Black legs, feet. American Crow - Since it is the year Wings are dark with white stripes visible in flight. MacGillivray's Warbler: Medium-sized warbler with olive-green upperparts and yellow underparts. Often flies with feet trailing and dangling below. It is our humble opinion based on our small vault of bird knowledge that these are the top ten black birds. It has a direct flight with strong, shallow wing beats. Cave Swallow: Small swallow (Southwest pelodoma), with steel-blue upperparts, white underparts, rufous wash on breast and sides. Hovers more than other bluebirds and drops on prey from above, also catches insects in flight. The bill is small and triangular. Ancient Murrelet: Small, pelagic seabird with black head and dark gray back and wings. It only eats insects, and forages for them on the ground and in trees. Mew Gull: Medium-sized gull with gray back and upperwings, and white head, neck, breast, and belly. Bill, legs and feet are black. It has a black bill, legs and feet. Direct, rapid flight; pigeon like, stiff, shallow wing beats. High soaring flight. Underparts are white, and buff-brown wash on throat. Upper neck and head are featherless and dark gray. Slow, deep wing beats. Eyes are red and bill is orange-red with black tip. Wings are black with white spots; rump is black; tail is black with white outer feathers. Eye ring is white. It shows white wing linings in flight. Female is brighter; paler crown and grayer upperparts. Cory's Shearwater: Large gray-brown shearwater, white underparts, pale yellow bill. Head crest is black, facial skin is red, and large bill is blue-gray and hooked. The head is gray, bill is short and slightly decurved. Gray morph is a mix. Cinnamon-brown underwings visible in flight. Ross's Gull: The pink gull of the high Arctic. Black-tailed Gull: Large gull with white head, neck, breast, and underparts; light charcoal-gray wings and back; large yellow bill with black ring above red tip; pale â¦ Gyrfalcon: Large northern falcon with three color morphs: dark, white, and gray. Includes photos, songs, and facts about each bird. American Three-toed Woodpecker: Medium woodpecker with black-and-white barred upperparts, black head, yellow crown, white eye-line, throat, breast, and belly, and diagonally barred white flanks. Black legs, feet. Western Meadowlark: This short stocky, ground-dwelling bird has dark-streaked brown upperparts, bright yellow underparts, and a broad black V on the breast. Feeds on algae and aquatic plants, insects and insect larvae. Short black tail. It mainly feeds on insects and other small invertebrates. Legs and feet are gray. Feeds primarily on mosquito larvae but also takes mollusks and crustaceans. In Massachusetts they are represented by two speciesâthe Baltimore Oriole and the Orchard Oriole. Weak fluttering flight with shallow rapid wing beats. The head and neck are black. Face is pale yellow-orange with gray cheeks. Tail is long and white-edged with dark bars. Yellow Rail: Small rail with pale yellow-striped, dark brown upperparts. It often flies with erratic changes of direction. Green-tailed Towhee: Large sparrow, olive-green upperparts and pale gray underparts. Wings and slightly forked tail are dark. Red-orange legs and feet. The best bird guide and bird watching search engine to identify birds in the world. Tropical Kingbird: Large flycatcher with olive-gray upperparts, gray head, inconspicuous orange crown patch, pale throat, dark eye patch, and dark upper breast. Female lacks black head and throat, has brown streaked upperparts and buff streaked underparts. The wings have a unique brown, black, and white pattern visible in flight. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher: Small flycatcher with olive-green upperparts, yellow underparts, and olive-green wash on breast. It was named for Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Underparts are lighter brown with brown barring. Eastern populations are red-brown, Northwestern birds are more brown, and Western Interior birds are gray-brown. The sexes are similar. The wings and tail are dark gray. Wings are brown with chestnut-brown patches. Like all eagles, it is in the family Accipitridae, and is the only member of the genus Ictinaetus. It includes all mammals currently living in Massachusetts, whether resident or as migrants. Wings are dark with white tips; legs are pink. Legs dark, bill dusky with yellow tip. Wings are brown with two white bars. Feeds on insects. Direct flight with rapid wing beats. Flies low, with rapid shallow stiff wing beats followed by short glides. Wings have conspicuous white patches. Birds with dainty bills feed on tiny soft spruce cones. Female lacks black Wing linings are white. Body is green-black overall with silver-gray feathers appearing speckled and grizzled on upper back and forewings. Buff body. Donations to Mass Audubon are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law. Base of dark-tipped bill and legs are bright orange. Short flights have rapid wingbeats, longer ones are bouyant with shallow, silent wing beats. Strong direct flight on rapid wing beats. As such, poor quality pictures will be used as placeholders until better ones come along. Greater White-fronted Goose: This medium-sized goose has a dark-brown body and the underparts are barred and flecked with black. Tail is long and black with white edges. Swift, direct, and low flight. It eats fish, insects, lemmings and crustaceans, and is also an active scavenger. The sexes are similar in appearance. White-tailed Eagle: Fourth largest eagle in the world; has a dark brown body, brown and white streaked head, neck and breast and a white tail. Some of these birds have a fairly small New England range (for example, the Spruce Grouse) and other birds are found throughout the region. Short flights, alternates rapid wing beats with brief periods of wings pulled to sides. Tail is dark gray with white corners. Graceful, bouyant flight. Tail is long, black, and white-edged. Yellow-legged Gull: Large white gull, medium gray upperparts and red spot on bright yellow bill; legs and feet are yellow. V-shaped bib is black. Crown is rufous, throat is white with black stripes, and bill is gray. Black crown, nape separated from gray-brown upperparts by whitish collar. Eats seeds, insects, caterpillars. Brown Booby: This large seabird is mostly dark brown with white under wing coverts, belly and vent. Franklin's Gull: This medium-sized gull has a gray back and white underparts. Bill is very long, decurved. Loggerhead Shrike: Medium shrike with gray upperparts and paler gray underparts. Pink legs and feet. Black-capped Petrel: Large petrel with white underparts, dark brown to black back and upper wings, black cap, and white collar (this field mark is missing in some birds). The legs are orange. Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats. Bell's Vireo: Small vireo, faint, broken eye-ring, thick, slightly flattened hooked bill, one or two faint wing bars. Eared Grebe: This small grebe has black upperparts, dark chestnut-brown flanks and white underparts. The juvenile is brown and streaked. As of September 2019, there â¦ Legs and feet are gray-pink. Sexes are similar. Summer Tanager: Large tanager, dark-red overall with a large, pale gray bill. Black-bellied Plover: This medium-sized shorebird has black upperparts vividly marked with a white spot on each feather. Upperparts are gray and underparts are white with pale yellow wash on sides. The gray facial disk is partially bordered by a thick, brown stripe that extends to the upper breast; lacks ear tufts. Ross's Goose: Small, white goose with black primary feathers and stubby gray-based red-orange bill. Yellow-orange eye combs. Black Vulture: Large raptor, black overall, short, featherless neck, pale bill, short and squared tail, long, pale gray legs and feet. The bold patterning of black and yellow-orange sported by male Baltimore Orioles reminded early observers of the black and gold heraldry of Lord Baltimoreâhence the species' common name. Belly and undertail are white. It has a black face, throat and belly and white forehead and crown that extends over the eye, down the back and sides of the neck. Fieldfare: Large, robin-like thrush with rufous back with gray head and rump. Ruddy Turnstone: This medium-sized sandpiper has red-brown upperparts, white rump and underparts, and a black-marked face. It feeds on worms, mice, other birds and their eggs, and garbage. The female (shown in foreground) and winter adult have brown streaked upperparts and no black bib. Ash-throated Flycatcher: Medium flycatcher with gray-brown upperparts, pale gray throat and breast, and gray-brown tail with rufous highlights. Wings and tail are brown. Light morph has white neck, pale yellow collar, white lower breast, mottled breast band, sides. Feeds by probing mud with bill or dunking head under water. It is named for the state where it was first discovered. The Black eagle (Ictinaetus malaiensis) is a bird of prey. Throat is pale gray, belly is pale yellow. Wings are dull green with blue flight feathers. Greater Prairie-Chicke: Medium grouse, barred with brown and buff (or white). Non-breeding adult lacks hood, black mark behind eye, and black tip on bill. The pale yellow belly distinguishes this species from other Myiarchus flycatchers. Large, decurved bill, black upper mandible, lower mandible has pink base. Great Skua: Large, heavy-bodied seabird, prominent white patch in primary feathers. Bouyant fluttering flight with shallow wing beats. Eyes are red. It eats a variety of plant species and parts, especially grasses, sedges, grain and berries. Yellow-throated Warbler: Medium warbler with gray upperparts, yellow throat, chin, and upper breast, white underparts with black spots on sides. Black bill, legs, feet. Black Rail: Smallest North American rail, mostly dark gray or nearly black with white-speckled back, belly, flanks. May hover briefly above prey. Feeds at low tide on mudflats or hidden in salt marsh vegetation. Flight is direct. It has black-spotted and streaked upperparts, slightly scaled underparts, a white eye ring, black bill and yellow legs. Cassin's Vireo: Small vireo, olive-gray upperparts, white underparts, pale yellow flanks. The crown, face and neck are buff with fine brown streaks. Feeds on invertebrates. Common grackles are gregarious and highly vocal birds. Dickcissel: Medium-sized, stocky, sparrow-like bird. Feeds on large insects, small rodents and birds. Baird's Sandpiper: This medium-sized bird has scaled gray-brown upperparts, white underparts and a dark-spotted gray-brown breast. Sexes are similar. American White Pelican: Huge, white seabird, enormous outstretched wings show black primaries, outer secondaries in flight. Often feeds on mudflats like a wader. Eyes are red. Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats. Eats seeds and insects. Tail is long, broad, edged with white (black near base). The large species take up to four years to attain full adult plumage, but two years is typical for small gulls. Hammond's Flycatcher: Small flycatcher, gray upperparts, gray-brown underparts, white eye-ring. Wings and spectacularly long, deeply forked tail are black. The head, neck and breast are a rich rufous, while vent, under tail coverts and underwings are white. Eurasian Kestrel: Small falcon, spotted rufous upperparts, brown-streaked buff underparts. The wings are dark and edged with white. Northern Lapwing: Large, unique plover with black breast, face, crown, and long upright head plumes; back is green-tinged purple and copper. Magnificent Frigatebird: Large black seabird, orange throat patch inflates into a huge bright red-orange balloon when in courtship display. Head is black with numerous small white spots, facial disks bordered with black, eyes are yellow-orange. Feeds mostly on fish, some crustaceans and insects. Bill is dark with a yellow base and slightly decurved. It has a direct flight and hovers before diving for fish. The female is larger than the male with a longer bill and has a little red-brown color. To see this please jump to the Iceland Gull species account. Red-necked Stint: This small sandpiper has mottled brown upperparts and streaked cap. Black legs and feet. Mitch Waite Group. Sexes are similar. The back has white lines that form a V-pattern in flight. The female (shown in foreground) has green upperparts, yellow-green underparts and dark wings. Jun 5, 2020 - Explore Nicole Ds's board "Birds of Massachusetts", followed by 141 people on Pinterest. Feeds on insects, fish, worms, small crustaceans and seeds. Flies in a V formation. Black bill, legs, feet. Black bill is slender and long. Whatbird parametric search. Iris is red. Black bill is slender and long. Gray head, black moustache stripe. It has a buoyant, zigzag flight, alternating several rapid wing beats. Wings are dark with two pale bars. Wings are dark gray with two white bars. Western Tanager: Medium-sized tanager with brilliant red head, bright yellow body, black back, wings, and tail. Tail is green above with central blue shafts. Straight black bill. Black-tailed Gull: Large gull with white head, neck, breast, and underparts; light charcoal-gray wings and back; large yellow bill with black ring above red tip; pale yellow eyes with red orbital ring; short yellow legs and feet; long wings; telltale short black tail with white edge. It feeds mostly on insects. Ivory Gull: A pure white gull whose entire life is restricted to the edge of the floating pack ice. Wings are dark with thin,white bars. It has a strong direct flight with deep wing beats. Broad white stripes on black wings are visible in flight. White-tailed Ptarmigan: Small grouse, mottled brown overall, white on wings, breast, belly, red eye comb, white-edged brown tail, legs covered with white feathers. Has olive-green to olive-gray upperparts, brilliant yellow throat, breast. It feeds mainly on fish and squid. Rapid direct flight with strong wing beats. For the most part, it does not include each mammal's specific habitat, but instead shows the mammal's range in the state and its abundance. It feeds on squid and fish. White arc beneath eye. Black-headed Grosbeak: Large, stocky finch, black-streaked, orange-brown back, black head, wings, tail. This is my "pictorial checklist" of birds photographed in Massachusetts. Say's Phoebe: Medium-sized, active flycatcher with gray-brown upperparts and head, paler gray throat and upper breast, and pale rufous belly and undertail coverts. Bridled Tern: Medium pelagic tern. Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher: Large flycatcher with boldly streaked olive-brown upperparts and pale yellow underparts with dark brown streaks. Bobs tail and often makes short flights to hawk insects. Weak fluttering direct flight with shallow wing beats. Legs and feet are pale gray. Boat-tailed Grackle: Large, black bird with a very long, keel-shaped tail. Eats fish, crustaceans, jellyfish. Yellow bill with red tip, pale pink-gray legs and feet. See more ideas about Birds, Backyard birds, Bird. Eye-ring is white. The most common backyard birds in Massachusetts in winter (December to February) are these: Black-capped Chickadee (46% frequency) Blue Jay (36%) American Crow (36%) Northern Cardinal (35%) Dark-eyed Junco (32%) White tail has diagnostic black inverted T. Wings have chestnut-brown bars. High arcing flight. Blue-gray bill, legs and feet. Sexes similar, but male is smaller with a brighter bill base. Bill, legs, and feet are black. This is a list of mammals of Massachusetts. See more ideas about birds, bird, state birds. Strong deep wing beats. Underparts are brown-barred white on breast and sides, and white on belly. Wings are dark with two white bars. Black tail is notched. Head is gray with white eye-ring that extends to brow. Diet includes aquatic invertebrates. The belly and under tail coverts are white. Essex County, Massachusetts, is not a huge tract of land, but it encompasses some of the countryâs most renowned birding spots. Mask is dark gray, throat is white and breast is gray. Alternates rapid wing beats with brief periods of wings pulled to sides. Townsend's Warbler: Olive-green upperparts, black throat and upper breast. Its head and neck is often stained rust-brown from ferrous minerals in marsh soils. To acquire food, it plunge dives from 30 to 50 feet. Bouyant flight with steady wing beats, alternates several wing strokes with short to long glides. Black cap that extends below eyes, down nape; pale gray upperparts that are darker at the wingtips; short, stout black bill and black legs, feet; long wings with very long outer primaries. Legs and feet are brown. Wings with black tips and black bases of primaries. Strong direct flight with neck extended. Blue Grosbeak: Large finch, bright purple-blue body, black face, and two wide, brown wingbars. Swift flight, alternates rapid wing beats with wings pulled to sides. Sharp-tailed Sandpiper: This medium-sized sandpiper has dark brown upperparts and white underparts with faint olive-brown streaks on breast and sides. Feeds on fish, krill and squid. It has a blue-gray to yellow bill and yellow legs and feet. Fork-tailed Flycatcher: Medium-sized flycatcher with pale gray upperparts, black head, inconspicuous yellow crown stripe, and white underparts. Dark wings with white wing bar. Sexes are similar. In flight it shows prominent white lower back, rump, and underwing linings. Audubon's Shearwater: Small, stocky seabird with dark brown upperparts and white underparts. Thereâs no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that donât live in your area Upper mandible is dark gray, while lower mandible is pale pink with black tip. It specializes in eating bees and wasps, which is why it is also known as the bee bird. Dark patches on either side of upper breast (partial breast band), behind eye, and on white forehead. White head has a dark tuft, black eye patch and chin. LeConte's Sparrow: Small sparrow, brown-streaked back, brown-streaked gray nape, pale gray underparts with streaks on sides, pale yellow breast. Hawks from perch, hovers. Strong flight with shallow wing beats. Legs and feet are gray. Strong direct flight with rapidly beating wings. White wing patches visible in flight. Strong direct flight with shallow wing beats. Painted Bunting: Colorful, medium-sized bunting. The wings have pale blue shoulder patches and a dark green speculum with white borders visible in flight. Sexes are similar. Plumbeous Vireo: Medium vireo, gray back, white throat and underparts, olive-gray sides, yellow-washed flanks. Most grackles migrate a short distance south to pass the winter, but some