Songbird Pictures

We hope you enjoy these songbird pictures. Songbirds are a diverse group of birds known as Passerines (Order Passeriformes).

This page currently includes pictures of thirteen bird Families (listed below) and five bird Orders (Passeriformes, Apodiformes, Cuculiformes, Coraciiformes and Gruiformes).

Please enjoy the following bird pictures we have taken over the years. We will be adding new ones often. Please note the Terms of Use.


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Common Bushtit Red-breasted Nuthatch Red-breasted Nuthatch
Common Bushtit Adult Female by eye color
(Psaltriparus minimus)
Order: Passeriformes Bushtit Family: Aegithalidae
Red Breasted Nuthatch
(Sitta canadensis)
Order: Passeriformes Nuthatch Family: Sittidae
Red Breasted Nuthatch
(Different bird with different view showing upturned bill)
Yellow Warbler Nashville Warbler Northern Waterthrush
Yellow Warbler (male in Breeding Plumage)
(Dendroica petechia)
Order: Passeriformes Wood Warbler Family: Paurilidae
Nashville Warbler (Vermivora ruficapilla)
Order: Passeriformes Wood Warbler Family: Paurilidae
Northern Waterthrush (Seiurus noveboracensis)
Order: Passeriformes Wood Warbler Family: Paurilidae
Blue Grosbeak Golden-crowned Kinglet Purple Finch
Blue Grosbeak (male)
(Guiraca caerulea) (Biting finger!) Order: Passeriformes Grosbeak/Bunting Family: Cardinalidae
Golden-crowned Kinglet
(Regulus satrapa)
(difficult to see crown in the field)
Order: Passeriformes Kinglet Family: Regulidae
Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus)
Order: Passeriformes Finch Family: Fringillidae
American Goldfinch Cedar Waxwing Common Yellowthroat
American Goldfinch (male)
(Carduelis tristis) Order: Passeriformes Finch Family: Fringillidae
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)
Order: Passeriformes Waxwing Family: Bombycillidae
Common Yellowthroat
(Geothlypis trichas) Order: Passeriformes Wood Warbler Family: Paurilidae
Superb Sunbird Crimson Seed-Cracker
Superb Sunbird
(Nectarina superba)
Order: Passeriformes
Sunbird Family: Necarinidae
Photo taken in Sierra Leone (West Africa) in 1980.
Crimson Seed-cracker
(Pyrenestes sanquineus)
Order: Passeriformes Estrilidine Weaver Family: Estrilidae
Photo taken in Sierra Leone (West Africa) in 1980.


Broad-tailed Hummingbird Malochite kingfisher Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Broad-tailed Hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus)
(Nest with 2 chicks almost ready to fledge)
Order: Apodiformes Hummingbird Family: Trochilidae
Malochite Kingfisher
(Alcedo cristata)
Order: Coraciiformes Kingfisher Family: Alcedinidae
Photo taken in Sierra Leone (West Africa) in 1980.
Yellow Billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)
Order: Cuculiformes Cuckoo/Roadrunner/ Ani Family: Cuculidae

White-spotted Pygmy Rail White-spotted Fluff tail White-spotted Pygmy Rail White-spotted Fluff tail
White-spotted Fluff Tail
(AKA White-spotted Pygmy Rail) (Soruthrura pulchra)
Order: Gruiformes
Rail Family: Ralidae
White-spotted Fluff Tail (Female)
To our knowledge, these are the only photos of a male and female White-spotted Fluff tail
Photos taken in Sierra Leone (West Africa) in 1980.

List of Bird Families included in Songbird pictures:

  • Bushtits: Aegithalidae
  • Cuckoos/Roadrunners/Anis: Cuculidae
  • Estrilidine Weavers: Estrilidae
  • Finches: Fringillidae
  • Grosbeaks/Buntings: Cardinalidae
  • Hummingbirds: Trochilidae
  • Kingfishers: Alcedinidae
  • Kinglets: Regulidae
  • Nuthatches: Sittidae
  • Rails: Ralidae
  • Sunbirds: Necarinidae
  • Waxwings: Bombycillidae
  • Wood Warblers: Paurilidae

List of Bird Species in Songbird pictures:

  • American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
  • Blue Grosbeak (Guiraca caerulea)
  • Broad-tailed Hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus)
  • Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)
  • Common Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)
  • Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)
  • Crimson Seed-cracker (Pyrenestes sanquineus)
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)
  • Malochite Kingfisher (Alcedo cristata)
  • Nashville Warbler (Vermivora ruficapilla)
  • Northern Waterthrush (Seiurus noveboracensis)
  • Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus)
  • Red Breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)
  • Superb Sunbird (Nectarina superba)
  • White-spotted Fluff tail (Soruthrura pulchra)
  • Yellow Billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)
  • Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia)

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