The American Goldfinch male is bright yellow in spring and summer.
Visit Cornell's All About Birds to see the male and female goldfinch and hear their song.
Two females are pictured below.
The male is black with a brown head.
To see a juvenile cowbird being raised by another species visit cowbird fledgling. What species is raising the young cowbird? Cowbirds don't raise their own young but lay their eggs in another bird's nest.
Carolina WrenA small brown bird with a loud song: "tea kettle, tea kettle, tea kettle". Male and female look alike.
Male (only the male has red on his head). The female looks similar without the red on the back of her head.
Female Downy Woodpecker
Male--bright blue bird with rust on his breast and a white belly
Eastern bluebird female, below right, feeding juvenile. The female is blue-gray, more dull than the male but also with rust on her breast.
Great Blue Heron
The male House Finch is red with brown streaks. The female is brown streaked with no red.
Female House Finch below, is brown with lots of streaking.
Male is pictured.
Photo by David Roemer
The male Northern Cardinal is bright red with orange bill and black at the base of bill. Cardinals have a tall crest on their head.
here to see more cardinal images.
A medium sized woodpecker with black and white ladder pattern on the back. The male has red on his head and nape (back of neck). The female only has red on her nape (not on her head). The belly skin is faintly red and seldom seen!
Tree swallows are bluish green in appearance with black wings and white throat and belly. The male and female look alike. They are fast fliers and capture insects in the air.
A sparrow that spends the winter in Tennessee and is still present in April. It feeds on the ground and breeds in more northern states and Canada. To learn more about this bird and hear its song visit Cornell's White-throated Sparrow.
Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers are present in winter time in the lower elevations of the Tennessee Valley. Many live and breed in the Smoky Mountains.