Top Songbirds in America

Top Songbirds in America

Thrushes (Turdidae) 

Thrushes are plump, soft-plumaged, small to medium-sized birds, inhabiting wooded areas, and often feeding on the ground. Most species are gray or brown in color, often with speckled underparts. They are insectivorous, but most species also eat worms, land snails, and fruit. Many species are permanently resident in warm climates, while others migrate to higher latitudes during summer, often over considerable distances. (Source: Wikipedia)

Wrens (Troglodytidae) 

Wrens are medium-small to very small birds. The dominating colors of their plumage are generally drab, composed of gray, brown, black, and white, and most species show some barring, especially to tail and/or wings. Their no sexual dimorphism seen in their plumage and little difference exists between young birds and adults. All have fairly long, straight to marginally decurved bills. They have loud and often complex songs, sometimes given in duet by a pair. (Source: Wikipedia)

Orioles (Troglodytidae) 

Orioles have about 30 species of birds of the Old World genus Oriolus, family Oriolidae, or, in the New World, and about 30 species of Icterus, family Icteridae. Both are families of perching birds (order Passeriformes).
They have bright orange, black, and yellow plumage. They have rich, musical song which is welcoming to the ears.

(Sources:  Britannica;

Sparrows (Emberizidae, Passerellidae, Passeridae, Estrildidae) 

Sparrows are small, chiefly seed-eating birds that have conical bills. The name sparrow is most firmly attached to birds of the Old World family Passeridae (order Passeriformes), particularly to the House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) that is so common in temperate North America and Europe, but also to many New World members of the Emberizidae. (Source: Britannica)

Finches (Fringillidae)

Finches are species of small conical-billed, seed-eating songbirds (order Passeriformes).
They are conspicuous songbirds throughout the temperate areas of the Northern Hemisphere and South America and in parts of Africa. (Source: Britannica)

Mimic Thrushes (Mimidae)

Mimidae, family of Western Hemisphere songbirds, order Passeriformes, known as the mimic thrushes, or mimids. They include the mockingbirds, catbirds, and thrashers. The family, containing approximately 35 species, is notable for its excellent songsters and mimics. (Source: Britannica)

Grosbeaks (Fringillidae & Cardinalidae)

Grosbeaks are conical-billed birds belonging to the families Cardinalidae and Fringillidae. Their name is derived from the French gros bec, or “thick beak,” which is adapted to cracking seeds with ease. (Source: Britannica)

Tanagers (Thraupidae & Cardinalidae)

Tanagers are small to medium-sized birds. They are often brightly colored, but some species are black and white. Males are typically more brightly colored than females and juveniles. Most tanagers have short, rounded wings. The shape of the bill seems to be linked to the species' foraging habits. (Source: Wikipedia)

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