Rides thermals and updrafts, sometimes hovers. Feeds on insects, crustaceans, and invertebrates. Buff-breasted Sandpiper: This medium-sized sandpiper has a buff wash over the entire body except for the white vent. It is our humble opinion based on our small vault of bird knowledge that these are the top ten black birds. Female similar but lacks bright gorget. Bill is pink with a brown tip and base. Swift direct flight on rapid wing beats. Face has thick, black eye-line. Outermost primaries have faint black smudges. Upperwings are dark gray with pale gray patches. American Oystercatcher: Large shorebird with white underparts, brown upperparts, black hood, long, bright red-orange needle-shaped bill. Sexes are similar. Dark morph is dark gray with pale streaks on throat and upper breast. Lower breast and sides are yellow with black streaks and belly is white.Face is yellow with black crown and cheek patch and yellow crescent below eye. Feeds on crane flies and brine shrimp. Colonel is a silver duckwing Old English Game Bantam which Feeds at low tide on mudflats or hidden in salt marsh vegetation. Tail is long, broad, edged with white (black near base). Yellow Rail: Small rail with pale yellow-striped, dark brown upperparts. Sexes are similar. Body is green-black overall with silver-gray feathers appearing speckled and grizzled on upper back and forewings. 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. Weak fluttering flight with shallow wing beats. Discover the birdsâand bird behaviorsâmost commonly encountered in Massachusetts. 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. Often soars like a raptor. Black breast, white belly, rufous sides. The neck, breast and belly are white. Smith's Longspur: Medium sparrow, yellow-brown streaked upperparts, black head with white eyebrow and ear patch, and yellow-brown nape, throat, and underparts. Sexes are similar. Bill is moderately short, not as strongly curved as similar curlews. Tail is pale gray, dark band at base. Eyes are yellow. Feeds on caterpillars, insects, fruits, seeds and grains. of Moorestown. Jan 24, 2014 - Explore Mary Plante's board "Birds common to Massachusetts" on Pinterest. Vent and wing stripe visible in flight. Legs and feet are gray. Black wings with two white bars. Dark gray back and nape. Slow, deep wing beats. Lucy's Warbler: Small warbler with pale gray upperparts, rust-brown crown and rump, white underparts. Purple Gallinule: Medium, chicken-like marsh bird with purple-blue upperparts washed with iridescent green, deep blue underparts. Black-chinned Hummingbird: Medium hummingbird with metallic green upperparts, gray underparts, white breast, green-washed flanks. Soars on thermals and updrafts. The tail is white with dark bars and the legs and feet are dark gray. It has a black head, white eye ring, orange bill with a black spot near the tip, and red-orange legs. Yellow-nosed Albatross: Pelagic albatross with pale gray head, neck, rump, black back, upperwings, white underparts and black margin around white underwings. Read More. Sexes similar. Browse through available black colored birds and parrots for sale in massachusetts by aviaries, breeders and bird rescues. Wings have two bars: upper bar is yellow, lower bar is white. Tail is dark gray to black. Swift direct flight. Flight is direct. Slow fluttering flight with shallow wing beats. Western Tanager: Medium-sized tanager with brilliant red head, bright yellow body, black back, wings, and tail. Bulky appearance when perching due to dense, fluffy plumage, long wings extending past body, and relatively long tail. These adaptable birds can turn up in almost any habitat. Feeds on insects, caterpillars, fruits and berries. Eyestripes are dark. Head has stark black crown, face, and throat. Wings are dark with two white bars. Its dark plumage sets it apart from all other North American woodpeckers. It feeds on squid and fish. Soars on thermals. Sprague's Pipit: Medium pipit with streaked, brown upperparts, buff breast with dark streaks, and white throat and belly. The female is dull brown with a white patch on the face at base of bill. Legs and feet are gray. Hovers more than other bluebirds and drops on prey from above, also catches insects in flight. Fish and squid make up most of its diet. Gray-black skin on head and neck is wrinkled. Travels alone or in small flocks. Yellow legs, feet. Wings have large white bars. The sexes are similar in appearance. Wings are rufous. The tail is white-edged. All pictures taken with a Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L lens. Orange air sacs on both sides of the neck inflate during courtship display; long feathers on back of neck also raised during displays. Bill is black with yellow tip; legs and feet are black. Flies in a V formation. Wing linings are white. Small gull, pale gray upperparts, gray-white nape, white neck with thin black collar, and white, wedge-shaped tail; underparts are variably pink. Grackles of both sexes are entirely shiny black, with patches of green and