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Florida Habitats, Mammals, Birds, Amphibians, Reptiles

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Florida is a relatively flat state that was once made up of more than 50% native wetlands. Though much of Florida's wetlands have been destroyed to make way for farms, orchards, roads, towns, cities and other development, there are still many areas of diverse wetland left in the state. Generally, freshwater wetlands are broken down into marshes, swamps and bogs, yet there can be many types of each and Florida is a state that has many types of both freshwater and saltwater wetlands.

Florida has a variety of freshwater marshes. Generally, marshes form near ponds and lakes and are good habitat for reeds, grasses and other soft-stemmed plants to grow. Florida has what are called "wet prairies" which can be floodplains of lakes or rivers or just low lying areas that, at certain times of the year, are covered with water. They are home to water-tolerant plants like sedges, cattails, sawgrass, marsh pinks, sundews and others.

Swamps tend to have more trees and woody-stemmed shrubs and are sometimes so thick with growth that it would be hard to walk through them.

Florida's freshwater swamps include cypress and hardwood swamps. They are found on the floodplains of rivers or in low lying areas higher in the forest. Though Cypress swamps have mostly cypress trees, other kinds of trees are mixed into the habitat. Hardwood swamps have a smaller degree of cypress trees mixed in with oaks, water hickories, maples, palms, bay trees and other trees. These swamps spend much of their time under water, so the trees there must be able to tolerate "wet feet."

Florida's saltwater swamps include mangroves, salt marshes, and the everglades. They are found on protected shorelines of ocean estuaries and bays.

Mangroves are important wetlands for all the reasons already mentioned - they are vital wildlife habitat and offer shoreline protection from erosion and storm surges. They only exist in southern climates and many animals nest and feed among their roots and thick vegetation including osprey, pelican, eagles, herons, ibis, egrets, spoonbills, snails and lizards. Underwater animals like fish, crabs, sea turtles, sponges, shrimp, alligators and even dolphins make use of the mangrove's tangled roots to find safe places to feed or protect young.

Salt marshes are in the zones where the tides go in and out of bays and rivers. Here the water is brackish (where salt and freshwater meet). Plants here must be able to tolerate changes in salinity (how salty the water is) like cordgrass and needlefishes.

The Everglades is a rich habitat made up of a sheet of water flowing slowly over a grassy plain. It is home to a myriad of fish, insects, amphibians and many other animals from osprey, pelican, eagles, herons, ibis, egrets, coots, woodpeckers and spoonbills to alligators, manatees, otters, opossums, raccoons and even a growing population of introduced boa constrictors. It's tremendous value in absorbing storm surges during hurricanes is just beginning to be understood as well as filtering the pollutants flowing out of nearby cities like Miami. Restoration of the Everglades is an ongoing process.

Florida's dry habitat consists mostly of open pine flatwoods with sandy soil over hard pan. These areas are prone to regular fires that keep the understory down and slow succession. Smaller areas make up the rest of Florida's dry habitats including bottomland forests, scrubby grasslands, scrublands, sandhills, pine rocklands, and coastal dunes.

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Coloring the Animals of this State

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Labeling the Animals of this State

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List of Mammals for this State

Mammals


Sea Mammals (off the coast):

  • dolphin (Atlantic spotted)
  • dolphin (bottlenosed)
  • dolphin (common)
  • dolphin (long-beaked)
  • dolphin (Risso's)
  • dolphin (rough-toothed)
  • dolphin (stripped)
  • manatee (West Indian)
  • whale (Antillean -beaked)
  • whale (Bryde's)
  • whale (false killer)
  • whale (finback)
  • whale (goose-beaked)
  • whale (humpback)
  • whale (killer)
  • whale (minke)
  • whale (pygmy sperm)
  • whale (right)
  • whale (sei)
  • whale (short-finned pilot)
  • whale (sperm)
  • whale (True's beaked)

For more information about Florida mammals (including Latin names) click on individual animal links or for another (off-site) resource: Mammalogists Society

