There are two birds with a black body and a yellow beak: the common blackbird and the European starling. Some common blackbirds will have different colored beak, often orange as opposed to yellow. European starlings develop white spots on their bodies during the winter before returning to a black, glossy coat the rest of the year.Continue Reading
The common blackbird is native to Australia, typically seen on the coast or sometimes in big cities like Sydney. They can live in a variety of habitats, ranging from orchards to beside a busy roadway. Like most birds, the blackbird eats mainly insects, seeds and small fruit. It eats what it is able to find on the ground, which is why some common blackbirds are known to wreck havoc on small backyard gardens.
The European starling was taken from Europe to North America in the 1800s. They are loud songbirds that travel in massive flocks throughout the year. They are recognizable by their stocky bodies, short tails, long yellow beaks and triangle-shaped wings. European starlings thrive in most environments and can be found in many locations in great numbers. In winter they go through a slight color change, as their feathers turn brownish with distinct white spots.Learn more about Birds
Some of the most common North American birds are the American robin, red-winged blackbird, dark-eyed junco, European starling and mallard. Some species are native to North America, whereas the European starling is a foreign bird that came to the United States in the 19th century and has since flourished.Full Answer >
The European starling is native to Eurasia, but due to widespread introductions by humans, it now has a much wider range. Starlings are notoriously invasive in much of North America.Full Answer >
Common black birds with yellow beaks that live in North America include the European starling and the yellow-billed magpie. The yellow-billed magpie is not entirely black, however. Most black birds, such as Brewer's blackbird, grackles, crows and ravens, have all-black bills.Full Answer >
The woodpecker is a type of bird in the family Picidae, and most notable for its method of finding food by pecking into wood with its sharp beak to find insects and other small creatures. As of 2015, there are more than 180 known species of woodpeckers across the globe.Full Answer >