This is Volume 4

Tyrant Flycatchers - Waxbills

Birds of North America

Unless otherwise noted, all photography and text on this page © Richard Wolfert, 2004-2017.

Bird & Birding Resources

A Photographic Field Guide to the

  1. A photographic field guide to to

  2. The Birds of North America


  3. This is a list of all 993 North American species (broken down into 88 groups) recognized and prepared by the ABA Version 7.9.0 - 7/12/2016 posting. Quite a few of the birds listed are exceedingly rare (accidentals or strays due to weather, faulty navigation or health) but have been confirmed by the ABA’s Rare Bird Committee.


  4. — All photos © Richard Wolfert, 2017. —

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  6. Not all species seen are represented by photos, but I’m trying. Also, photos are NOT to scale.

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  8. A GREEN LINED entry, below, indicates a photo is present on the right.


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  10. Tyrant Flycatchers (Tyrannidae)                      16


  1. 572.Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet

  2. 573.Greenish Elaenia

  3. 574.White-crested Elaenia

  4. 575.Tufted Flycatcher

  5. 576.Olive-sided Flycatcher

  6. 577.Greater Pewee

  7. 578.Western Wood-Pewee

  8. 579.Eastern Wood-Pewee

  9. 580.Cuban Pewee

  10. 581.Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

  11. 582.Acadian Flycatcher

  12. 583.Alder Flycatcher

  13. 584.Willow Flycatcher

  14. 585.Least Flycatcher

  15. 586.Hammond's Flycatcher

  16. 587.Gray Flycatcher

  17. 588.Dusky Flycatcher

  18. 589.Pacific-slope Flycatcher

  19. 590.Cordilleran Flycatcher

  20. 591.Buff-breasted Flycatcher

  21. 592.Black Phoebe

  22. 593.Eastern Phoebe

  23. 594.Say's Phoebe

  24. 595.Vermilion Flycatcher

  25. 596.Dusky-capped Flycatcher

  26. 597.Ash-throated Flycatcher

  27. 598.Nutting's Flycatcher

  28. 599.Great Crested Flycatcher

  29. 600.Brown-crested Flycatcher

  30. 601.La Sagra's Flycatcher

  31. 602.Great Kiskadee

  32. 603.Social Flycatcher

  33. 604.Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher

  34. 605.Piratic Flycatcher

  35. 606.Variegated Flycatcher

  36. 607.Crowned Slaty Flycatcher

  37. 608.Tropical Kingbird

  38. 609.Couch's Kingbird

  39. 610.Cassin's Kingbird

  40. 611.Thick-billed Kingbird

  41. 612.Western Kingbird

  42. 613.Eastern Kingbird

  43. 614.Gray Kingbird

  44. 615.Loggerhead Kingbird

  45. 616.Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

  46. 617.Fork-tailed Flycatcher


  1. Becards, Tityras, and Allies (Tityridae)


  1. 618.Masked Tityra

  2. 619.Gray-collared Becard

  3. 620.Rose-throated Becard


  1. Shrikes (Laniidae)                                               2

  2. 621.Brown Shrike

  3. 622.Loggerhead Shrike

  4. 623.Northern Shrike


  1. Vireos (Vireonidae)                                             4

  2. 624.Black-capped Vireo

  3. 625.White-eyed Vireo

  4. 626.Thick-billed Vireo

  5. 627.Bell's Vireo

  6. 628.Gray Vireo

