small black bird with white tail feathers

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The diet includes aquatic insects and plants. Crown has two dark stripes. Painted Redstart: Medium warbler with black head, upperparts, bright red breast and belly. Makes short, direct flights on rapidly beating wings. Lesser Goldfinch: Small finch with dark back (black in the east, dark green in the west), black crown, bright yellow underparts. The female (above) is brown where the male is black but also wears the rufous. It has a black bill, legs and feet. Wings are plain olive-brown. The head often appears somewhat flat and streamlined, with a short neck. Tail is black with white undertail coverts. Wings are dark with two white bars. Black bill is long and stout. Bachman's Sparrow: Medium-sized sparrow with brown-streaked gray upperparts and buff underparts except for white belly. When disturbed in its nest during incubation, it will hiss and strike intruders, similar to how a snake would act. Upper mandible is dark gray, while lower mandible is pale pink with black tip. Flies in a swift, direct flight with rapid wing beats. Blue-gray legs and feet. Band-rumped Storm-Petrel: This is a black-brown storm-petrel with gray-brown wing bars and a conspicuous white band across the rump and large, slightly notched tail. Forages on ground and high in trees, eats mostly conifer seeds and buds, some insects. Feeds on insects, frogs, fruits and berries. Dark juvenile is darker overall; has gray throat and lacks white belly. Wings and tail are purple-blue. The wings have pale rust-brown patches and black flight feathers. Sexes are similar. Very active bird, nervous and restless while foraging. Tail is dark brown with short, gray undertail coverts. Wings are dark with thin,white bars. Tail is rust-brown. Soars on thermals and updrafts. Its flight is bounding and erratic with frequent changes of direction and speed. Yellow crown is bordered by a wide black cap; cheek and collar are black. Alternates rapid wing beats with glides. Black-legged Kittiwake: This is a medium-sized white gull with pale gray back and upperwings and black wing tips. It has a heavy direct flight with strong wing beats. Split in 2016 by the American Ornithologist Union. Black-billed Magpie: Large, noisy jay, mostly black, with very long tail and dark, stout bill. Bill is gray. They spend most of their time in the tops of tall fir and pine trees, making them difficult to see. In flight white auxillaries and underwing linings are visible. Diet includes fish, crustaceans and insects. Bewick's Wren: Small wren with unstreaked, gray to red-brown upperparts and plain white underparts. The bill is thick, long, and curved downward. Black bill, legs, feet. Gray-cheeked Thrush: Small thrush (minimus), with olive-brown upperparts, buff-brown breast with brown spots, and white or buff belly. Wings are black-tipped above and black-edged below; tail is deeply forked. Ferruginous Hawk: Large hawk, white head, streaked, rust-brown shoulders, back, and feathered legs. Wow I've never been interested to intensely about birds but it's great to have such a variety. Black legs and feet. The bill is short and black. Feeds on insects and nectar. Sexes are similar. Eats insects, caterpillars, and nectar. Face is dark red, collar is gray, belly is pale red. Eyestripes are thick and black with white borders. Ash-throated Flycatcher: Medium flycatcher with gray-brown upperparts, pale gray throat and breast, and gray-brown tail with rufous highlights. Yellow-orange eye combs. Pomarine Jaeger: The dar morph of this large jaeger is dark brown except for white patches near underwing tips and sides of under tail. Flight alternates stiff wing beats with periods of gliding and banking. Red-orange legs and feet. N othing has captured the fascination of man quite like the ability to fly. Feeds on mollusks, crustaceans, insects and small fish. Dark tail feathers with thick rufous edges. Siberian Rubythroat: Medium-sized thrush with olive-brown upperparts, bright red throat, gray breast and sides, and white belly. The neck, breast and belly are white. Head has black, white, and chestnut-brown stripes. Dusky Flycatcher: Small flycatcher with olive-gray upperparts and white or yellow tinged underparts. Flies low to the ground. Short flights with rapidly beating wing strokes alternating with wings pulled briefly to sides. Direct flight on deep wing beats. Great Shearwater: Large shearwater, scaled, gray-brown upperparts, white underparts, brown markings on belly. It alternates several shallow rapid wing beats and short glides, and flies in a straight line formation. It is a ground nester, prefers Jack Pine stands over 80 acres in size. Feeds by probing mud with bill or dunking head under water. Hovers to take insects, berries, fruit. They have a fairly long, slightly downcurved bill. It has a swift, graceful flight, alternating several rapid shallow wing beats with a glide. Tail is gray with black edges and long black