purple gloss. MacGillivray's Warbler: Medium-sized warbler with olive-green upperparts and yellow underparts. The legs are orange. Sallies to take insects in air. Black bill, legs, feet. With Stan Tekielaâs famous field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. It is named for the state where it was first discovered. Brown Noddy: This medium-sized tern is brown except for the white forehead blending to a gray nape and a small white lower half-eye ring. Swainson's Hawk: Large hawk, dark brown upperparts, white throat, rufous upper breast, pale buff underparts. Strong fast direct flight, often close to the water on rapid wing beats. Wings and back are silver-gray with black-and-white bars. Tail is square, pale gray, and shorter than folded wings. Yellow eyes are relatively small. Bill is long and black. American White Pelican: Huge, white seabird, enormous outstretched wings show black primaries, outer secondaries in flight. Pink-footed Goose: Short-necked goose with blue gray mantle and wing coverts, white belly, dark brown head, neck. Pale pink bill. Powerful flight alternates flaps with short glides. Kentucky Warbler: Medium, ground-dwelling warbler with bright olive-green upperparts and yellow underparts. In 2016 the American Ornithologist Union split the Clapper Rail into three species, the Clapper Rail, Ridgway's Rail and Mangrove Rail (not in North America). Female lacks black head and throat, has brown streaked upperparts and buff streaked underparts. Crown, nape, and face are gray; eye-rings appear as large, white spectacles. Tail is black with gray or white tip. Bill is heavy and dark. Direct flight, steady, strong 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. Forages on shore; sometimes probes mud. The belly and under tail coverts are white. Wings noticeably long on perched bird. It feeds on seeds, grain, grasses and berries. Wings are black with white patches. Forages on ground, walking with tail cocked above back. Dark patches on either side of upper breast (partial breast band), behind eye, and on white forehead. Female is gray overall with blue wings, rump, and tail. Damage to Crops Red-winged blackbirds can cause considerable damage to ripening corn, sunflower, sorghum, and oats in the milk and dough stages, and to sprouting and ripening rice. Legs are relatively short and bright orange. Prominent chestnut-brown patch on wing is visible on standing and flying birds. See more ideas about birds, beautiful birds, pet birds. Large, decurved bill, black upper mandible, lower mandible has pink base. Bill is pink. Rounded tail is rufous with black edges. Baird's Sandpiper: This medium-sized bird has scaled gray-brown upperparts, white underparts and a dark-spotted gray-brown breast. Direct and hovering flight with rapid wing beats. Sexes are similar. It feeds mostly on insects. Tail is black with thick, white edges. Black bill, legs, feet. Common Eider: Large diving duck (v-nigrum), with distinctive sloping forehead, black body, white breast and back. Sexes are similar. Legs and feet are brown. Legs are blue-gray. Bullock's Oriole: Medium oriole, mostly bright orange with black crown, eye-line, throat stripe, back, and central tail. This is a list of mammals of Massachusetts. They soar over forests in the hilly regions of tropical and subtropical South and Southeast Asia, as well as southeastern China. Listing and Photos of Hummingbird Species found in Massachusetts, United States with links to informational pages and photos Black-chinned Hummingbirds, Archilochus alexandri - Rare Vagrants - Found in open woodlands, parks and gardens. Forages in trees and bushes. Red-orange legs and feet. Hovers above water before diving. It eats fish, insects, lemmings and crustaceans, and is also an active scavenger. Swift flight with shallow wing beats. Black crown, nape separated from gray-brown upperparts by whitish collar. White arc beneath eye. It feeds on parrot fish, flatfish, mullets and other fish. Legs and feet are gray. Direct flight with graceful, shallow wing beats. Sharp-tailed Sandpiper: This medium-sized sandpiper has dark brown upperparts and white underparts with faint olive-brown streaks on breast and sides. Legs and feet are gray-pink. This species is the largest member of the blackbird clan that regularly occurs in Massachusetts. Bill is pink with dark tip. It has a strong direct flight with deep wing beats. Bill is gray. Marbled Godwit: This large sandpiper has black-marked, dark brown upperparts, and lightly barred, chestnut-brown underparts. Black-capped Chickadee Massachusettsâ state bird, this social Head and nape are blue. In flight it shows prominent white lower back, rump, and underwing linings. Forages on ground, low in trees and bushes. 