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Common Name:Verdin
Scientific Name:Auriparus flaviceps
Area:Buckskin Mountain State Park, Arizona
Date:February 17, 2010

This very small bird can easily be mistaken for a Bushtitt or a Gnatcatcher save for the yellow of its head. Males and females have the same coloring except the female is duller. The nest is globe shaped with a side entrance, with 3-5 spotted greenish eggs.

Lake Havasu State Park, Arizona --- February 7, 2013

Reference:National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America by Dunn & Alderfer / The Birder's Handbook by Ehrlich, Dobkin & Wheye