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16 Spectacular Birds with Red Heads You Have To See!

Are you a bird lover or a casual bird watcher who wants to know more about the most common backyard birds with red heads? Keep reading and in the following paragraphs I will quickly summarize them for you.

There are many other common birds with red heads. You will be able to find most of these birds in the southern part of North America, especially if you go to the south of the border of the United States.

Backyard Birds with a Red Heads

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker
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The Downy Woodpeckers is usually found in the area around the central United States. The woodpeckers have a variety of names. Their songs are unique and their appearance is different.

The Downy Woodpeckers like to nest in trees and shrubs, so they may be seen in your backyard, along your walkway, in trees in your front yard and even in buildings near the home.

They like to watch their food. They will sit for hours watching the sun set and will feed their young with the fruits and berries that they find when they fly out of their nests.

Acorn Woodpecker

acorn woodpecker
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One of the most beautiful birds in North America is the Acorn Woodpecker. Their song is like nothing else in the world. If you live in the northern part of the United States you can hear them singing every night at dusk or at nightfall.

You will definitely want to get a bird bath to attract them and make your yard even more enjoyable for them to be around. When it comes to getting these birds, you should try to get them out of the cold. They tend to build their nests during the winter months and winter is the only time that they are out and about in the garden.

The better your bird bath is the more protected they will feel. Woodpeckers are also very active during the day so you may want to put in a perch on a tree where they can rest while they are watching the activity going on around them.

Woodpeckers will find all kinds of nooks and crevices when they are hunting. You should try to have everything lined up to help the woodpeckers have plenty of places to build their nests. They like to build in places with open sides, and they also like to have a roof over their heads.

Red-bellied Woodpecker

red-bellied woodpecker
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The Red-bellied Woodpeckers are very popular birds and one of the most beautiful species in North America. The Red-bellied Woodpeckers are among the rarest species of woodpeckers in the world.

They are found in the forested areas of south and Central America and have adapted well to their living conditions.

The Red-bellied Woodpeckers nest in small hollowed out trees, crevices, or holes. They come to the nest early in the morning and stay until the sun sets. They spend their time eating, preening themselves and playing with the young, until the evening comes.

The Red-bellied Woodpeckers love to roost on the tops of tall trees and feed on insects and small birds as they come up from below. The birds tend to be vocal, and they can make quite a noise.

Red-bellied Woodpeckers in a yard can be quite a sight. They are extremely colorful with varying amounts of red on their faces. This is a great reason to have the birds around your backyard.

Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker
Image by Irene K-s from Pixabay

The pileated woodpeckers is actually a medium-sized, mostly black woodpecker native to North America. An active, bird-eating predator, it lives in deciduous woodlands in the eastern part of North America, including the Great Lakes and the boreal regions of Canada, the western part of the USA, and portions of the central and Pacific coast.

It can be heard singing in different woodlands, such as the wet forests along the east coast, the moist and piney forests in the western part of North America and in the Northern Rockies, or the dry forests along the western edge of Alaska.

These birds build their nests in hollowed trees, coves, thick tree stumps, or in the crevices of the branches. They usually build their houses above the ground, so that they can survey their surroundings and see for food.

To attract mates, they will often perch on tall trees, while making loud songs or chirping. These birds feed mostly on insects and seeds. In times of winter, they also seek out bird baths.

Red-headed Woodpecker

The red-headed woodpeckers are medium or small-sized woodpeckers in the genus Sciurus. Their breeding area is open woodland over southern Canada and the central-eastern United States. This species is native to northern Mexico but is now also seen as far north as Minnesota and Wisconsin.

They have a varied range of songs, some of which are very loud, while other woodpeckers make sounds that are more low and soft. The female has two distinctive coloring: the male has a red head and breast; she has gray wings with a darker breast and tail.

Their song has a variety of notes from high-pitched squawks to raucous barks. The male can be heard singing long distances away, and they usually travel along the coast or in large flocks, sometimes numbering up to 30 birds.

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

The Red-breasted Sapsucker is an average-sized woodpecker of the plains of the north-western United States. They are nocturnal and spend the majority of their time during the day on the ground near trees, along the forest edges, and at the base of tall trees.

They are also very active at night and can be seen singing or flying in the night air. They are sometimes called bluebirds but I think that’s a mistake because they do not belong to any family of bluebird.

