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| Songbirds | Waterfowl | Birds
of Prey | Night Species
Robins and other thrushes are medium-sized birds that have straight
bills. Many are brown with spots or speckles on the breast, and most
feed on the ground.
Warblers are small birds with slender bills. Most are brightly colored
and many have white tail spots and bars on their wings. Usually seen
in woods and brush areas, these birds are very active, rarely sitting
still for long.
Sparrows have small bodies and heavy, conical bills which they use
to crack open seeds and nuts. Most sparrows are various shades of
brown; a few are red, yellow, or blue in color.
Woodpeckers are recognized by their strong, pointed bills and their
habit of perching upright on the sides of trees, using their tails
as “kick-stands.” They are most common in forests with many large,