Birds of Shrubbery, Bushes and Thickets

Common Name Scientific Name Look For These Markings Size
American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis Yellow above and below; black cap, wings & tail 5 1/4"
Black-capped Chickadee Parus atricapillus Black crown and throat; gray back 5 1/4"
Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater Male glossy greenish black with brown head; female dull gray 7 3/4"
Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis Black cap and bib; white cheeks; no white edgings on wing coverts 4 3/4"
Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea Red cap, black chin, streaked rosy breast 5 1/4"
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas Yellow below; green back; black mask 5 1/4"
Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis Slate head, breast and back; white below and outer tail feathers 6 1/4"
Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca Brown rump and tail; gray back; streaked above & below 7 1/4"
Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis Dark gray with black cap; undertail coverts chestnut; long black tail 8 1/2"
Hoary Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni Whitish rump unstreaked; bright red cap on forehead; gray-brown streaked; black chin; unstreaked undertail coverts 5"
Hooded Warbler Wilsonia citrina Yellow forehead, ears and below; green back; cap and throat black 5 1/2"
Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus Blue-gray head and back; broad black mask above eye and thinner across top of bill; white underparts faintly barred 9"
Mourning Warbler Oporornis philadelphia Yellow below; gray head and breast 5 1/2"
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos White wing patch conspicuous in flight; gray; white outer tail feathers 9-11"
Northern Shrike Lanius excubitor Whitish rump; bluish-gray head & back; black mask; lightly barred underparts; 10"
Ovenbird (1) Seiurus aurocapillus Orange-brown crown edged with black; green back and spotted breast 6"
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus Male black with scarlet & buff shoulders; female brownish black above & streaked below 7-9 1/2"
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus Pink breast and under wings; black head and back 8"
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia Brown above, streaks & stripes on back & face; white breast heavily streaked with a dark spot 6-7"
Veery Catharus fuscescens Reddish brown above; dull white breast with faint marks 7 1/2"
White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus Yellow eye ring; whitish throat; two wing bars; white eyes; yellowish sides 5"
White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis White throat; gray breast; crown striped black and white 6 3/4"
Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens Yellow breast; green back gray head; white over eye 7 1/2"
Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata Yellow patch on crown, rump; and side; streaked with; gray above 5 1/2"
(1) In woods
(2) Other warblers are seen in shrubbery, bushes and thickets during migrations
(3) Other sparrows



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