Red-Bellied Woodpecker – Melanerpes carolinus Facially, these Woodpeckers have white faces, with splashes of red on the face under the eyes and sometimes at the throat, and brilliant red caps that you can easily see from a long distance. These birds have long, straight black bills.
Many woodpeckers have some red on their heads, including the common red-bellied woodpecker. But the red-headed is one of the few with a full head of scarlet. The red-bellied woodpecker has a red crown and nape.
The bright red male Northern Cardinal is a bird with a red head, body and tail, with black around their faces. They are a great sight, especially against a white winter background. The females are also a little showy with their brown coloring, sharp brown crest, red highlights, and red beaks.
The red-headed finch (Amadina erythrocephala) (also known as the paradise finch) is a common species of estrildid finch found in Africa. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 1,600,000 km2. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Male. Pileated Woodpeckers are larger than Red-headed Woodpeckers with a red crest and dark back. They also lack the white wing patches seen on the folded wings of Red-headed Woodpeckers.
Adult males are rosy red around the face and upper breast, with streaky brown back, belly and tail. In flight, the red rump is conspicuous. Adult females aren’t red; they are plain grayish-brown with thick, blurry streaks and an indistinctly marked face.
Northern Flickers are widespread and common, but numbers have decreased by an estimated 1.2% per year between 1966 and 2019 for a cumulative decline of 47%, according to the North American Breeding Bird Survey.
Sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis) are long-legged, long-necked, gray, heron-like birds with a patch of bald, red skin on top of their head.
Small, nondescript brown bird with a short tail, thin bill, and dark barring on wings and tail with a paler throat.
The red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus) is a medium-sized buteo. Its breeding range spans eastern North America and along the coast of California and northern to northeastern-central Mexico.
Red-bellied Woodpeckers have a black-and-white barred back and red nape whereas Northern Flickers have a black-and-brown barred back and a gray nape.
Their plant-based diets might suggest peace-loving passivity, but House Finches can be very aggressive, especially at feeders. In fact, they’re so territorial around food and nest sites that they’re one of the only birds known to fight off non-native House Sparrows.
There are an estimated 267 million – 1.7 billion red finches in North America. The conservation status of red finches is Least Concern. This bird’s population is listed as increasing.
The bird is trying to start a new life in your house, and you should feel lucky to have been chosen. This omen brings good luck and fortune to the family. Likewise, the Chinese meaning of a bird flying in your house, especially if it’s a sparrow, is associated with good luck.
House finch symbolizes harmony in life. Even if you’re going through a tough time in life, these finches remind you to persevere as good times will knock on your door soon again. Savor your beautiful memories and learn from your recent failures in order to move ahead in life.
This bird symbolizes peace and harmony, and if one enters your home it can mean that your home is a place where tranquility resides and where people find a safe haven.
It’s true that the body shape is similar but the towhee is much more gray and brown while the female cardinal is a buff brown but has patches of red and charcoal. Another noticeable difference is that the towhee does not have a crown and its beak is light gray.
Cardinals exist in red, yellow, white, and golden/brown colors. Many people believe that they have sighted a blue cardinal however, they do not exist. The primary color that cardinals can be found in include red for male cardinals and grey-brown for female cardinals.
Cardinal look-alike birds are pyrrhuloxias, phainopeplas, vermilion flycatchers, scarlet tanagers, summer tanagers, and more. Surprisingly, a pyrrhuloxia could be confused with a female northern cardinal, since they’re quite similar.
Both of these woodpeckers have red on their heads, but red-bellied woodpeckers have red on the top and back of the head. The face, chin and cheeks are white. Red-headed woodpeckers, on the other hand, have an entirely red head, including the chin and face.
The Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers are also slightly larger with a longer bill, a bigger red crown on its head, as well as red on the throat that the downy lacks. The yellow-bellied sapsucker also has a pale yellow breast which sets it apart from the Downy. Range: Eastern North America.