North American Bird Photos and Facts

Large Land Birds

Common RavenCommon Raven

Size - 22 to 27 inches long.
Habitat - Remote forests, deserts, sea cliffs, mountains, and Arctic and alpine tundras.
Nesting - The nest is a heavy deep cup of sticks and branches in a tree or on a cliff.
Eggs - 3 - 7, greenish, heavily spotted with brown. Incubation 18-20 days, by female. Young leave the nest 5-6 weeks after hatching.
Food - Carrion, crustaceans, bird eggs and young, insects, berries, and small mammals.

American Crow

American CrowSize - 17 to 21 inches long
Habitat - Woodlands, plains, farmlands, orchards, towns, and cities.
Nesting - The nest is a large mass of sticks, usually 18' to 60' above the ground in a tree, occasionally on a utility pole.
Eggs - 3 to 7, greenish blotched with brown. Incubation about 18 days. Young leave the nest in five weeks.
Food - Insects, small reptiles, eggs and nestlings of other birds, clams, carrion, fruit, and crops such as corn.

Ring-necked Pheasant M

Ring-necked Pheasant MSize - 22 to 35 inches long
Habitat - Fields, pastures, crop-lands, marshes, and bushy areas.
Nesting - The nest is a grass-lined scrape in the ground.
Eggs - 5 to 7, buff or olive brown. Incubation 23 to 25 days, by the female. Chicks fly in two weeks. Male usually plays little part in nesting.
Food - Seeds, nuts, berries, and insects.

Ring-necked Pheasant (hen)

Ring-necked Pheasant (hen)Size - 22 to 35 inches long
Habitat - Fields, pastures, crop-lands, marshes, and bushy areas.
Nesting - The nest is a grass-lined scrape in the ground.
Eggs - 5 to 7, buff or olive brown. Incubation 23 to 25 days, by the female. Chicks fly in two weeks. Male usually plays little part in nesting.
Food - Seeds, nuts, berries, and insects.

Wild Turkey

Wild TurkeySize - 36 to 48 inches long.
Habitat - Open woodlands, brushy forest edges, and wooded swamps.
Nesting - The eggs are laid in a leaf-lined depression on the ground in the woods.
Eggs - 8 to 20, white or buff marked with brown or red. Incubation about 28 days, by the female.
Food - Insects, seeds, nuts, and berries.

Ruffed Grouse

Ruffed GrouseSize - 16 to 19 inches long.
Habitat - Deciduous forests with undergrowth.
Nesting - The nest is in a depression of leaves near a log, rock, stump, or under a dense bush.
Eggs - 9 to 12, buff, often spotted with brown. Incubation 24 days, by female. Young leave the nest in one week; stay with the female for about 12 weeks.
Food - Insects, seeds, berries, and buds.

Black-billed Magpie

Black-billed MagpieSize - 17 to 22 inches long.
Habitat - Open country with scattered trees, crop lands, and towns.
Eggs - 7 to 13, greenish or buff, often spotted or speckled with brown. Incubation 16 to 18 days. The nest is a bulky mass of sticks in a tree.
Food - Insects, carrion, fruit, and nestlings of other birds.

Plain Chachalaca

ChachalacaSize - 20 to 24 inches long
Habitat - Dense streamside woodlands and thickets.
Nesting - They nest is a flimsy platform of sticks in a tree, 5 to 25 feet up.
Eggs - 3 to 4, white. Incubation 22 to 25 days, by the female. Young fly 3 weeks after hatching.
Food - Fruit, buds, foliage, insects.

Greater Roadrunner

RoadrunnerSize - 20 to 24 inches long.
Habitat - Grasslands, woodlands, deserts, and brushy areas.
Nesting - The nest is a cup of sticks, lined with leaves and grasses, in a cactus, thicket or tree.
Eggs - 2 to 6, white. Incubation 18-20 days, by female. Young leave the nest 16-19 days after hatching.
Food - Snakes, lizards, insects, and small birds.

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