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UCDZL - Bird Collection

The bird collection was initiated by David Hurst Thomas in the late 1960s while conducting archaeological research in Nevada. Since that time, the collection increased in an ad-hoc manner by graduate students and other researchers preparing specimens (e.g., Tim Carpenter, Michael Delacorte, Anastasia Leigh, Dwight Simons, Peter Schulz). After 2001, Christyann Darwent increased the number of California species and also added a number of birds that breed in the Arctic. A total of 147 specimens, primarily from California and Nevada, represent 70 different species.

ORDER

FAMILY

GENUS

SPECIES

COMMON

STATE

OSTEOLOGICAL

SPECIMEN

Anseriformes

Anatidae

Aix

sponsa

wood duck

CA

2

Anseriformes

Anatidae

Anas

acuta

northern pintail

CA/NV

4

Anseriformes

Anatidae

Anas

americana

American widgeon

CA/NV

4

Anseriformes

Anatidae

Anas

clypeata

northern shoveler

CA

4

Anseriformes

Anatidae

Anas

crecca

green-winged teal

CA/NV

9

Anseriformes

Anatidae

Anas

cyanoptera

cinnamon teal

CA

3

Anseriformes

Anatidae

Anas

platyrhynchos

mallard

CA

6

Anseriformes

Anatidae

Anser

albifrons

greater white-fronted goose

CA

2

Anseriformes

Anatidae

Anser

cf. fabilis

goose (bean goose?)

CA

1

Anseriformes

Anatidae

Aythya

affinis

lesser bluebill (scaup)

CA

2

Anseriformes

Anatidae

Aythya

collaris

ring-necked duck

CA

1

Anseriformes

Anatidae

Aythya

valisineria

canvasback duck

CA

3

Anseriformes

Anatidae

Branta

canadensis

Canada goose

CA

4

Anseriformes

Anatidae

Bucephala

cf. clangula

(Barrow's) goldeneye

CA

1

Anseriformes

Anatidae

Chen

caerulescens

snow goose

CA

5

Anseriformes

Anatidae

Chen

rossii

Ross's goose

CA

1

Anseriformes

Anatidae

Cygnus

buccinator

trumpeter swan

CA

1

Anseriformes

Anatidae

Cygnus

columbianus

tundra (whistling) swan

CA

4

Anseriformes

Anatidae

Lophodytes

cucullatus

hooded merganser

CA

1

Anseriformes

Anatidae

Mergus

merganser

common merganser

CA

2

Anseriformes

Anatidae

Oxyura

jamaicensis

ruddy duck

CA

2

Charadriiformes

Alcidae

Alle

alle

dovekie

UK

1

Charadriiformes

Alcidae

Uria

aalge

common murre/ guillemot

CA/UK

2

Charadriiformes

Laridae

Larus

occidentalis

western gull

CA

1

Ciconiformes

Ardeidae

Ardea

alba

great egret

CA

1

Ciconiformes

Ardeidae

Ardea

herodias

great blue heron

CA

2

Ciconiformes

Ardeidae

Cathartes

aura

turkey vulture

CA

3

Ciconiformes

Threskiornithidae

Plegadis

chihi

white-faced Ibis

CA

1

Columbiformes

Columbidae

Columba

livia

rock dove (pigeon)

CA

4

Columbiformes

Columbidae

Zenaida

macroura

mourning dove

CA

2

Coraciiformes

Alcedinidae

Ceryle

alcyon

belted kingfisher

CA

1

Falconiformes

Acciptridae

Accipiter

striatus

sharp-shinned hawk

CA

1

Falconiformes

Acciptridae

Aquila

chrysaetos

golden eagle

CA/NV

2

Falconiformes

Acciptridae

Buteo

jamaicensis

red-tailed hawk

CA

3

Falconiformes

Falconidae

Falco

columbarius

merlin

CA

2

Falconiformes

Falconidae

Falco

sparverius

American kestrel (sparrow hawk)

CA

2

Galliformes

Odontophoridae

Callipepla

californica

California quail

CA

2

Galliformes

Phasianidae

Centrocercus

urophasianus

sage grouse

CA

1

Galliformes

Phasianidae

Gallus

gallus

chicken

CA

5

Galliformes

Phasianidae

Meleagris

gallopavo

turkey (domestic)

CA

2

Galliformes

Phasianidae

Pavo

cristatus

common peafowl (peacock)

1

Galliformes

Phasianidae

Phasianus

colchicus

ring-necked pheasant

CA

1

Gaviiformes

Gaviidae

Gavia

stellata

red-throated loon

AK

1

Gruiformes

Rallidae

Fulica

americana

American coot

CA

3

Passeriformes

Cardinalidae

Pheucticus

melanocephalus

black-headed grosbeak

CA

1

Passeriformes

Corvidae

Aphelocoma

californica

western scrub jay

CA

3

Passeriformes

Corvidae

Corvus

brachyrhynchos

American crow

CA

1

Passeriformes

Corvidae

Corvus

corax

common raven

CA

1

Passeriformes

Corvidae

Pica

nuttalli

yellow-billed magpie

CA

2

Passeriformes

Corvidae

Pica

pica

black-billed magpie

CA

1

Passeriformes

Fringillidae

Carduelis

tristis

American goldfinch

CA

2

Passeriformes

Mimidae

Mimus

polyglottos

northern mockingbird

CA

1

Passeriformes

Muscicapidae

Catharus

guttatus

hermit thrush

CA

1

Passeriformes

Parulidae

Dendroica

coronata

yellow-rumped warbler

CA

1

Passeriformes

Parulidae

Oporornis

tolmeiei

MacGillivray's warbler

NV

1

Passeriformes

Passeridae

Passer

domesticus

house sparrow

NV

1

Passeriformes

Sturnidae

Sturnus

vulgaris

European starling

CA

1

Passeriformes

Turdidae

Catharus

ustulatus

Swainson's thrush

CA

1

Pelecaniformes

Pelecanidae

Pelicanus

sp.

pelican

CA

1

Piciformes

Picidae

Colaptes

auratus

northern flicker

CA

5

Piciformes

Picidae

Picoides

scalaris

ladder-backed woodpecker

CA

1

Piciformes

Picidae

Sphyrapicus

ruber

red-breasted sapsucker

CA

1

Podicipediformes

Podicipedidae

Aechmophorus

occidentalis

western grebe

CA

2

Podicipediformes

Podicipedidae

Podilymbus

podiceps

pied-billed grebe

CA

2

Procellariiformes

Procellariidae

Fulmar

glacialis

fulmar

UK

1

Strigiformes

Strigidae

Asio

flammeus

short-eared owl

CA

1

Strigiformes

Strigidae

Bubo

virginianus

great-horned owl

WA

1

Strigiformes

Tytonidae

Tyto

alba

barn owl

CA

7

Trochliformes

Trochilidae

Calypte

costae

Costa's hummingbird

CA

1

 

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