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. Monk Parakeet: Medium parakeet, green overall, gray forehead, cheeks, lores, throat. White Ibis: This coastal species is white overall with pink facial skin, bill, and legs that turn scarlet during breeding season. Common Ground-Dove: Small, rounded dove with plain gray-brown back and scaled pink-gray head and breast. Diet includes aquatic invertebrates. Non-breeding adult lacks hood, black mark behind eye, and black tip on bill. High arcing flight. Hugs wave contours or flies up to 150 feet. Until the 1990s was classified as the Solitary Vireo, along with the Blue-headed and Plumbeous Vireos. Tail is long and rounded. Chestnut-collared Longspur: Small, sparrow-like bird with brown-streaked upperparts, black breast and flanks, some have chestnut on underparts, pale gray belly. Lark Sparrow: Medium sparrow with streaked, gray-brown upperparts and buff underparts with black breast spot. Strong flight, alternates shallow wing beats with brief periods of wings pulled to sides. Forages on ground and in trees and bushes. It has a thin, short black bill and black legs and feet. Tail is rust-brown. Black legs and feet. Short, fluttering flight, alternates rapid wing beats with wings pulled to sides. Curlew Sandpiper: This is a medium-sized sandpiper with mottled rufous, white and black upperparts. Dark bill, thick and heavy; short, broad tail. Northern Wheatear: Small thrush (oenanthe), with gray upperparts, black wings, mask, and tail. It hovers before dipping for prey. It was first recorded on the Lewis and Clark expedition. 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. Bill is dull yellow to gray-green (eastern) or orange-yellow (western). 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. Inland forests and grasslands support a wide variety of nesting birds in summer, as well as Mask is black and throat is white. Bewick's Wren: Small wren with unstreaked, gray to red-brown upperparts and plain white underparts. Nonbreeding adult lacks head and back plumes, has gray lores, and shows yellow on lower legs. Purple Sandpiper: Medium sandpiper, upperparts are scaled gray-brown, crown is dark, and white underparts are streaked. Head has darker cap and slight crest. Black Vulture: Large raptor, black overall, short, featherless neck, pale bill, short and squared tail, long, pale gray legs and feet. Female is brighter; paler crown and grayer upperparts. Hovers in display flight and when foraging. It includes all mammals currently living in Massachusetts, whether resident or as migrants. Violet-green Swallow: Small swallow, dark, metallic green upperparts, iridescent purple rump. Flight is direct with rapid wing beats. Bill is gray. Black-headed Grosbeak: Large, stocky finch, black-streaked, orange-brown back, black head, wings, tail. The wings are short with white spotted black tips. Tail is brown with white edges. Its wedge shaped tail has a small notch at the tip. Feeds primarily on insects. Female is brown overall, dark breast, pale sides, white belly and gray bill. Long-tailed and gregarious, grackles are hard to miss whenever they are present, as their feathers shine with iridescence and their piercing voices creak and whine across suburban Massachusetts. Tail is slightly forked when folded. Legs and feet are pink. Northern Lapwing: Large, unique plover with black breast, face, crown, and long upright head plumes; back is green-tinged purple and copper. White underparts extend up onto the face as a cheek patch. Nape is chestnut-brown, crown is black, and throat is white. In Massachusetts they are represented by two speciesâthe Baltimore Oriole and the Orchard Oriole. Light phase adult has pale gray-brown head and underparts. Female resembles the male but is less tinged with red. Feeds mostly on insects but also eats seeds. King Rail: Large rail with long, orange-based bill. It forages for insects on or close to the ground. Feeds on fish, frogs and crustaceans. Sexes are similar. Tail is gray with faint bars, dark terminal band, and white trailing edge. Feeds on insects and nectar. Tail is short and brown with white corners. Yellow eyes surrounded by orange eye-rings. Some of these birds have a fairly small New England range (for example, the Spruce Grouse) and other birds are found throughout the region. Sage Thrasher: Small thrasher, gray upperparts, dark-streaked white underparts with pale brown wash. Feeds on nectar, insects, spiders, and sap. Legs and feet are gray. 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. Often flies with feet trailing and dangling below. California Gull: This is a medium-sized gull with a white head and underparts, gray wings and black wing tips. Whitish underparts; underwings have brown trailing edge. Townsend's Warbler: Olive-green upperparts, black throat and upper breast. Strong and fast flight on rapidly beating wings. Blue Grosbeak: Large finch, bright purple-blue body, black face, and two wide, brown wingbars. Bill is pink with dark tip. Underparts are bright yellow. Long pointed wings and deeply forked tail. Ruddy Turnstone: This medium-sized sandpiper has red-brown upperparts, white rump and underparts, and a black-marked face. Male is iridescent blue-black with yellow or brown eyes. Varied Thrush: Large thrush, dark gray upperparts, rust-brown