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Birds of Minnesota. By: Chet Bjorklund Alex Langsjoen. Minnesota State Bird * The Common Loon *. Food Source: Fish, crustaceans. Great Blue Heron ( Ardea herodias ). Food Source: Fish, also the occasional small animal. Canada Goose ( Branta canadensis ). - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Minnesota State Bird*The Common Loon*Food Source: Fish, crustaceans

  • Great Blue Heron(Ardea herodias)Food Source: Fish, also the occasional small animal

  • Canada Goose(Branta canadensis)Food Source: Variety of grasses, wheat, beans, rice, cornFun Fact: Researchers have identified about 13 different calls from Canada Geese

  • Mallard(Anas platyrhnchos)Food Source: Insects, mollusks, crustaceansFun Fact: They frequently breed with domestic ducks, producing a large variety of patterns and colors

  • Wood Duck(Aix sponsa)Food Source: Insects, veggies, snails, tadpoles, smaller reptilesFun Fact: Hunted nearly to extinction during the late 19th and early 20th centuries

  • Red-Tailed Hawk(Buteo jamaicensis)Food Source: Smaller animals, other birds and sometimes even a reptile or twoFun Fact: The raspy cry of the Red-tailed Hawk is typically used in movies to represent any eagle or hawk anywhere in the world

  • Osprey(Pandion haliaetus)Food Source: FISH (just fish)Fun Fact: Their outer toe is reversible so that it can grasp with three toes forward and one toe backward or with two forward and two backward, which provides a more stable grip in flight.

  • Bald Eagle(Haliaeetus leucocephalus)Food Source: Primarily fish, turtles, rabbits, road kill, other birdsFun Fact: The Bald Eagle has been the symbol of the United States of America since 1782.

  • American Crow(Corvus brachyrhynchos)Food Source: Fruits, snails, small birds, eggs, insects, road kill, mice, toadsFun Fact: They have been taught to mimic the human voice. They can count and work out solutions to simple problems and are fascinated with and collect shiny objects such as rings, keys and foil.

  • Red-Headed Woodpecker(Melanerpes erythrocephalus)Food Source: Insects, spiders, millipedes, centipedes, seeds, nuts., berriesFun Fact: This bird was featured on a United States Postal Service 2-cent stamp in 1996.

  • Wild Turkey(Meleagris gallopavo)Food Source: Seeds, acorns, leaves, grains, berries, insectsFun Fact: The idea that Benjamin Franklin preferred the Turkey as the national bird of the United States comes from a letter he wrote to his daughter in 1784. He criticized the choice of the Eagle as the national bird and suggested that a Turkey would have made a better alternative.

  • American Robin(Turdus migratorius)Food Source: Fruits, earthworms, insectsFun Fact: There is a Crayola crayon named Robins Egg Blue.

  • Eastern Bluebird(Sialia sialis)Food Source: Insects, earthworms, snails, other invertebrates, very depended on berriesFun Fact: Their numbers have declined due to competition from starlings and house sparrows for nest sites.

  • Northern Cardinal(Cardinalis cardinalis)Food Source: Seeds, insects, fruits, snailsFun Fact: The Northern Cardinal can live up to 15 years in the wild.

  • American Goldfinch(Carduelis tristis)Food Source: Suet, millet, thistle, fruit, sunflower seedsFun Fact: A group of goldfinches has many collective nouns, including a " 007", "charm", "rush", "treasury", and "vein" of goldfinches

  • Barn Swallow(Hirundo rustica)Food Source: Grasshoppers, crickets, dragonflies, beetles, mossFun Fact: Females prefer to mate with males that have the longest and most symmetrical tails and a dark red chest color

  • Blue Jay(Cyanocitta cristata)Food Source: Nuts, seeds, mice, frogs, young bird eggsFun Fact: Captive jays have been observed using tools and strips of newspaper to rake in food pellets from outside their cages

  • Northern Oriole(Icterus galbula)Food Source: Seeds, fruits, insectsFun Fact: Young male Baltimore Orioles do not achieve adult plumage until the fall of their second year. But some first-year males with female-like plumage succeed in attracting a mate and nest successfully.

  • Ruby Throated Hummingbird(Archilochus colubris)Food Source: Nectar, insects, flowers, spidersFun Fact: These birds can fly fast either forward or backward and are also capable of hovering

  • Common Raven(Corvus corax)Food Source: Road kill along with maggots, nuts, beetlesFun Fact: It is an acrobatic flier and has even been observed flying upside down for as far as one kilometer