White-winged Dove: Medium-sized, stout dove with gray-brown upperparts, gray underparts, and small, black crescent below eye. Long-billed Dowitcher: This large, stocky sandpiper has dark, mottled upperparts, dark cap and eye stripe, short white eyebrow, and red-brown underparts with lightly barred flanks. Bill is orange with large black basal knob. Whooping Crane: Adults are nearly all white except for red crown, black mask, and black primary feathers most visible in flight. Lazuli Bunting: Small finch, bright blue upperparts, cinnamon-brown breast and sides, white belly. It has a white face, black cap, and a thick, straight, yellow bill with a black tip. Red eyes with white eye-rings, and white patch above. Fast direct flight with rapid wing beats. Yellow head has black crown stripes and eye-lines. Head is yellow with black throat and nape. Flight is direct with rapid wing beats. Direct flight with strong deep wing beats. Feeds on fish, dives to 90 feet for them. Female is gray overall with blue wings, rump, and tail. It has a powerful direct flight and often soars on thermals. Legs and feet are black. Long, thin, upcurved bill. Hood is black and extends onto upper neck. Swift direct flight with quick wing strokes. Strong direct flight with deep wing beats. Long, round-tipped tail is edged with white. Common Snipe: Longest-billed of all snipes, best identified by broad white stripe at base of underwing. Purple Gallinule: Medium, chicken-like marsh bird with purple-blue upperparts washed with iridescent green, deep blue underparts. Legs and feet are gray. Bounding flight. Solitary, or in pairs and family groups. The head is black, and the short black neck has a partial white ring. White face, black cap extends nearly to red eyes. Band-tailed Pigeon: Large dove, small, purple-gray head and broad neck with distinctive, thin white band on nape. Bobs tail and often makes short flights to hawk insects. Bill is short and yellow with a blackish tip. Violet-green Swallow: Small swallow, dark, metallic green upperparts, iridescent purple rump. The sexes look very similar. Light brown orange colored. Female is gray overall with blue wings, rump, and tail. Yellow crown is bordered by a wide black cap; cheek and collar are black. Black-throated Gray Warbler: Small warbler, black-marked, slate-gray upperparts, black streaks on flanks, white underparts. The head is gray, bill is short and slightly decurved. Eyes are red and bill is orange-red with black tip. White line divides green speculum and pale blue shoulder patch on wing. White eyebrows are conspicuous. The Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) is a small brood parasitic icterid of temperate to subtropical North America. The white-edged side and flank feathers form a striking border between sides and back. Tail is long and white-edged with dark bars. Bill is black, legs and feet are pink. Head has darker cap and slight crest. It was first recorded on the Lewis and Clark expedition. Wings are black with large, white patches. Eyes are orange-red and bill is long and decurved. Bill is black. Ferruginous Hawk: Large hawk, white head, streaked, rust-brown shoulders, back, and feathered legs. Head shows a dark eyestripe. Bill is very long, decurved. Summer Tanager: Large tanager, dark-red overall with a large, pale gray bill. Diet includes insects, fish, shellfish and crabs. It has a buoyant, graceful flight with steady wing beats. Feeds on insects. It has feathers on legs and toes to help it walk in the snow and stay warm. Male House Finches are easily confused with similar-looking Purple Finches, but this handy guide will keep you straight. Feeds on insects, spiders, small reptiles, fruits, seeds and berries. It feeds on worms, mice, other birds and their eggs, and garbage. Head crest is black, facial skin is red, and large bill is blue-gray and hooked. It only eats insects, and forages for them on the ground and in trees. 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. Mar 12, 2018 - Birds I might see. Dark wings with white wing bar. Tail is black with thick, white edges. Ross's Goose: Small, white goose with black primary feathers and stubby gray-based red-orange bill. Legs and feet are gray. Female: Dark brown head and back, light brown breasts, and white above the bill. Legs and feet are gray black. Bewick's Wren: Small wren with unstreaked, gray to red-brown upperparts and plain white underparts. Wades, swims and dives for food. Legs are bright orange. Wing linings are white. Legs and feet are gray. Secretive, heard rather than seen. Rapid direct flight, often low over the water. Yellow legs and feet. Bill is pink with dark tip. Underparts are brown-barred white on breast and sides, and white on belly. Fork-tailed Flycatcher: Medium-sized flycatcher with pale gray upperparts, black head, inconspicuous yellow crown stripe, and white underparts. This is a compilation of birds taken during the summer of 2011 in 5 central Counties of Minnesota. Direct and hovering flight with very rapid wing beats. Wings are dark gray with two rust-brown bars. Mississippi Kite: Small kite, dark gray upperparts, pale gray underparts and head. White head, black upperparts, white underparts, large yellow bill with red spot on lower mandible, pale-eyed with red orbital ring, pink legs, feet. Wings have two bars: upper bar is yellow, lower bar is white. Strong flight with shallow wing beats. The female is dull brown with a white patch on the face at base of bill. Dark gray back and