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photo of a wood duck

Wood Duck

Aix sponsa
A gorgeous waterfowl, the wood duck is equally famous for being a cavity nester in hollow trees, sometimes 60 feet above the ground and a mile away from water.

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Image of a wood thrush

Wood Thrush

Hylocichla mustelina
This is the melodious “bell bird” of Missouri forests. Though this relative of the American robin and eastern bluebird might be hard to locate, its flutelike voice decorates the sound of woodlands the way wildflowers decorate the forest floor.

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Photo of a yellow-bellied sapsucker perched on a rock

Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

Sphyrapicus varius
The mottled pattern on their backs camouflages them against tree trunks, but yellow-bellied sapsuckers often leave behind the telltale small, weeping holes they drill in trees.

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