For many years the the Cape Verde and Cory’s Shearwater were viewed as one, but after extensive research, many differences between the two have been identified. As these two groups are often found together, it is clear that the Cape Verde Shearwater is significantly smaller than his counterpart, with a lighter build and with darker plumage and much darker coloring of the head. Their bills also differ, in that the Cape Verde has a lighter bill and is gray horn colored, on closer inspection.
The smallest of the three different Kingfisher species found in the United States, the Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana), is about 19 cm long and features the large beak and short tail which is typical of the species. It is widely spread from southern Texas through Central and South America to central Argentina. It is often easily spotted whilst perched on a branch of some sort and tends to favor habitats fed by a stream, lake or river as well as coastal areas.
The Cape May Warbler (Dendroica tigrina) is a little songbird that is found in the boreal forests of Canada, as well as in the New England area. During the colder winter months, the Cape May Warbler will migrate to the West Indies. Being only 4.25 inches in size, the most preferred food of the warbler is spruce budworms. They will also feed on other small insects. This songbird is extremely active and very energetic.