Birdwatching

Birdwatching is a very popular hobby around the world. Finding and identifying all the different species is a challenge. If you enjoy learning the feeding, nesting, and mating habits of birds, this is the category to watch!

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Birds
Birdwatching

What is a bird with orange and black feathers that is seen in north east Pennsylvania?

Baltimore Oriole...

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Birds
Birdwatching
Songbirds

What kind of food do black capped chickadees eat?

The diet of a black capped chickadee will vary from season to season.

In the summer Insects form a large part of their diet. Seeds and berries tend to become more important in the winter months, although insect eggs and pupae are also eaten if found.

They will also eat seeds, such as black oil sunflower seeds, from bird feeders any time during the year, although their dependency tends to increase during colder weather when food because more scarce.

They will also cache food, including seeds and even insects, in bark, dead leaves, knotholes in trees, so they can consume the food later. They can remember the location of these caches for up to 28 days after creating them.

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Care of Birds
Birds
Birdwatching

Why do adult birds walk and baby birds hop?

For the same reason babies crawl before they walk. Hopping is easier, they have to learn to walk.

Edit: It depends on the bird. Robins hop, and so do most sparrows. Mourning Doves walk, but they are just as big as a robin. It does not depend on age, but instead species.

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Birdwatching
Ducks

What duck has green head and black body?

A male mallard in breeding plumage.

There is no wild duck with a green head and a black body. Mallard drakes have the green head, but the body is bascically buff and brown, with white and a blue or lavender speculum patch on the wing, with a dark brown or chestnut colored chest. The bird you saw may be one of many hybrid species, as for example I have seen seen domestic ducks that have bred with mallards to produce many different colors, including basic black birds.

In exotic species, male Indian runners and crested cayuga ducks are black with green heads, and are allied to mallards. But no North American species.

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Birdwatching
Eagles

What is a fish-eating eagle called?

Erne

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Cats (Felines)
Birdwatching

What body parts does a cat use to get food?

  • legs
  • paws
  • claws
  • teeth
  • jaws
  • eyes
  • nose
  • brain

come to think of it just about the whole cat is involved in hunting food

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Birdwatching

Name the birds which find insects and worms from mud and shallow water?

kiwi

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Birds
Birdwatching
Drinking Water

Who bird drink a water in one time in every year?

No bird can go a year without drinking, although some desert birds have adapted to go for long periods without water.

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Spiders
Birds
Birdwatching

What bird has red body and green head?

a Macaw

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Birdwatching
Birds of Prey
Owls

How fast can snowy owls fly?

The Snowy Owl, when kicking around his neck of the woods, flies at an average of 20-30 miles per hour based of size, health, and wind resistance. When in distress, persuing prey or being persued by an aggressive foe, These birds can acheive a swift but not long lived 50miles per hour average, again health and wind taken into consideration.

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Birds
Flightless Birds
Birdwatching

Why do birds fly in circles?

Birds fly in circles for various reasons.

  • The birds are simply gliding on thermals, which move in circles.
  • The birds are searching for prey
  • The birds are performing a mating ritual by flying with each other.
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Animal Behavior
Birdwatching

When do European Starlings sleep?

Of course they sleep! Every animal has to get some amount of sleep.

When? At night. Like every other diurnal animal.

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Birds
Birdwatching

What type of bird has yellow tips on tail feathers?

I saw some of these the other day, possibly a Cedar Waxwing.

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North Carolina
Birdwatching
Songbirds

What black bird in North Carolina has red head?

The red headed woodpecker, but it also has white on the back.

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Birdwatching

Red headed bird with black body?

Many woodpeckers have red on their heads and there is a red-headed woodpecker and a redhead duck. more info on the birds habitat is needed

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Birds
Birdwatching
Bluebirds
Blackbirds

What call in English the bird who eat dead bodies?

A vulture likes to eat anything that is already dead and rotting.

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Birdwatching

What are the blue birds in the movie Evan almighty?

I believe that they are Black Throated Magpie Jays.

