Rufous Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird

Male Female Description Size:  3.75” Plumage/Description:  Males are distinctive and unmistakable—a deep rufous-burnt orange color.  Gorget is a deep orange color when viewed in good light.  Some males have a green back, but most appear orange in color.  Females have...
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Male Female Description Size:  4.25” Plumage/Description:  Male and female plumage similar except males have a patch of red feathers on the crown of the head which they display when agitated, or when they are defending a territory.  Overall a gray, olive-green bird...
Rock Wren

Rock Wren

Adult Description Size:  6” Plumage/Description:  Male and female plumage similar.  A small overall gray bird with a fairly long, slightly curved beak.  Well camouflaged to blend in with a rocky habitat.  Darker gray on top, lighter gray on underside, with a faint...
Rock Dove (Pigeon)

Rock Dove (Pigeon)

Adult Description Size:  12.5” Plumage/Description:  Male and female plumage is similar, but highly variable.  While many pigeons have a similar look, there is a high degree of variability in plumage, ranging from gray to white, and anywhere in between. Habitat: ...
Red-winged Blackbird

Red-winged Blackbird

Male Female Description Size:  8.75” Plumage/Description:  Male plumage is very distinctive and unmistakable.  Males are entirely black except for the red and yellow chevron on shoulder of wing.  Female plumage is dramatically different than males.  Females are brown,...
Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Adult Juvenille Description Size:  19”  Plumage/Description:  Male and female plumage similar.  Red-tailed Hawks come in a variety of color phases—see the Sibley Guide to Birds to view examples of ‘light’, ‘intermediate’, and ‘dark’ phases.  Diagnostic features...