Coloring Mammals of this State

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Labeling Mammals of this State

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List of Amphibians & Reptiles for This State

Amphibians

  • amphiuma (one-toed)
  • amphiuma (two-toed)
  • bullfrog (American)
  • frog (bronze)
  • frog (carpenter)
  • frog (Costal Plain cricket)
  • frog (eastern cricket)
  • frog (Florida bog)
  • frog (Florida cricket)
  • frog (gopher)
  • frog (green)
  • frog (greenhouse)
  • frog (little grass)
  • frog (northern cricket)
  • frog (ornate chorus frog)
  • frog (pig)
  • frog (river)
  • frog (southern chorus)
  • frog (southern cricket)
  • frog (southern leopard)
  • frog (upland chorus)
  • newt (central)
  • newt (eastern)
  • newt (peninsular)
  • newt (striped)
  • salamander (striped)
  • salamander (Apalachiola dusky)
  • salamander (dwarf)
  • salamander (eastern tiger)
  • salamander (flatwoods)
  • salamander (four-toed)
  • salamander (Georgia blind)
  • salamander (Gulf Coast mud)
  • salamander (many-lined)
  • salamander (marbled)
  • salamander (mole)
  • salamander (mud)
  • salamander (red)
  • salamander (reticulated flatwoods)
  • salamander (rusty mud)
  • salamander (seal)
  • salamander (slimy)
  • salamander (southern red)
  • salamander (spotted dusky)
  • salamander (three-lined)
  • salamander (tiger)
  • salamander (two-lined)
  • siren (broad-striped dwarf)
  • siren (Everglades dwarf)
  • siren (dwarf)
  • siren (Guld hammock dwarf)
  • siren (lesser)
  • siren (narrow-striped dwarf)
  • siren (northern dwarf)
  • siren (greater)
  • siren (slender dwarf)
  • siren (southern dwarf)
  • spadefoot (eastern)
  • spring peeper
  • toad (cane)
  • toad (eastern narrow-mouth)
  • toad (Fowler's)
  • toad (oak)
  • toad (southern)
  • treefrog (barking)
  • treefrog (bird-voiced)
  • treefrog (Cope's gray)
  • treefrog (Cuban)
  • treefrog (green)
  • treefrog (pine barrens)
  • treefrog (pinewoods)
  • treefrog (squirrel)
  • waterdog (Gulf Coast)

