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The Lower Foothills Wildlife

A Red Squirrel close upMany of the animal species of the Lower Foothills Subregion that inhabit coniferous forests are wide-ranging species that are common to spruce and pine forests of the Boreal Forest, Foothills, and Rocky Mountain Natural Regions. However, for those species that have Rocky Mountain and Boreal Forest subspecies, the Boreal Forest subspecies is characteristic of the Lower Foothills. Species of coniferous forests include boreal chickadee, spruce grouse, ruby-crowned kinglet, white-winged crossbill and red squirrel.

Black-capped Chickadee Areas with deciduous forests have diverse animal communities including Ruffed Grouse, Warbling Vireo, Black-capped Chickadee and Tennessee Warbler. Along the boundary with the Central Mixedwood Subregion, species more typical of the boreal forest occur including Moose, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (northern race), Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Purple Finch.

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