few opt to brave the storms each year, often mixed with flocks of other blackbirds. Male is iridescent blue-black with yellow or brown eyes. Head has black mask and sideburns and thick yellow eyebrows. Difficult to distinguish from Tropical Kingbird. It has a black bill with a yellow spot at the base and black legs and feet. These bird-eating hawks are long-tailed and have relatively short, rounded wings and are often very similar in appearance, making them tricky to identify. Golden-crowned Sparrow: Large sparrow, brown-streaked upperparts and plain gray breast. Rounded tail is rufous with black edges. Strong, swift and direct flight with rapidly beating wings. It was first recorded on the Lewis and Clark expedition. Swift direct flight. Though they remain common and widespread as breeders in the Bay State, common grackles are showing signs of a decline in abundance according to the USGS Breeding Bird Survey. Harris's Sparrow: Large sparrow with dark-streaked, brown upperparts and white underparts with dark-streaked sides. This species is the largest member of the blackbird clan that regularly occurs in Massachusetts. Sexes are similar. Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats; long wings allow them to make long flights. Lark Bunting: Large sparrow, nearly black with large white wing patches, short, white-edged tail, and heavy, blue-gray bill. Some males show green on back and head. Feeds on seeds and insects. Crown and nape are blue-gray; belly and vent are white. Wings have white stripes visible in flight. All pictures taken with a Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L lens. Swift direct flight with steady wing beats. Soars on thermals and updrafts. White morph is white with dark spots and markings on wings, nape, and sides. White throat, buff breast, flanks, and belly are barred black-and-white. Black-headed Grosbeak: Large, stocky finch, black-streaked, orange-brown back, black head, wings, tail. Legs and feet are brown. Soars on thermals and updrafts. Tail is square. The sexes are similar. Legs and feet are gray. It feeds on mollusks, worms and aquatic insects. The front of the face has a white patch and the bill is usually pink-orange. Dark wings with white shoulder patches and single white bars. White line divides green speculum and pale blue shoulder patch on wing. The sexes are similar, but the males are usually larger than females, with a larger bill, head and tarsi. Hops on ground to forage. Perches upright and remains still for long periods of time and is easily overlooked. California Gull: This is a medium-sized gull with a white head and underparts, gray wings and black wing tips. White eye-ring is broken and slate gray hood extends to upper breast where it darkens to black. Sexes are similar. Underwing coverts are white. Forehead is pale blue; bill is red and yellow-tipped. South Polar Skua Dark: This small, gull-like skua occurs in two color phases. The tail is white-edged. Allen's Hummingbird: Small, compact hummingbird; male has straight black bill, glittering green crown and back, white breast, and rufous sides, belly, rump, and tail. Identify winter birds commonly seen at feeders in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. Broad-billed Sandpiper: Small sandpiper with a long bill that curves down at the tip. Short flight, alternates several rapid wing beats with wings pulled to sides. Soars on thermals, must flap its wings more often than a Turkey Vulture. Bill, legs are bright orange, upper bill develops a fibrous keel during breeding season. Feeds on insects, snails, grains, seeds and fruits. It feeds on parrot fish, flatfish, mullets and other fish. Bill is heavy and dark. Bill is long, slightly decurved. Glides between perches. Hermit Warbler: Small warbler, gray upperparts, white underparts, black-streaked flanks. Welcome to Cape Cod Birds â a web site devoted to birds and birding on Cape Cod! Belly; lower back, and rump are yellow-green. Crown has two dark stripes. Flight is low and fluttering over short distances. Bill is black, legs and feet are pink. Crested Caracara: Large, ground-dwelling falcon, black body, finely barred tail, wing panels and upper breast. The scientific name means "little digger.". Sprague's Pipit: Medium pipit with streaked, brown upperparts, buff breast with dark streaks, and white throat and belly. Bohemian Waxwing: Large waxwing with gray upperparts, pink-gray crest, black mask and chin, and gray underparts. Bill, legs and feet are black. Feeds on seeds, spiders, and insects. Spectacles are pale yellow. Wings and tail are edged with olive-yellow. Feeds on nectar, insects, spiders, and sap. Legs, feet are pink-brown. Head is large and without ear tufts. Cackling Goose: This small to medium-sized goose has a mottled gray-brown body, black legs, tail, neck, head and face, with a white chin strap stretching from ear to ear and a white rump band. Heavy flight with strong, deep, steady wing beats alternating with glides. Black bill, and yellow lores. Pomarine Jaeger: The dar morph of this large jaeger is dark brown except for white patches near underwing tips and sides of under tail. Bill, legs and feet are black. Yellow eyes are relatively small. For birders and identification of wild birds. See more ideas about birds, beautiful birds, pet birds. They can often be seen foraging on lawns or sitting on fences during spring and summer in suburban areas, uttering sharp chak notes or else singing their grating, rusty-hinge song. Eats insects, caterpillars, seeds, fruits and berries. Bill is dark and legs and feet are pink. Head has black hood, and yellow face. Clay-colored Sparrow: Medium sparrow with black-streaked brown upperparts and buff underparts. Black breast, white belly, rufous sides. Replenish these food and water caches throughout the winter, and youâre bound to meet some of the following birds that call New England their year-round home. Black-capped chickadees flock together and with other birds (especially nuthatches, titmice, and downy woodpeckers) throughout the winter months. Soars on fixed wings if wind is up. Alternates between strong wing beats and gliding. Until the 1990s was classified as the Solitary Vireo, along with the Blue-headed