Plumbeous Vireo

Plumbeous Vireo

Adult Description Above Image:  Adult Size:  5.75” Plumage/Description:  Male and female plumage similar.  A fairly plain, non-descript species.  Darker gray on topside, pale whitish underside.  Two pale wing-bars, and spectacles (white lores that extend to white...

Pinyon Jay

Size:  10.5” Plumage/Description:  Male and female plumage similar.  Long billed and short tailed, no crest.  Uniformly blue all over, darker blue on the head, paler on the belly, back and wings. Habitat:  Oak/Chaparral, Pinyon/Juniper Time of year:  Primarily in...
Pine Siskin

Pine Siskin

Male Description Size:  5” Plumage/Description:  Pine Siskins are a small brown bird with heavy brown streaking over a white back ground on the breast, belly, and flanks.  Males have  a wash of yellow in their wings and tail, but the amount of yellow is highly...
Phainopepla

Phainopepla

Male Female Description Size:  7.75”   Plumage/Description:   Males are a shiny black color.  When observed in direct sunlight males appear to have a glossy bluish tinge.  Ragged crest and red eye is diagnostic.  In flight large white wing patches are visible. ...
Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird

Male Description Size:  10” Plumage/Description:  Male and female plumage similar.  A long-tailed, slender bird.  Darker gray on top, paler gray on the underside.  In flight, white outer tail feathers and large white wing patches are distinctive. Habitat:  Grassland,...