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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 preparing specimens for their own research. After 2001, Christyann Darwent, has increased the number of California species and also added a number of birds that breed in the Arctic. A total of 138 specimens, primarily from California and Nevada, represent 66 different species.
Order Family Genus Species Common Name Locality Osteological Specimen Unprocessed (Freezer)
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 5 3
Anseriformes Anatidae Anas cyanoptera cinnamon teal CA/NV 3  
Anseriformes Anatidae Anas platyrhynchos mallard CA/NV 5 1
Anseriformes Anatidae Anser albifrons greater white-fronted goose CA 2  
Anseriformes Anatidae Anser fabilis (cf.) 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 clangula (cf.) goldeneye (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 little auk 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  
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 1  
Galliformes Phasianidae Centrocercus urophasianus sage grouse CA 1  
Galliformes Phasianidae Gallus gallus chicken (domestic) CA (non-native) 4  
Galliformes Phasianidae Meleagris gallopavo turkey (domestic) CA (non-native) 2  
Galliformes Phasianidae Pavo cristatus common peafowl (peacock) CA (non-native) 1  
Galliformes Phasianidae Phasianus colchicus ring-necked pheasant CA 1  
Gaviiformes Gaviidae Gavia immer common loon AK 0 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 (non-native) 1  
Passeriformes Sturnidae Sturnus vulgaris European starling CA (non-native) 1  
Pelecaniformes Pelecanidae Pelicanus sp. pelican CA 1  
Piciformes Picidae Colaptes auratus northern (red-shafted) flicker CA 3  
Piciformes Picidae Picoides scalaris ladder-backed woodpecker 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 2  
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 6  
Trochliformes Trochilidae Calypte costae Costa's hummingbird CA 1