Legs, feet are pink-brown. Face is pale yellow-orange with gray cheeks. It has a chestnut brown head and nape (rather than grey), and white cheeks and collar with a contrasting black cheek-spot. 20 birds to spot in your garden. Others, like the hairy woodpecker and downy woodpecker, are a bit more challenging. Dunnock. Similar looking birds to Dark-eyed Junco: Spotted Towhee Adult male, Black Phoebe Adult (Northern) Similar Species to Dark-eyed Junco, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology Photos comparing this bird species with similar or confusing species, including captions that point out specific differences to help confirm identification. Tree sparrow - Passer montanus Smaller than a house sparrow and more active, with its tail almost permanently cocked. ... such as a Ring-billed Gull, that’s standing right next to it. In fact, in the United States there are 3 red headed finches. Dunnock. So in a flock of red finches only a few of the birds will show a red head. It is only the adult males that show color. There are more than one kind of red headed finch. For some groups of birds, including shorebirds, seabirds, and waterfowl, using a known bird as a ruler is a crucial identification technique. LeConte's Sparrow: Small sparrow, brown-streaked back, brown-streaked gray nape, pale gray underparts with streaks on sides, pale yellow breast. Finches are brown streaky sparrow-like birds, more likely in your trees than on the ground. Head is flat with brown stripes. A Cedar Waxwing is bigger than a sparrow but smaller than a robin. A Blue Jay is larger than a robin but smaller than a crow. House sparrow. Name changed in 2017 from Le Conte's Sparrow to LeConte's Sparrow. On closer inspection it is quite attractive with its blue-grey head and breast, light and dark brown streaky back, brown streaked flanks and pink legs. The black bill is finer than that of a sparrow, because it feeds mainly on insects and not seed. Dunnock. Passer domesticus (Images: RSPB) The house sparrow is one of Britain’s most well-known and best-loved birds. At first glance the Dunnock, also known as Hedge Sparrow or Hedge Accentor, looks like a dull sleek sparrow. They have heavily streaked under parts and mottled brown upperparts and can look like large sparrows. Some birds are so distinctive that they are easy to identify. Woodpeckers ; Finches ; Sparrows … Female Red-winged Blackbird: As one of the most common, widespread, and numerous birds in North America, little is done to protect red-winged blackbirds from the effects of development. Sry i forgot to say that they look like small black sparrows but not seen such bird on the above photographs : Gopesh 21-May-2018 00:17: I had seen some birds of black colour and ther wings look royal they are not more than 7-9 what is the name of these birds. We'll take a closer look at several easily-confused birds that are common in Massachusetts and offer tips on how to tell them apart.