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Breeding Birds of North Dakota

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Family Accipitridae
Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Broad-winged hawk (Buteo platypterus)
Cooper's hawk (Accipiter cooperii)
Ferruginous hawk (Buteo regalis)
Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)
Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)
Marsh hawk (Circus cyaneus)
Red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
Sharp-shinned hawk (Accipiter striatus)
Swainson's hawk (Buteo swainsoni)

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Family Alcedinidae
Belted kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon)

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Family Alaudidae
Horned lark (Eremophila alpestris)

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Family Anatidae
American green-winged teal (Anas crecca carolinensis)
American wigeon (Anas americana)
Blue-winged teal (Anas discors)
Black duck (Anas rubripes)
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)
Canada goose (Branta canadensis)
Canvasback (Aythya valisineria)
Cinnamon teal (Anas cyanoptera)
Common goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)
Common merganser(Mergus merganser)
Gadwall (Anas strepera)
Hooded merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)
Lesser scaup (Aythya affinis)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos platyrhynchos)
Northern shoveler (Anas clypeata)
Pintail (Anas acuta)
Redhead (Aythya americana)
Ring-necked duck (Aythya collaris)
Ruddy duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)
Trumpeter swan(Cygnus cygnus buccinator)
White-winged scoter (Melanitta fusca deglandi)
Wood duck (Aix sponsa)

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Family Apodidae
Chimney swift (Chaetura pelagica)

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Family Ardeidae
American bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)
Black-crowned night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
Green heron (Butorides virescens)
Great blue heron (Ardea cinerea herodias)
Least bittern (Ixobrychus exilis)

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Family Bombycillidae
Cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

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Family Caprimulgidae
Common nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)
Poor-will (Phalaenoptilus nuttallii)
Whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus vociferus)

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Family Cathartidae
Turkey vulture (Cathartes aura)

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Family Charadriidae
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)
Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus)
Piping plover (Charadrius melodus)

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Family Columbidae
Mourning dove (Zenaida macroura)
Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius)
Rock Dove (Columba livia)

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Family Corvidae
Common crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
Common raven (Corvus corax)
Black-billed magpie (Pica pica)
Blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
Gray jay (Perisoreus canadensis)

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Family Cuculidae
Black-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus erythropthalmus)
Yellow-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)

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Family Falconidae
American kestrel (Falco sparverius)
Merlin (Falco columbarius)
Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus)
Prairie falcon (Falco mexicanus)

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Family Fringillidae
American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
Baird's sparrow (Ammodramus bairdii)
Black-headed grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus)
Blue grosbeak (Passerina caerulea)
Brewer's sparrow (Spizella breweri)
Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)
Chestnut-collared longspur (Calcarius ornatus)
Chipping sparrow (Spizella passerina)
Clay-colored sparrow (Spizella pallida)
Dickcissel (Spiza americana)
Eastern rufous-sided towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus erythrophthalmus)
Field sparrow (Spizella pusilla)
Grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum)
Indigo bunting (Passerina cyanea)
Lark bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys)
Lark sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)
Lazuli bunting (Passerina amoena)
Le Conte's sparrow (Ammospiza leconteii)
Lesser goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria)
McCown's longspur (Calcarius mccownii)
Pine siskin (Carduelis pinus)
Purple finch (Carpodacus purpureus)
Red crossbill (Loxia corvirostra)
Rose-breasted grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)
Savannah sparrow (Ammodramus sandwichensis)
Sharp-tailed sparrow (Ammospiza caudacuta)
Slate-colored junco (Junco hyemalis hyemalis)
Song sparrow (Passerella melodia)
Spotted rufous-sided towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus arcticus)
Swamp sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)
White-throated sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)
White-winged crossbill (Loxia leucoptera)
White-winged junco (Junco hyemalis aikeni)
Vesper sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus)

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Family Gaviidae
Common loon (Gavia immer)

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Family Gruidae
Sandhill crane (Grus canadensis)
Whooping crane (Grus americana)

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Family Hirundinidae
Bank swallow (Riparia riparia)
Barn swallow (Hirundo rustica)
Cliff swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)
Purple martin (Progne subis)
Rough-winged swallow (Stelgidopteryx ruficollis)
Tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)
Violet-green swallow (Tachycineta thalassina)

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Family Icteridae
Baltimore oriole (Icterus galbula galbula)
Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)
Brewer's blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)
Brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater)
Bullocks oriole (Icterus galbula bullockii)
Common grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)
Orchard oriole (Icterus spurius)
Red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
Western meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)
Yellow-headed blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus)