Reptiles

  • alligator (American)
  • ameiva (giant)
  • anole (bark)
  • anole (Cuban brown)
  • anole (Cuban green)
  • anole (green)
  • anole (Hispanic green)
  • anole (Jamaican giant)
  • anole (knight)
  • anole (large-headed)
  • anole (Saint Vincent's bush)
  • anole (Puerto Rican crested)
  • anole (Cuban green)
  • boa contrictor
  • basilisk (brown)
  • bloodsucker (variable)
  • chameleon (Oustalet's)
  • chameleon (veiled)
  • coachwhip (eastern)
  • caiman (spectacled)
  • cooter (Florida redbelly)
  • cooter (peninsula)
  • cooter (river)
  • cooter (Suwannee)
  • crocodile (American)
  • gecko (Ashy)
  • gecko (Asian flat-tailed house)
  • gecko (common house)
  • gecko (Madagascar giant day)
  • gecko (Indio-Pacific)
  • gecko (Mediterranean)
  • gecko (Mediterranean giant day)
  • gecko (moorish)
  • gecko (mourning)
  • gecko ((ocellated)
  • gecko (reef)
  • gecko (ringed wall)
  • gecko (Tokay)
  • gecko (yellowhead)
  • iguana (black spinytail)
  • iguana (green)
  • kingsnake (common)
  • iguana (Mexican spinytail)
  • kingsnake (eastern)
  • kingsnake (eastern Apalachicola Lowlands)
  • kingsnake (Florida)
  • kingsnake (mole)
  • kingsnake (scarlet)
  • kingsnake (southern Florida mole)
  • mabuya (brown)
  • lizard (African rainbow)
  • lizard (butterfly)
  • lizard (eastern fence)
  • lizard (eastern glass)
  • lizard (eastern slender glass)
  • lizard (Florida scrub)
  • lizard (Florida worm)
  • lizard (island glass)
  • lizard (mimic)
  • lizard (northern curlytail)
  • lizard (red-sided curlytail)
  • lizard (slender glass)
  • lizard (Texas horned)
  • monitor (Nile)
  • python (African rock)
  • python (Burmese)
  • racerunner (six-lined)
  • rattlesnake (dusky pygmy)
  • rattlesnake (eastern diamondback)
  • rattlesnake (timber)
  • sea turtle (Atlantic Hawksbill)
  • sea turtle (green)
  • sea turtle (Kemp's Ridley)
  • sea turtle (leatherback)
  • sea turtle (loggerhead)
  • skink (African five-lined)
  • skink (bluetail mole)
  • skink (broadhead)
  • skink (Cedar Key mole)
  • skink (coal)
  • skink (common five-lined)
  • skink (Florida Keys mole)
  • skink (Florida sand)
  • snake (Florida scarlet)
  • skink (ground)
  • skink (mole)
  • skink (northern mole)
  • skink (ocellated)
  • skink (peninsula mole)
  • skink (southeastern five-lined)
  • snake (Atlantic salt marsh)
  • snake (banded water)
  • snake (black pine)
  • snake (bluestrip garter)
  • snake (bluestrip ribbon)
  • snake (Brahminy blind)
  • snake (brown)
  • snake (brown water)
  • snake (brownchin racer)
  • snake (coastal dunes crowned)
  • snake (common ribbon)
  • snake (cottonmouth) or water moccasin
  • snake (eastern coral)
  • snake (eastern corn)
  • snake (eastern garter)
  • snake (eastern hognose)
  • snake (eastern indigo)
  • snake (eastern mud)
  • snake (eastern smooth Earth)
  • snake (eastern ratsnake)
  • snake (eastern ribbon)
  • snake (Florida brown)
  • snake (Florida cottonmouth)
  • snake (Florida pine)
  • snake (Florida redbelly)
  • snake (Florida rough green)
  • snake (Florida water)
  • snake (glossy crayfish)
  • snake (gray rat)
  • snake (Gulf crayfish)
  • snake (Key ringneck)
  • snake (marsh brown)
  • snake (Midland brown)
  • snake (Midland water)
  • snake (Mississippi green water)
  • snake (mangrove salt marsh)
  • snake (mud)
  • snake (northern Florida swamp)
  • snake (northern redbelly)
  • snake (northern rough green)
  • snake (northern scarlet)
  • snake (peninsula crowned)
  • snake (peninsula ribbon)
  • snake (pine)
  • snake (pine woods)
  • snake (plainbelly water)
  • snake (queen)
  • snake (rainbow)
  • snake (redbelly)
  • snake (redbelly water)
  • snake (ringneck)
  • snake (rough earth)
  • snake (rough green)
  • snake (salt marsh)
  • snake (scarlet)
  • snake (southern copperhead)
  • snake (southeastern crowned)
  • snake (southern black racer)
  • snake (southern Florida rainbow)
  • snake (southern Florida swamp)
  • snake (southern hognose)
  • snake (southern ringneck)
  • snake (southern water)
  • snake (striped crayfish)
  • snake (swamp)
  • snake (western mud)
  • snake (worm)
  • snake (yellowbelly water)
  • Tegu (Argentine black and white)
  • terrapin (Carolina diamondback)
  • terrapin (diamondback)
  • terrapin (eastern Florida diamondback)
  • terrapin (mangrove diamondback)
  • terrapin (ornate diamondback)
  • tortoise (gopher)
  • turtle (Alligator snapping)
  • turtle (Barbour's map)
  • turtle (chicken)
  • turtle (eastern box)
  • turtle (eastern chicken)
  • turtle (eastern mud)
  • turtle (Escambia map)
  • turtle (Florida chicken)
  • turtle (Florida mud)
  • turtle (Florida snapping)
  • turtle (Florida softshell)
  • turtle (Gulf Coast box)
  • turtle (Gulf Coast softshell)
  • turtle (Gulf Coast spiny softshell)
  • turtle (loggerhead musk)
  • turtle (mud)
  • turtle (pond slider)
  • turtle (red-eared slider)
  • turtle (smooth softshell)
  • turtle (snapping)
  • turtle (spiny softshell)
  • turtle (striped mud)
  • turtle (stripe-necked musk)
  • turtle (spotted)
  • turtle (three-toed box)
  • turtle (yellowbelly slider)
  • whiptail (giant)
  • whiptail (rainbow)

