Friday, September 2, 2011

Perching Birds of Wapusk National Park, Manitoba, Canada

If you think that the term “perching birds” is synonymous with the passerines, try a trip to the Hudson Bay coast area (these photos from Wapusk National Park, Manitoba Canada) and you may be surprised who is perched on the treetops...

(from left to right: Bonaparte’s Gull, Lesser Yellowlegs, Willow Ptarmigan, Hudsonian Godwit)




more detailed posts from this area to follow!

4 comments:

  1. They look out of place perched on a tree top.

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  2. this is territorial behaviour that is only seen on the breeding grounds... if you want to announce your territory, sound carries much further when broadcast from "on high"

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  3. Yes, the Willow Ptarmigan and Bonaparte's Gull are in the original photo and the Hudsonian Godwit and Lesser Yellowlegs were nearby (added as a composite).

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