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Birds of North America, Vagrant Visitors, Introduced Birds and Possibilities

Red Birds

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A male Sarclet Tanager feeding
on cherries at the Houston Audubon Society Boyscout State Park, High Island, Texas, USA

Red birds in North America are found in many different bird groups. Some are found in dry open areas, such as the Vermilion Flycatcher and the Pyrrhuloxia, whose habitat are sparse and dry.

Others such as the Purple Finch, Scarlet Tanager and the Cassin's Finch, favour the mixed forests as their homes. Then, there are the northern birds, such as the Pine Grosbeak, Red Crossbill and White-winged Crossbill.

Below is a list of red coloured birds, some mostly red coloured and others who are partially covered, some of these birds are common, while others are sought after. It is interesting to note that most of the red birds seen are males species of that bird type, whereas the females of the same species may be an orange, brown, green or other.

For example, the Northern Cardinal, whose bright red plumage is known by almost anyone who sees it and whose mate has a soft brown plumage. The reasons for this is to protect the female birds, while they are sitting on their nest and rearing their young.

Here is a list red birds seen in North America, native and vagrant birds are included;

Classic Collection of North American Birds