Saturday, June 5, 2010

Birds at Fremont Central Park

Lots of people take walks at Fremont Central Park in Fremont, CA, USA, but they don't notice how abundant life is there! Right now I'm going to show you pictures of different birds at Fremont Central Park. If I get the names wrong, please do correct me below in the comments.

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A Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax). This type of heron is nocturnal.

Tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor)

The killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) is a medium-sized plover.

Not sure what this is called, if you know tell me in the comments below.

The Mallard, or Wild duck (Anas platyrhynchos), probably the best-known and most recognizable of all ducks, is a dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and sub-tropical America, Europe, Asia, New Zealand (where it is currently the most common duck species), and Australia.

Western grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis)

White-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)

And thanks to the following websites for helping me name all these birds: