Most fantails are brown above and pale underneath. Common Grackle: Medium-sized blackbird with metallic purple sheen on back, head, neck, and breast. Sexes similar. Rapid shallow wing beats followed with long glides. Soars on thermals and updrafts, ranging many miles daily to feed. This is the only North American woodpecker with a white head. Wings have two white bars. It plunge dives on occasion. Stong, graceful flight, alternates a few rapid wing beats with long glides. Black with bright yellow throat pouch bordered with white feathers. Tail is short. Common Eider: Large diving duck (v-nigrum), with distinctive sloping forehead, black body, white breast and back. The wings are dark with white patches visible in flight. Palau Megapode: Medium-sized, brown-black megapode with a small, pointed crest, gray crown and nape, and small patch of bare red skin on throat. Fish Crow: Medium-sized crow with black body and dark, heavy bill. Black Turnstone: Medium sandpiper, scaled black upperparts, white spot between eye and bill, black breast with white speckles on sides, and white belly. Head and neck are held straight in flight, with head appearing no wider than neck. Tail is black with strongly contrasting white outer tail feathers. Female is duller, lacks long tail, and has gray bill. Long, broad, rounded wings, plain tail. Red-breasted Sapsucker: Medium-sized woodpecker with black-and-white barred upperparts, pale yellow belly, and white rump. Black wings have two white bars. Swift flight with shallow wing beats. Also known as the eastern paradise whydah, this sparrow-like species is a real standout thanks to its long, straight tail feathers. The bill is short and thick. Flies in straight line or V formation. Matsudaira's Storm-Petrel: Medium, black-brown storm-petrel with buff-brown patch on upper wing, and small white U-shaped patch on base of primaries. Chestnut-collared Longspur: Small, sparrow-like bird with brown-streaked upperparts, black breast and flanks, some have chestnut on underparts, pale gray belly. An open ocean species vaguely resembling a small penguin that can fly. Native to South Asia, these spectacular birds have also been introduced to the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and the Bahamas. They are primarily black with white speckles or spots. Head has black crown, forehead, nape and throat, bright yellow face, and black eye-line. Juncos look different in different regions of the United States. Sexes are similar. Strong, swift, direct flight. Oregon form has black hood, chestnut-brown back and buff-brown flanks. But even when he isn't displaying, the tail of this bird, which is comprised of different types of feathers, is a wonder of natural beauty. American Crow: Large, black bird with dark, stout bill, iridescent violet gloss on body, and blue-black wings. Legs and feet are black. The largest woodpecker in North America. Lesser Scaup: Medium-sized diving duck has finely barred gray back and gray-washed white underparts. The feet extend past the tail in flight. Outside of breeding season, the males look practically identical to females. Juvenile appears more brown, white cap is more distinct. Often soars like a raptor. Swift direct flight often with erratic side-to-side turns of body. It forages unlike any other warbler by moving up and down the trunks of trees and crawling under and over branches in a style similar to that of a nuthatch. The head, throat, and upper breast are dark red. Face is white with black stripes. Long bill is gray, hooked. Black-backed Woodpecker: Small woodpecker with black back, black wings with white spots on flight feathers, barred flanks, white underparts. Researchers have found that females prefer males with longer tails, so the longer the tail, the more successful the male will be in making a love connection. Feeds on fish and invertebrates. The Indian peafowl is famous around the world for its incredible display of iridescent tail feathers, which make up as much as 60% of its total body length. Soars on thermals or updrafts. Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats. It has a chalky white bill, black legs and feet, and a medium length tail. Eyes dark yellow , plumage is dark black-gray, white undertail coverts and white wing patch in flight. Feeds on small crustaceans and fish. Has powerful flight with slow flapping followed by long glides on long wings. Eats seeds of aquatic plants, grasses and grains, insects and small marine crustaceans. When wet holds wings in spread eagle position to dry. Feeds on insects and seeds. Fast direct flight with rapid wing beats. Bill and legs are yellow. Sexes are similar. The legs and feet are yellow-gray. Tail is dark with white corners. Being solid black thus far for this breed / strain does not appear to be a requirement for quality. Vent and wing stripe visible in flight. Sexes and juvenile similar. It has a heavy direct flight with strong wing beats. Fluttering direct flight on shallow wing beats. Markings provide camouflage to blend in with tundra breeding grounds. Strong, direct and swift flight on rapidly beating wings. A small expanse of white plumage on the undercarriage just barely qualifies it for entry into this listing of black and white birds. White throat has black ring; black tail and black-green speculum are edged in white. fields. Crested Myna: Medium-sized, black starling with compact bushy crest on forehead, red eyes, prominent white wing patch, white-tipped tail. Head has golden yellow-orange nape, red cap, small yellow patch at base of upper mandible, and buff-gray face. The female is dull brown with a white patch on the face at base of bill. Males are dark metallic blues, gray, black or a blend. Nuttall's Woodpecker: Small woodpecker with black-and-white barred back, wings, and outer tail. The bird has an off-white underside, with a black collar around the neck and sides of the head and a white face. It has an orange, black and white bill, white eyes and orange legs and feet. Wings and tail are gray-black; tail has thin white tip. It has a black bill, legs and feet. Legs and feet are gray. AKA Alala to the native Hawaiians. Black Phoebe: Medium flycatcher, mostly black body and white belly. These birds like to perch out in the open, such as on barbed-wire fences, and they're easy to spot because of those dramatically long black tails with white edges. Flies on slow shallow wing beats followed by glides. The scissor-tailed flycatcher is easy to see, courtesy of his tail. Swift direct flight. AKA Common Guillemot. The tail is black with... Read more > White-tailed Hawk (Buteo albicaudatus) The White-tailed Hawk has gray head and back, white underside and reddish patch on the shoulder. Steady direct flight. Black-gray lores, wings, and tail. Bufflehead: This small diving duck is mostly white with a glossy green-black to purple-black head and back. The sexes are similar. It only eats insects, and forages for them on the ground and in trees. Strong direct flight. I think they were pulled as those feather positions were vacant when I got him. Brown-headed Cowbird: Small blackbird with glossy brown head, heavy bill, and dark eyes. Their fan-like tail, usually held high above the body, is made up of long dark central feathers flanked by white feathers. Swift bounding flight, alternates rapid wing beats with wings pulled to sides. It has a thin, short black bill and black legs and feet. Juveniles of all forms are heavily streaked brown with darker heads, white bellies, and white outer tail feathers. Eyes are pale brown. The tail feathers in this species are black and cinnamon, with bright red accent feathers near the base. Legs and feet are black. Smooth-billed Ani: Medium-sized, shaggy bird, black overall with bronze overtones, thick bill and long tail, often bobbed, wagged, and held beneath body. Bill is slightly decurved. Tail is long. Bill is dark red to black; Red legs and feet. The male’s tail feathers are completely black with the female’s having some completely black tail-feathers mixed with a few white ones with the same black … Eats seeds and insects. Long tail enables it to change directions quickly in the dense underbrush it prefers. Legs and feet are gray. The head has a black crown, face, and bill and the wings are brown. White-chinned Petrel: Medium to large seabird with overall black or dark brown plumage. Sexes are similar. Bill is short and black. Feeds on marine worms and insects. Black bill is long and stout. The best bird guide and bird watching search engine to identify birds in the world. Very similar to American Crow, but call is different. Red-naped Sapsucker: Medium-sized woodpecker with white-checkered black upperparts, pale yellow underparts with spotted sides. Legs and feet are black. Head has black hood and throat, sharply contrasting white eyebrow and cheek stripe, and yellow spot in front of eye. Direct flight is high and fluttery. Gray on rump and throat. Color: Black-and-white striped