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Birdwatching

Do finches stay in the Utah area over winter if there is food or should they leave regardless?

A finch's migration patterns depend on the species, but also depend on climatic and food conditions. If food is available and the climate favors a bird that would otherwise migrate farther, they may stay put - why waste the energy and risk migrating when it's easier to stay put? We have a seed feeder on our deck and the finches have been there constantly since yesterday morning. I'm thinking they stick around seeing as how it is Dec. 14.

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Birds
Birdwatching

What kinds of birds visit a bird feeder at different times of the year?

common winter bird

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Birdwatching

What black bird has a red throat?

What we've known is, Frigate Bird. It has red throat sac. And it is also big and looks like a balloon. ( Please search Google if you don't know )

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Missouri
Birds
Birdwatching

How many species of birds are there in Missouri?

Here is a complete list of the birds of Missouri.

The 43 species in the family anitidae are;

1.Black-bellied Whistling-duck

2.Fulvous Whistling Duck

3.Greater White-fronted Goose

4.Snow Goose

5.Ross's Goose

6.Canada Goose

7.Cackling Goose

8.Brant Goose

9.Barnacle Goose

10.Blue-winged Teal

11.Mute Swan

12.Trumpeter Swan

13.Tundra Swan

14.Wood Duck

15.Gadwall

16.Eurasian Wigeon

17.American Wigeon

18.American Black Duck

19.Mallard

20.Blue-winged Teal

21.Cinnamon Teal

22.Northern Shoveler

23.Garganey

24.Northern Pintail

25.Green-winged Teal

26.Canvasback

27.Redhead

28.Ring-necked Duck

29.Greater Scaup

30.Lesser Scaup

31.Common Eider

32.Harlequin Duck

33.Surf Scoter

34.White-winged Scoter

35.American Scoter

36.Long-tailed Duck

37.Common Goldeneye

38.Barrow's Goldeneye

39.Smew

40.Hooded Merganser

41.Common Merganser

42.Red-breasted Merganser

43.Ruddy Duck

The 5 species in the family Phasianidae are;

44.Grey Partridge

45.Common Pheasant

46.Ruffed Grouse

47.Greater Prairie-Chicken

48.wild turkey

The only species in the family Odontophoridae is

49.Northern Bobwhite

The 4 species in the family Gaviidae are;

50.Red-throated Loon

51.Pacific Loon

52.Great Northern Loon

53.Yellow-billed Loon

The 6 species in the family Podicipedidae are;

54.Pied-billed Grebe

55.Horned Grebe

56.Red-necked Grebe

57.Black-necked Grebe

58.Western Grebe

59.Clark's Grebe

The only species in the family Hydrobatidae is

60.Madeiran Storm-petrel

The 2 species in the family Pelecanidae are;

61.American White Pelican

62.Brown Pelican

The 2 species in the family Phalacrocoracidae are;

63.Neotropic Cormorant

64.Double-crested Cormorant

The only species in the family Anhingidae is

65.Anhinga

The only species in the family Fregatidae is

66.Magnificent Frigatebird

The 12 species in the family Ardeidae are;

67.American Bittern

68.Least Bittern

69.Great Blue Heron

70.Great Egret

71.Snowy Egret

72.Little Blue Heron

73.Tricolored Heron

74.Reddish Egret

75.Cattle Egret

76.Green Heron

77.Black-crowned Night Heron

78.Yellow-crowned Night Heron

The 4 species in the family Threskiornithidae are;

79.American White Ibis

80.Glossy Ibis

81.White-faced Ibis

82.Roseate Spoonbill

The only species in the family Ciconiidae is

83.Wood Stork

The 2 species in the family Cathartidae are;

84.Black Vulture

85.Turkey Vulture

The only species in the family Phoenicopteridae is

86.American Flamingo

The 17 species in the family Accipitridae are;

