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Wildlife

  • Waterfowl

    Barrow's Goldeneye 150-118

    Upper Klamath Refuge was established in 1928 and is comprised of 15,000 acres of mostly freshwater marsh and open water. These habitats serve as excellent nesting and brood rearing areas for waterfowl and colonial nesting birds including American white pelican and several heron species.

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  • Shortnose sucker (Chasmistes brevirostris)

    Shortnose sucker 150

    Shortnose suckers are distinguished by their large heads with oblique, terminal mouths with thin but fleshy lips. The lower lips are deeply notched. They are dark on their back and sides and silvery or white on the belly. The shortnose sucker can live up to 33 years and is usually less than 50 centimeters in length.

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  • Lost River sucker (Deltistes luxatus)

    Lost River sucker 150

    Lost River suckers are large fish that are distinguished by their elongate body and sub-terminal mouth with a deeply notched lower lip.  They have dark brown to black backs and brassy sides that fade to yellow or white on the belly.  They are native to the Lost River and upper Klamath River systems where they have adapted to lake living

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Last Updated: Dec 26, 2013
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