One good thing to remember is to watch for them in the evening when they are flying away from where they were roosting earlier in the day. You can find them pretty easily by looking for them on the underside of large trees, on the tops of tall shrubs, and in the forest edges.

House Finch

House Finches can be seen everywhere in your lawn and garden, but they don’t always get as much attention as you’d like from you or your family. They will come into a lighted area if you let them, and they will do their little song and dance, but they are not particularly interested in being viewed.

One thing that you can do is try to keep their territory small, so they don’t feel overwhelmed. That might be hard to do if you have several houses nearby, however.

You can encourage House Finch in the yard by making a small space for them to move about in. A birdbath can add to their sense of space and will provide some great habitat for them.

You should also provide food for them, but it has to be high quality food that they won’t eat in their own yard. If your garden contains an abundance of plants that attract different kinds of birds, you can make sure you have enough for the Finch.

Another great way to attract House Finch to your yard is by building bird houses for them. One option is a small perch in a tree or other perching structure in the yard. This will be perfect for them to perch on when they get bored or tired and want to rest.

Vermilion Flycatcher

Vermilion Flycatcher
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If you are looking to attract Vermilion Flycatcher for a specific season in your garden, there are several things that you can do. There is no way to predict what the flycatcher will be doing, so it is best to keep an eye out for these signs when you go bird watching in the autumn.

When you see a large flock of birds flying from their nest to nearby trees, it may be an indication that this is the time for the migration. This usually takes place around October, but it can happen any time of year.

The next best time to attract Vermilion Flycatcher is in spring. They are extremely active during the spring time, and you may notice them hovering over trees, feeding on insects in the nectar that is flowing through the branches. They also enjoy eating caterpillars, bugs, worms, and other insects.

During their winter migration, they will stop at larger trees that provide shelter from the wind and sunlight. During this time they will eat the leaves on the trees and other plants in their travels. If you are looking for signs that the migration is nearing, you should start seeing more birds during this time.

Western Tanager

When you are looking for a way to attract more Western Tanagers into your yard, it can be a tough task. This is mainly because these birds have a tendency to be wary of people and other animals that tend to scare them off.

If you try to approach the bird in question, they may even fly away to another area. If you want to attract more Western tanagers, it may take patience on your part, but the payoff will be worth it.

Once you begin to find the birds that you would like in your yard, it’s time to learn how to attract them. One of the best ways to get them to come to you is by providing them with food. One of the best things to provide to your bird is fruit.

Another way to attract Western Tanagers to your yard is by making sure it is well-maintained. Birds like a clean, healthy environment. This means that you need to make sure that your yard is free of debris.

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Scarlet Tanager

Scarlet Tanager

The Summer Tanager is one of the most beautiful bird that one will ever see. This is because it can be found in a wide variety of colors and patterns. You can easily identify this bird simply because its color patterns are different from the other species.

Also, the shape of its beak is also different from other birds. The only major problem that you will find with this bird is that it does not have a bright or long tail. Aside from that, its head is round.

As I mentioned earlier, this bird is considered as one of the rarest birds among all species of birds. There are only a few birds that are considered to be part of the summer Tanager species.

One of the main reason why this bird is so rare is because it has very low population.

If you are interested in watching this bird in its natural habitat, then you have to get yourself at least one birdhouse.

Cassin’s Finch

Cassin's Finch
Image by Steve Crowhurst from Pixabay

The Cassin’s Finch is a very interesting bird, and it can be very useful to have around. They are beautiful birds that are great for attracting different types of wildlife, and they have a very useful role to play in the yard.

Their name came from the American ornithologist and author Cassius Marsh, and it comes from the French word for a small finch, massive. Some finches are called Cassini’s Finch, because they are closely related to cassinius, a type of finch.

These birds were once called the Black-bellied Finch, due to their dark red bellies. Now the name is used for a variety of different species that are now widespread in the United States. There are two main varieties of the US, the black-winged and the red-headed.

The red-headed species have a little more color on their red-colored breast than do the black-winged varieties. They have smaller heads, and they are lighter than the black-winged varieties.

Cassin’s Finch is quite a bit larger than most other birds, and they have long legs. They have large feet, and the tail is often quite long, as well.

If you want to attract birds to your yard, you can get a plastic egg case and hang these from a string, or hang them in trees. You can also hang small seeds on trees that have evergreens around them, such as maple trees.

Once they have flown through the air, the seeds will be carried back down to their nest. This will provide a new source of food for the bird. These birds are great to have in any yard.