87.Osprey

88.Swallow-tailed Kite

89.White-tailed Kite

90.Mississippi Kite

91.Bald Eagle

92.Hen Harrier

93.Sharp-shinned Hawk

94.Cooper's Hawk

95.Northen Goshawk

96.Harris's Hawk

97.Red-shouldered Hawk

98.Broad-winged Hawk

99.Swainson's Hawk

100.Red-tailed Hawk

101.Ferruginous Hawk

102.Rough-legged Buzzard

103.Golden Eagle

The 5 species in the family Falconidae are;

104.American Kestrel

105.Merlin

106.Gyrfalcon

107.Peregrine Falcon

108.Prairie Falcon

The 8 species in the family Rallidae are;

109.Yellow Rail

110.Black Rail

111.King Rail

112.Virginia Rail

113.Sora

114.American Purple Gallinule

115.Common Moorhen

116.American Coot

The 2 species in the family Gruidae are;

117.Sandhill Crane

118.Whooping Crane

The 7 species in the family Charadriidae are;

119.Grey Plover

120.American Golden Plover

121.Kentish Plover

122.Semipalmated Plover

123.Piping Plover

124.killdeer

125.Mountain Plover

The 2 species in the family Recurvirostridae are;

126.Black-necked Stilt

127.American Avocet

The 32 species in the family Scolopacidae are;

128.Greater Yellowlegs

129.Lesser Yellowlegs

130.Solitary Sandpiper

131.Willet

132.Spotted Sandpiper

133.Upland Sandpiper

134.Eskimo Curlew (could be extinct)

135.Whimbrel

136.Long-billed Curlew

137.Hudsonian Godwit

138.Marbled Godwit

139.Ruddy Turnstone

140.Red Knot

141.Sanderling

142.Semipalmated Sandpiper

143.Western Sandpiper

144.Least Sandpiper

145.White-rumped Sandpiper

146.Baird's Sandpiper

147.Pectoral Sandpiper

148.Purple Sandpiper

149.Dunlin

150.Curlew Sandpiper

151.Stilt Sandpiper

152.Buff-breasted Sandpiper

153.Ruff

154.Short-billed Dowitcher

155.Long-billed Dowitcher

156.Wilson's Snipe

157.American Woodcock

158.Wilson's Phalarope

159.Red-necked Phalarope

160.Red Phalarope

The 28 species in the family Laridae are;

161.Pomarine Skua

162.Arctic Skua

163.Long-tailed Skua

164.Laughing Gull

165.Franklin's Gull

166.Little Gull

167.Black-headed Gull

168.Bonaparte's Gull

169.Ring-billed Gull

170.California Gull

171.Herring Gull

172.Iceland Gull

173.Slaty-backed Gull

174.Glaucous-winged Gull

175.Glaucous Gull

176.Great Black-backed Gull

178.Sabine's Gull

179.Black-legged Kittiwake

180.Ross's Gull

181.Caspian Tern

182.Common Tern

183.Forster's Tern

184.Least Tern

185.Sooty Tern

186.Black Tern

187.Black Skimmer

The 7 species in the family Columbidae are;

189.Rock Pigeon

190.Band-tailed Pigeon

192.Eurasian Collared Dove

193.White-winged Dove

194.Mourning Dove

195.Inca Dove

196.Common Ground Dove

The 4 species in the family Cuculidae are;

197.Black-billed Cuckoo

198.Yellow-billed Cuckoo

199.Greater Roadrunner

200.Groove-billed Ani

The only species in the family Tytonidae is

201. Barn Owl

The 8 species in the family Strigidae are;

202.Eastern Screech Owl

203.Great Horned Owl

204.Snowy Owl

205.Burrowing Owl

207.Long-eared Owl

208.Northern Saw-whet Owl

The 4 species in the family Caprimulgidae are;

209.Common Nighthawk

210.Common Poorwill

211.Chuck-will's-widow

212.Whip-poor-will

The 2 species in the family Apodidae are;

213.Chimney Swift

214.White-throated Swift

The 6 species in the family Trochillidae are;

215.Green Violetear

216.Ruby-throated Hummingbird

217.Black-chinned Hummingbird

218.Anna's Hummingbird

219.Calliope Hummingbird

220.Rufous Hummingbird

The only species in the family Alcedinidae are;

