Measurements. Male Eastern Bluebirds are vivid, deep blue above and rusty or brick-red on the throat and breast. Blue in birds always depends on the light, and males often look plain gray-brown from a distance. Females are grayish above with bluish wings and tail, and a subdued orange-brown breast.
Robins are popular birds for their warm orange breast, cheery song, and early appearance at the end of winter.
|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.|
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.
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.
WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE. American robins have orange or redish bellies, brown backs, yellow beaks, and black heads with white outlines around the eyes.
Breeding males have a bright cobalt blue plumage. After the molt, the feathers are broadly edged rufous-brown. Females have an upper plumage that is mostly rufous-brown. Below they are buffy white with dusky streaks.
Some believe the bluebird is a symbol of joy and hope; others, that good news will be arriving soon. Others still think that bluebirds represent a connection between the living and those who have passed away.
Adult. Blue above and white below, with a prominent crest and a bold black necklace. The wings and tail are barred with black, and it has a bold white wingbar.
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.
The blue finch or yellow-billed blue finch (Porphyrospiza caerulescens) is a species of small bird. Although it was long classified in the bunting family Emberizidae, or the cardinal family Cardinalidae, more recent molecular studies have shown it fits comfortably in the Thraupini tribe within the family Thraupidae.
The female’s head, crest, and back are a deep blue-gray, while the plumage on the wings and tail are bright blue, with black bars and white spots. The underside (chest, abdomen, and underneath the tail) is ashy-white. Her legs and feet are black and her eyes are dark brown.
Bluejays are much larger than bluebirds, commonly growing to 10-12 inches. Bluejays have large, strong beaks – which they use to feed on nuts, seeds and acorns. Bluejays are much louder and more aggressive than most birds. Bluejays don’t migrate and are commonly found in the eastern region of North America.
Male Western Bluebirds are shiny blue above with rust-orange extending from a vest on the breast onto the upper back. Females are gray-buff with a pale orange wash on the breast and blue tints to the wings and tail. The throat is blue in males and gray-buff in females, and the lower belly is whitish.
Indigo Buntings are small (roughly sparrow-sized), stocky birds with short tails and short, thick, conical bills. In flight, the birds appear plump with short, rounded tails.
Is a Bluebird really blue? Orioles, wrens, sparrows, and warblers get their colors from pigment colors we see in their feathers. Indigo bunting, blue grosbeaks, blue jays, and of course, bluebirds don’t have any blue pigment. Their feathers perform the trick of selective light scattering that we see as blue.
|colspan=“2”>Motacilla sialis Linnaeus, 1758|
The robin is a small, round chat with a large head and large eyes. It is famously distinguished by its striking orange-red bib that covers its breast and face, this is separated from brown upperparts by a band of blue-grey. Both sexes are the same colour. Bill is dark brown, as are its long legs.
Spotted (and Eastern) Towhee
Both the spotted and eastern towhee are birds that look like robins, with some key differences. If you’re able to get a good look at the bird’s eyes, check whether they’re red. Red eyes are a distinctive feature of towhees that robins don’t have.
Males and females look identical, sporting a brown back, white belly and red breast, face and cheeks. In contrast, juveniles are speckled gold and brown, only developing the distinctive red plumage in adulthood.
Male Spotted Towhees have jet-black upperparts and throat; their wings and back are spotted bright white. The flanks are warm rufous and the belly is white. Females have the same pattern but are grayish brown where males are black. In flight, look for white corners to the black tail.
Small, nondescript brown bird with a short tail, thin bill, and dark barring on wings and tail with a paler throat.
Coloration and color patterns: Warblers come in two basic varieties; one type is relatively plain brown with some subtle streaking (like ovenbirds and waterthrushes) and the other type is brightly colored and patterned, with varying amounts of yellow, red, blue, white and black (like the Prothonotary Warbler or the …