Birds

There are many birds ruling the skies above Floyds Fork. They are all sizes and shapes and serenade the air with their beautiful songs. The birds in Floyds Fork are abundant. Below is a list of 32 species of the birds found in Floyds Fork. The name and description of each animal is located to the left or right of their picture.

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Green Heron (Butorides virescens) - A species of bird observed in a habitat adjacent to Floyds Fork. S-shaped neck, 16-22 inches tall. Bluish back and deep chestnut neck. 

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Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) - A species of bird observed in a habitat adjacent to Floyds Fork. Wild duck that lives by prairie marshes and ponds. The female takes care of 8-10 dull colored eggs. They feed on seeds and plants. Dark colored body with distinctly green head and neck. It has a white band at the base of the neck dividing the color of the body from the head and neck.
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) - A species of bird observed in a habitat adjacent to Floyds Fork. 13 and 1/2 inches, wingspan is 28 inches, long crest on head, long wings, long tail, blue-green with white rear borders.

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Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) - A species of bird observed in a habitat adjacent to Floyds Fork. Dark brown, olive-gray feathers, 26-32 inches, slightly hooked beak. The turkey vulture has a wide wingspan with the ends of the wing feathers  white and the rest of the body dark colored.  
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) - A species of bird observed in a habitat adjacent to Floyds Fork. 25-inch body, and a hooked beak. It has brown feathers with white markings and a lighter brown head with light color around the beak. The tail is a reddish color which gives the red-tailed hawk its name. ff_redtailedhawk.JPG (15018 bytes)
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) - A species of bird observed in a habitat adjacent to Floyds Fork. 10 inches long, grayish-brown back and white breast marked with 2 black bands.
Mourning Dove (Zenaidura macroura) - A species of bird observed in a habitat adjacent to Floyds Fork. 12 inches long, fast moving and eats most seeds and plants. ff_mourningdove.JPG (16727 bytes)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) - A species of bird observed in a habitat adjacent to Floyds Fork. Slender, one-foot long, rounded tail, olive-brown back, white breast. Large white marks on tail.
Screech Owl (Otus asio) - A species of bird observed in a habitat adjacent to Floyds Fork. Reddish or gray 10 inches, small ear tufts.
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) - A species of bird observed in a habitat adjacent to Floyds Fork.   Sooty-brown or greenish black, very small.
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) - A species of bird observed in a habitat adjacent to Floyds Fork.  11-14 inches upper parts and wings are deep blue or bluish gray with white markings. White underneath, white collar, blue-gray band on chest. Female also has a reddish-brown band.
Common Flicker (Colaptes auratus) - A species of bird observed in a habitat adjacent to Floyds Fork. 12-14 inches, yellow under wings, white rump patch.
Redbellied Woodpecker (Centurus carolinus) - A species of bird observed in a habitat adjacent to Floyds Fork. 8-10 inches, white and black barring on back, wings and tail.
Redheaded Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) - A species of bird observed in a habitat adjacent to Floyds Fork.  Bright red head and neck.
Downy Woodpecker (Dendrocopos pubescens) - A species of bird observed in a habitat adjacent to Floyds Fork. Black back, speckled white. Black wings with rows of white spots. White breast. 15-17 centimeters long.
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) - A species of bird observed in a habitat adjacent to Floyds Fork. White-tipped tail feathers, white under parts, bright orange feathers on black head.
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) - A species of bird observed in a habitat adjacent to Floyds Fork. 5 and 3/4 to 7 and 3/4 inches
Eastern Wood Pewee (Contopus virens) - A species of bird observed in a habitat adjacent to Floyds Fork. Gray-brown coloring, white bars on wings.
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) - A species of bird observed in a habitat adjacent to Floyds Fork. Blue and white plumage, crested head.
Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) - A species of bird observed in a habitat adjacent to Floyds Fork. 17-21 inches, glossy black feathers, strong sharp bill. Strong feet.
Mockingbird (Mimes polyglottos) - A species of bird observed in a habitat adjacent to Floyds Fork. Imitate other bird songs, loud harsh voice, 1 foot long including the tail.
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinnesis) - A species of bird observed in a habitat adjacent to Floyds Fork. 9 inches long slate-gray. Top of head is black, brick red path beneath tail. Long tail.
Robin (Turdus migratorius) - A species of bird observed in a habitat adjacent to Floyds Fork. 9-11 inches. Male has brick red breast, brownish-gray back, black head and tail, yellow bill. Female is smaller and has a duller color.
Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) - A species of bird observed in a habitat adjacent to Floyds Fork. Black pointed wings, short tail, long sharp bill, feathers have a greenish-purple or lilac gloss.
Prairie Warbler (Dendroica discolor) - A species of bird observed in a habitat adjacent to Floyds Fork.
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) - A species of bird observed in a habitat adjacent to Floyds Fork. 5 and 1/2 to 6 and 1/4 inches.
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) - A species of bird observed in a habitat adjacent to Floyds Fork. 12 inches, black all over with yellow eyes. Male has purple or blue-green on its head and neck.
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) - A species of bird observed in a habitat adjacent to Floyds Fork. Male is 8 inches, brown head, shiny black body. Female is smaller and brownish-gray.
Scarlet tanager (Pirange olivacea) - A species of bird observed in a habitat adjacent to Floyds Fork. Male is bright red, velvety black wings. Female is a dull yellow, olive. Dark wings and tail. 6-8 inches long.
Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) - A species of bird observed in a habitat adjacent to Floyds Fork. 7-9 inches, crest of feathers on head. Male is red with gray on back. Distinctive black marking under eyes and at base of red-orange bill. Females are brown with reddish bill.
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) - A species of bird observed in a habitat adjacent to Floyds Fork. 5 inches. Male has bright yellow body and patch of black on top of head. Female is olive-brown. Both have   black tail,white  wings.
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) - A species of bird observed in a habitat adjacent to Floyds Fork. Plain brownish, about 6 inches

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