  7. 629.Hutton's Vireo

  8. 630.Yellow-throated Vireo

  9. 631.Cassin's Vireo

  10. 632.Blue-headed Vireo

  11. 633.Plumbeous Vireo

  12. 634.Philadelphia Vireo

  13. 635.Warbling Vireo

  14. 636.Red-eyed Vireo

  15. 637.Yellow-green Vireo

  16. 638.Black-whiskered Vireo

  17. 639.Yucatan Vireo


  1. Jays and Crows (Corvidae)                               9


  1. 640.Gray Jay

  2. 641.Brown Jay

  3. 642.Green Jay

  4. 643.Pinyon Jay

  5. 644.Steller's Jay

  6. 645.Blue Jay

  7. 646.Florida Scrub-Jay

  8. 647.Island Scrub-Jay

  9. 648.California Scrub-Jay

  10. 649.Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay

  11. 650.Mexican Jay

  12. 651.Clark's Nutcracker

  13. 652.Black-billed Magpie

  14. 653.Yellow-billed Magpie

  15. 654.Eurasian Jackdaw

  16. 655.American Crow

  17. 656.Northwestern Crow

  18. 657.Tamaulipas Crow

  19. 658.Fish Crow

  20. 659.Chihuahuan Raven

  21. 660.Common Raven


  1. Larks (Alaudidae)                                               1


  1. 661.Eurasian Skylark

  2. 662.Horned Lark


  1. Swallows (Hirundinidae)                                   4


  1. 663.Purple Martin

  2. 664.Cuban Martin

  3. 665.Gray-breasted Martin

  4. 666.Southern Martin

  5. 667.Brown-chested Martin

  6. 668.Tree Swallow

  7. 669.Mangrove Swallow

  8. 670.Violet-green Swallow

  9. 671.Bahama Swallow

  10. 672.Northern Rough-winged Swallow

  11. 673.Bank Swallow

  12. 674.Cliff Swallow

  13. 675.Cave Swallow

  14. 676.Barn Swallow

  15. 677.Common House-Martin


  1. Chickadees and Titmice (Paridae)                    6


  1. 678.Carolina Chickadee

  2. 679.Black-capped Chickadee

  3. 680.Mountain Chickadee

  4. 681.Mexican Chickadee

  5. 682.Chestnut-backed Chickadee

  6. 683.Boreal Chickadee

  7. 684.Gray-headed Chickadee

  8. 685.Bridled Titmouse

  9. 686.Oak Titmouse

  10. 687.Juniper Titmouse

  11. 688.Tufted Titmouse

  12. 689.Black-crested Titmouse


  1. Verdin (Remizidae)                                             1


  1. 690.Verdin


  1. Bushtits (Aegithalidae)                                      1

  2. 691.Bushtit


  1. Nuthatches (Sittidae)                                         4


  1. 692.Red-breasted Nuthatch

  2. 693.White-breasted Nuthatch

  3. 694.Pygmy Nuthatch

  4. 695.Brown-headed Nuthatch


  1. Creepers (Certhiidae)                                         1

  2. 696.Brown Creeper


  1. Wrens (Troglodytidae)                                       8


  1. 697.Rock Wren

  2. 698.Canyon Wren

  3. 699.House Wren

  4. 700.Pacific Wren

  5. 701.Winter Wren

  6. 702.Sedge Wren

  7. 703.Marsh Wren

  8. 704.Carolina Wren

  9. 705.Bewick's Wren

  10. 706.Cactus Wren

  11. 707.Sinaloa Wren


  1. Gnatcatchers and Gnatwrens (Polioptilidae)  2

  2. 708.Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

  3. 709.California Gnatcatcher

  4. 710.Black-tailed Gnatcatcher

  5. 711.Black-capped Gnatcatcher

  6. Dippers (Cinclidae)


  1. 712.American Dipper


  1. Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae)