throat, breast, sides, eyebrows, black breast band, and white belly and undertail. Sexes are similar. Upper neck and head are featherless and dark gray. Sexes are similar. Wings have large white stripes visible in flight; tail has dark central stripe above and is white below. Swallow-tailed Kite: The largest of North America kites, has black upperparts which contrast with white head and underparts. Western Grebe: Large, long-necked grebe with dark gray upperparts, white underparts, gray sides and flanks. Wilson's Phalarope: This medium-sized sandpiper has gray-brown upperparts, red-brown streaks on back and shoulders, red-brown markings on white underparts, gray crown, white face, black eye-line, a black needle-like bill, gray wings and a white tail and rump. Black bill is slender and long. Thin, pale bill. The upperwings are brown with black edges and white bars; underwings are white. Identify birds in North America for bird watching or as a bird guide. Black bill, legs and feet. Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats. Sexes are similar. Frequents mudflats. Feeds on large flying insects. Feeds on insects, larvae, worms and mollusks. Franklin's Gull: This medium-sized gull has a gray back and white underparts. When feeding, chickadees are curious and active, taking advantage of their strong feet and small size to crawl to the very edges of twigs, sometimes hanging upside down to pick at a promising morsel. Flies in straight line or V formation. 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. Legs and feet are black. Alternates rapid wing beats with a glide. Hovers to take insects, berries, fruit. Birds with large crossed bills feed on the seeds of big pine cones. Sandwich Tern: This is the only medium-sized tern with a long slender black bill tipped with yellow. Webbing between toes is yellow. Black tail is notched. Juvenile like winter adult but more black on wing and tail with black tip. Wings are black with white spots. Massachusetts is the most populous state in all of New England, and it has a large population of birds of prey to match. The female is larger than the male with a longer bill and has a little red-brown color. Broad white stripes on black wings are visible in flight. Includes photos, songs, and facts about each bird. Swift, direct, and low flight. Harris's Sparrow: Large sparrow with dark-streaked, brown upperparts and white underparts with dark-streaked sides. Eurasian Kestrel: Small falcon, spotted rufous upperparts, brown-streaked buff underparts. Bar-tailed Godwit: This large shorebird has a long upcurved bill, scaled brown, black and gray mottled upperparts and pale red-brown underparts. Yellow-brown legs and feet. Sabine's Gull: Small gull with gray back and white nape, rump, and underparts. Crown is rufous, throat is white with black stripes, and bill is gray. Mississippi Kite: Small kite, dark gray upperparts, pale gray underparts and head. Phainopepla: Small, flycatcher-like bird with glossy black body. Prothonotary Warbler: Medium-sized warbler with olive-green back and blue-gray wings and tail. It is the smallest of the ptarmigans, and the only one that nests south of Canada. Connecticut Warbler: Large ground-walking warbler, olive-gray upperparts, dull yellow underparts. Feeds primarily on mosquito larvae but also takes mollusks and crustaceans. Strong direct flight on steady wing beats. Feeds primarily on mistlestoe berries and small insects. Underparts are brown-barred white on breast and sides, and white on belly. Grackles are also quite large, exceeding a foot in length from bill to tail. It has a direct flight with steady wing beats. Boat-tailed Grackle: Large, black bird with a very long, keel-shaped tail. 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. Head is gray with white eye-ring that extends to brow. Head has red cap, black chin patch. Bird and Parrot classifieds. Bill is long and slightly decurved. 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. Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats. Atlantic Puffin: Medium seabird with black upperparts, white underparts, white face, and large, parrot-like, orange and gray bill. 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. Swift direct flight. Sooty Tern: This medium-sized tern has long wings, a deeply forked tail, black crown, nape, and upperparts and a broad triangular white forehead patch. Black-headed Gull: Small, white gull with partial hood, white crescents above and below eye, and white-gray back. Wings are white with black primaries and a white-bordered blue speculum. Vermilion Flycatcher: Small, stocky flycatcher, gray-black upperparts and scarlet-red crown, throat, and underparts. We've done this before, with the Top Ten White Birds, and thought it would be fun to do it a second time. Northern Hawk Owl: Medium-sized, slender owl with white-spotted brown upperparts and brown-barred white underparts. Forehead is pale blue; bill is red and yellow-tipped. Feeds on insects. Secretive, heard rather than