The male has a metallic green or purple sheen, and the female often has a darker cap and is usually greyer. The back, wings and tail are dark grey to black and the underparts are grey. Long wings and tail. In this individual, note the dark head and neck, the green neck patch (similar to Stock Dove), the pale grey Mike 22-Nov-2017 17:46: Due to the high quality of the photos & their processing, this is a wonderful resource for assisting in the ID of my 'mystery' bird photos - thank you greatly. In the course of the molt, their heads look splotchy (see photo at right), and their wing tips are not yet fully white. The answer tot his will be noe look at the helmet in the pictures provided by pigeons.com. Black back with white head and white underparts. Medium black bill with small black knob. Falcated Duck: Medium dabbling duck with long black and white tertial feathers extending over black rump. A top notch is multicoloured. White throat has black ring; black tail and black-green speculum are edged in white. Red eye and eye ring, with a pale bill that has a red base. If you see something that looks like a pure Rock Dove anywhere away from the areas above then it will be a Feral Pigeon. Female and juvenile like male but darker with brown-black knob on bill. Its pied plumage is white all over the body, with black primary feathers that stand out in rich contrast both when perched and in flight. A common sight in cities around the world, Rock Pigeons crowd streets and public squares, living on discarded food and offerings of birdseed. Fairly long, rectangular tail. In addition to the typical blue-gray bird with two dark wingbars, you'll often see flocks with plain, spotted, pale, or rusty-red birds in them. American Goldfinch Plumage / Description: Male breeding plumage is a brilliant lemon-yellow on throat, breast, belly and back with a black crown and black wings. Or maybe some other sort like a capuchine or nun. Band-tailed pigeons have red eyes and a â¦ That is an helmet. Introduced to North America from Europe in the early 1600s, city pigeons nest on buildings and window ledges. An amazingly beautiful black and white bird. Green-black back, wings, and tail. Plumage / Description: Male and female plumage similar except males have more extensive red on the crown of their head. Range limited to southern coastal areas from Texas to south Carolina, and throughout Florida. Body white, black, gray in finely-scaled pattern. He is completely white with red legs/talons, and a dusting of brown around his head and upper neck. Young Red-headed Woodpeckers molt from gray-black heads to all-red heads. Make sure u have a helmet and not a top notch. Medium pink-red legs and feet. almost pure white to wholly black. The White-headed Pigeon is a large pigeon with a distinctive white head, neck and breast, which sometimes have an orange or greyish wash. Couldn't find him in my field guide but found a matching photo on the web. Micronesian Imperial-Pigeon: Large pigeon with gray-white head, neck, and breast. A plain black and white bird might not seem beautiful at first glance, but the pied imperial-pigeon is an elegant dove with simple plumage and a gentle visage. The one pictured is almost identical in appearance to the wild-type Rock Dove. The crested iridescent head is green and purple-brown. Look for Band-tailed pigeons are a large pigeon with a purple-gray head and gray body. Thye are only two colours red head and tail with a whit body or black head and tail with a white body. Chestnut lower belly and vent. This evening we were visited by a lovely bird that I have identified as a brown and white pigeon. A large forest pigeon with a white head and body (juveniles and females more smoky-gray), and blackish wings and tail. Red-headed Woodpeckers, whether male or female, look alike, wearing tuxedo-like plumage with all-red heads from throat, completely over the head and down the back of the head to the base of the neck. The top half of the tail is a dark gray, while the bottom half is pale gray. Long, rounded wings. Harriers Northern Harrier Wide spread. Hi, Everyone. This species â¦ Eats tree fruits and is often seen perched on nearby power-lines. Males gray, females brown, both with white rump. Long, black deeply forked tail. A white crescent or collar on the nape on adults is distinctive among pigeons.