|Brown-headed Cowbird, Hines, Oregon, May 24, 2009 by Greg Gillson.|
Chickadee and Wren-like Songbirds
Sparrow and Finch-like Songbirds
A beginner should be able to quickly place a bird they see into one of these categories.
Smaller than crows, blackbirds, starlings, and cowbirds are primarily black in color.