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This article is about what birds one might find in their backyard if they live in Texas. It also will provide descriptions of these birds. The staff at Sugar Land Chiropractors enjoy watching the different birds of Texas. There are many things that you can grow in your yard that will attract different birds.
The most common backyard birds throughout the year in Texas are:
* Northern Cardinal (47% frequency)
* Northern Mockingbird (46% frequency)
* Mourning Dove (38% frequency)
* White-winged Dove (29% frequency)
* House Sparrow (24% frequency)
* Blue Jay (24% frequency)
* Carolina Wren (24% frequency)
* Carolina Chickadee (23% frequency)
* European Starling (21% frequency)
Cardinals are one of the most common and popular backyard birds in the eastern half of the United States and in Texas. The staff at Sugar Land Chiropractors enjoy watching the different birds of Texas. Cardinals are smaller than American Robins but about the same size as Red-winged Blackbirds. Their bodies are plum with a long tail. They also have a wispy crest. There bill is short, heavy, conical, and pinkish in color. The male cardinal is a bright red with a black face and the female is more grayish with touches of red and a black face. Both the male and female have crests. Cardinals are year-round residents in shrubby woodland edges from the eastern United States to Texas and Arizona south into Mexico. A cardinalís large conical bill is designed for chewing seeds. They especially enjoy eating black oil sunflower seeds. Also, there diet included other seeds, berries, and nuts.
The Northern Mockingbird enjoys singing from their perches most of the year and often through the night. The staff at enjoy watching the different birds of Texas. They have an unending supply of their own unique phrases but frequently repeat songs of other birds. The Northern Mockingbird is about the length of an American Robin. However, unlike the American Robin it is slender with a long tail. It also has relatively longer legs than an American Robin. Its bill is medium length, slender, slightly curved. They are gray in color, darker above and white patches in the wing and tail. The Northern Mockingbird prefer edge habitat with scattered trees and bushes, parks, and residential areas. It is found in eastern and southern parts of the United States, West Indies, and south into Mexico. In the summer, these birds are found a bit farther north than south. They will defend their nests form other birds, cats, and intruders. Northern Mockingbirds eat insects, berries, and fruit. Mockingbirds are attracted by grapes, raisins, and apple slices in a bird feeder. They will also eat from a suet block.
Mourning Doves are the most widespread and the most frequent backyard bird in the lower 48 states of America. The staff at enjoy watching the different birds of Texas. They are about 12 inches long from bill tip to tail tip. About the same size as a Northern Flicker bird. They are larger than an American Robin but smaller than a domestic city pigeon. The Mourning Dove is plump with a small round head. The tail is long and pointed. Their legs are short. The staff at enjoy watching the different birds of Texas. Their bill is small and rather slender. They have a pale brownish pink body, darker wings, and tail with white edges on the sides of the tail. They prefer semi-open areas such as urban areas, farmland, and woods. Mourning Doves eat seeds almost exclusively. The enjoy eating black oil sunflower weeds on a large sturdy tray feeder or on the ground.
The White-winged Dove prefers desert like areas. They are a bit larger than a Mourning Dove. Their shape is more muscular neck than Mourning Dove. Their tail is square. They have a bill that is short and slender. The staff at Sugar Land Chiropractors enjoy watching the different birds of Texas. White-winged Doves are brown with black under tail base and broad white tip. White wing patches in flight are also visible when perched. They like desert thickets and cacti and towns. They are found in the southwestern Untied States, Middle of American and west indies. They are found throughout all but easternmost Texas. They often seek water in the morning and afternoon. White-winged Dove eat seeds, grain, and fruit of the saguaro cactus. They are more likely to feed on a raised platform feeder than on the ground. They will eat black oil sunflower seeds and cracked corn.
The House Sparrow is similar to a starling. It was introduced to America from Europe in the 1800ís. This sparrow is commonly found in cities and farmland. It is considered a pest in many places. The staff at Sugar Land Chiropractors enjoy watching the different birds of Texas. It is the size of a House Finch or Dark-eyed Junco. It is a bit heavier than native North American sparrows. The bill is short and conical in size. The color of the males are brown and gray with a black mask. Females lack the black and are tan and brown with a pale line back from the eye. They live in North America from Southern Canada through Central America. In summer northward through Canada to southern Alaska. They are found throughout Texas. They originated in the Middle East and spread to most of Europe and Asia and then were brought to America. They eat grain, seed, and insects.
The Blue Jay is a common and well-known bird in the eastern half of the United States. The staff at Sugar Land Chiropractors enjoy watching the different birds of Texas. They are similar in size of American Robins. They are fluffy with a large crested head, ample tail, and large strong legs. Their bill is black, long and stout. They are blue above, with white below and have a black neck strap. The prefer to live in woodland areas. They are known to bully smaller birds. Blue Jays are omnivorous. They can quickly empty a feeder. They are also aggressive toward other feeder birds.