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Verdin (Auriparus flaviceps)
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Verdin (Auriparus flaviceps)

General Description: Verdins (Auriparus flaviceps) are tiny birds with yellow heads, gray bodies, and a chestnut shoulder patch.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Remizidae.

Favored Habitat: Brushy places, yards.

Where to Find: Verdins seem to occur everywhere, but they are hard to find anywhere. The Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve is one of the best places to be sure of seeing one. Suburban yards and urban parks can be productive.

Comments:

Verdin (Auriparus flaviceps)

Adult Verdin with yellow head, chestnut shoulder patch, and although you can't tell from here, a big voice.

Verdin (Auriparus flaviceps) If you were a little bug, this might be the last face you'd ever see!
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Verdin nest in palo verde tree
Verdin (Auriparus flaviceps)
Verdin nest in Honey Mesquite
Verdin (Auriparus flaviceps) more to come ...

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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