The Black Swan is an exotic bird in the United States that is native to Australia. It was photographed in San Antonio, Texas.

The Black Swan is an exotic bird in the United States that is native to Australia. It was photographed in San Antonio, Texas.

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The Black Swan is black feathered with a red bill and gray black legs and feet. It is exotic to North America and is native to Australia. The habitat extends over fresh, brackish, and salt-water lakes, swamps, and rivers. The diet is generally aquatic and marshland plants.

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The American Black Duck was photographed behind the Calatrava Art Museum on Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The American Black Duck was photographed behind the Calatrava Art Museum on Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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The American Black Duck is very dark with white wing linings. It has a dark head, grayish throat, and a green-yellow (male) or olive bill (fem). It has a range of the Northeastern North America to the Gulf Coast. It has habitats in marshes, bays, estuaries, ponds, rivers, and lakes. The diet consists of plant material, seeds, leaves, roots, berries, mussels, clams, snails, and insects. It dabbles for food, but rarely dives.

This Yellow-Headed Blackbird was photographed at Vernon Marsh in Muwonago, Wisconsin.

The female Yellow-Headed Blackbird was photographed with the male and baby a they were feeding.

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The male Yellow-Headed Blackbird is a marsh blackbird with an orange-yellow head and breast, and a white wing patch that can be seen in flight. The female Yellow-Headed Blackbird is browner with a light brown head and breast, and with the lower breast streaked with white. They are gregarious Blackbirds. The male is impressive to see as it darts around. There range is Southern Canada, western United States, and upper Mississippi Valley, to northwestern Mexico. They winter in southwestern United States and Mexico. They habitat in fresh marshes, forage in fields, and open country. They diet on mostly insects and seeds.

 

This American Crow was seen and photographed near South Shore Marina in Bayview, Wisconsin

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The American Crow is a large black bird with a black beak and feet. It is glossed with purplish in strong sunlight. Crows have square tails. Its range is Canada to the Southern United States. Their distinctive caw is familiar sound almost anywhere you go. Crows are sociable and may flock and roost together. The crow seems to feed on almost anything it can find on the ground or in trees. Its habitat is woodlands, farmland, river groves, shores, and cities.

 

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.

The Black-Throated Green Warbler was sited and photographed at the Wehr Nature Center, Milwaukee, WI.

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The female is recognized by the yellow face, olive crown and with slight black on throat. The range is mostly the Northeast states and Canada. Their habitat is mainly conifers. I was only able to briefly view the Black-Throated Green Female Warbler as they passed through the area in only a short time. Other bird watchers pointed it out and had previously seen it.

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This Black-and-White Warbler was sighted and photographed at the Wehr Nature Center, Milwaukee, WI

The female Black-and-White Warbler has whiter underparts

The female Black-and-White Warbler has whiter underparts

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The Black-and-White Warbler is striped black and white lengthwise. Female has whiter underparts. It is impressive to first see flittering in the trees and brushes. Its habitat is woods: trunks, limbs of trees. It can be seen creeping along trunks and branches, as was the present case. Its normal range is from the mid states and Canada to the east coast. It winters from the southern states to South America. I sighted it on the migration North for two days.

 You can see the sited location at the Wehr Nature Center, Milwaukee, WI by clicking the link below.

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