Animals | Wild Animals | Perching Birds

Perching birds, or songbirds, are the most common birds on Earth. From cardinals to wrens, explore the different types of perching birds.

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Northern Cardinal

Northern cardinals are probably one of the most easily identifiable birds of its species because of its bright red color. Read on to learn more about this bird.


American Crow

The American crow may look totally black, but it is not. Get to know the American crow at HowStuffWorks. See more »

American Goldfinch

The goldfinch has gorgeous color. Get to know the American goldfinch at HowStuffWorks. See more »

American Kestrel

The American kestrel is a type of falcon. Get to know the American kestrel at HowStuffWorks. See more »

American Robin

The American robin is a beautiful bird. Get to know the American robin at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Barn Swallow

The barn swallow frequently takes up residence in barns. Learn more about the barn swallow at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Black-Capped Chickadee

The black-capped chickadee feeds on insect eggs. Learn more about the black-capped chickadee at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Blue Jay

The blue jay is a very beautiful bird. Learn more about the blue jay at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Brown-Headed Cowbird

The brown-headed cowbird has a brown head. Learn more about the brown-headed cowbird at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Chipping Sparrow

Chipping sparrows spend winters and summers in grassy woodlands. Learn more about the chipping sparrow at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Dark-Eyed Junco

The dark-eyed junco can vary in color. Learn more about the dark-eyed junco at HowStuffWorks. See more »