Coloring Amphibians & Reptiles of this State

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Labeling Amphibians & Reptiles of this State

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Bird List for This State

To look up individual birds go to the Exploring Nature Birds Database.

  • albatross (yellow-nosed)
  • anhinga
  • ani (groove-billed)
  • ani (smooth-billed)
  • avocet (American)
  • bananaquit
  • bittern (American)
  • bittern (least)
  • blackbird (Brewer's)
  • blackbird (red-winged)
  • blackbird (tawny-shouldered)
  • blackbird (rusty)
  • blackbird (yellow-headed)
  • bluebird (Eastern)
  • bluebird (mountain)
  • bobwhite (northern)
  • booby (brown)
  • booby (masked)
  • booby (red-footed)
  • budgerigar
  • bulbul (red-whiskered)
  • bunting (indigo)
  • bunting (lazuli)
  • bunting (painted)
  • bunting (snow)
  • bunting (varied)
  • caracara (crested)
  • cardinal (northern)
  • catbird (gray)
  • chat (yellow-breasted)
  • chickadee (Carolina)
  • chuck-will's-widow
  • collared-dove (Eurasian)
  • coot (American)
  • cormorant (double-crested)
  • cormorant (great)
  • cowbird (brown-headed)
  • crane (sandhill)
  • crane (whooping)
  • creeper (brown)
  • crossbill (red)
  • crow (American)
  • crow (fish)
  • cuckoo (black-billed)
  • cuckoo (mangrove)
  • cuckoo (yellow-billed)
  • curlew (long-billed)
  • dickcissel
  • dove (common ground)
  • dove (Key West quail)
  • dove (mourning)
  • dove (ruddy quail)
  • dove (white-tipped)
  • dove (white-winged)
  • dove (Zenaida)
  • dovekie
  • dowitcher (long-billed)
  • dowitcher (short-billed)
  • duck (American black)
  • duck (American wigeon)
  • duck (black-belled whistling)
  • duck (black scoter)
  • duck (blue-winged teal)
  • duck (canvasback)
  • duck (cinnamon teal)
  • duck (bufflehead)
  • duck (common goldeneye)
  • duck (common eider)
  • duck (king eider)
  • duck (Eurasian wigeon)
  • duck (fulvous whistling)
  • duck (gadwall)
  • duck (green-winged teal)
  • duck (greater scaup)
  • duck (harlequin)
  • duck (lesser scaup)
  • duck (long-tailed)
  • duck (mallard)
  • duck (masked)
  • duck (mottled)
  • duck (northern pintail)
  • duck (northern shoveler)
  • duck (redhead)
  • duck (ring-necked)
  • duck (ruddy)
  • duck (surf scoter)
  • duck (white-winged scoter)
  • duck (white-cheeked pintail)
  • duck (wood)
  • dunlin
  • eagle (bald)
  • eagle (golden)
  • egret (cattle)
  • egret (great)
  • egret (reddish)
  • egret (snowy)
  • falcon (peregrine)
  • finch (house)
  • finch (purple)
  • flicker (northern)
  • flamingo (American)
  • flycatcher (Acadian)
  • flycatcher (alder)
  • flycatcher (ash-throated)
  • flycatcher (brown-crested)
  • flycatcher (fork-tailed)
  • flycatcher (great-crested)
  • flycatcher (Hammond's)
  • flycatcher (LaSagra's)
  • flycatcher (least)
  • flycatcher (piratic)
  • flycatcher (scissor-tailed)
  • flycatcher (sulfur-bellied)
  • flycatcher (vermillion)
  • flycatcher (willow)