streamers. Legs and feet are black. ISO far this year behind my house I have seen three new birds , one is bright red with a black tail not a cardinal we have lots of those a gun metal grey bird about the size of a robin and has a great song that it sings and the other is a bright blue bird not a blue jay and lots of woodpeckers! Wings have two bars: upper bar is yellow, lower bar is white. Strong direct flight. Orange-brown head and neck, and white mark between eye and bill; combination of prominent white rump, white wing bar, and pure white underwings is unique among the godwits. It flies in a straight line formation. Feeds at night, mostly on insects. Lazuli Bunting: Small finch, bright blue upperparts, cinnamon-brown breast and sides, white belly. Worm-eating Warbler: Medium-sized, ground nesting warbler with olive-gray upperparts and pale yellow underparts. Dark gray back and nape. Tail is black with thick, white edges. Sexes are similar. Bill is pink and conical. Perches upright and remains still for long periods of time and is easily overlooked. Loggerhead Shrike: Medium shrike with gray upperparts and paler gray underparts. No fight with those black birds and the white tail for at least ten minutes,they flew away together. Bill is heavy and slightly hooked. New World Warblers(Order: Passeriformes, Family:Parulidae). Large, wedge-shaped bill is black with a central, thin white band. Medium-sized sparrow with small, pale bill and white outer tail feathers. Fulvous Whistling-Duck: Large, long-legged, long-necked duck with dark brown back and white V-shaped rump patch. It is named for the state where it was first discovered. Alternates several quick, shallow strokes with wings pulled to sides. Black bill, legs and feet. It hides in dense thickets, where it forages on the ground looking for insects, spiders, and caterpillars. Feeds on insects. Legs and feet are black. The white-edged side and flank feathers form a striking border between sides and back. Bill is bright yellow. It has a finely streaked face, a dark eye line, long black bill, white eye ring and dull yellow legs and feet. Swift, direct, and low flight. Wings are brown with two white bars. Legs and feet are black. The bill is yellow and the legs and feet are black. The scientific name means "little digger.". Collar is white, throat is brown, and breast patch is dark brown. Direct flight on rapid wing beats. Start typing and choose one. The sexes are similar, but the males are usually larger than females, with a larger bill, head and tarsi. Great Cormorant: Largest North American comorant. Legs are yellow with very long toes. As its name suggests, it eats a steady diet of moth caterpillars and worms. Underwing coverts are white. Striped black and white overall. Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats. Long-tailed tits have a twittering, trilling song, but it is their high-pitched twittering contact calls that will usually get them noticed; typically "tsee-tsee-tsee" but also "tsirrup". Long-tailed Jaeger: Smallest but most buoyant and graceful jaeger or skua, with gray upperparts, white breast and gray belly. Birds of the Southwest ("Gray-headed Juncos") are gray overall, with a reddish-brown back. Strong direct flight. Tail is dark with white corners. Head is yellow with black throat and nape. Female has olive-yellow upperparts and dull yellow underparts. Tail is square. Head has darker cap and slight crest. The head is black, and the short black neck has a partial white ring. Low, swift flight, alternates rapid wing beats with wings pulled to sides. The tail is long, dark, and round-tipped. Tail is black with strongly contrasting white outer tail feathers. Undulating, with several rapid wingbeats and a pause. Tail is long and black. Dives into ocean to catch fish. Wings have white stripes visible in flight. Bouyant flight with steady wing beats, alternates several wing strokes with short to long glides. Dark cap contrasts with white face. The pine forests of the Black Hills in western South Dakota and eastern Montana have an isolated population ("White-winged Junco") similar to the eastern form but with 2 white wing bars and extensive white outer tail feathers. The head has a black crown, white face and throat, and a stout, heavy bill. Fluttering direct flight on shallow wing beats. White eyebrows are conspicuous. Sandwich Tern: This is the only medium-sized tern with a long slender black bill tipped with yellow. Swift bounding flight on rapid wing beats. Heavily streaked black and white. Tail is short and pointed. The Piping Plover Charadrius melodus is a small bird of lakeshores, river sandbars, and ocean coasts. Weak fluttering flight. Wilson's Storm Petrel: This small storm-petrel has a brown-black body, pale brown wing bands and a large, white rump. Face, foreneck are gray, white eye ring. Long, slim wings are dark above and silver-gray below. Hermit Warbler: Small warbler, gray upperparts, white underparts, black-streaked flanks. Feeds on fish and squid. Hovers briefly before dipping down to seize prey. Eyes are dark, legs are yellow-gray. Rufous Hummingbird: Medium hummingbird, bright rufous-brown overall with white breast and ear patch, red-orange throat, and green shoulders. Feeds on insects, larvae, worms and mollusks. Dives for fish and squid. Strong flight with shallow wing beats. Weak fluttering flight with shallow wing beats. © Michael Todd | Macaulay Library South Dakota, June 12, 2016 Swift direct flight. Forages on ground, low in trees and bushes. Head is gray with white eye-ring that extends to brow. Bill is long, thin, and dull olive-yellow. Sexes are similar. Bill, legs, and feet are black. Feeds on aquatic plants collected from bottom. With its head and back the colour of dried sand, the Piping Plover blends well into its beach surroundings, helping it hide from predators. Black Skimmer: Odd-looking, tern-like bird with black upperparts and white underparts. White belly and sides. Upper mandible is dark. The other, louder song audible here is a Common Yellowthroat. Upperparts are black with white stripes and underparts are white with black- streaked flanks. Bell's Vireo: Small vireo, faint, broken eye-ring, thick, slightly flattened hooked bill, one or two faint wing bars. Swainson's Hawk: Large hawk, dark brown upperparts, white throat, rufous upper breast, pale buff underparts. White upertail with white-edged black tip. Eyes are red and bill is orange-red with black tip. Upper neck and head are featherless and dark gray. Wings are black with thin white trailing edge, visible when folded, and dark underwings. Mountain Bluebird: Small thrush with brilliant blue back, head, and wings. Breast is orange-brown and belly is yellow. MacGillivray's Warbler: Medium-sized warbler with olive-green upperparts and yellow underparts. Iris is red-brown to red. Barrow's Goldeneye: Medium diving duck with black upperparts, contrasting white shoulder bars, white underparts. Bill is dark red to black; Red legs and feet. Leach's Storm-Petrel: This medium-sized petrel has a dark brown body and a white rump and under tail feathers. Legs dark, bill dusky with yellow tip. Yellow-billed Loon: Large loon, white-spotted black upperparts, white underparts, gray sides with fine white spots. Lark Sparrow: Medium sparrow with streaked, gray-brown upperparts and buff underparts with black breast spot. Deciduous forest and mixed forest are the preferred summer habitats of Black-and-white Warblers, usually with trees of mixed ages that provide a variety of foraging substrates. Gray legs, feet. Direct flight, steady, strong wing beats. Swift low direct flight. The best bird guide and bird watching search engine to identify birds in the world. Direct and hovering flight with rapid wing beats. This product and/or its method of use is covered by one or more of the following patent(s): US patent number 7,363,309 and foreign equivalents. Its dark plumage sets it apart from all other North American woodpeckers. Vesper Sparrows also have a distinctive, but difficult to see, chestnut patch on the shoulder. Tail is short. Female is olive-green above, with gray back and yellow underparts. The Cornell Lab will send you updates about birds, birding, and opportunities to help bird conservation. It eats a variety of plant species and parts, especially grasses, sedges, grain and berries. Black Rail: Smallest North American rail, mostly dark gray or nearly black with white-speckled back, belly, flanks. Curved neck is often stained with pigments from iron or algae. Dark patches on either side of upper breast (partial breast band), behind eye, and on white forehead. New subspecies range maps for this bird will be available in the next iBird update at which time we will retire the Thayer’s Gull as it’s own species. Feeds on crane flies and brine shrimp. Heermann's Gull: Medium-sized gull with gray underparts and dark gray upperparts. Tail is forked; legs and feet are dark gray. Wrist (wing angle) is very close to body. Young Eastern Towhees (left) can be real foolers to identify, but since their parents are usually nearby, they help solve the ID mystery. Outer tail feathers are white. Often cocks tail upward. Wings are rufous. Throat and breast are paler blue, and belly and undertail coverts are white. Body shows a mottled combination of black, brown, rufous-brown, and gray. Wings have large white patches visible in flight. It has a direct flight with strong, shallow wing beats. Long bill is gray, hooked. Scientific Name . Head has black hood and throat, sharply contrasting white eyebrow and cheek stripe, and yellow spot in front of eye. Eyes are red. Its plumage blends well among prairie grasses, making it difficult to spot. Swift, graceful flight, alternates several quick wing beats with long glides. Strong steady wing beats alternated with long to short glides. The Leach's Storm-Petrel now has two subspecies, the Townsend's Storm-Petrel and Ainley's Storm-Petrel. Small hawk with narrow, pointed wings and long