head. The males have long green and blue tail feathers that grow up to 3 feet in length. Feeds on fish, mollusks, and crustaceans. Tail is dark brown to almost black with white base and terminal band. Crest, breast and sides have long white to gray-brown feathers. Very common in the West Indies. Black-bellied Plover: This medium-sized shorebird has black upperparts vividly marked with a white spot on each feather. Belly is white. Throat patch is yellow, bib is red-black, breast and collar are yellow-orange, belly is white. Wings and back are silver-gray with black-and-white bars. Black-crowned Night-Heron: This is a medium-sized, stocky heron with short neck and legs, black upperparts, gray wings and white to pale gray underparts. Wings have large white patches visible in flight. Black-vented Oriole: Large oriole with black hood, upper back, wings, and tail, including vent. This clean-cut species has long and very broad wings ideal for “kiting”—hanging suspended over their treeless habitat—as they watch for prey. Females: Above glossy emerald green, like males, but below, they are grey. It has red eyes, a straight black bill, long pink legs, and sometimes a narrow dark terminal tail band. Such is the case with the tail feathers of the Wilson’s bird-of-paradise. It also catches them in flight. Wings are dark with two white bars. Eyes are yellow. The unusual appearance of the bird, starting with its naked blue head, is made all the more interesting by the two violet tail feathers that curl in opposite directions. Spends most of its time thousands of feet in the air. Short, weak flight on rapidly beating wings. Mid-back to rump feathers are edged in white; long black tail, tan legs and feet. Central tail feathers are black while the beak is red. Native to China, the golden pheasant has also been introduced locally in the United Kingdom. White arc beneath eye. Scripps’s Murrelet: Medium-sized Murrelet with black upperparts and white cheeks, throat, underparts, and underwing coverts. Manx Shearwater: Small shearwater with brown-black upperparts and white underparts, underwings and undertail coverts. Glides and soars for hours with minor adjustments to wing position. Black legs and feet. Chestnut Munia (Palau): Small red-brown finch with black hood and breast, and blue-gray eyering. The father did not have the white feathers when I got him last year. It weighs 8 grams. Feeds on aquatic plants, insects, amphibians, mollusks and small fish. Forages in brushy woodland. Yellow-rumped (Audubon's) Warbler: Medium warbler, dark-streaked, blue-gray upperparts, yellow rump and throat. Bill is red with black tip. Medium tail. Forages on ground for seeds, insects, larvae and caterpillars. Wings are dark with two white bars. Underparts are white except for orange breast. Nape is chestnut-brown, crown is black, and throat is white. Underparts, upper sides of rump, and wing linings white. The legs and bill are black. When the male finds a suitable mate, he displays his wings dramatically. Eyes are red-brown. Feeds on insects, fruits, berries and nectar. Ivory-billed Woodpecker: Largest and rarest North American woodpecker, jet-black with white wing patches, large red crest, black chin, throat. Eyes are dark. A fancy tail doesn’t have to be exceptionally long — it can also be exceptionally well styled. Juvenile is gray-brown with black bill. Pacific Golden-Plover: This medium-sized plover is yellow-spotted. Iris is white.Yellow bill has red base. Bill is black, legs and feet are gray-black. It has a direct flight with steady, shallow wing beats. Sexes similar. Western Spindalis: Small tanager, black-gray back, dark rufous nape, rump. Here’s even more tail feather information from the Indiana U paper: Apparently juncos usually have 12 tail feathers and if you count them from the center out, the white is usually on feather 4, 5 and 6 but is sometimes also on 3. Blue Jay Chestnut-sided Warbler: Medium warbler with black-streaked upperparts, white underparts, and chestnut-brown flanks. Locates carrion with its keen eyesight, can survive several days without food. Gray wash on underwing coverts are visible at close range. Tail is short and pointed. Strong direct and swift flight with rapid wing beats. Long, slim wings are dark above and silver-gray below. Legs and feet are bright red. Black-capped Petrel: Large petrel with white underparts, dark brown to black back and upper wings, black cap, and white collar (this field mark is missing in some