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Birds and related things

Created by Russ Lawry
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Some birds do this before they preen
This bird has plump, soft-plumage, small to medium-sized birds, inhabiting wooded areas, and often feeding on the ground. Also a type of fungal infection of the mouth.
Flocks of several hundred of these birds may appear on northern Colorado larger reservoirs during spring and fall migration. Many lay their eggs on floating nest far from shore.
A professional baseball player in Maryland
A bird that lives by water and has webbed feet. Sometimes called "daffy".
Silent predators of the night that roost in cavities, abandoned barns, other buildings and dense trees. (2 words)
All birds have in common
Sometimes resembling a penguin.
Often seen in cities and parks. Also the name of a Canadian-American actor.
This is the second-largest living bird by height.
The ostrich has the worlds largest of this.
Owls are typically this type of hunter.
The smallest and most common falcon in North America.
One of the largest birds in Colorado. A communal rookery of these can be seen every year west of the hwy in Fort Collins. (3 words)
Birds do this with their wings.
A now extinct bird.
These birds are known for their thievery, avidly collecting shiny objects to adorn their nests.
One of the most widespread and abundant songbirds in the world today. Also a Captain in Pirates of the Caribbean.
This is a bird that belongs to a group of medium-sized diurnal birds of prey
In all species the male has a black or brown back and extensively red or yellow underparts. Also the name of a Harlem Globetrotter.
A professional football player in Maryland.
A type of animated cartoon bird of the 19th century.
These birds belong to the dabbling duck group. Also a color.
A snacks for a predatory bird.
A small, nonmigratory, North American songbird that lives in deciduous and mixed forests. Also part of a famous saying by W C Fields.
Down
Female bird.
What a group of swans in flight are referred to as.
Fly or rise high in the air.
A seabird related to the gulls, typically smaller and more slender, with long pointed wings and a forked tail. Also a bicycle manufacturer.
A seabird capable of traveling 10,000 miles in a single journey and can circumnavigate the globe in as little as 46 days.
A small songbird that is characterized as being fairly small, vocal, and insectivorous. They are mostly brownish or dull greenish in color.
Title of a song by the Beatles from their 1968 double album.
A type of hawk (2 words)
Little birds with long thin beaks and fast moving wings.
Largest family of birds with more than 400 species. Also a type of predatory plant.
This bird is also known as a fish hawk. Also the name of a Marine Corps aircraft.
From our neighbors to the north, a large bird species with a black head and neck, white cheeks, white under the chin, and a brown body.
This bird is one of the largest, fastest, nimblest raptors in North America. (2 words)
A large diving bird with a long neck, long hooked bill, short legs, and mainly dark plumage. It typically breeds on coastal cliffs and is noted for its voracious appetite. Considered a symbol of nobility and indulgence
Noted for their spectacular dives into the water. Also a boat manufacturer.
A small songbird with a long strong bill, a stiffened square-cut tail, and the habit of climbing down tree trunks head first.
A type of falcon.
Any of various small, swift-flying birds that have narrow pointed wings, a forked or notched tail, and a large mouth for catching flying insects in the air.
This bird is characterized by a long beak and a large throat pouch used for catching prey and draining water from the scooped up contents before swallowing.
Not he.
A large, long-legged bird that has a long neck and bill and usually white feathers. Usually found near water and has evolved into a symbol of good fortune and successful journeys.
A small North American bird with a bright blue back, a gray front, and feathers that stand up on the top of its head.
A stocky seed- or fruit-eating bird with a small head, short legs, and a cooing voice. Represents peace.