The quintessential early bird, American Robins are common sights on lawns across North America, where you often see them tugging earthworms out of the ground. Robins are popular birds for their warm orange breast, cheery song, and early appearance at the end of winter.
Baltimore Orioles are a colorful sign of spring in the east of North America. The adult males are bright orange and black with white wing bars on the black wings. The male birds have orange chests and bellies, black heads and backs.
Altamira Orioles are bright yellowish-orange with black backs, wings and tails. These birds with orange heads also have black around the eyes and down the throat.
These pretty blackbirds have beautiful, obvious coloring. Males have glossy black heads with flamey orange hues on the belly and lower back. Females have varying degrees of orange on the belly as well, but can appear to be more yellow—not uncommon with younger birds.
Both the male and the female robin have a reddish-orange breast all year round, yet it stands out much more in winter especially when everything is covered in white snow.
|Appearance||Small bird 5-6″ long, brilliant blue on top, soft orange-cinnamon color chest, white belly and patch on the shoulder, cone-shaped bill, and slightly flat forehead.|
|Habitat||Open woodlands, brushy hillsides, thickets, and backyards throughout the West.|
The UK’s favourite bird - with its bright red breast it is familiar throughout the year and especially at Christmas! Males and females look identical, and young birds have no red breast and are spotted with golden brown.
Adult males are black above and rich reddish-chestnut below. They have a black head and throat, with a reddish-chestnut patch at the bend of the wing. Females are greenish yellow with two white wing bars and no black. Immature males look like females, but have black around the bill and throat.
Adult male Northern Cardinals have the familiar red plumage that most people identify with the species, an orange beak, and the black mask and ‘beard’ around the face.
Brown Thrashers are foxy brown birds with heavy, dark streaking on their whitish underparts. The face is gray-brown and the wings show two black-and-white wingbars. They have bright-yellow eyes. Brown Thrashers skulk in shrubby tangles or forage on the ground below dense cover.
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.
Wrens: Similar in color to sparrows, wrens show more barring on the wings and tail than sparrows typically have. Their bills are long and thin for plucking insects, and while their tails may be long like sparrows, wrens typically hold their tails cocked sharply upward while sparrows do not.
This small bird has a vibrant yellow breast with a black “necklace” on its throat.
One of the most brilliantly colored songbirds in the east, flaming orange and black, sharing the heraldic colors of the coat of arms of 17th-century Lord Baltimore. Widespread east of the Great Plains, Baltimore Orioles are often very common in open woods and groves in summer.
Adult male American Redstarts are mostly black with bright orange patches on the sides, wings, and tail. The belly is white. Females and immature males replace the orange with yellow or yellow-orange.
This is a tiny orange and black bird that looks like an oriole.
Orange and Black Birds- Black-headed grosbeak.
Northern Red Bishop.
Small, nondescript brown bird with a short tail, thin bill, and dark barring on wings and tail with a paler throat.
Basic Description. A bird almost universally considered “cute” thanks to its oversized round head, tiny body, and curiosity about everything, including humans. The chickadee’s black cap and bib; white cheeks; gray back, wings, and tail; and whitish underside with buffy sides are distinctive.
It has long been known by nicknames: from the mid-1500s as Robin Redbreast and, for centuries earlier, simply Redbreast. But if you look closely, the European Robin’s breast isn’t red. It’s actually a distinctly orange color.