Guest Author - Lisa Shea
M is for mallard ducks, mourning doves and muscovy ducks.
Magpie - Australia
Magpies are known around the world for their inquisitive nature and their black and white coloring. The Australian Magpie is part of this worldwide flock.
One of the most common birds in North America, the Mallard Duck is found in just about every pond and stream from coast to coast.
The Eastern and Western meadowlarks are pratcitcally the same bird, located in the eastern and western half of the US.
The Northern Mockingbird is found in most of the US and Mexico. They enjoy hanging out in the suburbs and have loud, musical songs.
The mountain bluebird is the state bird of both Idaho and Nevada. The bluebird is a traditional symbol of hope and happiness.
The Mourning Dove, or Zenaida macroura, is a bird common throughout much of North America. This largish bird is usually around a foot long and eats seeds by pecking at the ground. It likes to travel in small flocks.
Muscovy Duck - Red Face Duck
The Muscovy Duck is also known as the Red Face Duck because of the bright red bands of red that run from its beak to its eyes.
Known as the Royal Bird, most Mute Swan mate for life. This bird was introduced in the US in the 1800s. It is a very agressive bird that often drives away other native birds by a water area.