Black BirdsBlack and White Birds
Common Name
Scientific Name
Look For These Markings
Black and White Warbler Mniotilta varia Black and white streaked;
striped crown
5 1/4"
Blackpoll Warbler Dendroica striata Black and white streaked;
black crown
5 1/4"
Black-capped Chickadee Parus atricapillus Black crown and throat;
gray back
5 1/4"
Black-capped Vireo Vireo atricapillus Male glossy black crown and
sides of head; white eye ring;
female, duller colored
4 1/2"
Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus Black body; yellowish nape;
white rump and on wings
7 1/4"
Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater Male glossy greenish black
with brown head; female
dull gray
7 3/4"
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos Glossy black 19"
Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis Slate head, breast and back;
white below and outer tail
6 1/4"
Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula Male has purple head and
greenish back; female is more
brownish gray
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus Male black with scarlet & buff
shoulders; female brownish
black above & streaked below
7-9 1/2"
White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis Black crown; gray back;
climbs down trees
White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis White throat; gray breast;
crown striped black and
6 3/4"

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