The Big Week

Parker Smith and Cameron Lockwood

Bird Count


9 birds


6 birds

Total: 15

Mallard Duck

Family- Anatidae

Genus- Anas

Species- platyrhynchos

The male has a green head, gray flanks, and a black tail-curl. It is the most easily identified duck.

Common Blackbird

Kingdom- Animalia

Family- Turdidae

Genus- Turdus

Species- merula

The common blackbird is all black except for a yellow eye-ring and a bill has a rich melodious song.

Zebra Finch

Kingdom- Animalia

Family- Estrildidae

Genus- Taeniopygia

Species- guttata

The Zebra Finch grows to a size of about 10 centimeters long and usually eats grass seeds and spray millet. Zebra Finches inhabit a wide range of grasslands and forests, usually close to water.

Spice Finch

Kingdom- Animalia

Family- Estrildidae

Genus- Lonchura

Species- punctulata

House Finch

Family- Fringillidae

Genus- Haemorhous

Species- mexicanus

The house finch can be heard in most of the neighborhoods.


Kingdom- Animalia

Family- Cacatuidae

Subfamily- Nymphicinae
Genus- Nymphicus

Species- hollandicus

These birds are a household pet and a companion parrot and they are relatively easy to breed.


Kingdom- Animalia

Family- Ardeidae

Genus- Egretta or Ardea

Species- modesta

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Black-Bellied Whistling-Duck

Family- Anatidae

Genus- Dendrocygna

Species- autumnalis

Blue Parakeet

Family- Psittaculidae

Genus- Melopsittacus
Species- undulatus

Color- Blue wings and grey head


Family- Phoenicopteridae

Genus- Phoenicopterus

Species- ruber

Turkey Vulture

Family- Cathartidae

Genus- Cathartes

Species- aura

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The Turkey Vulture is a scavenger. They find there food with their sharp eyes and sense of smell. They inhabit in semi open areas like forests, deserts, and shrublands.

Pekin Duck

Family- Anatidae

Genus- Anas

Species- platyrhynchos

They are unable to fly.

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Family- Columbidae

Genus- Streptopelia

Species- decaocto

Society Finch

Family- Estrildidae

Genus- Lonchura

Species- striata

Diamond Dove

Family- Columbidae

Genus- Geopelia

Species- cuneata

The genders look similar except the female's eye ring is less vivid and is more brown color. They have white spots and black edges on their wings, orange eyes with red eye-rings.