Birds Seen by the Roadside and Fences

Common Name Scientific Name Look For These Markings Size
American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis Yellow above and below; black cap, wings & tail 5 1/4"
American Robin Turdus migratorius Reddish brown breast; slate back; dark head 10"
Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum Bright reddish brown above; spotted breast 11 1/2"
Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis Blue above; brownish breast 7"
Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus White band across tail tip; concealed red crown; white throat and belly 8"
Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis Dark gray with black cap; undertail coverts chestnut; long black tail 8 1/2"
Great Creasted Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus Cinnamon wings and tail, gray breast; yellow belly 8-9"
Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea Blue, shading to purplish on head 5 1/2"
Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus Barred brown back; spotted underparts; black crescent bib; white rump 12 1/2"
Palm Warbler Dendroica palmarum Yellow below; green back; brown crown and streaks on side; white on tail 5 1/4"
Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia Yellow below; green back; yellow crown; brown strips; on sides 5"
Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens Yellow breast; green back gray head; white over eye 7 1/2"
(1) Sparrows, Woodpeckers and the Vireos can be seen by roadsides and fences.

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