September 2011


A small gray mouse colored bird with a tufted crest. It lives in the eastern half of the United States.

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The Tufted Titmouse is a small gray colored bird with a tufted crest and rusty colored flanks. Its range is from southern tip of Ontario south to the Gulf States. It is common all year in the eastern states and likes sunflower seeds at feeders. Its habitat is woodlands, shade trees, groves, and feeders.

The above Tufted Titmouse was photographed at the Sarah P Duke Gardens at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

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The Black Vulture is mostly found in flat low lands and nests in forests in the southeast of the United States.

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This big black scavenger is identified by a shot stubby tail and white patch toward the wing tip. It has a gray head. Mostly seen in the southeast of the United States. Avoids higher mountains, scarce in open plains. Usually seen soaring in the sky or perched on dead trees, posts, power poles, or on the ground. The Black Vulture has a wingspan less than 5 feet.