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Family Laniidae
Loggerhead shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

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Family Laridae
Black tern (Chlidonias niger)
California gull (Larus californicus)
Common tern (Sterna hirundo)
Forster's tern (Sterna forsteri)
Franklin's gull (Larus pipixcan)
Least tern (Sterna albifrons)
Ring-billed gull (Larus delawarensis)

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Family Meleagrididae
Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

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Family Mimidae
Brown thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)
Gray catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)
Mockingbird (Mimus polygottos)
Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus)

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Family Motacillidae
Sprague's pipit (Anthus spragueii)

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Family Paridae
Black-capped chickadee (Parus atricapillus)

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Family Parulidae
American redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)
Audubon's warbler (Dendroica coronata auduboni)
Black-and-white warbler (Mniotilta varia)
Canada warbler (Wilsonia canadensis)
Cerulean warbler (Dendroica cerulea)
Chestnut-sided warbler (Dendroica pensylvanica)
Common yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)
Mourning warbler (Oporornis philadelphia philadelphia)
Northern waterthrush (Seiurus noveboracensis)
Orange-crowned warbler (Vermivora celata)
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus)
Tennessee warbler (Vermivora peregrina)
Yellow-breasted chat (Icteria virens)
Yellow warbler (Dendroica petechia)

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Family Pandionidae
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

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Family Pelecanidae
White pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

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Family Phalacrocoracidae
Double-crested cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

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Family Phalaropodidae
Wilson's phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)

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Family Phasianidae
Gray partridge (Perdix perdix)
Ring-necked pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

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Family Picidae
Downy woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)
Hairy woodpecker (Picoides villosus)
Pileated woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
Red-bellied woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)
Red-headed woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus)
Red-shafted flicker (Colaptes auratus collaris)
Yellow-bellied sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)
Yellow-shafted flicker (Colaptes auratus luteus)

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Family Ploceidae
House sparrow (Passer domesticus)

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Family Podiceipedidae
Eared grebe (Podiceps nigricollis)
Horned grebe (Podiceps auritus)
Pied-billed grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)
Red-necked grebe (Podiceps grisegena)
Western grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis)

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Family Rallidae
American coot (Fulica americana)
Black rail (Laterallus jamaicensis)
King rail (Rallus elegans)
Sora (Porzana carolina)
Virginia rail (Rallus limicola)
Yellow rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis)

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Family Recurvirostridae
American avocet (Recurvirostra americana)

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Family Scolopacidae
American Woodcock (Scolopax minor)
Common snipe (Gallinago gallinago)
Long-billed curlew (Numenius americanus)
Marbled godwit (Limosa fedoa)
Spotted sandpiper (Tringa hypoleucos macularia)
Upland plover (Bartramia longicauda)
Willet (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus)

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Family Sittidae
Red-breasted nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)
White-breasted nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

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Family Strigidae
Barred Owl (Strix varia)
Burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia)
Great horned owl (Bubo virginianus)
Long-eared owl (Asio otus)
Saw-whet owl (Aegolius acadicus)
Screech owl (Otus asio)
Short-eared owl (Asio flammeus)

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Family Sturnidae
Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

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Family Tetraonidae
Greater prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido pinnatus)
Ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus)
Sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus)
Sharp-tailed grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus)

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Family Thraupidae
Scarlet tanager (Piranga olivacea)
Western tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)

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Family Trochilidae
Ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)

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Family Troglodytidae
House wren (Troglodytes aedon)
Long-billed marsh wren (Cistothorus palustris)
Rock wren (Salpinctes obsoletus)
Short-billed marsh wren (Cistothorus platensis)

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Family Turdidae
American robin (Turdus migratorius)
Eastern bluebird (Sialia sialis)
Mountain bluebird (Sialia currucoides)
Swainson's thrush (Catharus ustulatus)
Wood thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)
Veery (Catharus fuscescens)

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Family Tyrannidae
Eastern kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)
Eastern phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)
Eastern wood pewee (Contopus virens)
Great crested flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)
Least flycatcher (Empidonax minimus)
Say's phoebe (Sayornis saya)
Western kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis)
Western wood pewee (Contopus sordidulus)
Willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii)

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Family Tytonidae
Barn Owl (Tyto alba)

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Family Vireonidae
Bell's vireo (Vireo bellii)
Philadelphia vireo (Vireo philadelphicus)
Red-eyed vireo (Vireo olivaceus)
Warbling vireo (Vireo gilvus)
Yellow-throated vireo (Vireo flavifrons)

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