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Birds

Created by Russ Lawry
Across
These birds feed on the wing, snagging insects from just above the ground or water to heights of 100 feet or more.
American personal care brand
The smallest and most common falcon in North America.
Title of a song by the English rock band the Beatles from their 1968 double album.
Predatory plant and the largest family of birds, with more than 400 species. They are the most diverse avian family in every country in the Americas, except for the United States and Canada.
The name of a professional American football team . Also the character in X-Men
In all species the male at least has a black or brown back and extensively red or yellow underparts. Also name of a Harlem Globetrotter.
One of the largest birds in Colorado. A communal rookery can be seen on the west side of I-25 in Fort Collins. (3 words)
Usually believed to be a symbol of bad luck and death
This bird is one of the largest, fastest, nimblest raptors in North America. (2 words)
These are well known for their thievery, avidly collecting shiny objects to adorn their nests.
A type of falcon
Most species exhibit grey or bluish upper parts and a black eye stripe.
A seabird related to the gulls, typically smaller and more slender, with long pointed wings and a forked tail. Also a bicycle manufacturer.
Small cute seabird with orange beak and feet. Sometimes resembling a penguin.
One of the most widespread and abundant songbirds in the world today. Also a captain in Pirates of the Caribbean.
These birds are found near water, salt or fresh, and feed in wetlands, streams, ponds, tidal flats, and other areas. They snare prey by walking slowly or standing still for long periods, waiting for an animal to come within range of their long necks and blade-like bills.
Noted for their spectacular dives into water. Also a boat manufacturer.
Down
Known to take and eat eggs and nestlings of other birds. Also the name of a Canadian professional baseball team.
A group of medium-sized, mostly insectivorous or omnivorous birds. Also title of a song by Paul McCartney and Wings as well as Miranda Lambert
These birds are small and compact, with a flat head and fairly long, curved beak. Short-winged, often keeping its longish tail either cocked above the line of the body or slightly drooped. Also a scientist from the movie Alien: Resurrection.
A group of small, often colorful, Passerine birds
Mostly aquatic birds, mostly smaller than the swans and geese, and may be found in both fresh water and sea water. Also, the type of bird that was "daffy"
A animated cartoon bird of the 19th century.
Often seen in cities and parks. Also the name of a Canadian-American actor.
A large bird species with a black head and neck, white cheeks, white under its chin, and a brown body. Feathers are used as insulation.
A prehistoric-looking, matte-black fishing bird with yellow-orange facial skin.
A seabird capable of traveling 10,000 miles in a single journey and circumnavigating the globe in 46 days
Little birds with long beaks and fast-moving wings
These birds belong in the dabbling duck group. Also the name of a color.
A small, nonmigratory, North American songbird that lives in deciduous and mixed forests. Also part of a famous saying by W C Fields.
A small, short-tailed Old World game bird resembling a small partridge. Also sounds like our 44th vice president.
An American professional baseball team
A type of hawk (2 words)
Silent predators of the night world that roost in cavities, abandoned barns and other buildings, and dense trees.
They are characterized by a long beak and a large throat pouch used for catching prey and draining water from the scooped-up contents before swallowing
Fungal infection of the mouth.