  • flycatcher (yellow-bellied)
  • frigatebird (magnifient)
  • fulmar (northern)
  • gallinule (common)
  • gallinule (purple)
  • gannet (northern)
  • gnatcatcher (blue-gray)
  • godwit (bar-tailed)
  • godwit (black-tailed)
  • godwit (Hudsonian)
  • godwit (marbled)
  • goose (Ross's)
  • goose (snow)
  • goshawk (northern)
  • grackle (boat-tailed)
  • grackle (common)
  • grassquit (black-faced)
  • grassquit (western)
  • grassquit (yellow-faced)
  • grèbe (eared)
  • grèbe (horned)
  • grèbe (least)
  • grèbe (pied-billed)
  • grèbe (red-necked)
  • grèbe (western)
  • grosbeak (black-headed)
  • grosbeak (blue)
  • grosbeak (evening)
  • grosbeak (rose-breasted)
  • gull (Belcher's)
  • gull (Bonaparte’s)
  • gull (black-headed)
  • gull (California)
  • gull (Franklin's)
  • gull (great black-backed)
  • gull (glaucous)
  • gull (gray-hooded)
  • gull (great black-backed)
  • gull (Heermann's)
  • gull (herring)
  • gull (Iceland)
  • gull (kelp)
  • gull (laughing)
  • gull (lesser black-backed)
  • gull (little)
  • gull (Thayer's)
  • gull (ring-billed)
  • gull (slaty-backed)
  • gull (Sabine's)
  • harrier (northern)
  • hawk (broad-winged)
  • hawk (Cooper's)
  • hawk (ferruginous)
  • hawk (red-shouldered)
  • hawk (red-tailed)
  • hawk (rough-legged)
  • hawk (sharp-shinned)
  • hawk (short-tailed)
  • hawk (Swainson's)
  • hawk (zone-tailed)
  • heron (great blue)
  • heron (green)
  • heron (little blue)
  • heron (tri-colored)
  • heron (black-crowned night)
  • heron (yellow-crowned night)
  • horned lark
  • hummingbird (Allen's)
  • hummingbird (Anna's)
  • hummingbird (black-chinned)
  • hummingbird (broad-billed)
  • hummingbird (broad-tailed)
  • hummingbird (buff-bellied)
  • hummingbird (calliope)
  • hummingbird (ruby-throated)
  • hummingbird (rufous)
  • ibis (glossy)
  • ibis (scarlet)
  • ibis (white)
  • ibis (white-faced)
  • jaeger (long-tailed)
  • jaeger (parastic)
  • jaeger (pomarine)
  • jay (blue)
  • jay (Florida scrub)
  • junco (dark-eyed)
  • kestrel (American)
  • kestrel (Eurasian)
  • killdeer
  • kingbird (Cassin's)
  • kingbird (eastern)
  • kingbird (gray)
  • kingbird (loggerhead)
  • kingbird (tropical)
  • kingbird (western)
  • kingfisher (belted)
  • kinglet (golden-crowned)
  • kinglet (ruby-crowned)
  • kite (Mississippi)
  • kite (snail)
  • kite (Swallow-tailed)
  • kite (white-tailed)
  • kittiwake (black-legged)
  • lapwing (northern)
  • limpkin
  • longspur (chestnut-sided)
  • longspur (lapland)
  • loon (common)
  • loon (Pacific)
  • loon (red-throated)
  • martin (Cuban)
  • martin (purple)
  • martin (southern)
  • meadowlark (eastern)
  • merganser (common)
  • merganser (hooded)
  • merganser (red-breasted)
  • merlin
  • mockingbird (Bahama)
  • mockingbird (northern)
  • murre (thick-billed)
  • murrelet (ancient)
  • murrelet (long-billed)
  • myna (common)
  • noddy (brown)
  • nighthawk (Antillean)
  • nighthawk (common)
  • nighthawk (lesser)