tail. Back of head and belly have gray patches. Ross's Gull: The pink gull of the high Arctic. Legs and feet are red. Very similar to American Crow, but call is different. The Male (shown in background) has a dark gray back and head, and black-streaked shoulders. White tail has diagnostic black inverted T. Wings have chestnut-brown bars. Gray legs, feet. The upperwings are gray with black primaries and white secondaries. Eats snails, insects, frogs, shrimp, small fish and birds, eggs and young of other birds, fruits, berries, seeds and grains. It eats fish, insects, lemmings and crustaceans, and is also an active scavenger. Flies in a V formation. Dark, hooked bill. It feeds on invertebrates, frogs and fish. Female similar but lacks orange in the yellow crown. Dives for small fish, crustaceans. Graceful, bouyant flight. Northern Bobwhite: Medium, morphologically variable quail, most with unique head pattern of white face and throat, dark eyestripe, rufous-brown (eastern and Great Plains) or black (Florida) center stripe on top of head. Upperparts are gray and underparts are white with pale yellow wash on sides. Yellow legs and feet. Wings and tail are brown. Black-tipped yellow bill is long and straight. Has a 15-16 inch-long black tail with deep fork. Head shows a dark eyestripe. Head has black mask and sideburns and thick yellow eyebrows. It is a regular visitor to city parks and neighborhood bird feeders. Thick yellow bill. I didn’t realize till looking at the photo included in this paper that the entire tail feather is not white. Legs and feet are black. Eats insects, larvae, seeds, fruits and berries. Birds with white patches might be vulnerable to attack from predators, as they stand out from the crowd. Magnificent Frigatebird: Large black seabird, orange throat patch inflates into a huge bright red-orange balloon when in courtship display. King Rail: Large rail with long, orange-based bill. Bill is gray. Much less likely to forage among leaves than other warblers. Tail is black and edged with white. Ivory Gull: A pure white gull whose entire life is restricted to the edge of the floating pack ice. Head appears black overall with white spot behind eye; cap is very dark green. Mitch Waite Group. Sexes are similar. White eye-ring is broken and slate gray hood extends to upper breast where it darkens to black. Bright red bill with black tip, lower mandible longer than upper. The wings are dark with two white bars. The wings have white shoulder patches and a green speculum visible in flight. As it hops, it often flicks its tail from side to side. Slow fluttering flight with shallow wing beats. Common Name . Nape and ear patches are gray, eyes are pale gray, and bill is short and pointed. The male is smaller than the female, and has a slightly shorter bill. The wings are short and rounded. Iris is red. Underparts have scattered rufous streaks. Short flights, alternates rapid wing beats with brief periods of wings pulled to sides. It mainly feeds on fish, squid and shrimp. Broad-billed Hummingbird: Medium-sized hummingbird with metallic green body and vibrant blue throat. Wings are dark with conspicuous pale patches visible in flight. Very rare bird; near extinction. The black drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus) is a small Asian passerine bird of the drongo family Dicruridae.It is a common resident breeder in much of tropical southern Asia from southwest Iran through India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka east to southern China and Indonesia and accidental visitor of Japan.It is an all black bird with a distinctive forked tail and measures 28 cm (11 in) in length. It flies low over the water with rapid wing beats. Purple Sandpiper: Medium sandpiper, upperparts are scaled gray-brown, crown is dark, and white underparts are streaked. The only puffin nesting on the Atlantic Coast. Strong direct flight. Back of neck is black. Baird's Sparrow: Small sparrow with pale-streaked, rich dark brown upperparts, white underparts, and dark streaks on upper breast and flanks. Feet and legs are dull yellow. Start typing and choose one. The underparts are white; upper tail is black with white outer edges. Underparts are orange-brown with strongly barred black, white flanks. Females are often paler, with a white throat, a grayish ear patch, and sometimes a wash of buff on the flanks. Head has dark gray cap and sharply contrasting white eyebrow and cheek stripe. Swift direct flight with quick wing strokes. Flight is short and low, alternating rapid wing beats with glides. The legs and feet are black. Hood is solid black and eye-ring is dark red. The juvenile has rust-brown head and upper neck, and brown wash over mostly white body. Legs and feet are black. When she’s pecking around on the ground, it looks like she has just one or two white tail feathers, but when she flies and fans out her tail, half of her tail has white feathers and the other half is black.

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