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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European Starling

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.

Great Horned Owl

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.

House Sparrow

True to its name, house sparrows tend to stay close to the homes and buildings of people. They can be found in cities, towns and agricultural areas. Read on to learn more about this bird.

House Wren

House wrens can be seen in wooded areas, but as their name suggests they tend to reside near the homes of people, particularly in small towns and suburban back yards. Read on to learn more about this bird.

Indigo Bunting

Indigo buntings find comfort in open areas with plenty of bushes and shrubs to raise their young. Read on to learn more about this bird.

Mourning Dove

Widespread across North America, this bird gets its name from the sorrowful song it sings. Read on to learn more about this bird.

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.

Northern Mockingbird

The northern mockingbird is the same size as the Robin and is gray on top and white on its chest. Read on to learn more about the northern mockingbird.

Pine Siskin

The pine siskin is brown and heavily streaked with black. Read on to learn more about this bird.

Red-Winged Blackbird

The red-winged blackbird is found across the United States in wetlands and grassy areas, including marshes and meadows. Read on to learn more about this bird.

Rock Dove (Rock Pigeon)

Where there are people, the rock dove thrives. This bird can be found in city centers, city parks, tourist areas, and suburban gardens and farmlands.

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

This bird may be small, but it has endurance. As the weather gets colder the ruby-throated hummingbird flies nonstop across the Gulf of Mexico to Central America.

Rufous Hummingbird

The rufous hummingbird has amazing speed and maneuverability during flight and it is said that the rufous can outfly all other hummingbirds. Read on to learn how to attract these birds to your home.

Song Sparrow

Sparrows tend to set up house where ornamental grasses, roses and junipers grow. A choice food for song sparrows is the fruit of the wood strawberry perennial.

Western Tanger

The male western tangier has a red head with bright yellow wing shoulders and belly. Read on to learn more about this gorgeous bird.

White-Breasted Nuthatch

If you notice a sparrow-sized bird hopping down the side of a tree headfirst in search of insects, you've probably spotted a white-breasted nuthatch. Read on to learn more about this bird.

White-Crowned Sparrow

The white-crowned sparrow is one of the most researched birds. Much of what we know about bird migration and bird songs has been learned from the white-crowned sparrow.

White-Throated Sparrow

When breeding the white-throated sparrow sticks close to its Canadian home. In the winter, however, the bird can be seen in fields, woodlands, pastures and suburban areas throughout the eastern United States.

Yellow-Rumped Warbler

The yellow-rumped warbler gets its name from it's yellow bum. Read on to learn more about this bird.

Yellow Warbler

True to its name the yellow warbler is bright yellow. A light olive-green tinge colors its back and males have rusty streaks on their breast.

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