The northern flicker (Colaptes auratus) or common flicker is a medium-sized bird of the woodpecker family. It is native to most of North America, parts of Central America, Cuba, and the Cayman Islands, and is one of the few woodpecker species that migrate.
The House Finch, the most common and widespread of the three, typically has a red head, breast, and rump, but does not have red coloring on its brown back or wings.
Scarlet Tanagers are birds with red heads and bodies, that is very bright, and with black wings and tail. They breed in eastern forests in summer before migrating to South America. Scarlet Tanagers can be hard to spot as they stay high in the forest canopy.
Red-headed Finch – Amadina erythrocephala
They have long, gray tails, and the belly and breast of this birds are striped black and white in a lovely ‘Zebra’ type pattern. Facially, these birds are red, with a little gray at the eye and a gray patch at the cheek.
You will notice that the Logan Wren has the coloring of a normal Wren except for its head that is red.
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.
They have a head crest and a black mask, so when viewed from a distance, these birds look like cardinals.
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.
These birds have often been mistaken for crows because of their size and color. However, they are native to North America and can be found throughout the continent.
Pileated Woodpeckers are mostly black with white stripes on the face and neck and a flaming-red crest. Males have a red stripe on the cheek. In flight, the bird reveals extensive white underwings and small white crescents on the upper side, at the bases of the primaries.
What does a red finch look like? A male red finch has red feathers on its head and breast. Also, it has brown and black stripes on its wings and tail. A female red finch has a white breast with brown spots along with black and brown stripes on her back.
Common Rosefinch: Small, stocky finch, red upperparts and breast, faintly streaked brown back, white underparts. Bill is dark gray and stout. Wings and tail are dark brown. Legs and feet are gray-brown.
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 are plain grayish-brown with thick, blurry streaks and an indistinctly marked face / birds I love…
They have rich blue and black plumage above and on the throat. The belly is grey-white and the bill is black. Females and young birds are mostly brown above with a dull red-orange area around the eye and a brown bill. Females have a pale greenish gloss, absent in young birds, on the otherwise brown tail.
A finch encounter may also act as a reminder to follow your joy wherever it may take you. Finches flutter through the sky proclaiming their joy through song. Encountering a finch may be a reminder to seek out the paths in your life that fill you with a sense of freedom, opportunity, and happiness.
Small, nondescript brown bird with a short tail, thin bill, and dark barring on wings and tail with a paler throat.
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.
Male cardinals are brilliant red all over, with a reddish bill and black face immediately around the bill. Females are pale brown overall with warm reddish tinges in the wings, tail, and crest. They have the same black face and red-orange bill. © Paul Tavares | Macaulay Library.
There are several small red birds, that are not cardinals, including: Hepatic Tanager. House Finch. Pine Grosbeak.
The California Towhee’s color pattern is matte brown all around, barring a rusty patch beneath its tail and around its bill. This is true of both females and males. It is around 20–25 cm (7.9–9.8 in) in length, and has a noticeably long tail of 8.2 to 11.6 cm (3.2 to 4.6 in).
The most common little brown birds at feeders across the United States are these:- House Sparrow.
American Tree Sparrow.
female House Finch.
The brown quail is a relatively diminutive bird that spends most of its time on the ground. The color varies within a wide range of brownish shades from reddish brown to a lighter sandy brown. The bird’s body tends to be round and somewhat plump-looking with short legs and a dark beak.
Eurasian Treecreeper. The Eurasian Treecreeper is a small songbird that resembles a nuthatch, and is seen in coniferous forests across Europe. Eurasian Treecreeper has a curved bill, mottled brown upperbody, and is white underneath.
The head and throat are a distinct brownish-black giving the bird its English name, while the rest of the plumage is black glossed with purple, blue or purplish-blue.