Medium, slightly cleft tail. The female has unstreaked blue-gray upperparts and a yellow wash on face and breast with pale streaks on flanks, and yellow eyebrows. Head has a black cap, white eyebrow, black eyestripe; throat is white. Tail is square. Hawaiian Creeper: This small songbird has olive-green upperparts and black-gray on the lores and around the eyes. Chestnut-backed Chickadee: Small, energetic chickadee with chestnut-brown back, rump and flanks, and white breast and belly. Wings are gray with two pale bars. I then looked for what people had posted for Google images, which led me to your photo and this thread. Undulates, actively flits and swoops among foliage. Gray bill is short and thick. Chestnut Munia (Palau): Small red-brown finch with black hood and breast, and blue-gray eyering. Photo by Zimmerman. Legs and feet are black. Nelson's Sparrow: Small sparrow with brown streaked upperparts. Bachman's Warbler: Small warbler, olive-green upperparts, yellow forehead, throat, underparts, faint white eye-ring, black crown, bib. The head has inconspicuous orange crown, broken eye-ring, and faint eye-line. : Mostly gray, but sometimes brown adult females. It uses its short, sharp beak to probe bark for insects residing underneath. This promiscuous bird attracts a female by flying back and forth like a swing. Not a cavity nester. Golden-crowned Kinglet: Very small, warbler-like bird, olive-green to gray upperparts and pale breast. Direct, hovering flight with rapid wing beats. Anna's Hummingbird: Medium hummingbird; male has bronze-green upperparts, dull gray underparts. It has a black eye stripe, red to black bill, and flanks have a few small white spots. Wings are dark with two white bars. Relatives. Weak fluttering flight, alternates rapid wing beats with wings drawn to sides. Female House Finch: plain head, striped/streaked breast. Feeds on spiders, insects and their larvae. Direct and hovering flight with very rapid wing beats. The bill works like scissors to cut open buds in search of insects to eat. Eats seeds and insects. Wings are dark with large white patches. Some brown birds commonly confused with male or female House Sparrows include: American Tree Sparrow, Carolina Wren, Cassin's Finch, Chipping Sparrow, Cowbird, House Wren, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Harris's Sparrow, House Finch, Purple Finch, Rose-breasted Grosbeak (female), Junco, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, and even a Black-capped Chickadee. First collected in Cape May, New Jersey in 1811 and not seen again in that area for over 100 years. No permission is granted for commercial use. Black-tailed Gnatcatcher: Medium gnatcatcher with black cap, blue-gray upperparts, black tail, and pale gray underparts. Rufous Hummingbird: Medium hummingbird, bright rufous-brown overall with white breast and ear patch, red-orange throat, and green shoulders. Eats insects, larvae, and some fruit. Ruby-throated Hummingbird: Medium hummingbird, iridescent green upperparts, head, flanks. Black-chinned Hummingbird: Medium hummingbird with metallic green upperparts, gray underparts, white breast, green-washed flanks. It has a clear, gray breast and belly, long tail, and wings distinctly marked with two white wing-bars. Direct and hovering flight with very rapid wing beats. Feeds mostly on seeds. Gray decurved bill, legs and feet. Cap and throat are black; cheek patch is white. Tail is dark with yellow-tinged edges. Juvenile is gray with buff base on black bill, then molts into plumage like female. The sexes are similar. Name changed from Nutmeg Mannikin to Scaly-breasted Munia in 2014 by the American Ornithologist Union. Female HOSP: dull gray with a light streak at and behind the eye. Flight is swift and high, travels in compact flocks. Photo in header by Wendell Long. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher: Small, flycatcher-like perching bird, blue-gray upperparts, white underparts, prominent white eye-ring. Darker head has white eyebrows and dark eyestripes. Tail is very short and held upright. Prairie Warbler: Small warbler, brown-streaked, olive-green upperparts with reddish-brown streaking, bright yellow underparts with black streaks on sides. Cerulean Warbler: The male is sky-blue with faintly streaked upperparts and black-streaked white flanks. Pygmy Nuthatch: Small nuthatch, blue-gray upperparts and pale yellow breast. It was split into Rivoli's and Talamanca Hummingbird, the latter is found in the cloudforests of Costa Rica and western Panama. Forked tail is dark green with black outer tail feathers. Swift flight, alternates rapid wing beats with wings pulled to sides. Throat and breast are yellow, breast band is chestnut-brown and black, belly and undertail coverts are white. Weak fluttering direct flight with shallow wing beats. Wing Bar: The white wing bar is readily visible on all male house sparrows, though the width and extent of the bar will vary depending on posture and wing position. Sedge Wren: Small wren with white-streaked, brown upperparts and pale buff underparts. White-crowned Sparrows that breed along the Pacific Coast tend to have yellow bills and duller white head stripes. Last updated: 01/13/2017; visit www.rirrc.org for most up-to-date version. its a little bird that kind of looks like a sparrow but it kinda looks like a finch at the same time, it has yellow just above the tail and just a little bit of yellow here and there in its wings Black tail is long and white-edged. Eats mostly insects. Does not use a nestbox, occasionally caught in ground traps, especially when cracked corn is used as bait. It has been listed as an endangered species since 1987. Strong flight, alternates shallow wing beats with brief periods of wings pulled to sides. The nape and crown are black while the upper body is a blue-gray color. Legs and feet are black. The dark tail's corners are also white. Eye ring is white, broken above eye. Bill is short and the legs and feet are pink. Japanese White-eye: This small active songbird has an olive-green head, neck and back. Dusky White-eye: Tiny, warbler-like bird with red-brown eye, brown-gray plumage above and on head, and olive-gray below. It has olive to yellow-green upperparts and yellow underparts. When disturbed in its nest during incubation, it will hiss and strike intruders, similar to how a snake would act. Females are gray-green above and yellow-white below with two pale wing-bars. Hawaii Akepa: This is a small songbird with black wings and tail. Rapid fluctuating flight, gliding into cover. Dusky Warbler: Small, dark warbler with gray-brown upperparts, gray-streaked underparts, distinct white eyebrow, and faint eye-ring. Photo to the left by, smaller, long pointy beak, white stripe over eye, buffy orange belly, tail often held uprigh, smaller, long pointy beak, tail often held uprigh. Underparts white and pale brown. Some birds also show black on the belly and vent.