Wildlife in
Fairmount Park, Riverside


Series 1


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Great Egret, Ardea alba
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American Coot, Fulica americana
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The American Coot is not a true duck because it does not have webbing between the toes. Rather, it has flaps that help it navigate on land.
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Blue Heron, Ardea herodias (under the palm trees), next to a flock of American Coots foraging.
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Blue Heron
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Ring tipped Gull, Larus delawarensis. Note the position of the ring on the beak.
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California Gull, Larus californicus
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These gulls like to steal food from other birds. Here, they swoop down into the middle of Coots who are being thrown scraps of bread from people on the shore. The gulls snatch the bread from the Coots.
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Black crowned Night Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax
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Snowy Egret, Egretta thula
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Snowy Egret
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Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus
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Common Domestic Goose


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