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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Ptilogonatidae — the phainopepla.


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  • But then, that weekend, Siegel saw her first Phainopepla of the year: a black bird of the desert once common where she lives, now quite rare.

    The Edge of Extinction

  • The Phainopepla occurs throughout most of Coahuila.

    Birds from Coahuila, Mexico

  • April 15 and 17 Burleigh and Lowery (1942: 201) saw scattered pairs of the Phainopepla "only in the open woods surrounding Diamante Pass."

    Birds from Coahuila, Mexico

  • Related to the silky flycatchers of Central America including the Phainopepla of West Texas and the Southwest. Chronicle

  • Among the bird species found here are the sanguaro-inhabiting cactus wren (Calypte costae), black-tailed gnatcatcher (Polioptila melanura), phainopepla (Phainopepla nitens), Gila woodpecker (Melanerpes uropygualis), and Costa's hummingbird (Calypte costae).

    Sonoran desert

  • Phainopepla among others, is omitted for no obvious reason.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XX No 1

  • Water in food for example, a Phainopepla eats a juicy mistletoe berry)

    Adaptations of desert birds and mammals

  • 35; Phainopepla, 1; California Shrike, 8; Audubon's Warbler, 30; Western

    The Bird Study Book

  • Phainopepla, Spotted Towhee, American Dipper, Acorn Woodpecker, Black Phoebe, Ruby Crowned Sparrow and many other familiar and not-so-familiar birds.

  • _Phainopepla nitens_ was listed from Coahuila by "Salvin and Godman,

    Birds from Coahuila, Mexico


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