Chipping sparrows are similar to other sparrows with rusty crowns but have a white supercilium and black eye line in spring and summer. Field sparrows have a pink bill and white eye ring. Swamp Sparrows have rusty wings and a dingy breast. Deshutes...
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Clark's nutcracker feeds on conifer seeds year-round; also insects and spiders, small animals, and has been known to occasionally feed on carrion. Its long, sharp, beak enables it to open pine cones and forage for insects. For more information on...
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Lewis' woodpecker is found primarily in the west, and rarely on the coast. It eats insects, mostly caught in the air, fruits and nuts. Lewis' woodpecker also shells and stores acorns in the bark of trees.
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Red crossbills have specialized beaks that enable them to open pine cones and feed on the seeds. It inhabits coniferous forests and is a nomadic feeder as it moves across wide ranges throughout the United States.
First recorded on the Lewis and Clark expedition (1803-1806), the Western tanager prefers open forested areas at low elevations. The male has a vivid colored red head, bright yellow body with striking black wings and tail.
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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...