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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During the fall months, you may see unfamiliar birds in your area as those from the north begin to fly south. But how do they know when it's time to migrate and where to go?
By Alia Hoyt
A bird thought to be extinct for 170 years is rediscovered in Borneo.
Starlings are short and thick, with dark feathers and long, pointy bills. Collectively, however, they transform into something else entirely.
By John Donovan
Partial migration — where some animals or birds in the same species migrate regularly and others don't — is more common than you'd think. But what explains that behavior?
By Mark Mancini
The American swamp sparrow has created an oral tradition that's lasted more than a millennium.
Does your parakeet understand the cardinal chirping outside its window? Can a pigeon's noises mean anything to a crow? Yes, it can.
By Mark Mancini
Sure, your voice is great. But can you move? That's what female Java sparrows want to know before they get busy, a new study finds.
By Chris Opfer
From tail to beak the American crow appears totally black. In the right light, however, a green or bluish tinge suddenly makes a showing.
Catching sight of this gray bird with a brick-red belly usually signifies the start of spring. Read on to learn more about this bird.
The blue jay can be seen roaming the skies in deciduous forests, but is also a common sight in city parks and back yards. Read on to learn more about this bird.
This medium-sized sparrow can vary in color, but is generally slate gray with a white belly and, of course, dark eyes. Read on to learn more about this bird.
True to its name the male eastern bluebird is colored a brilliant blue along its back, wings and tail. Read on to learn more about this bird.
Contrary to its name, the eastern kingbird can be seen in the skies throughout North America as well as in the Amazon. Read on to learn more about this bird.
Smaller than a robin, this black bird turns a striking iridescent purple and green in the spring. Read on to learn more about this bird.
The great horned is a large owl and varies in color according to its place of residence. Read on to learn more about this bird.