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Crows, Ravens & Blackbirds

Everyone has seen blackbirds, but the term "blackbird" can be applied to many different bird species that may or may not be related even if their plumage is similar. These bird profiles include different black birds, including crows, ravens, starlings, magpies and more.

American Crow
Detailed bird profile of the American crow: apperance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes tips for minimizing nuisance American crows in your backyard.

Black-Billed Magpie
The black-billed magpie is a distinctive corvid and a beautiful bird. Do you know how to recognize them and where to find them?

Brewer's Blackbird
The Brewer's blackbird is one of the most common blackbirds in North America, but have you seen one? Learn the key identification characteristics, behavior, range and more for this unique bird.

Brown-Headed Cowbird
The brown-headed cowbird is often reviled for its habit as a brood parasite, but these common birds can also be beautiful and amazing to watch in their huge flocks.

Common Grackle
The common grackle is a common bird indeed, with a widespread range that is adaptable to many habitats. Learn more about these birds, including how to identify them and about their nesting habits.

Common Myna
One of the most invasive birds in the world, the common myna is easily recognized and identified. Learn why these birds are so adaptable and how far they've spread around the globe.

Common Raven
Detailed bird profile of the common raven: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior, voice and reproduction. Includes tips for attracting ravens to your backyard.

Superb Starling
A colorful and amazing bird, the superb starling is a popular African target bird and an easy Sturnidae bird for traveling birders to add to their life list.

European Starling
Detailed bird profile of the European (common) starling: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes tips for discouraging unwanted starlings from your backyard.

Red-Winged Blackbird
Detailed bird profile of the red-winged blackbird: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes tips for attracting red-winged blackbirds to your backyard.

Yellow-Headed Blackbird
The yellow-headed blackbird is distinct in both appearance and song. Learn more about this bird species, including the conservation threats yellow-headed blackbirds face and where you can see these birds.

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