birds). Bill is large, conical, and bright orange-red. Tufted Puffin: Medium-sized seabird, black overall except for white face and glossy yellow plumes behind eyes. Resplendent quetzal have long, brilliantly green plumes. They live along the coasts of the main Hawaiian Islands and throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Northwestern Crow: Fairly small crow , black overall with dark, stout bill, iridescent violet gloss on body, and blue-black wings. Large, wedge-shaped bill is black with a central, thin white band. The sexes are similar. It has very long, pointed wings and a deeply forked tail, giving it a graceful, soaring, swooping flight. Anhinga: Large, dark waterbird with long tail, snake-like neck, small head, red eyes, and long olive-brown bill. Black back and upperwing with white trailing edge and one distinctive white spot on outer primary tip. Bill is dark with white tip, eyes are dark red. Legs and feet are black. Forages walking on ground and wading in water. Upperwings are iridescent blue-green with large white shoulder patches. Feeds on fish, crustaceans, carrion, eggs, insects, larvae,fruits and berries. Swift direct flight on rapid wing beats, feet protrude beyond tail. Parakeet Auklet: Small seabird with black head and upperparts, white underparts, and distinct yellow-white plumes behind eyes. Arctic Loon: Medium loon with straight, stout bill, white-spotted black back, white flanks visible above water while swimming. Weak fluttering flight. Feeds on aquatic insects. Red-orange legs, feet. Soars on thermals. Serhan Oksay / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0. Swift and direct flight with rapid wing beats low under the canopy. Sallies from perch to catch insects in air. Back, wings, and rump display a dramatic black-and-white pattern in flight. Common Moorhen (Palau): Medium, chicken-like rail with black-gray head, back, and underparts. Black Tern: This small tern has a black head, bill and underparts. Soars on thermals and updrafts. Strong direct flight on rapid wing beats. Eared Grebe: This small grebe has black upperparts, dark chestnut-brown flanks and white underparts. In flight white auxillaries and underwing linings are visible. Wings are black with white patches. The turquoise-browed motmot is a species native to Central America, and like the scissor-tailed flycatcher, it likes to perch out in the open. The female has a tinge of brown on its back. Short to medium green-yellow bill with slightly hooked tip. Its white underparts, gleaming white tail, and black shoulder patches are its other marks of distinction. Upperparts are black with white stripes and underparts are white with black- streaked flanks. Holds wings out to dry. Nape and ear patches are gray, eyes are pale gray, and bill is short and pointed. Female has black hood and white breast. The underparts are white; upper tail is black with white outer edges. Tail is long, dark, and wedge-shaped; underwings show broad dark margins. Pale bill is long and hooked. Red crown, black-and-white striped face, neck. Legs and feet are pink. Tail is black. Winter bird (shown) has gray upperparts and white underparts. Fairly long tail with rounded tip. Least Storm-Petrel: Small, very rare storm-petrel with dark black-brown body and short, wedge-shape tail. Flight is direct with rapid wing beats. Wings are white with black primaries and a white-bordered blue speculum. Short, bounding flight, alternates several rapid wing beats with wings pulled to sides. Iris is red. The head is black, and the short black neck has a partial white ring. Head dark blue-gray with yellow crown, black lores, white lower and upper eye crescents. It hovers before dipping for prey. The sexes are similar. Black bill, legs, feet. Largely gray color with bold black and white in long tail and wings. It has a direct flight with rapid wing beats. Leucism is the word for birds that have some white but aren't albinos. Black legs, feet. Feeds on insects, earthworms and fruit. Charles J Sharp / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-4.0. Tail is yellow with thick black tip and central line. Wings are black with thin white trailing edge, visible when folded, and dark underwings. It feeds mainly on fish and squid. Very short, black-gray legs and feet. It's the spectacular black and white tail of the male that draws attention though, especially as he displays it for females. The wings are black with yellow shoulder patches and two white bars. Strong