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  1. Common Checkered Skipper

    Common Checkered Skipper

    Common Checkered Skipper (Pyrgus communis: Hesperiidae) Wingspan 1.9-3.2 cm (0.75-1.25 in). M
  2. Curve-winged Metalmark

    Curve-winged Metalmark

    Curve-winged Metalmark (Emesis emesis: Riodinidae) Wingspan 2.5-3.2 cm (1.0-1.3 in). A rare vagrant from Mexico.
  3. Sickle-winged Skipper

    Sickle-winged Skipper

    Sickle-winged Skipper (Achlyodes thraso: Hesperiidae) Wingspan 3.5-4.5 cm (1.4-1.8 in).
  4. Couch's Kingbird

    Couch's Kingbird

    Couch’s Kingbird (Tyrannus couchii)
  5. Northern Cardinal (male)

    Northern Cardinal (male)

    Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) male
  6. Green Jay

    Green Jay

    Green Jay (Cyanocorax yncas luxuosus)
  7. Green Jay

    Green Jay

    Green Jay (Cyanocorax yncas luxuosus)
  8. Common Yellowthroat.jpg

    Common Yellowthroat.jpg

    Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas insperata)
  9. Harris's Hawk (juvenile)

    Harris's Hawk (juvenile)

    Harriss Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus subsp. harrisi) Juvenile. Sexes similar. Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Cameron County, Texas, USA. Gulf Prairies and Marshes Vegatational Area. Dense Tamaulipan scrub surrounded by either crop land, coastal prairie or marsh at ca. 4 m (13 ft)...
  10. Eastern Meadowlark

    Eastern Meadowlark

    Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna subsp. hoopesi) Sexes similar. I am not sure if this is a new dance step or the meadowlark is just showing off. Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Cameron County, Texas, USA. Gulf Prairies and Marshes Vegatational Area. Dense Tamaulipan scrub...
  11. Greater Roadrunner

    Greater Roadrunner

    Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) Sexes similar. Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Cameron County, Texas, USA. Gulf Prairies and Marshes Vegatational Area. Dense Tamaulipan scrub surrounded by either crop land or coastal prairie and marsh at ca. 4 m (13 ft) elevation.
  12. Amymone

    Amymone

    Amymone (Mestra amymone: Nymphalidae) Wingspan 3.5-5.0 cm (1.4-2.0 in). Photographed around the headquarters at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Cameron County, Texas, U.S.A. Tamaulipan shrub in the lower Gulf Prairies and Marshes Vegetational Area at ca...
  13. White Peacock (open-wing)

    White Peacock (open-wing)

    White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae luteipicta: Nymphalidae) Wingspan 5.1-7.0 cm (2.00-2.75 in). Photographed around the headquarters of Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Cameron County, Texas, U.S.A. Tamaulipan shrub in the lower Gulf Prairies and Marshes...
  14. Yellow Mud Turtle

    Yellow Mud Turtle

    Yellow Mud Turtle (Kinosternon flavescens: Kinosternidae) These 10.2-12.7 cm (4-5 in) long turtles have a lifespan of ca. 15 years. Photographed along Bayside Drive in Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Cameron County, Texas, USA. Coastal prairie with freshwater and brackish marshes at...
  15. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias herodias) Eleven subspecies have been described and currently five are recognized with only general distributions provided. Texas has the nominate subspecies and possibly subspecies wardii along the upper Texas coast and possibly elsewhere in East Texas. The...
  16. Golden-fronted Woodpecker (male)

    Golden-fronted Woodpecker (male)

    Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes aurifrons aurifrons) Species sexually dimorphic. Twelve subspecies are recognized with only the nominate being mapped for Texas. Photographed in a mesquite tree at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge around the headquarters, Cameron County, Texas...
  17. Solider (closed winged)

    Solider (closed winged)

    Solider (Danaus eresimus: Nymphalidae) Another Monarch mimic with a wingspan of 7.0-9.5 cm (2.75-3.75 in). Photographed at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge around the headquarters. Near Harlingen, Cameron County, Texas, USA. Mesquite woodland with mixed Tamaulipan scrub at ca. 7.6 m...
  18. Green Jay

    Green Jay

    Green Jay (Cyanocorax yncas luxuosus) Twelve subspecies are recognized with only subspecies luxuosus being mapped for Texas. This bird is easy to find and photograph at many known birding sites in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas. Photographed at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge...
  19. Merlin

    Merlin

    Merlin (Falco columbarius columbarius) Nine subspecies are recognized with only the nominate mapped for Texas. Photographed in Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge near Harlingen, Cameron County, Texas, USA. Photographed along Bayside Drive in coastal prairie with scattered mesquite and...
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