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Help need to id grackles, deer and mamals in Utah & Nevada

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Old Sunday 4th July 2010, 22:46   #1
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Help need to id grackles, deer and mamals in Utah & Nevada

Please help me id the following

1. which type of grackle taken in Las Vegas
2. which type of grackle also taken in Las Vegas
3. Deer taken at Antelople Island, Salt Lake City, Utah
4. Mammal taken at Monument Valley, Arizona/Utah
5. Mammal taken in the Moab area of Utah

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Old Sunday 4th July 2010, 22:52   #2
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#1 and 2 are Great-tailed Grackles.

#3 is not a deer -- it is a Pronghorn.

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Old Sunday 4th July 2010, 22:55   #3
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Presumably Great-tailed for 1 & 2 on general appearance and range?
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Old Sunday 4th July 2010, 22:58   #4
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Great-tailed Grackles, Pronghorn Antelope, White-tailed Antelope Squirrel and not sure about the last squirrel without my field guide.
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Old Sunday 4th July 2010, 22:59   #5
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Thanks Carlos, would this also be a pronghorn?
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Old Monday 5th July 2010, 01:52   #6
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They sure are! Beautiful animals.

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Old Monday 5th July 2010, 02:42   #7
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I love your second grackle picture too - really shows the subtle coloring on a handsome one!
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Old Monday 5th July 2010, 11:41   #8
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I agree on Great-tailed Grackles.

I'm not a rodent expert, however, IMO, numer 4 is Ammospermophilus species (White-tailed Antelope Squirrel?) and the last one probably is a Rock Squirrel.
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I'm thinking Abert's Squirrel for the last photo. North of the Grand Canyon it's the kaibabensis subspecies that was once considered a distinct species.

Abert's Squirrels do have rather distinct ear tufts which are lacking in the photo above. However, these tufts are grown in October and may be inconspicuous in summer.
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Thanks for all your comments and help
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Old Tuesday 6th July 2010, 01:28   #11
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Agree with ids, except the last squirrel is a Rock Squirrel

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I was wondering about #5, and was thinking it was a Rock Squirrel.
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Looking at my field guide I stand corrected with the last ID. I've never seen them in tree before.
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