and Plumbeous Vireos. Feeds on aquatic plants, insects and crustaceans. Head has black face patch, white eyebrows. Black bill is long and stout. Mountain Plover: Medium-sized plover with pale brown upperparts, white underparts, and brown sides. Black-headed Gull: Small, white gull with partial hood, white crescents above and below eye, and white-gray back. Massachusetts is home to an impressive number of species of birds that vary from residents, that stay all year around, to breeding birds, that spend a good part of the growing season in Massachusetts to raise their young, migrants Head is black and eyes are red. Alternates series of powerful deep wing beats with long glides. Bouyant, silent flight with flicking wing beats. Brewer's Blackbird: Medium-sized blackbird with purple gloss on head and neck and green gloss on body and wings. Belly and sides are white, uppertail is white with a black tip, and undertail coverts are rich rufous-orange. Its pale brown under wings are visible in flight. Birds with dainty bills feed on tiny soft spruce cones. There are orange feathers on the face, the eyes are red, and the legs and feet are black. Sexes are similar. Nape is chestnut-brown, crown is black, and throat is white. Legs and feet are gray. Hood is solid black and eye-ring is dark red. Head has a conspicuous white cheek mark and yellow crown. Chestnut-collared Longspur: Small, sparrow-like bird with brown-streaked upperparts, black breast and flanks, some have chestnut on underparts, pale gray belly. Flies in V or straight line formations. Tail is forked; legs and feet are dark gray. Bill is short and yellow with a blackish tip. Northern Hawk Owl: Medium-sized, slender owl with white-spotted brown upperparts and brown-barred white underparts. Powerful flight alternates flaps with short glides. Follows farm tractors and plows. Feeds on fish, frogs and crustaceans. Short, weak flights on rapidly beating wings. Massachusetts also recognizes an official state game bird. The wings are black with a sharp yellow or white line and red spots on secondaries (visible when folded). Tail is long and scissor-like, black above with white outer edges and white below with black inner edges. Sandwich Tern: This is the only medium-sized tern with a long slender black bill tipped with yellow. Bill is black with yellow tip; legs and feet are black. Flight is direct with rapid wing beats. The wings have pale rust-brown patches and black flight feathers. Black legs, webbed feet. Flies in straight line or V formation. Direct and hovering flight with very rapid wing beats. Slow fluttering flight on shallow wing beats. White underparts extend up onto the face as a cheek patch. Rufous Hummingbird: Medium hummingbird, bright rufous-brown overall with white breast and ear patch, red-orange throat, and green shoulders. Willet: This large sandpiper has mottled gray-brown upperparts, white rump and lightly streaked and barred white underparts, white tail with dark brown tip, and blue-gray leg. Wings are long and relatively pointed. Wings have white-spotted black tips; tail is white. Feeds on insects, carrion, refuse, seed, nuts, berries, mice, eggs and young of other birds. Thick bill, pale base, two long central feathers twisted vertically on tail. Wings are rufous. Gulls are typically medium to large birds, usually gray or white, often with black markings on the head or wings. Alternates rapid wing beats with short glides. Wings and notched tail are dark. Head has distinct crest and short, thin, black bill. Flies in V formation. Brown and red-brown mottled upperparts. Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats. Females are duller in color. Northern Gannet: Very large seabird. Gray legs, feet. Its plumage blends well among prairie grasses, making it difficult to spot. Eyes are red. Weak fluttering flight. Most common swan in North America. Yellow-breasted Chat: The largest North American warbler. Soars on thermals. Soars on thermals. Feeds on insects and nectar. Clapper Rail: Large, noisy marsh bird, gray or brown upperparts, vertical white-barred flanks and belly, buff or rust-brown breast. It has a long pink bill with a black tip that is slightly upcurved. Feeds on insects. Eyes are yellow. Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats. Discover the birdsâand bird behaviorsâmost commonly encountered in Massachusetts. Legs are long and yellow. Face has thick, black eye-line. Forages in trees and bushes. Bounding flight, alternates rapid wing beats with wings pulled to sides. The sexes are similar. White-tailed Kite: Small hawk with gray upperparts, black shoulders, and white face and underparts. Tail is short, and legs are long. Rapid direct flight. Feeds on mollusks, crustaceans, insects and small fish. Eyestripes are thick and black with white borders. Black-necked Stilt: Large shorebird with sharply contrasting black upperparts and white underparts. Pale pink bill. Difficult to distinguish from Snowy Egret. Rides thermals and updrafts, sometimes hovers. Northern Wheatear: Small thrush (oenanthe), with gray upperparts, black wings, mask, and tail. Swainson's Hawk: Large hawk, dark brown upperparts, white throat, rufous upper breast, pale buff underparts. Strong steady wing beats alternated with long to short glides. Black-throated Gray Warbler: Small warbler, black-marked, slate-gray upperparts, black streaks on flanks, white underparts. Wings are mottled gray with dark primaries. Identify birds in North America for bird watching or as a bird guide. Alternates rapid wing beats with a glide. Bill is gray. Gray wings, tail. Massachusetts is the most populous state in all of New England, and it has a large population of birds of prey to match. Legs and feet are gray black. Head has brown cap, white face, and dark eyestripe. Black bill is short, wide, and slightly decurved and forked tail is short to medium in length. Forages on ground, walking with tail cocked above back. Tail is short and brown with white corners. Underparts are bright yellow. White tail with faint brown central strip and dark tip. Jan 24, 2014 - Explore Mary Plante's board "Birds common to Massachusetts" on Pinterest. It feeds on seeds, grain, grasses and berries. Bill is pink with