  • nuthatch (brown-headed)
  • nuthatch (red-breasted)
  • nuthatch (white-breasted)
  • oriole (Baltimore)
  • oriole (Bullock's)
  • oriole (hooded)
  • oriole (orchard)
  • oriole (spot-breasted)
  • osprey
  • ovenbird
  • owl (barn)
  • owl (barred)
  • owl (burrowing)
  • owl (eastern screech)
  • owl (flammulated)
  • owl (great horned)
  • owl (long-eared)
  • owl (northern saw-whet)
  • owl (short-eared)
  • owl (snowy)
  • oystercatcher (American)
  • parakeet (Carolina)
  • parakeet (monk)
  • parakeet (Nanday)
  • parakeet (white-winged)
  • parula (northern)
  • pelican (American white)
  • pelican (brown)
  • petrel (black-capped)
  • phalarope (red)
  • phalarope (red-necked)
  • phalarope (Wilson's)
  • phoebe (Cuban)
  • phoebe (eastern)
  • phoebe (western)
  • pigeon (band-tailed)
  • pigeon (scaly-naped)
  • pigeon (rock)
  • pigeon (white-crowned)
  • pine siskin
  • pipit (American)
  • pipit (Sprague's)
  • plover (American golden)
  • plover (black-bellied)
  • plover (greater-sand)
  • plover (lesser-sand)
  • plover (piping)
  • plover (semipalmated)
  • plover (snowy)
  • plover (Wilson's)
  • puffin (Atlantic)
  • rail (black)
  • rail (clapper)
  • rail (king)
  • rail (Virginia)
  • rail (yellow)
  • raven (common)
  • razorbill
  • red knot
  • redpoll (common)
  • redstart (American)
  • robin (American)
  • ruddy turnstone
  • sanderling
  • sandpiper (Baird's)
  • sandpiper (buff-breasted)
  • sandpiper (curlew)
  • sandpiper (least)
  • sandpiper (pectoral)
  • sandpiper (purple)
  • sandpiper (semipalmated)
  • sandpiper (sharp-tailed)
  • sandpiper (solitary)
  • sandpiper (spotted)
  • sandpiper (stilt)
  • sandpiper (western)
  • sandpiper (white-rumped)
  • sapsucker (yellow-bellied)
  • Shearwater (Audubon's)
  • Shearwater (Cory's)
  • Shearwater (great)
  • Shearwater (manx)
  • Shearwater (short-tailed)
  • Shearwater (sooty)
  • shrike (loggerhead)
  • skimmer (black)
  • skua (South Polar)
  • solitaire (Townsend's)
  • sora
  • snipe (common)
  • sparrow (American tree)
  • sparrow (black-throated)
  • sparrow (chipping)
  • sparrow (clay-colored)
  • sparrow (field)
  • sparrow (fox)
  • sparrow (golden-crowned)
  • sparrow (grasshopper)
  • sparrow (Harris's)
  • sparrow (Henslow's)
  • sparrow (house)
  • sparrow (lark)
  • sparrow (Le Conte's)
  • sparrow (Lincoln's)
  • sparrow (Nelson's)
  • sparrow (saltmarsh)
  • sparrow (Savannah)
  • sparrow (seaside)
  • sparrow (swamp)
  • sparrow (song)
  • sparrow (vesper)
  • sparrow (white-crowned)
  • sparrow (white-throated)
  • spindalis
  • spoonbill (roseate)
  • starling
  • stilt (black-necked)
  • stork (wood)
  • storm-petrel (band-rumped)
  • storm-petrel (Leach's)
  • storm-petrel (Wilson's)
  • surfbird
  • swallow (Bahama)
  • swallow (bank)
  • swallow (barn)
  • swallow (cave)
  • swallow (cliff)
  • swallow (mangrove)
  • swallow (northern rough-winged)
  • swallow (tree)
  • swan (tundra)
  • swift (Antillean palm)
