Birds of North Carolina: A Falcon Field Guide by Todd Telander

By Todd Telander

Falcon box courses are full-color, visually beautiful, on-the-go publications for deciding upon vegetation and animals and studying approximately nature.

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Flight is strong and direct, and the wings create a whistle as the bird takes off. Its voice is a mournful, owl-like cooing. Mourning Doves are solitary or live in small groups, but they may form large flocks where food is abundant. ) Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus americanus Family Cuculidae (Cuckoos) Size: 12” Season: Summer Habitat: Streamsides, swamps, a variety of woodlands Like other cuckoos, the Yellow-billed Cuckoo is secretive and shy. It hides in vegetation, where it picks insects, caterpillars, and fruit from trees.

It has a relatively long, robust bill, long wings, and a thin eye ring, and the hind crown often shows a slight peak. Plumage is olive green above and whitish below, with variable amounts of pale yellow wash on the lower belly and a faint greenish breast band. The wings are dark, with pale wing bars and edges to the tertials. Both sexes and juveniles are similar. Acadian Flycatchers flycatch for insects within the tree canopy and may also eat berries. The voice is a sharp, high-pitched Peet-SEE, rising on the second syllable.

It forages for berries and insects in the bark and among the smaller twigs of trees. The very similar Hairy Woodpecker is larger, with a longer bill and more aggressive foraging behavior, sticking to larger branches and not clinging to twigs. 5” Season: Year-round Habitat: Old-growth pine forests WOODPECKERS The Red-cockaded Woodpecker nests only in mature pine trees and is therefore rare and declining in numbers as it loses its habitat to development. It is a thin-looking, medium-size woodpecker with a long tail.

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