dark tip. Body is rufous-brown with black streaks on the back and sides; white wing patches are visible in flight. Steller's Eider: Small eider with black back and collar, white sides, buff-brown underparts with small but distinct black spot on side. Crown, nape, and face are gray; eye-rings appear as large, white spectacles. Nape and upper back are chestnut-brown. It hovers before dipping for prey. Feeds on a variety of insects and spiders. Diet includes fish and small birds. Pink legs, feet. Tail is dark with white corners. The tail is long, dark, and has white edges. Female is brown-scaled overall with dull blue shoulder patch, dark eyes and pale edged upper mandible. Brown Pelican: Large, unmistakable seabird, gray-brown body, dark brown, pale yellow head and neck, oversized bill. Red-billed Tropicbird: This slender, white, gull-like seabird is the largest tropic bird. Black-headed Grosbeak: Large, stocky finch, black-streaked, orange-brown back, black head, wings, tail. Soars on thermals and updrafts. Tail is long and black. Browse through available black colored birds and parrots for sale in massachusetts by aviaries, breeders and bird rescues. Bill, legs, and feet are black. North America's smallest goose. The upperparts are very pale gray, nearly white, and the underparts are white. Colonel is a silver duckwing Old English Game Bantam which Hovers to take insects, berries, fruit. Best identified by its relatively slow, languid flight compared to other shearwaters. Bill is long and slightly decurved. It feeds mostly on terrestrial and aquatic insects. Forages on ground, low in trees and bushes. Great Skua was split into Great Skua and Brown Skua (not in North American range) by the American Ornithologist Union. Tail is square, pale gray, and shorter than folded wings. The wings are short with white spotted black tips. It feeds on aquatic insects and crustaceans. Bill is pink with a brown tip and base. It was named for Lucy Hunter Baird, daughter of Spencer F. Baird, ornithologist and secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. It forages for insects on or close to the ground. It has a gray crown and nape, red eyes and a slender black bill. Bill, legs, and feet are black. Outer tail feathers are white. Sandhill Crane: This large wading bird has a gray body, white cheeks, chin, and upper throat, and a bright red cap. Wings and tail are gray-black; tail has thin white tip. In fall, grackles gather into large flocks before migration at communal roosts, some of which can be impressively massive (as many as one million birds!). Strong direct flight with rapid wing beats. Throat and breast are paler blue, and belly and undertail coverts are white. Fulvous Whistling-Duck: Large, long-legged, long-necked duck with dark brown back and white V-shaped rump patch. Tail is dark gray to black. Tail is long and white-tipped. Rock Wren: Medium wren with white-speckled gray upperparts, brown rump, white-over-black eye brow, white throat and breast with fine gray streaks, and buff-yellow flanks and belly. It has a black head, white eye ring, orange bill with a black spot near the tip, and red-orange legs. Long-billed Murrelet: Small seabird with dark brown upperparts and darker brown barring, paler throat and white eye-ring. The white-edged side and flank feathers form a striking border between sides and back. Forages in trees, bushes. Boreal Chickadee: Large chickadee, brown upperparts, dark brown cap, small black bib, gray face and neck, white cheek, rufous sides, white underparts. The tail is dark brown and pointed in flight. Varied Thrush: Large thrush, dark gray upperparts, rust-brown throat, breast, sides, eyebrows, black breast band, and white belly and undertail. Often soars like a raptor. Fast flight on shallow wing beats. Feeds on insects, caterpillars, fruits and berries. The upperwings are gray with black primaries and white secondaries. Head has brown cap, white eyebrows, and dark eye-lines. Over time, we will continue adding species to our list of New England birds, which includes birds in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, and Rhode Island. Face is gray with yellow eyestripe and breast is yellow. Female is olive-green above, with gray back and yellow underparts. Pacific Loon: This medium-sized loon has a black-and-white checkered back and white underparts. Head and underparts are buff to cinnamon with white throat and vent. The upperwings are brown with black edges and white bars; underwings are white. Legs and feet are gray. The face and throat are rust-brown and the bill, legs and feet are black. It has long white tail streamers, a white back that is finely barred in black, a black eye stripe curves that upward behind the eye, black primaries, and a red bill. Direct flight is high and fluttery. Yellow-brown legs and feet. Strong and fast flight on rapidly beating wings. Lazuli Bunting: Small finch, bright blue upperparts, cinnamon-brown breast and sides, white belly. Weak fluttering flight with shallow rapid wing beats. Soars on thermals and updrafts. Eurasian Curlew: Large curlew, strongly marked underparts lack rich orange or buff tones that other long billed curlews often show. The sexes are similar. Marbled Godwit: This large sandpiper has black-marked, dark brown upperparts, and lightly barred, chestnut-brown underparts. Forages on ground and in trees and bushes. Tail is rust-brown. Black-chinned Hummingbird: Medium hummingbird with metallic green upperparts, gray underparts, white breast, green-washed flanks. Breast is orange-brown and belly is yellow. Breast is orange-brown and belly is yellow. Swift direct flight with rapid, steady wing beats. Female is gray overall with blue wings, rump, and tail. Head has black hood and throat, sharply contrasting white eyebrow and cheek stripe, and yellow spot in front of eye. Weak fluttering flight with shallow wing beats. Kentucky Warbler: Medium, ground-dwelling warbler with bright olive-green upperparts and yellow underparts. Legs and feet are black. Flies in straight line or V formation. Legs are yellow to pale brown. It has a black bill with a yellow spot at the base and black legs and feet. Webbing between toes is yellow. Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats. Tail is pale gray, dark band at base. Sallies to take insects in air. These adaptable birds can turn up in almost any habitat. Bill, legs, and feet are black. Eyes surrounded by orange and black markings; legs and feet are bright orange. Small gull, pale gray upperparts, gray-white nape, white neck with thin black collar, and white, wedge-shaped tail; underparts are variably pink. Name changed in 2017 from Le Conte's Sparrow to LeConte's Sparrow. White Ibis: This coastal species is white overall with pink facial skin, bill, and legs that turn scarlet during breeding season. Tail is black with white edges. Slow fluttering flight with shallow wing beats. It has black legs and feet and a long slender bill. Strong fast direct flight, often close to the water on rapid wing beats. It has a dark brown back, black face and black underparts with white-mottled flanks; a white S-shaped mark extends from above the eye to along sides. Travels alone or in small flocks. More than 10 forms of Red Crossbills have been "discovered" recently. Calliope Hummingbird: Very small hummingbird, metallic green upperparts and flanks, white underparts. Tail and rump are black. Bill is pink. Black legs and feet. Soars on thermals and updrafts. The sexes are similar; males are slightly larger. It feeds by pecking at the surface and probing mud with its bill for small invertebrates. It has a swift direct flight with rapid wing beats. Yellow legs, feet. Bill is long, thin, and dull olive-yellow. Feeds on insects, spiders and berries. Head has white forehead patch edged in black and white eyebrows joining above bill. Wilson's Plover: Medium plover, gray-brown upperparts and cap. Fluttering direct flight on shallow wing beats. Bill is heavy and slightly hooked. Tail is black with thick, white edges. The eyes are large and dark and the tail is often spread, displaying large white spots. Swift direct flight on rapidly beating wings. Dark morph is dark gray with pale streaks on throat and upper breast. Feeds primarily on mistlestoe berries and small insects. AKA snakebird and water turkey. Wings are white with black primary and secondary feathers. Bill, legs,feet are yellow. It has a finely streaked face, a dark eye line, long black bill, white eye ring and dull yellow legs and feet. Wings have large white stripes visible in flight; tail has dark central stripe above and is white below. Swift direct flight. Underparts are orange-brown with strongly barred black, white flanks. Eyes are yellow. Forages in groung, low vegetation. Strong direct flight with constant shallow wingbeats. The black crown has a short black crest, the white tail is deeply forked, and the legs and feet are black. Sage Thrasher: Small thrasher, gray upperparts, dark-streaked white underparts with pale brown wash. The best field mark for separating grackles from other blackbirds and similar species like starlings is the tail. Black birds is a reference given to the many types of black coloured birds in North America. As it hops, it often flicks its tail from side to side. Tail is black- and blue-gray banded with black tip. Little Stint: This medium-sized sandpiper has scaled-brown upperparts and white underparts. Quiet and solitary. Back of neck is black. Lives most of its life above timberline. Wings held downward. Brown upperparts. We've done this before, with the Top Ten White Birds, and thought it would be fun to do it a second time. Black legs and feet. White morph has all-white plumage, black-tipped pink bill, and black legs. Bullock's Oriole: Medium oriole, mostly bright orange with black crown, eye-line, throat stripe, back, and central tail. Black tips on the primary feathers are only seen in flight. Burrowing Owl: Small ground-dwelling owl, mostly brown with numerous white spots and no ear tufts. Vermilion Flycatcher: Small, stocky flycatcher, gray-black upperparts and scarlet-red crown, throat, and underparts. Bill is moderately short, not as strongly curved as similar curlews. Male is iridescent blue-black with yellow or brown eyes. Swift direct flight, hovers when feeding. Eyes are red, bill is black. Once called the Golden Swamp Warbler. Makes short, direct flights on rapidly beating wings. Head and nape are blue. Head has red cap, black chin patch. Sexes are similar. Anhinga: Large, dark waterbird with long tail, snake-like neck, small head, red eyes, and long olive-brown bill. Fast direct flight with rapid wing beats. Cinnamon Teal: This small duck has scaled dark brown upperparts, cinnamon-brown underparts, head and neck, red eyes, long dark bill and yellow-gray legs. Diet is heavy in seeds and cultivated grains. The neck, breast and belly are white. The above list does not include all 400+ birds. Undertail coverts are white. The wings are dark gray with broad white stripes. Bill, legs and feet are black. It has a direct flight with rapid wing beats. It has a thin, short black bill and black legs and feet. Black bill is very short; legs, feet are orange-red. Brewer's Sparrow: Medium sparrow with finely streaked gray-brown upperparts, pale eye-ring, dark moustache stripe, and plain, pale gray underparts. Tail is dark and yellow-tipped with cinnamon-brown undertail coverts. Head has darker cap and slight crest. Fish and squid make up most of its diet. Rapid bouncy flight, alternates several quick wing beats with wings pulled to sides. Wings and back are silver-gray with black-and-white bars. Barnacle Goose: Medium goose, distinctive white face, jet-black head, neck, and upper breast. Western Wood-Pewee: Medium-sized flycatcher with dull olive-gray upperparts and pale olive-gray underparts. Direct flight with rapid wing beats. Lark Sparrow: Medium sparrow with streaked, gray-brown upperparts and buff underparts with black breast spot. They also routinely inhabit shrubby areas and swamps. Strong direct flight. Feeds primarily on insects. Legs and feet are pink. Boreal Owl: Medium owl, white-spotted, brown upperparts and thick brown-streaked, white underparts. Swift flight with shallow wing beats. Mississippi Kite: Small kite, dark gray upperparts, pale gray underparts and head. Tail is black with strongly contrasting white outer tail feathers. It has a black bill, legs and feet. Pacific Golden-Plover: This medium-sized plover is yellow-spotted. Wings are dark with large white patches visible in flight. Prominent chestnut-brown patch on wing is visible on standing and flying birds. The flight is labored and slow with dangling legs. Legs are extremely long and red-pink. Legs and feet are black. Eyestripes are dark. Easily identified by black tail, stiff wing beats and long narrow pointed wings. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher: Medium flycatcher with pale gray upperparts and head, white underparts and throat, salmon-pink sides and flanks, and dark brown wings with white edges. The bill is thick, long, and curved downward. Swift, graceful flight, alternates several quick wing beats with long glides. All State Birds A minuscule, cheerfully sociable bird, the energetic black-capped chickadee does not migrate - â¦ Tail is brown-black with white edges. Eastern populations have seriously declined since the 1960s. Bulky appearance when perching due to dense, fluffy plumage, long wings extending past body, and relatively long tail. Wings are black with large white patches. Grackles are also quite large, exceeding a foot in length from bill to tail. Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats. McCown's Longspur: Medium-sized sparrow with streaked gray upperparts, plain gray underparts, and darker breast. Short flights with rapidly beating wing strokes alternating with wings pulled briefly to sides. Diet includes Learn about all the Commonwealth's breeding bird species in the Breeding Bird Atlas 2. Common Ground-Dove: Small, rounded dove with plain gray-brown back and scaled pink-gray head and breast. The eyes, bill, and legs of all morphs are yellow. Weak fluttering flight on shallow wing beats. White chin and throat. Female similar but lacks bright gorget. Bill is long and black. This list of birds of Massachusetts includes species documented in the U.S. state of Massachusetts and accepted by the Massachusetts Avian Records Committee (MARC). Orange-brown head and neck, and white mark between eye and bill; combination of prominent white rump, white wing bar, and pure white underwings is unique among the godwits. Feeds on crane flies and brine shrimp. Dark gray legs and feet. Swift direct flight. Tail has white edges, dark center and tip. Feeds on marine worms and insects. Red eyes with white eye-rings, and white patch above. Townsend's Solitaire: Small thrush, gray overall and slightly darker above. It has a white rump with a dark central stripe and black legs and feet. The face, neck and breast are rust-brown with black spots. Hooked bill is dark, legs are pink. An open ocean species vaguely resembling a small penguin that can fly. It has a dark bill, yellow eyes and black legs and feet. Bill is long, black with orange at the base and curved upward. Short, fluttering flight, alternates rapid wing beats with wings pulled to sides. The underparts are white; upper tail is black with white outer edges. Sexes are similar. It has a direct steady flight on heavy and labored wing beats, with a slow down stroke and a rapid and jerky upstroke. Whitish underparts; underwings have brown trailing edge. These birds include the large ravens, crows, blackbirds, cowbirds, grackles and starlings. Low, swift flight, alternates rapid wing beats with wings pulled to sides. The wings are dark with two white bars. With the Atlantic Ocean bordering itâs eastern coast â and plenty of inland forests, swamps, and grasslands â itâs no surprise that a wide array of hawks, owls, falcons, and eagles call this state their home. Dives for fish and squid. Brown-chested Martin: Medium-sized swallow with brown upperparts. Short, dark brown tail, legs are feathered to the toes. Bouyant, graceful flight. White-faced Storm-Petrel: The only Atlantic storm-petrel with the combination of dark gray upperparts and white underparts with a dark cap and eyeline. American Oystercatcher: Large shorebird with white underparts, brown upperparts, black hood, long, bright red-orange needle-shaped bill. Little Egret: Medium-sized, all white egret with plumes on head, breast, and back. Tail is gray with white spots near corners. Bill, legs, and feet are gray. Orioles are colorful, vocal members of the blackbird family. It feeds on invertebrates, small vertebrates and sometimes carrion from the water's surface. Dark bill, thick and heavy; short, broad tail. Feet and legs are dull yellow. Tail is black with white undertail coverts. Sexes are similar. Legs and feet are black. Flies close to the water in straight line. Bewick's Wren: Small wren with unstreaked, gray to red-brown upperparts and plain white underparts. Glides and soars for hours with minor adjustments to wing position. Yellow-headed Blackbird: Medium-sized blackbird with black body, bright yellow hood and breast, and distinct white wing patches. Strong flight, alternates shallow wing beats with brief periods of wings pulled to sides. Head has a slate-gray hood and bold white eye-ring. Forages on ground. Head has black, white, and chestnut-brown stripes. Secretive, heard rather than seen. Feeds on insects and spiders. Direct and hovering flight with rapid wing beats. Throat is iridescent violet; bill is long and slightly decurved. Bill is pink with dark tip. Inland forests and grasslands support a wide variety of nesting birds in summer, as well as Gray Flycatcher: Small flycatcher with gray or olive-gray upperparts and pale gray underparts. Grackles have long, wedge-shaped tails that are especially visible in flight. Light and bouyant flight on steady wing beats. White eyebrows are conspicuous. The Black-cap, oâ¦ They soar over forests in the hilly regions of tropical and subtropical South and Southeast Asia, as well as southeastern China. Diet includes aquatic vegetation and grass. Alternates several quick, shallow strokes with wings pulled to sides. American Avocet: Long-legged shorebird with long, thin, upcurved bill and distinctive black-and-white back and sides. Tundra Swan: This small swan is completely snowy white. Eats mostly insects in the summer. Weak fluttering flight with legs dangling. Black bill, legs and feet. 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