seen. Mountain Bluebird: Small thrush with brilliant blue back, head, and wings. Spectacles are pale yellow. Field guides, illustrations, and database Copyright © 2004 - 2013. Bill is heavy and slightly hooked. It has a short, dark, slightly upturned bill, a white tail with a black terminal band, and orange legs and feet. The only eastern warbler that nests in tree hollows. Legs and feet are black. Head has dark cap and forked white eyebrows. Black-headed Grosbeak: Large, stocky finch, black-streaked, orange-brown back, black head, wings, tail. The juvenile is brown and streaked. Legs and feet are pale gray. White line divides green speculum and pale blue shoulder patch on wing. Tail and rump are black. It has a long black bill that is slightly decurved, and black legs and feet. The head and neck are black. So I figured the scary place to be for Halloween would definitely be Salem Massachusetts. Eye ring is white. 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. Short flights, alternates rapid wing beats with brief periods of wings pulled to sides. Boreal Owl: Medium owl, white-spotted, brown upperparts and thick brown-streaked, white underparts. It has a rapid direct flight with strong, quick wing beats. The sexes are similar. The eyes are yellow and the bill is blue-gray with a black tip. It also catches them in flight. Wings have conspicuous white patches. American Avocet: Long-legged shorebird with long, thin, upcurved bill and distinctive black-and-white back and sides. Wings are dark with white tips; legs are pink. hese birds provide some benefits by feeding on harmful insects, such as rootworm beetles and corn earworms, and on weed seeds, such as Johnson grass. Anhinga: Large, dark waterbird with long tail, snake-like neck, small head, red eyes, and long olive-brown bill. Clapper Rail: Large, noisy marsh bird, gray or brown upperparts, vertical white-barred flanks and belly, buff or rust-brown breast. Tail is gray with white spots near corners. Red-billed Tropicbird: This slender, white, gull-like seabird is the largest tropic bird. Eskimo Curlew: Small curlew, brown mottled upperparts, buff underparts streaked and mottled brown, and pale cinnamon wing linings. Fast direct flight with rapid wing beats. Head is large and without ear tufts. Swift, graceful flight, alternates several rapid, deep wing beats with long curving glides. Black legs, webbed feet. Swift flight, alternates rapid wing beats with wings pulled to sides. Legs and feet are brown. Wings are dark with two pale bars. The tail is long, dark, and has white edges. Flies in straight line formation with neck and legs outstretched, roosts high in trees and bushes at night. Cassin's Kingbird: Large flycatcher, dark olive-gray upperparts, dull yellow underparts. Wings are white with black primary and secondary feathers. Belly is white. The large species take up to four years to attain full adult plumage, but two years is typical for small gulls. Gray head, black moustache stripe. Undertail coverts are white. Glides between perches. Once called the Golden Swamp Warbler. Cory's Shearwater: Large gray-brown shearwater, white underparts, pale yellow bill. The front of the face has a white patch and the bill is usually pink-orange. Bill is bright yellow. Short, weak flights on rapidly beating wings. Face, sides of rump, underparts are white. Head is yellow with black throat and nape. Tail is long. Long bill is gray, hooked. Barnacle Goose: Medium goose, distinctive white face, jet-black head, neck, and upper breast. Broad-billed Sandpiper: Small sandpiper with a long bill that curves down at the tip. 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. Tail is black with white edges. 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. Bell's Vireo: Small vireo, faint, broken eye-ring, thick, slightly flattened hooked bill, one or two faint wing bars. Back and wings are purple-gray, underparts grade from purple-gray neck and breast to white belly. Breast is orange-brown and belly is yellow. 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. Feeds on invertebrates. Yellow-orange eye combs. 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. Rufous Hummingbird: Medium hummingbird, bright rufous-brown overall with white breast and ear patch, red-orange throat, and green shoulders. Bill is dark and legs and feet are pink. The face and throat are rust-brown and the bill, legs and feet are black. Hood is solid black and eye-ring is dark red. Light and bouyant flight on steady wing beats. Throat is iridescent violet; bill is long and slightly decurved. Upperparts are gray and underparts are white with pale yellow wash on sides. White eye-ring is broken and slate gray hood extends to upper breast where it darkens to black. Very active bird, nervous and restless while foraging. The wings are dark and edged with white. Tail is long, black, and white-edged. Hermit Warbler: Small warbler, gray upperparts, white underparts, black-streaked flanks. 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