Many types of gulls, such as the common gull, the herring gull and the kittiwake, have yellow beaks. Found worldwide, these marine birds favor rocky shoreline areas, although some prefer to live inland for part of the year. The yellow beak and black, gray and white feathers characterize both males and females of this species.
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.
The common blackbird is the national bird of Sweden, which has a breeding population of 1–2 million pairs, and was featured on a 30 öre Christmas postage stamp in 1970; it has also featured on a number of other stamps issued by European and Asian countries, including a 1966 4d British stamp and a 1998 Irish 30p stamp.
The Red-winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus, is a passerine bird of the family Icteridae, found in most of North America. These birds breed from Alaska and Newfoundland south to Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, and central Mexico, and winter as far north as Pennsylvania and British Columbia.
The shape and size of a bird’s beak can tell us what it eats and sometimes how it catches its prey. Most birds, except for parrots and birds of prey, such as eagles and falcons, catch and hold their food with their beak, or bill, alone. Birds’ beaks have a great range of specialized shapes to catch and eat different kinds of food.
The black birds are no exception. There are a number of bird types that fit this category. From the large ravens and crows to the medium-sized grackles to the smaller birds, such as blackbirds, cowbirds, and starlings. All these birds are mostly found in fields and sometimes in the woods.
Yellow-headed Blackbird: Medium-sized blackbird with black body, bright yellow hood and breast, and distinct white wing patches. Bill, legs and feet are black. Forages in low vegetation and on the ground. Feeds on insects, larvae, snails, seeds, and grains. Strong direct flight on rapid wing beats.
A bird to be seen in the full sun, the male Brewer’s Blackbird is a glossy, almost liquid combination of black, midnight blue, and metallic green. Females are a staid brown, without the male’s bright eye or the female Red-winged Blackbird’s streaks. Common in towns and open habitats of much of the West, you’ll see these long-legged, ground-foraging birds on sidewalks and city parks as ...
Common Sonoran Desert Birds. The birds listed here are those that are likely to be seen in areas away from ponds, streams, rivers, cities and agriculture, i.e. the desert proper. Virtually all birds seek water for drinking and bathing and so these birds will also move into riparian and other areas with water.
Different Types of Bird Beaks: You'll Be Amazed By the Variety Ornithologists have long been making observations of bird beaks, in order to identify their habitat and characteristics. It is amazing to see the sheer variation of tasks that birds perform with their beaks.