Photography of Birds – Set # 96

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Set # 96 Mourning Dove Leucism (/ˈluːsɪzəm, -kɪz-/) is a term used to describe a wide variety of conditions which result in the partial loss of pigmentation in an animal—which causes white, pale, or patchy coloration of the skin, hair, feathers, scales or cuticles, but not the eyes. It is occasionally spelled leukism. Some genetic conditions that… Continue reading Photography of Birds – Set # 96

Photography of Birds – Set # 97

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Set # 97 Field Sparrow Field Sparrow The field sparrow is distributed across eastern Canada and the eastern United States, with northern populations migrating southwards to southern United States and Mexico in the fall. The typical habitat of this bird is bushy country with shrubs and grassland. The nest is a cup-shaped construction built on the ground… Continue reading Photography of Birds – Set # 97

Photography of Birds – Set # 99

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Set # 99 House Finch (M) House Finch (M) House finches forage on the ground or in vegetation normally. They primarily eat grains, seeds and berries, being voracious consumers of weed seeds such as nettle and dandelion; included are incidental small insects such as aphids. They are frequent visitors to bird feeders throughout the year, particularly if… Continue reading Photography of Birds – Set # 99