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The South Dakota Breeding Bird Atlas


The South Dakota Ornithologists' Union -- 1995


Families


Podicipedidae

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)
Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena)
Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis)
Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis)
Clark's Grebe (Aechmophorus clarkii)

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Pelecanidae

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

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Phalacrocoracidae

Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

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Ardeidae

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)
Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis)
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
Great Egret (Casmerodius albus)
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
Green Heron (Butorides striatus)
Black-crowned Night-heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)

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Threskiornithidae

White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi)

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Anatidae

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera)
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
Gadwall (Anas strepera)
American Wigeon (Anas americana)
Canvasback (Aythya valisineria)
Redhead (Aythya americana)
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)
Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)
Common Merganser (Mergus merganser)
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)

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Cathartidae

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

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Accipitridae

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)
Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)
Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus)
Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni)
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis)
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)

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Falconidae

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
Merlin (Falco columbarius)
Prairie Falcon (Falco mexicanus)

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Phasianidae

Gray Partridge (Perdix perdix)
Ring-Necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)
Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)
Sage Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus)
Greater Prairie Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido)
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus)
Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus)

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Rallidae

Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola)
Sora (Porzana carolina)
American Coot (Fulica americana)

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Charadriidae

Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus)
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

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Recurvirostridae

American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)

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Scolopacidae

Willet (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus)
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia)
Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda)
Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus)
Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)
Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)
American Woodcock (Scolopax minor)
Wilson's Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)

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Laridae

Franklin's Gull (Larus pipixcan)
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)
California Gull (Larus californicus)
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)
Forster's Tern (Sterna forsteri)
Least Tern (Sterna antillarum)
Black Tern (Chlidonias niger)

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Columbidae

Rock Dove (Columba livia)
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

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Cuculidae

Black-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus erythropthalmus)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)

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Strigidae

Barn Owl (Tyto alba)
Eastern Screech-Owl (Otus asio)
Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)
Barred Owl (Strix varia)
Long-eared Owl (Asio otus)
Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)
Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus)

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Caprimulgidae

Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)
Common Poorwill (Phalaenoptilus nuttallii)
Whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus vociferus)

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Apodidae

Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)
White-throated Swift (Aeronautes saxatalis)

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Trochilidae

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)

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Alcedinidae

Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon)

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Picidae

Lewis' Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)
Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis)
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)
Three-toed Woodpecker (Picoides tridactylus)
Black-backed Woodpecker (Picoides arcticus)
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

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Tryannidae

Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)
Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii)
Least Flycatcher (Empidonax minimus)
Dusky Flycatcher (Empidonax oberholseri)
Cordilleran Flycatcher (Empidonax occidentalis)
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)
Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)
Cassin's Kingbird (Tyrannus vociferans)
Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis)
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

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Alaudidae

Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris)

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Hirundinidae

Purple Martin (Progne subis)
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)
Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis)
Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia)
Cliff Swallow (Hirundo pyrrhonota)
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

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Corvidae

Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis)
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
Pinyon Jay (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus)
Clark's Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana)
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica)
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

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Paridae

Black-capped Chickadee (Parus atricapillus)

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Sittidae

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)
Pygmy Nuthatch (Sitta pygmaea)

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Certhiidae

Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)

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Troglodytidae

Rock Wren (Salpinctes obsoletus)
Canyon Wren (Catherpes mexicanus)
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)
Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis)
Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris)

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Cinclidae

American Dipper (Cinclus mexicanus)

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Muscicapidae

Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)
Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides)
Townsend's Solitaire (Myadestes townsendi)
Veery (Catharus fuscescens)
Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)
Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

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Mimidae

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)
Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus)
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)

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Motacillidae

Sprague's Pipit (Anthus spragueii)

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Bombycillidae

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

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Laniidae

Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

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Sturnidae

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

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Vireonidae

Bell's Vireo (Vireo bellii)
Solitary Vireo (Vireo solitarius)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons)
Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)

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Emberizidae

Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata)
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus)
MacGillivray's Warbler (Oporornis tolmiei)
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)
Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens)
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea)
Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)
Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus)
Blue Grosbeak (Guiraca caerulea)
Lazuli Bunting (Passerina amoena)
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)
Dickcissel (Spiza americana)
Rufous-sided Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)
Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida)
Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri)
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)
Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus)
Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)
Lark Bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys)
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)
Baird's Sparrow (Ammodramus bairdii)
Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum)
Le Conte's Sparrow (Ammodramus leconteii)
Sharp-tailed Sparrow (Ammodramus caudacutus)
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (Calcarius ornatus)
Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna)
Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus)
Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)
Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius)
Northern Oriole (Icterus galbula)

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Fringillidae

Cassin's Finch (Carpodacus cassinii)
House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)
Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus)
American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus)

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Passeridae

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

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