8 Most Common Birds in Michigan

Male Red-winged Blackbirds are black with a red shoulder; females are mottled brown. They feed on grains and insects, adapting diet by season and habitat.

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Red-winged Blackbirds

Large thrush with distinctive colors. Common in Michigan, forages for worms, switches to fruit in winter, forms large flocks.

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American Robins

Plump bird, glossy black male, spotted female. Adaptable, eats insects, seeds. Forms murmurations in large flocks.

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European Starlings

Small songbird, pale with reddish eyes. Forages in trees, migrates from Michigan to the Amazon, constant singing in spring.

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Red-eyed Vireos

American Crows are large, black birds with varied diets, distinctive cawing calls, and preference for ground foraging in flocks.

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American Crows

Small brown bird, adapted to urban life, feeds on grains and insects. Males have distinctive markings; common in parks and farms.

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House Sparrows

Pale brown, slender with pointed tail. Feeds on seeds, often solitary but forms flocks. Recognizable hooting calls.

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Mourning Doves

Small, slender bird with rufous cap, trills in spring. Feeds on seeds, insects in open areas. Flocks in winter.

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Chipping Sparrows

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