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    • Glossary

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    • 22 Glossary Species Status categories: at- risk species — species of plants and animals that are Federal candidate species and those that the Service has not identified as candidate species, but are facing threat( s) and are potential...
    • Pribilof Island Oil Spill, M/V Citrus 1996 Arctic Fox scavenges for carcasses (Album)

    • Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge; Bering Sea Unit; Biology; Islands; Research; Coastal environments; Scenics; Oil spills; Scavengers; Predation; Shipwrecks
    • When oiled birds and marine mammals become oiled, their feathers and fur lose the ability to keep dry. As water soaks the animal, cold sets in and they will often go ashore tto attempt to get dry and warm. Predators such as these foxes will...
    • White-headed woodpecker

    • animals; aves; Birds; Birds; Deshutes National Forests; Oregon;
    • The white-headed woodpecker is often hard to locate, it rarely drums or taps as other woodpeckers are known to do. It is a silent woodpecker that only vocalizes around its nest. Living primarily around ponderosa pine and fir trees at higher...
    • Red Fox at Cape Newenham

    • Animals; Mammals; Wildlife refuges; Togiak National Wildlife Refuge; Togiak Gallery
    • Red foxes are one of the many furbearing mammals that make their homes in Togiak Refuge. They can be very curious and often approach people but are still wild animals.
    • Yellow-Rumped Warbler

    • Birds; Birds; Migratory birds;
    • The male Yellow-rumped Warbler is quite distinctive with its yellow patches at the sides of the breast and black upper breast. Females and immatures are less colorful and more difficult to identify. The often obvious yellow rump is brighter than...
    • Piping plover on beach

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Shorebirds; Endangered and/or Threatened species;
    • Piping plover walks on New Jersey beach. The piping plover is a small, stocky, sandy-colored bird resembling a sandpiper. The adult has yellow-orange legs, a black band across the forehead from eye to eye, and a black ring around the base of its...
    • Piping plover walking on the beach

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Shorebirds; Endangered and/or Threatened species;
    • This Piping Plover walking on the beach. The piping plover is a small, stocky, sandy-colored bird resembling a sandpiper. The adult has yellow-orange legs, a black band across the forehead from eye to eye, and a black ring around the base of its...
    • Piping plover

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Shorebirds; Endangered and/or Threatened species;
    • Piping plover walking on a New Jersey beach. The piping plover is a small, stocky, sandy-colored bird resembling a sandpiper. The adult has yellow-orange legs, a black band across the forehead from eye to eye, and a black ring around the base of...
    • Piping Plover walking along the beach

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Shorebirds; Endangered and/or Threatened species;
    • This Piping Plover on the beach. The piping plover is a small, stocky, sandy-colored bird resembling a sandpiper. The adult has yellow-orange legs, a black band across the forehead from eye to eye, and a black ring around the base of its neck....
    • Piping plovers eating on the beach

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Shorebirds; Endangered and/or Threatened species;
    • Two Piping Plovers on the beach feeding. The piping plover is a small, stocky, sandy-colored bird resembling a sandpiper. The adult has yellow-orange legs, a black band across the forehead from eye to eye, and a black ring around the base of its...
    • Peregrine Falcon

    • Birds; Raptors; Birds of prey; Birdwatching;
    • The Peregrine Falcon is a medium-sized bird of prey with long, pointed wings and a slender tail. Typically they nest on high, remote cliff ledges throughout much of North America. They primarily feed on birds and often are seen capturing prey in...
    • Cattle egret

    • Birds; Wading birds; Aquatic birds
    • Breeding adult is adorned by orange-buffed plumes on crown, back and foreneck. Often seen among livestock in pastures and fields, feeding on insects. Small, stocky white heron with large, rounded head, hooves or tractors.
    • Columbia Spotted Frog

    • Candidate; Species of concern; Amphibians; Remote sensing;
    • Columbia spotted frogs (Rana Luteiventris) are found from Alaska and most of British Columbia to Washington east of the Cascades, Idaho, and portions of Wyoming, Nevada, and Utah. Spotted frogs live in spring seeps, meadows, marshes, ponds and...
    • Loon necropsy

    • Contaminants; Work of the Service;
    • Fish and Wildlife Service biologist conducts necropsy examination on dead loon to determine cause of death. Loons are often effected by lead poisoning and pesticides. contaminants;ecological services;FWS Employees (USFWS); New Jersey; Resource...
    • Arroyo Toad

    • Endangered and/or Threatened species; Amphibians;
    • Arroyo Toad in hands to demonstrate size. This small, buff colored toad has a soft, high whistled trill that is often mistaken for the call of an insect. It was listed as endangered in 1994.
    • Gray wolf release

    • Endangered and/or Threatened species; Mammals; Monitoring; Wildlife management;
    • A gray wolf fitted with a radio collar is released into the wild. The gray wolf or Canis lupus, often known simply as the wolf, is the largest extant wild member of the Canidae family. Though once abundant over much of Eurasia, North Africa and...
    • Narrow-leaved Coneflower

    • Flowering plants; Plants;
    • Close up of a reddish pink flower with a very dark purple, nearly black, center. Often found in prairie grasslands, and a favorite for both butterflies and birds. For more information about wildflowers visit the National Plants Database Additional...
    • White-haired Goldenrod

    • Flowering plants; Plants; Endangered and/or Threatened species;
    • This yellow flower is threatened. The primary threat to the survival of white-haired goldenrod is the many visitors to rockshelters in the Red River Gorge area each year. In 1989, approximately 260,000 people visited the Red River Gorge Geological...
    • Caspian Terns

    • History; Birds; Migratory birds; Photography; Shorebirds; Wildlife refuges;
    • Image captured by Finley and Bohlman during a 1905 trip to Klamath Marsh of Caspian Terns in the middle of a dispute, opponents will often try to grip each other by bill and hold for several seconds, occasionally fly up, and then quickly separate.

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