nape. Sexes are similar. So in a flock of red finches only a few of the birds will show a red head. Willow Ptarmigan: Small grouse, winter adult is all white with dark-edged tail and small orange-red eye combs. It is only the adult males that show color. Sexes are similar. Face has thick, black eye-line. Kirtland's Warbler: Rare, medium-sized warbler with black-streaked gray upperparts and yellow underparts with black streaks on sides. The wings and tail are dark gray. White tail; legs and feet are pink. Brewer's Sparrow: Medium sparrow with finely streaked gray-brown upperparts, pale eye-ring, dark moustache stripe, and plain, pale gray underparts. Strong direct flight with rapid wing beats. Spotted Towhee: Large sparrow, white-spotted black back, black rump. Bill is yellow-orange. Both sexes are similar in appearance. Hawks from perch, hovers. Tail is long, broad, edged with white (black near base). Short flights with rapidly beating wing strokes alternating with wings pulled briefly to sides. Forages on ground and high in trees, eats mostly conifer seeds and buds, some insects. Wings are black with large white patches. It has a fast smooth flight with rapid wing beats. Forages on ground and high in trees, eats mostly conifer seeds and buds, some insects. Legs and feet are pink. Female is olive-green above, with gray back and yellow underparts. The tail is long and squared with a black-bordered gray center and edged in white. Mitch Waite Group. Swift direct flight, rapid wing beats. Tail is dark gray with white corners. Western Wood-Pewee: Medium-sized flycatcher with dull olive-gray upperparts and pale olive-gray underparts. Least Tern: This small tern has slate-gray upperparts, white underparts; crown and nape are black, and the forehead is white. Rivoli's Hummingbird is a new name for the Magnificent Hummingbird. The sexes are similar. Pygmy Nuthatch: Small nuthatch, blue-gray upperparts and pale yellow breast. Back of head and belly have gray patches. It feeds primarily on small mammals and also takes small birds. Legs are blue-gray and toes are webbed. Nape and upper back are chestnut-brown. Black head has two white facial stripes. Wings and tail are gray-black; tail has thin white tip. Legs and feet are gray. Identification. Feeds on insects, mollusks and crustaceans. Fall migration means the disappearance of some nesting birds headed south to warmer climes. It is named for the state where it was first discovered. Yellow-throated Warbler: Medium warbler with gray upperparts, yellow throat, chin, and upper breast, white underparts with black spots on sides. Black Scoter: Medium diving duck, entirely black except for yellow knob at base of black bill. Dives for food, primarily eats mollusks. White morph has all-white plumage, black-tipped pink bill, and black legs. It eats fish, insects, lemmings and crustaceans, and is also an active scavenger. Pale form has white underparts with brown breast band; intermediates between dark and light morphs occur. Its dark plumage sets it apart from all other North American woodpeckers. Clark's Nutcracker: Medium, noisy and inquisitive jay with pale gray head and body. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher: Medium flycatcher with pale gray upperparts and head, white underparts and throat, salmon-pink sides and flanks, and dark brown wings with white edges. Swift flight with shallow wing beats. Summer Tanager: Large tanager, dark-red overall with a large, pale gray bill. Listen for its rush-and-jumble song in summer and you’ll find this species zipping through shrubs and low tree branches, snatching at insects. Bullock's Oriole: Medium oriole, mostly bright orange with black crown, eye-line, throat stripe, back, and central tail. Yellow bill. Direct flight on rapid wing beats. Legs and feet are gray. It is interesting to note that most of the red birds seen are males species of that bird type, whereas the females of the same species may be an orange, brown, green or other. Bill is black, legs and feet are pink. Northern Wheatear: Small thrush (oenanthe), with gray upperparts, black wings, mask, and tail. Straight black bill. Legs and feet are gray. Wings are rufous. Crown is black and nape is pale green. The bill is long, dark and dagger-like, and the legs and feet are yellow-green. Black-headed Grosbeak: Large, stocky finch, black-streaked, orange-brown back, black head, wings, tail. Wings have large white stripes visible in flight; tail has dark central stripe above and is white below. Rapid bouncy flight, alternates several quick wing beats with wings pulled to sides. Upperwings are dark edged. Bill is huge, with arched ridge and narrow grooves. The best bird guide and bird watching search engine to identify birds in the world. Groove-billed Ani: Medium-sized black bird with iridescent blue and green overtones, with a very long tail (half the length of the bird). Wing linings are white. Flight is short and low, alternating rapid wing beats with glides. Fork-tailed Flycatcher: Medium-sized flycatcher with pale gray upperparts, black head, inconspicuous yellow crown stripe, and white underparts. It has a strong direct flight with deep wing beats. Bouyant, graceful flight. Black Vulture: Large raptor, black overall, short, featherless neck, pale bill, short and squared tail, long, pale gray legs and feet. Reddish Egret: Medium egret with blue-gray body and shaggy, pale rufous head and neck. Male: Black with white sides and gray back with lines. Black-legged Kittiwake: This is a medium-sized white gull with pale gray back and upperwings and black wing tips. Feeds on insects, spiders, small reptiles, fruits, seeds and berries. The tail is forked, and the bill and feet are yellow. As it hops, it often flicks its tail from side to side. Face, sides of rump, underparts are white. Direct flight on steady wing beats. Short flights, alternates rapid wing beats with brief periods of wings pulled to sides. Very rare bird; near extinction. Feeds on nuts, insects, eggs and young of other birds, lizards, carrion and small mammals. Forehead is pale blue; bill is red and yellow-tipped. Mute Swan: Aggressive bird, entirely white, orange bill with large black basal knob and naked black lores. Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats, usually flies low over the water. Head and nape are blue. Head has black mask and sideburns and thick yellow eyebrows. Swallow-tailed Kite: The largest of North America kites, has black upperparts which contrast with white head and underparts. Feeds on insects. It has a heavy direct flight with strong wing beats. Legs are extremely long and red-pink. Tail has white edges, dark center and tip. For example, the Northern Cardinal, whose bright red plumage is recognized by almost anyone who sees it and whose mate has a soft brown plumage. Wings are black with white spots. Wings are black with white spots. It was named for the state where it was first discovered, where it is an uncommon migrant. Bill, legs, and feet are black. Great Black-backed Gull: World's largest gull. Black cap covers eyes, crosses chin and ends at yellow nape. Hood is solid black and eye-ring is dark red. The black bill turns yellow with a dark tip in the winter. Until the 1980's thought to be a pale morph of the Western Grebe. It usually forages in understory vegetation and dead leaves. See more ideas about birds, pet birds, beautiful birds. Long, round-tipped tail is edged with white. Here at Audubon Minnesota, we welcome anyone who wants to learn more about birds. White arc beneath eye. Curve-billed Thrasher: Medium-sized thrasher (palmeri), with gray upperparts and spotted, pale gray underparts. Head is large, glossy, and purple-black with golden yellow eyes and a crescent-shaped white patch behind a dark bill. It feeds on small fish and invertebrates. Bill, legs, and feet are black. White arc beneath eye. It has a swift, graceful flight, alternating several rapid shallow wing beats with a glide. Bullock's Oriole: Medium oriole, mostly bright orange with black crown, eye-line, throat stripe, back, and central tail. See more ideas about Minnesota, Interesting things, Birds. Wings are black with large white patches visible in flight. Find Brown Bird bio, music, credits, awards, & streaming links on AllMusic - Indie folk ensemble formed as a vehicle for… Bill is gray. Dark gray back and nape. Wings and tail are edged with olive-yellow. Swift bounding flight on rapid wing beats. It has a slightly curved black bill. Forages on ground and in trees and bushes. Head is black and eyes are red. Feeds on nectar, insects, spiders, and sap. The tail and vent are white. Western birds have dark brown upperparts and dark brown streaks underneath. Location: green isle, mn. Scott's Oriole: Medium-sized oriole with black hood extending onto breast and back. SEA DUCKS. Costa's Hummingbird: Medium hummingbird with green back, pale gray underparts and dull green flanks. Painted Bunting: Colorful, medium-sized bunting. Straight black bill. It specializes in eating bees and wasps, which is why it is also known as the bee bird. Black tips on the primary feathers are only seen in flight. Lewis's Woodpecker: Medium woodpecker with dark green-black upperparts and hood. Bill and legs are olive-brown. Direct flight; slow downward wing beat and a powerful flick on the upbeat. Wings are dark with thin,white bars. Legs and feet are black. White eye-ring is broken and slate gray hood extends to upper breast where it darkens to black. Strong direct flight with rapid wing beats. Wings are dark gray with two rust-brown bars. White-tipped wings, held horizontal in flight. Hovers over water before diving for prey at the surface. Minnesota is known as “the star of the north” and birders know that Minnesota is a star destination to see amazing northern birds. Nape is ringed with half-black collar that does not extend to throat. Wings are black with white patches and tail is black with white edges. White eye-ring is broken and slate gray hood extends to upper breast where it darkens to black. Legs and feet are gray-pink. Mountain Bluebird: Small thrush with brilliant blue back, head, and wings. Eats insects, caterpillars, seeds, fruits and berries. Brant: This small goose has dark brown upperparts and brown-barred, pale gray underparts. Ash-throated Flycatcher: Medium flycatcher with gray-brown upperparts, pale gray throat and breast, and gray-brown tail with rufous highlights. Head has chestnut-brown crown, small black mask, chin, ear patches. Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch: Medium finch with brown body and pink on shoulders, flanks, and belly. Underparts are brown-barred white on breast and sides, and white on belly. Rapid bouncy flight, alternates several quick wing beats with wings pulled to sides. Female is olive-green above, with gray back and yellow underparts. Soars on thermals and updrafts. Head has black mask and sideburns and thick yellow eyebrows. 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