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Empidonax virescens  Acadian Flycatcher
These branch-nesting insectivores breed in the interior of wooded areas throughout the state. In the Pine Region they nest usually in the bottomlands along small streams.

painting by Louis Agassiz Fuertes 1914
female or male

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Eremophila alpestris  Horned Lark
Horned Larks are presumed to have nested formerly in the prairies of southwestern Louisiana as far east as Iberia Parish. These ground-nesting insectivores and granivores favor very large (more than one or two square miles) cropped or barren fields. Soybean and cotton fields are suitable and dominate the northern parts of the Mississippi/Red River Region.

painting by Louis Agassiz Fuertes 1914
female (behind male)

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Progne subis  Purple Martin
These cavity-nesting and colonial insectivores will usually breed most anywhere in Louisiana where people maintain nesting houses for them.

house photo Copyright 1999 by Brian Miller 
painting by Louis Agassiz Fuertes 1914
male (upper) and female (lower)