EOL Skillbuilder 2: South America Bird ID

Look through this identification guide of common South American birds to see if you can identify the birds in your classroom! Look carefully at all the field markings, some birds have similar colors, body shapes, and bills.

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Toco Toucan 1
Ramphastos toco
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Burrowing Owl 2
Athene cunicularia
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Barn Owl 3
Tyto alba
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Eared Dove 4
Zenaida auriculata
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Hoatzin 5
Opisthocomus hoazin
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Andean Condor 6
Vultur gryphus
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Turkey Vulture 7
Cathartes aura
Small
Black Vulture 8
Coragyps atratus
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Spotted Sandpiper 9
Actitis macularius
3201698509 44d50ed8c7 m
Southern Lapwing 10
Vanellus chilensis
2383930838 f64e29e435 m
Black-necked Stilt 11
Himantopus mexicanus
Small
Magellanic Penguin 12
Spheniscus magellanicus
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Galápagos Penguin 13
Spheniscus mendiculus
1474483232 365d758a4f m
Scarlet Ibis 14
Eudocimus ruber
14354132702 94ae82745d m
Sparkling Violetear 14
Colibri coruscans
1129077739 a489af8068 m
Neotropic Cormorant 4
Phalacrocorax brasilianus
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Magnificent Frigatebird 15
Fregata magnificens
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Yellow-backed Oriole 14
Icterus chrysater
3267349965 381ec01f4c m
Vermilion Flycatcher 16
Pyrocephalus rubinus
Small
Tropical Kingbird 17
Tyrannus melancholicus
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Great Kiskadee 4
Pitangus sulphuratus
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Crimson-backed Tanager 18
Ramphocelus dimidiatus
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Saffron Finch 19
Sicalis flaveola
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Thick-billed Euphonia 20
Euphonia laniirostris

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