The picture of this Male House Sparrow was photographed at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens New York. House Sparrows in flocks have a pecking order. Males with larger patches of black tend to be older and dominant over males with less black.
The picture of this Carolina Wren on a fence was photographed at the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey. Carolina Wrens love to move low through tangled understory; they frequent backyard brush piles and areas choked with vines and bushes.
The picture of this Male House Finch on Branch was taken at the Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn New York. The red of a male House Finch comes from pigments contained in its food during molt.
The picture of this Brewer’s Sparrow on a log was photographed at the Hutton Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Laramie Wyoming. Brewer’s Sparrows are the most abundant bird across the vast sagebrush steppe, and their long, trilling songs are a signature sound of the landscape.
The picture of this Ferruginous Hawk on Pole was taken at the Hutton Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Laramie Wyoming. Ferruginous Hawks live in the open spaces of the West, in grasslands, prairie, sagebrush steppe, scrubland, and pinyon-juniper woodland edges.