221.Belted Kingfisher

The 10 species in the family Piciformes are;

222.Lewis's Woodpecker

223.Red-headed Woodpecker

224.Red-bellied Woodpecker

225.Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

226.Downy Woodpecker

227.Hairy Woodpecker

228.Red-cockaded Woodpecker

229.Northern Flicker

230.Pileated Woodpecker

231.Ivory-billed Woodpecker (possibly extinct)

The 15 species in the family Tyrannidae are;

232.Olive-sided Flycatcher

233.Eastern Wood-Pewee

234.Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

235.Acadian Flycatcher

236.Alder Flycatcher

237.Willow Flycatcher

238.Least Flycatcher

239.Eastern Phoebe

240.Say's Phoebe

241.Vermilion Flycatcher

242.Great Crested Flycatcher

243.Tropical Kingbird

235.Western Kingbird

236.Eastern Kingbird

237.Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

The 2 species in the family Laniidae are;

238.Loggerhead Shrike

239.Great Grey Shrike

The 7 species in the family Vireonidae are;

240.White-eyed Vireo

241.Bell's Vireo

242.Yellow-throated Vireo

243.Blue-headed Vireo

244.Warbling Vireo

245.Philadelphia Vireo

246.Red-eyed Vireo

The 6 species in the family Corvidae are;

247.Blue Jay

248.Clark's Nutcracker

249.Black-billed Magpie

250.American Crow

251.Fish Crow

252.Common Raven

The only species in the family Alaudidae is

253.Horned Lark

The 6 species in the family Hirundinidae are;

256.Purple Martin

257.Tree Swallow

258.Northern Rough-winged Swallow

259.Sand Martin

260.Cliff Swallow

261.Barn Swallow

The 3 species in the family Paridae are;

262.Carolina Chickadee

263.Black-capped Chickadee

264.Tufted Titmouse

The 3 species in the family Sittidae are;

265.Red-breasted Nuthatch

266.White-breasted Nuthatch

267.Brown-headed Nuthatch

The only species in the family Certhiidae is

268.Brown Creeper

The 7 species in the family Troglodytidae are;

269.Rock Wren

270.Carolina Wren

271.Bewick's Wren

272.House Wren

273.Northern Wren

274.Sedge Wren

275.Marsh Wren

The 2 species in the family Regulidae are;

276.Golden-crowned Kinglet

277.Ruby-crowned Kinglet

The only species in the family Sylviidae is

278.Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

The 10 species in the family Turdidae are;

279.Eastern Bluebird

280.Mountain Bluebird

281.Townsend's Solitaire

282.Veery

283.Grey-cheeked Thrush

284.Swainson's Thrush

285.Hermit Thrush

286.Wood Thrush

287.American Robin

288.Varied Thrush

The 4 species in the family Mimidae are;

289.Gray Catbird

290.Northern Mockingbird

291.Sage Thrasher

292.Brown Thrasher

The only species in the family Sturnidae is

293.European Starling

The only species in the family Motacillidae is

294.Sprague's Pipit

The 2 species in the family Bombycillidae are;

295.Bohemian Waxwing

296.Cedar Waxwing

The 41 species in the family Parulidae are;

297.Bachman's Warbler

298.Blue-winged Warbler

299.Golden-winged Warbler

300.Tennessee Warbler

301.Orange-crowned Warbler

302.Nashville Warbler

303.Northern Parula

304.Yellow Warbler

305.Chestnut-sided Warbler

306.Magnolia Warbler

307.Cape May Warbler

308.Black-throated Blue Warbler

309.Yellow-rumped Warbler

310.Black-throated Green Warbler

311.Hermit Warbler

312.Blackburnian Warbler

313.Yellow-throated Warbler

314.Pine Warbler

315.Kirtland's Warbler

316.Prairie Warbler

317.Palm Warbler

318.Bay-breasted Warbler

319.Blackpoll Warbler

320.Cerulean Warbler

321.Black-and-white Warbler

322.American Redstart

323.Prothonotary Warbler

324.Worm-eating Warbler

325.Swainson's Warbler

326.Ovenbird

327.Northern Waterthrush

328.Louisiana Waterthrush

329.Kentucky Warbler

330.Connecticut Warbler

331.Mourning Warbler

332.MacGillivray's Warbler

333.Common Yellowthroat

334.Hooded Warbler

335.Wilson's Warbler

336.Canada Warbler

337.Yellow-breasted Chat

The 3 species in the family Thraupidae are;

