Ferruginous Hawk on Pole

Ferruginous Hawk on Pole
Ferruginous Hawk on Pole
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The picture of this Ferruginous Hawk on Pole was taken at the Hutton Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Laramie Wyoming. Ferruginous Hawks live in the open spaces of the West, in grasslands, prairie, sagebrush steppe, scrubland, and pinyon-juniper woodland edges.

Pine Siskin Foraging

Pine Siskin Foraging
Pine Siskin Foraging
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The picture of the Pine Siskin Foraging was photographed in Laramie Wyoming. Pine Siskins can temporarily store seeds totaling as much as 10% of their body mass in a part of their esophagus called the crop.

To hear the song of the Pine Siskin, click on the arrow above.

Canada Jay

Canada Jay on branch
Canada Jay
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The picture of the Canada Jay was photographed near the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. In 2018, the American Ornithological Society voted to change the common name of the Gray Jay to Canada Jay.

To hear the songs of the Canada Jay click on the arrow above.

Swainson’s Hawk

Swainson's Hawk
Swainson’s Hawk
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The picture of this Swainson’s Hawk was photographed at the Hutton Lake National Wildlife Refuge near Laramie Wyoming. A classic species of the open country of the Great Plains and the West, Swainson’s Hawks soar on narrow wings or perch on fence posts and irrigation spouts.

Click on the arrow above to hear the sounds of the Swainson’s Hawk.

Mountain Bluebird Male

Mountain Bluebird Male
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The picture of this pretty Mountain Bluebird was photographed at the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Male Mountain Bluebirds lend a bit of cerulean sparkle to open habitats across much of western North America.

To hear the song of the Mountain Bluebird click on the arrow.