  1. 713.Red-whiskered Bulbul


  1. Kinglets (Regulidae)                                          2

  2. 714.Golden-crowned Kinglet

  3. 715.Ruby-crowned Kinglet


  1. Leaf Warblers (Phylloscopidae)


  1. 716.Willow Warbler

  2. 717.Common Chiffchaff

  3. 718.Wood Warbler

  4. 719.Dusky Warbler

  5. 720.Pallas's Leaf Warbler

  6. 721.Yellow-browed Warbler

  7. 722.Arctic Warbler

  8. 723.Kamchatka Leaf Warbler


  1. Sylviid Warblers (Sylviidae)


  1. 724.Lesser Whitethroat

  2. 725.Wrentit


  1. Reed Warblers (Acrocephalidae)


  1. 726.Sedge Warbler

  2. 727.Blyth's Reed-Warbler


  1. Grassbirds (Locustellidae)


  1. 728.Middendorff's Grasshopper-Warbler

  2. 729.Lancolated Warbler


  1. Old World Flycatchers (Muscicapidae)            1

  2. 730.Gray-streaked Flycatcher

  3. 731.Asian Brown Flycatcher

  4. 732.Spotted Flycatcher

  5. 733.Dark-sided Flycatcher

  6. 734.Rufous-tailed Robin

  7. 735.Siberian Rubythroat

  8. 736.Bluethroat

  9. 737.Siberian Blue Robin

  10. 738.Red-flanked Bluetail

  11. 739.Narcissus Flycatcher

  12. 740.Mugimaki Flycatcher

  13. 741.Taiga Flycatcher

  14. 742.Northern Wheatear

  15. 743.Common Redstart

  16. 744.Stonechat


  1. Thrushes (Turdidae)                                         11


  1. 745.Eastern Bluebird

  2. 746.Western Bluebird

  3. 747.Mountain Bluebird

  4. 748.Townsend's Solitaire

  5. 749.Brown-backed Solitaire

  6. 750.Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush

  7. 751.Black-headed Nightingale-Thrush

  8. 752.Veery

  9. 753.Gray-cheeked Thrush

  10. 754.Bicknell's Thrush

  11. 755.Swainson's Thrush

  12. 756.Hermit Thrush

  13. 757.Wood Thrush

  14. 758.Eurasian Blackbird

  15. 759.Eyebrowed Thrush

  16. 760.Dusky Thrush

  17. 761.Fieldfare

  18. 762.Redwing

  19. 763.Song Thrush

  20. 764.Clay-colored Thrush

  21. 765.White-throated Thrush

  22. 766.Rufous-backed Robin

  23. 767.American Robin

  24. 768.Red-legged ThrushVaried Thrush

  25. 769.Varied Thrush

  26. 770.Aztec Thrush


  1. Mockingbirds and Thrashers (Mimidae)          6


  1. 771.Blue Mockingbird

  2. 772.Gray Catbird

  3. 773.Curve-billed Thrasher

  4. 774.Brown Thrasher

  5. 775.Long-billed Thrasher

  6. 776.Bendire's Thrasher

  7. 777.California Thrasher

  8. 778.Le Conte's Thrasher

  9. 779.Crissal Thrasher

  10. 780.Sage Thrasher

  11. 781.Bahama Mockingbird

  12. 782.Northern Mockingbird


  1. Starlings (Sturnidae)                                         2

  2. 783.European Starling

  3. 784.Common Myna


  1. Waxwings (Bombycillidae)                               2

  2. 785.Bohemian Waxwing

  3. 786.Cedar Waxwing

  4. Silky-flycatchers (Ptiliogonatidae)                   1

  5. 787.Gray Silky-flycatcher

  6. 788.Phainopepla


  1. Olive Warblers (Peucedramidae)


  1. 789.Olive Warbler


  1. Accentors (Prunellidae)


  1. 790.iberian Accentor


  1. Waxbills (Estrildidae)


  1. 791.Scaly-breasted Munia


THIS IS VOLUME 4

 

"I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven."                                                                                                                                   Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)


Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?                               Sir David Attenborough


There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.                                        Robert Lynd (1879 - 1949)

Vol. 4

This Photographic Field guide to the Birds of North America is as complete as I can make it at the moment.


Some of the photos are crisp and wonderfully diagnostic. Others are fair to poor but show something that may aid in identification. As better photos are taken they will replace those that are sub-par. Some species may be missing for a variety of reasons: 1) I saw it before I had reasonable photographic capabilities (1980’s). 2) I have shots but they are too poor to include here. 3-) I saw/heard the bird but never got a photo of it. We all know how this works. I usually try to max out at 4 photos per species (when they are available), but several warranted 5 due to age and sex differences, time of year, and lighting.


The numbers next to each bird species (below and to the left) ‘should’ correspond to the number included with each bird photo. If there are errors (due to adding a species somewhere in the middle) the numbers may be wrong. There could also be typos. Please let me know by clicking HERE to email me. Numbers with a GREEN background are already included.


A very large portion of the birds are from NJ where we lived for 30+ years. Increasingly, I will be adding photos from the U.S. south, particularly in and around Georgia, where we spend a good deal of time. Some photos on this, North American List, are from beyond North America.


I hope you find this useful and thank you for your interest.

Rich Wolfert

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