The red-necked grebe is a nondescript dusky-grey bird in winter. During the breeding season, it acquires the distinctive red neck plumage, black cap and contrasting pale grey face from which its name was derived. It also has an elaborate courtship display and a variety of loud mating calls.
The common name for the red-winged blackbird is taken from the mainly black adult male’s distinctive red shoulder patches, or epaulets, which are visible when the bird is flying or displaying.
Downy Woodpecker (Male) At just 6 to 7 inches long, these birds can be difficult to spot, but they are common in forests, urban areas, parks, and other habitats. Male downy woodpeckers feature a bright red patch on the back of the head.
Basic Description. Bursting with black, white, and rose-red, male Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are like an exclamation mark at your bird feeder or in your binoculars. Females and immatures are streaked brown and white with a bold face pattern and enormous bill. Look for these birds in forest edges and woodlands.
Turkey Vultures appear black from a distance but up close are dark brown with a featherless red head and pale bill. While most of their body and forewing are dark, the undersides of the flight feathers (along the trailing edge and wingtips) are paler, giving a two-toned appearance.
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.
Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are common forest birds, but their populations experienced a slow decline from 1966 to 2019, according to the North American Breeding Bird Survey.
The Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) is a common bird in many areas of the Pacific Northwest. They visit yards and feeders and are visually striking. In the wild, flickers can be seen most commonly around standing trees that are dead or dying.
The list of birds with red heads includes these:- House Finch.
The red-crested cardinal has a silver-gray bill and dark legs. Juveniles are similar in size to adults but lack the red feathers; instead, the head, crest and upper breast are brown and the bill is dark. The birds grow to 7.5 inches (19 centimeters) long.
Perhaps the most distinctive Muscovy trait, though, is its face, which is fleshy, red and bumpy around the beak and eyes. “Muscovy are just not as pretty,” John Metzer, owner of Metzer Farms, says. “They have caruncle on their faces like a turkey.”
Males are handsome with glossy black head and back, clean gray sides, and a brighter white spur on the side. Females are grayish-brown, often with a paler patch at the base of the bill and a white eyering. Both sexes have a white band near the tip of gray bill. Also note gray, not white, wingstripe in flight.
Ring-necked Ducks are uncommon as breeders in low-elevation wetlands in eastern Washington, but rare east of the channeled scablands. In the higher-elevation wetlands in the northeastern corner of the state and in the eastern Cascades, where wooded wetlands are more common, they are fairly common breeders.
The buzzard is quite large with broad, rounded wings, and a short neck and tail. When gliding and soaring it will often hold its wings in a shallow ‘V’ and the tail is fanned. Buzzards are variable in colour from all dark brown to much paler variations, all have dark wingtips and a finely barred tail.
They’re nature’s cleaning crews, says Wahrung, the creatures willing to dig in and rid the ground of carcasses that can otherwise spread diseases, parasites and bacteria. The ones you may see most often from your house or apartment window are either the black or turkey vultures, depending on where you live.
If you are looking at a perched adult, it is easy. The Turkey Vulture has a red head, while the Black Vulture has a black or dark gray head. Black Vultures have black or gray heads. The bill of an adult Turkey Vulture will be white, while the Black Vulture has a dark bill with bone colored tips.
White-breasted Nuthatches are gray-blue on the back, with a frosty white face and underparts. The black or gray cap and neck frame the face and make it look like this bird is wearing a hood. The lower belly and under the tail are often chestnut.
Small, nondescript brown bird with a short tail, thin bill, and dark barring on wings and tail with a paler throat.
The Rose Headed Grosbeak is an omen focusing on matters of the heart. The rose coloring tells you to find your heart song for healing; it suggests a time for forgiveness so a relationship can move forward again.