swift direct flight low over water. Fairly long wings. Eyes have long white plumes above and below. The tail is white with a black band near the tip. Long legs are bright orange or red. Wilson's bird-of-paradise has unusual curled tail feathers. Tail is long, white, and wedge-shaped. Similar Images . It has a black face, throat and belly and white forehead and crown that extends over the eye, down the back and sides of the neck. Bill, legs, and feet are black. Common Goldeneye: Medium diving duck, white-striped black upperparts, white underparts. Rear crown patch is small and red. It would appear it is not uncommon amongst blackbirds to have some white. The head has black mask and a long pointed yellow bill. Black-necked Stilt: Large shorebird with sharply contrasting black upperparts and white underparts. The bill is long and dark, and the legs and feet are black. Weak fluttering flight, alternates rapid wing beats with brief periods of wings pulled to the sides. In flight shows a white tail with broad dark distal band and narrow gray terminal band. Flight is swift and direct on powerful, rapid wing strokes. Bahamensis is gray-black above with white throat and yellow belly with bold white stripe over eyes. Black wings have large white shoulder patches. Dives for small fish and crustaceans. Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats. There’s actually another bird called a Masked Woodswallow which kinda, sorta looks the same. Soars on thermals. Neotropic Cormorant: Small, long-tailed cormorant. Golden-cheeked Warbler: Medium warbler, black upperparts, white underparts with thick black streaks on sides. The wings and tail have white edges. About half have white feathers in their wings, as does their father. Stumbled across this site while searching the internet for a black bird with a white tail. Black base, center form T-shaped mark on orange tail. Bill is black, pointed, and long. Black tail is edged with white; underside of tail appears mostly black with large white spots near tip when closed. The female has a dull red eye ring, a pale gray throat, and a white breast. Rapid direct flight. Solitary, or in pairs and family groups. Feeds on grains, fruits, insects, carrion, refuse, and eggs and young of other birds. Swift and direct flight low over the water. The greater racket-tailed drongo has a tuft at the top of its head and can easily be identified by its distinctive tail feathers, which twist just a bit toward the end. Tail is black with thick, white edges. Feeds on fish and aquatic insects. Thick white stripes extend from bill to rear of wings. It has a short direct flight. Rapid direct flight with shallow wing beats. Alternates deep steady wing beats with short to long glides. Strong direct flight with rapidly beating wings. This species sets a high bar when it comes to attention-getting feather designs, and it does a lot with just a little. Head has red crown, nape patch and white moustache stripe. Wings have large white patches visible in flight. Blackburnian Warbler: Medium warbler, yellow-orange head, black cap and cheek patch, and orange throat. Legs are extremely long and red-pink. Bill is black and small. Rather short, yellow bill. Body white, black, gray in finely-scaled pattern. Palau Swiftlet: Small gray-brown swift with black-brown cap, wing linings, and tail. About 20% of South Island fantails are completely black. The only puffin nesting on the Atlantic Coast. Bernard Dupont / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-2.0. Females are brown or gray-brown. It has black and brown feathers covering its body, white tail feathers and white feathers on its head. The sexes are similar. Juvenile has black-brown underparts. Brewer's Blackbird: Medium-sized blackbird with purple gloss on head and neck and green gloss on body and wings. Native to China, the golden pheasant has also been introduced locally in … When doing a courtship display, the male of this Australian bird species flip his 16 tail feathers over his head to form a sort of canopy. Dives to 40 feet, feeds primarily on shellfish. Legs and feet are yellow. It feeds on squid and fish. The tail is black with white on outer tail feathers. Scaled nape is iridescent green when seen in good light. Black-throated Gray Warbler: Small warbler, black-marked, slate-gray upperparts, black streaks on flanks, white underparts. Alternates between several deep wing beats and short to long glides. Tail is forked; legs and feet are dark gray. The