Red Crossbill

Red Crossbill

The red crossbills is a tiny passerine finch in the chickadee family Fringillidae, which in its native Europe is known as the red cardinal. Crossbills have long pointed mandibles, joined at the front by a very narrow tip, which allows them to effectively extract the seeds and nectar from pinecones, conifers, and other fruits and seeds.

Crossbills are migratory and migrate to South Africa each summer and winter and return to Europe, where they feed on the wild fruit and seeds. One of the few places that you may find them is along the banks of the Willamette River near Marionville Oregon.

Because they do not do well in the colder climates, they are often taken south by birds migrating north or migrating south. The birds often come down to the river in large flocks, so it is important to watch and learn to recognize the various types of the red crossbird, especially in the winter.

Purple Finch

Purple finch
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The Purple Finch is highly popular bird species for many reasons. This particular bird is one of a kind, and they do not seem to be limited to the United States.

In fact, there are Purple Finch breeders that are located all around the world and have been breeding these birds for quite some time. In this article, you will learn about how to spot the differences between the different breeds of Purple Finch.

The Purple Finch is known as a finch in the Fringilla genus, which is a family that consists of nine sub genera and one special genus. The Purple Finch is also in the family Fringillinae, which is a very small family that consists of six subgenera and one genus.

There are some differences between the Purple Finch and other Fringilla birds, although they share the same basic attributes. Most of the major characteristics that separate the two groups are coloration, which varies by species, their vocal sounds, body size, flight ability, and other unique characteristics.


Image by TheBirdBird from Pixabay

The pyrrhuloxa or desert cardinal bird is a small, medium-size North American bird mostly found in Mexico and the southwestern United States. This unique bird with an unusually long, thin bill and black crest and white wings and crowns are very similar to the northern cardinal, the Black-Capped chickadee, and the cardinal that are all part of the same family.

The only major difference between the pyrrhuloxa and most other birds is that it has a tail, not very prominent. This bird also has one black eye, rather than the usual yellow, and the cinnamon markings on its head and flanks make it stand out among other similar birds.

The diet of the pyrrhuloxa is unknown, but it is known to eat a variety of fruits, especially apples. It is also known to eat insects that are smaller than it, including earthworms, ants, grubs, beetles, flies, moths, caterpillars, slugs, millipedes, and spiders.

It may even eat plant materials with its beak and feet. Its small eyes help it see well even in low light conditions, and it can spot movement under the dark sky. Although it is known to feed primarily on small insects, it will occasionally take a small fish.

Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal
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The Northern Cardinal is a beautiful bird in the family Cardinalis; also called common cardinal, colloquially known as the bluebird or wild cardinal, or simply common cardinal.

It is found primarily in southeastern Canada, from British Columbia to Alaska, including all of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Texas, as well as south through northern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and northern Central America.

This species has a broad geographical distribution that extends across Canada and into the southernmost parts of the United States, south through Central America, Mexico and Belize.

This bird is found in a variety of habitats, including forested areas, open grasslands, shrub lands, brush areas, meadows, coastal areas, river banks, watercourses, meadows, forests, plains, islands, urban areas, farms, parks, golf courses, and more.

This species is often found migrating, especially southward across northern North America during winter. It is most commonly seen in forests in Canada, including northern forests of Canada and the northern edges of the United States.

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Pine Grosbeak

Pine Grosbeak
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The Pine Grosbeak bird is a member of the large, long-necked finch family called Fringillidae, which makes it one of the largest bird families of the world.

It is the largest species in the family Pinicola, which is also called the Blue Grosbeak. It’s not uncommon to see this bird in mid to late winter or early spring. The main habitat of this bird is in a deciduous forest.

It typically forages for seeds and insects but will occasionally travel foraging on fish. This bird is mostly active during the day and prefers to roost in hollow trees.

It has a fairly long beak and talons and its head is covered in a dark reddish brown crown. Its crest is narrow and black tipped. It has large rounded wings, a black bill with a white “s” and black eyes.

This bird is an excellent migratory bird as it lives in its winter range during migration and forages through much of its year in the northern part of North America. This species can often be found in wooded areas near water, such as streams and ponds.

The head is covered in a white cap, which has a clear iris. It has a dark gray face, brown cheeks, and pale throat and belly, with a light chest. It has a white crown with blue, gray, and yellowish lines along its neck and flanks, and has a prominent blue crest.


As you can see, there are many birds with red heads. So take your time and find out the birds that have the colors that you want.