Thursday, June 21, 2012

Field-friendly bird sequence
Chicken-like Birds

Ring-necked PheasantRing-necked Pheasant, Harney Co., Oregon, 27 May 2007 by Greg Gillson.

 

The 13 categories of North American birds listed in the Field-friendly bird sequence: Part II are:

Swimming Waterbirds
Flying Waterbirds
Wading Waterbirds
Chicken-like Birds
Raptors
Miscellaneous Landbirds
Aerial Landbirds
Flycatcher-like Birds
Thrush-like Songbirds
Chickadee and Wren-like Songbirds
Warbler-like Songbirds
Sparrow and Finch-like Songbirds
Blackbird-like Songbirds

A beginner should be able to quickly place a bird they see into one of these categories.

Chicken-like game birds are well-known to all. Small bills, strong legs, and plump bodies are typical.

Chicken-like birds include grouse and quail, pheasants and turkeys.

California QuailCalifornia Quail, Malheur NWR, Harney Co., Oregon, 24 May 2009 by Greg Gillson.

 

Ring-necked PheasantRing-necked Pheasant, Malheur NWR, Harney Co., Oregon, 24 May 2009 by Greg Gillson.

 

1 comment:

  1. That is a beautiful shot of the Ring Neck. I like your proposal for the bird classification.

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