male has a red crown, white forehead and glossy black face and body. Eats snails, insects, frogs, shrimp, small fish and birds, eggs and young of other birds, fruits, berries, seeds and grains. Black bill, legs and feet. Found in southwest New Guinea and the Aru Islands of Indonesia, the greater bird-of-paradise feeds on a diet of fruit and insects. Adults have a red eye-color, long legs ranging from light to dark pink, and can have a dark terminal tail band. Hovers in display flight and when foraging. Underparts are white. Black crown, nape, and upperparts with black-green gloss. It has a stout black bill, red eyes and yellow legs. It eats plants and insects. Swift direct flight on rapid wing beats. Long, somewhat pointed wings. She is the author of The Ethiopian Wolf: Hope at the Edge of Extinction. Feed on fish, squid and crustaceans. It has a gray back, wings and tail. Eats insects, small invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles and mammals, eggs and young of other birds, grains, fruits, refuse, and carrion. Name changed in 2012 by the American Ornithologist Union. Sexes are similar; black above and white below with a white head, nape, and breast. It feeds on aquatic insects and crustaceans. Black Guillemot Adult: Medium-sized seabird, black body with a large white wing patch and a dark, pointed bill. Black bill is slender and long. The crest shows a large white patch when raised; white stripe extends backwards from eye when lowered. Black Rosy-Finch: Medium finch with black-brown breast and back, and gray headband. Alternates rapid wing beats with pulling wings to body. It is a popular cage bird, renowned for its ability to imitate speech. The species is brood parasitic to the melba finch, meaning that the females lay their eggs in the nests of the finch, the parents of which raise these impostor chicks often to the detriment of their own chicks. One of the few birds of prey that is able to use its sense of smell to find food. The back has scattered black stripes. Medium to long, pointed wings. American Golden-Plover: Medium sandpiper with black face, underparts. AKA Grey-faced Petrel. Head is iridescent green-black with white circular patch between yellow eyes and dark gray bill. They live in woodlands and are omnivorous. Female is slightly smaller and duller than the male. Swift flight on rapid wing beats. Black-faced Grassquit: Small sparrow, very dark olive-gray with black head and breast. Hawaiian Crow: This medium-sized crow has a brown-black body and brown-tinged wings. Feeds on insects, ticks, spiders, lizards, fruits, berries and seeds. Flies low over water with strong rapid wing beats. Short, slightly cleft tail. Forages on ground of wet woodlands and fields, wades in marshes or small pools of water. Head is glossy green-black; neck has black-and-white rings. It plunge dives from 40 feet for small squid and flying fish. Dark-eyed Junco: 5 1/2 to 6 3/4 " in size. A flash of white in the sky over the prairies of the Texas coast provides the first hint that a White-tailed Hawk is up and hunting. Male is iridescent blue-black with yellow or brown eyes. Legs and feet are black. It has black and brown feathers covering its body, white tail feathers and white feathers on its head. It alternates strong direct flapping with long glides. Flies in straight line formation. In fact, the ribbon-tailed astrapia has the longest tail feathers in relation to body size of any bird. It feeds on small invertebrates, crustaceans, vertebrates, mammals, the eggs and the young of other birds and, plants. Wings are black with white markings, and tail is long and black with white corners. It feeds mainly on pelagic crustaceans and fish. The two pheasants are closely related. Northern Red Bishop: Small weaver finch with bright orange-red body and black belly. Steller's Eider: Small eider with black back and collar, white sides, buff-brown underparts with small but distinct black spot on side. In flight it shows long pointed wings with black flight feathers and white wing linings. Found in open meadows and marsh edges. Female is brown overall, dark breast, pale sides, white belly and gray bill. Gray-brown back, wings, and tail. Bill is black and thick. Black bill, legs and feet. Face is buff with black stripe behind eye. Great Frigatebird: This is a large, mostly black seabird with a brown band on the base of the secondaries and a red throat patch. Long, pointed wings. 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