  • swift (chimney)
  • swift (white-collared)
  • swift (white-throated)
  • swift (Vaux's)
  • tanager (scarlet)
  • tanager (summer)
  • tanager (western)
  • tern (Arctic)
  • tern (black)
  • tern (bridled)
  • tern (Caspian)
  • tern (common)
  • tern (elegant)
  • tern (forester's)
  • tern (gull-billed)
  • tern (roseate)
  • tern (royal)
  • tern (sandwich)
  • tern (sooty)
  • thrasher (brown)
  • thrasher (curve-billed)
  • thrasher (sage)
  • tropicbird (red-billed)
  • tropicbird (white-tailed)
  • thrush (Bicknell's)
  • thrush (gray-cheeked)
  • thrush (hermit)
  • thrush (red-legged)
  • thrush (Swainson's)
  • thrush (varied)
  • thrush (wood)
  • towhee (eastern)
  • towhee (green-tailed)
  • towhee (spotted)
  • titmouse (tufted)
  • turkey (wild)
  • turtle-dove (Eurasian)
  • veery
  • vireo (bell's)
  • vireo (black-whiskered)
  • vireo (blue-headed)
  • vireo (Philadelphia)
  • vireo (red-eyed)
  • vireo (thick-billed)
  • vireo (warbling)
  • vireo (white-eyed)
  • vireo (yellow-green)
  • vireo (yellow-throated)
  • vulture (black)
  • vulture (turkey)
  • wagtail (white)
  • warbler (Bachman's)
  • warbler (bay-breasted)
  • warbler (black-and-white)
  • warbler (blackpoll)
  • warbler (black-throated blue)
  • warbler (black-throated gray)
  • warbler (black-throated green)
  • warbler (blue-winged)
  • warbler (Canada)
  • warbler (Cape May)
  • warbler (Cerulean)
  • warbler (chestnut-sided)
  • warbler (Connecticut)
  • warbler (golden-cheeked)
  • warbler (golden-winged)
  • warbler (hooded)
  • warbler (Kentucky)
  • warbler (Kirtland's)
  • warbler (MacGillivray's)
  • warbler (magnolia)
  • warbler (mourning)
  • warbler (Nashville)
  • warbler (orange-crowned)
  • warbler (palm)
  • warbler (pine)
  • warbler (prairie)
  • warbler (prothonotary)
  • warbler (Tennessee)
  • warbler (Townsend's)
  • warbler (Wilson's)
  • warbler (worm-eating)
  • warbler (yellow)
  • warbler (yellow-rumped)
  • warbler (yellow-throated)
  • waterthrush (Louisiana)
  • waterthrush (northern)
  • waxwing (cedar)
  • wheatear (northern)
  • whip-poor-will (eastern)
  • willet
  • woodcock (American)
  • woodpecker (downy)
  • woodpecker (golden-fronted)
  • woodpecker (hairy)
  • woodpecker (pileated)
  • woodpecker (red-bellied)
  • woodpecker (red-cockaded)
  • woodpecker (red-headed)
  • wren (Bewick's)
  • wren (Carolina)
  • wren (house)
  • wren (marsh)
  • wren (rock)
  • wren (sedge)
  • wren (winter)
  • yellowlegs (greater)
  • yellowlegs (lesser)
  • yellowthroat (common)

For more information about Florida birds (including Latin names) click on individual animal links or for another (off-site) resource: Florida Ornithological Society

Coloring Birds of this State

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State Symbols of this State

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    8.    Animal Locomotion
    9.    Animal Habitats
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