338.Summer Tanager

339.Scarlet Tanager

340.Western Tanager

The 31 species in the family Emberizidae are;

341.Green-tailed Towhee

342.Spotted Towhee

343.Eastern Towhee

344.Bachman's Sparrow

345.American Tree Sparrow

346.Chipping Sparrow

347.Field Sparrow

348.Vesper Sparrow

349.Clay-colored Sparrow

350.Lark Sparrow

351.Black-throated Sparrow

352.Lark Bunting

353.Savannah Sparrow

354.Grasshopper Sparrow

355.Henslow's Sparrow

356.Le Conte's Sparrow

357. Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow

358.Fox Sparrow

359.Song Sparrow

360.Lincoln's Sparrow

361.Swamp Sparrow

362.White-throated Sparrow

363.Harris's Sparrow

364.White-crowned Sparrow

365.Golden-crowned Sparrow

366.Dark-eyed Junco

367.McCown's Longspur

368.Lapland Longspur

369.Smith's Longspur

370.Chestnut-collared Longspur

371.Snow Bunting

The 8 species in the family Cardinalidae are;

372.Northern Cardinal

373.Rose-breasted Grosbeak

374.Black-headed Grosbeak

375.Blue Grosbeak

376.Lazuli Bunting

377.Indigo Bunting

378.Painted Bunting

379.Dickcissel

The 12 species in the family Icteridae are;

380.Bobolink

381.Red-winged Blackbird

382.Eastern Meadowlark

383.Western Meadowlark

384.Yellow-headed Blackbird

385.Rusty Blackbird

386.Brewer's Blackbird

387.Great-tailed Grackle

388.Common Grackle

389.Brown-headed Cowbird

390.Orchard Oriole

391.Baltimore Oriole

The 10 species in the family Fringillidae are;

392.Pine Grosbeak

393.Purple Finch

394.Common Crossbill

395.Two-barred Crossbill

396. Common Redpoll

397.Pine Siskin

398.Lesser Goldfinch

399.American Goldfinch

400.Evening Grosbeak

The 2 species in the family Passeridae are;

401.House Sparrow

402.Eurasian Tree Sparrow

As you can see from this list 402 birds are found in Missouri. This is a lot of birds and a good sized proportion of the Unites states birds can be found in Missouri and this list may grow as climate change affects the birds and other wildlife in the area. For example birds that like warmer climates may move into Missouri and breed there. If any new birds are found and established in Missouri I will add them to this list.

(Note most accidental or one of sightings are not included.)

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Birds
Birdwatching

Which bird has eyes on the face like the humanbeings?

Many birds have human-like eyes, with what is known as binocular vision. This means that there are two eyes on the front of the face, not the sides. As a rule of thumb, predatory birds have binocular vision, and prey birds don't.

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Owls

How many eggs does a barn owl lay?

A barn owl typically lays a clutch of 4-7 eggs but sometimes up to 15.

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Birdwatching

Name 4 birds that live in trees?

four birds are;

  • Greater spotted wood pecker
  • Wood duck
  • Green woodpecker
  • Rhinoceros hornbill
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Birdwatching
Kiwis (birds)
Grouse and Quail

What is unique about a whippoorwill's beak?

It is very short. Whippoorwills are aerial hunters, catching their insect prey in flight in their wide mouths. They do not need bills to hunt or feed, and have evolved with their beaks much wider then they are long. They do not have a bony palate, which may help them be more sensitive to when they have caught prey. They also have rictal bristles, sort of like forward-facing whiskers, whose function is unclear but may help them funnel food into their mouth and/or protect their eyes.

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