrub-birds
 Bowerbirds
 Aust. Wrens
 Honeyeaters
 Scrubwrens
 Aust. Robins
 Kinglets
 Shrikes
 Vireos
 Whistlers
 Corvids
 Birds-of-Paradse
 OW Orioles
 Cuckoo-shrikes
 Fantails
 Drongos
 Monarchs
 Bush-shrikes
 Wattle-eyes
 Vangas
 Waxwings
 Dippers
 Thrushes
 OW Flycatchers
 Starlings
 Mimids
 Nuthatches
 N Creepers
 Wrens
 Gnatcatchers
 Tits/Parids
 Larks
 Swallows
 Leaf-Warblers
 Bulbuls
 Cisticolas
 White-eyes
 Babblers
 OW Warblers
 Flowerpeckers
 Sunbirds
 OW Sparrows
 Accentors
 Pipits
 Estridids
 Weavers
 Whydahs
 9-prim. Oscines

   Fringillines
   Carduelines
   Hawaiian Honycrp
   NW Sparrows
   NW Warblers
   Tanagers
   Cardinals
   NW Blackbirds

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Anseriformes
 
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Anseriformes
Families:Screamers, Magpie-Goose, Whistling Ducks, (White-backed Ducks)
Family - Ducks, Geese, and Swans
Subfamilies - Geese and Swans, Freckled Duck, Shelducks, True Ducks
Tribes - Perching Ducks, Dabblers, Bay Ducks (Pochards), Sea Ducks, Stiff-tailed Ducks
 
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All species of swans
 
Species:   
White-chinned Pintail
 
Images:   
Tundra Swan, Canada Goose, Mallard, Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Canada Goose, Snow Goose, Common Shelduck, American Wigeon, Wood Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Mallards (dabbling), Canvasbacks, Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Duck
Chinese (domestic) Goose - "Jake", Canada Goose, Whooper Swan, Black Swan,
Common Shelduck, Australian Shelduck,
Pacific Black Duck, American Wigeon,
Northern Shoveler
, Mallard
 
  Geese
 
Chinese Goose


Domestic (Chinese)
Goose, derived from the
Swan Goose, Anser
cygnoides
. This is "Jake"

Wiki

Canada Goose
Canada Goose, Branta canadensis,
with young. Middleton Place.
                                      SI Web Link
 
"Jake"
Jake was a stray Chinese Goose that adopted us for several summers at the Toledo (Erie Shores) Area Council Camp, Camp Miakonda, near Sylvania, Ohio. He regularly led the early morning bird walks around camp, announcing our presence at every turn. At other times he hung out around headquarters looking for hand-outs - candy, popsicles, ice cream - anything he could beg (or steal).
 
 
  Swans
  Whooper Swan Whooper Swans Black Swan
  Whooper Swans, Cygnus cygnus, breed from Greenland, Iceland, and Scotland east into central Europe and south to the Caspian Sea. There is one breeding record from Attu in the Aleutians. This rare visitor has yellow broadly distributed over the base of the bill. It has been introduced in various parks in the US but is not a wild or natural breeding species in SC. These pictures of Whooper Swans were taken in the Oak Openings in Ohio in the 50s.  
                                                                                                    Birds of UK     Wiki     ToL     EoL
The Black Swan, Cygnus atratus, is widely distributed in Australia and has been introduced into New Zealand. It is impressive to see several hundred flying together as we did in New Zealand. It is an exception to the rule that swans are white    Wiki     ToL     EoL
     
  Shelducks
  Common Shelduck Australian Shelduck  
  Common Shelduck, Tadorna tadorna, nesting in a drain pipe on the River Zaan, the Netherlands             Wiki      ToL      EoL Australian Shelduck, Tadorna tadornoides. Bird World, Kuranda, Australia.
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  Ducks
  Pacific Black Duck Pacific Black Duck Dabblers - Castalia
  Pacific Black Ducks, Anas superciliosa. City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane, Australia.
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Three dabblers: American Wigeon, Anas americana, Northern Shoveler, Anas clypeata, Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos.
Blue Hole, Castalia, OH.
 
  White-cheeked Pintail, Anas bahamensis 
 
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     The White-cheeked Pintail ranges across South America into the Caribbean with a population in the Galapagos. This is the only breeding duck found in the archipelago.
   White-cheeked Pintails are relatively small dabblers. They feed on invertebrates and plant material on the surface and by dabbling. Unlike other dabblers, however, they dive quite proficiently to escape aggression and predation. They breed when conditions are suitable, laying up to 10 eggs incubated by the female. They young fend for themselves.
   These ducks may be found on saltwater, brackish water, or freshwater lakes, ponds, and lagoons.
  Wjite-cheeked Pintail White-cheeked Pintail White-cheeked Pintail
  White-cheeked Pintail Tortoise Preserve,
Santa Cruz, Galapagos
 
  White-cheeked Pintail White-cheeked Pintail  
  Punta Cormorant, Floreana. Bracklish Lake.  
       
    Banner - Snow Geese, Mallards, feet of Canada Geese - Oak Openings. Sylvania, OH.