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American Tree Sparrow

Image of an american tree sparrow
Spizella arborea
American tree sparrows nest in willow thickets and arctic shrub along the tundra's edge in Canada and Alaska. But during the winter, tree sparrows can be found throughout Missouri, especially in our northern and western sections. More

American White Pelican

Photograph of American White Pelican in flight
Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Graceful in flight, ungainly on land, and elegant on the water, the American white pelican is one of the largest birds in Missouri. More

American White Pelican in Flight

Photograph of American White Pelican in flight
In flight pelicans may either flap their wings or soar. They typically fly with their heads back on their body, not with necks extended. More

American White Pelican Swimming

Photograph of an American White Pelican swimming
American white pelicans are very large, with a white body, black wing tips, and black partial trailing edge; the skin of legs and pouch and the huge bill are yellow to orange. More

American White Pelicans Flying in Formation

Photograph of American White Pelicans flying in formation
Large flocks of pelicans flap and soar as they circle higher and higher. At a considerable altitude, they may veer off in one direction as a single-line or V-shaped pattern. More

American White Pelicans Skimming Water Surface

Photograph of American White Pelicans flying above water surface
In Missouri, the American white pelican is a common transient on large lakes, reservoirs, and marshes. Nonbreeding birds may linger during summer. they may rarely occur on open water in winter. More

American Woodcock

photo of American woodcock
Scolopax minor
This remarkable bird is a short-necked, short-legged, terrestrial "shorebird" with a long bill. The eyes are set back on its head. When this bird is flushed, its short wings make a startling whirring sound. More