Birds of Virginia: A Falcon Field Guide by Todd Telander

By Todd Telander

Falcon box courses are full-color, visually attractive, on-the-go courses for making a choice on vegetation and animals and studying approximately nature.

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The adult is illustrated. 5" Season: Summer Habitat: Areas with flowering plants, gardens, urban feeders kingfishers The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is a small, delicate bird able to hover on wings that beat at a blinding speed. The long, needlelike bill is used to probe deep into flowers so the bird can lap up the nectar. Its feet are tiny, and its body is white below and green above. Males have a dark green crown and iridescent red throat, or gorget. Females lack the colored gorget and have a light green crown and white-tipped tail feathers.

Laughing Gulls eat crabs, fish, and worms and will scavenge from humans for food or even steal from other birds. The breeding (bottom) and nonbreeding (top) adult are illustrated. indd 39 9/6/12 9:50 AM Ring-billed Gull, Larus delewarensis gulls, terns Family Laridae (Gulls, Terns) Size: 18" Season: Winter Habitat: Lakes, ponds, parking lots The Ring-billed Gull is common and quite tame. It is a relatively small gull with a rounded white head and a yellow bill with a dark subterminal ring. It has a pale gray back with black primaries tipped with white and has white underparts.

It is found singly or in scattered flocks and picks or probes for crabs, crustaceans, and worms in the mud and sand. Its call is a loud wil-let, often uttered in flight. The nonbreeding adult is illustrated. 5" Season: Winter along the coast; spring and fall migrant inland Habitat: Rocky intertidal areas, beaches, mudflats sandpipers, phalaropes As its name suggests, the Marbled Godwit is marbled, or barred, with dark across its buffy body, although the undersides lack marbling in winter plumage.

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