Belly has dull white center; white undertail coverts. Bill, legs, and feet are gray. Wings are black with white spots; rump is black; tail is black with white outer feathers. Connecticut Warbler: Large ground-walking warbler, olive-gray upperparts, dull yellow underparts. Swift direct flight. Its dark plumage sets it apart from all other North American woodpeckers. AKA snakebird and water turkey. Sexes are similar. Boreal Chickadee: Large chickadee, brown upperparts, dark brown cap, small black bib, gray face and neck, white cheek, rufous sides, white underparts. Blue Grosbeak: Large finch, bright purple-blue body, black face, and two wide, brown wingbars. Flies in straight line or V formation. Breast is orange-brown and belly is yellow. Eyes have white spectacles and dark eye patches. Flies in V or straight line formations. Long pointed wings and deeply forked tail. Lesser Sand-Plover: Medium-sized, chunky plover with gray upperparts, white underparts, and bright rust-brown breast band and nape. Gray legs, feet. Underparts are orange-brown with strongly barred black, white flanks. Yellow eyes surrounded by orange eye-rings. The society owns or oversees about 9,500 acres of preserves throughout Rhode Island, several of them open to the public and excellent for bird-watching. King Rail: Large rail with long, orange-based bill. White Ibis: This coastal species is white overall with pink facial skin, bill, and legs that turn scarlet during breeding season. Webbing between toes is yellow. White overall with black primaries and long pointed wings. Frequents mudflats. Black-necked Stilt: Large shorebird with sharply contrasting black upperparts and white underparts. Bobs tail and often makes short flights to hawk insects. Clapper Rail: Large, noisy marsh bird, gray or brown upperparts, vertical white-barred flanks and belly, buff or rust-brown breast. The sexes are similar. Bill, legs, and feet are black. Flies in straight line formation with neck and legs outstretched, roosts high in trees and bushes at night. Legs and feet are pink. Last sighted in Canada in 1982. Eats insects, caterpillars, seeds, fruits and berries. Bird and Parrot classifieds. Summer Tanager: Large tanager, dark-red overall with a large, pale gray bill. Great Skua was split into Great Skua and Brown Skua (not in North American range) by the American Ornithologist Union. Forages in low vegetation and on the ground. Rhode Island Bird Atlas 2.0. Feeds by probing mud with bill or dunking head under water. Eyes are red. Individuals & rescue groups can post animals free." The legs are orange. Northern Lapwing: Large, unique plover with black breast, face, crown, and long upright head plumes; back is green-tinged purple and copper. The only eastern warbler that nests in tree hollows. Varied Thrush: Large thrush, dark gray upperparts, rust-brown throat, breast, sides, eyebrows, black breast band, and white belly and undertail. The Rhode Island Red Hen became the Rhode Island State bird on May 3, 1954 (Rhode Island State Affairs and Government 42-4-5 State bird: The breed of fowl, commonly known as the "Rhode Island red," is designated, and shall be known, as the official state bird.). Black Vulture: Large raptor, black overall, short, featherless neck, pale bill, short and squared tail, long, pale gray legs and feet. It feeds mostly on insects. Head and neck are bright rust-brown during summer. Direct, swift flight on rapidly beating wings. Tail is black with white undertail coverts. Black legs and feet. It is named for its laughter-like call. Sometimes called Swamp Warbler. Vermilion Flycatcher: Small, stocky flycatcher, gray-black upperparts and scarlet-red crown, throat, and underparts. Gray legs, feet. The Rhode Island Red (Gallus gallus) is a very popular breed of chicken.They are a domesticated bird that is raised for meat and eggs, and also as show birds. The Leach's Storm-Petrel now has two subspecies, the Townsend's Storm-Petrel and Ainley's Storm-Petrel. This bird came about from cross-breeding birds from Oriental origin with the brown Leghorn chicken from Italy. Wings are brown with chestnut-brown patches. The eyes are yellow and the bill is blue-gray with a black tip. Tail is gray with white spots near corners. Bill is dark with a yellow base and slightly decurved. Strong direct flight on steady wing beats. Often flies with feet trailing and dangling below. Gray cheek patch is marked by a thin, black line. Some red morph females have a red wash, red splotches, or are entirely red. Its forests are part of the Northeast coastal ecoregion. It feeds on aquatic insects and crustaceans. Long, thin, upcurved bill. Purple Gallinule: Medium, chicken-like marsh bird with purple-blue upperparts washed with iridescent green, deep blue underparts. It was first recorded on the Lewis and Clark expedition. Underparts are white, and buff-brown wash on throat. Feeds mostly on insects but also eats seeds. Rhode Island State Bird: Rhode Island Red Hen. Browse through available parrots for sale and adoption in rhode island by aviaries, breeders and bird rescues. The best lie along the state’s Atlantic coastline, where beach and marsh meet open water and birders scan for seabirds flying offshore. American Three-toed Woodpecker: Medium woodpecker with black-and-white barred upperparts, black head, yellow crown, white eye-line, throat, breast, and belly, and diagonally barred white flanks. It has a swift and direct flight. Black Rail: Smallest North American rail, mostly dark gray or nearly black with white-speckled back, belly, flanks. In flight it shows long pointed wings with black flight feathers and white wing linings. Forages in groung, low vegetation. Purple Sandpiper: Medium sandpiper, upperparts are scaled gray-brown, crown is dark, and white underparts are streaked. Greater White-fronted Goose: This medium-sized goose has a dark-brown body and the underparts are barred and flecked with black. Tail is short, and legs are long. It has black-spotted and streaked upperparts, slightly scaled underparts, a white eye ring, black bill and yellow legs. Brown Noddy: This medium-sized tern is brown except for the white forehead blending to a gray nape and a small white lower half-eye ring. Tail is long and black. Head has black face patch, white eyebrows. Rapid direct flight with strong wing beats. Strong direct flight with steady wing beats. Weak fluttering direct flight with shallow, rapid wing beats. This guide covers birding hotspots and refuge areas. The bill is thick, long, and curved downward. Feeds on fish, aquatic insects, and their larvae. Has a 15-16 inch-long black tail with deep fork. The front of the face has a white patch and the bill is usually pink-orange. Black bill is long and stout. Slow, deep wing beats. Soars to great heights. The Male (shown in background) has a dark gray back and head, and black-streaked shoulders. Feeds on insects. Swainson's Hawk: Large hawk, dark brown upperparts, white throat, rufous upper breast, pale buff underparts. Cory's Shearwater: Large gray-brown shearwater, white underparts, pale yellow bill. It has a strong swift flight with steady wing beats. The hens are prolific layers, laying up to 260 brown eggs per year. Difficult to distinguish from Snowy Egret. Eskimo Curlew: Small curlew, brown mottled upperparts, buff underparts streaked and mottled brown, and pale cinnamon wing linings. Thank you for visiting BIRDLIST WORLDWIDE on Rhode Island.In this linked net of country and state pages you can find lists of birds, nature, mammals and national parks.Birds of Rhode Island provides a checklist of the birds of Rhode Island.It is a complete bird list listing all the birds of Rhode Island in ornithological taxonomic order. Wings are long and narrow. Yellow-nosed Albatross: Pelagic albatross with pale gray head, neck, rump, black back, upperwings, white underparts and black margin around white underwings. Head, neck, and underparts are vibrant yellow and the undertail coverts are white. Feeds on insects and nectar. All State Birds. Legs and feet are gray. To acquire food, it plunge dives from 30 to 50 feet. It feeds on parrot fish, flatfish, mullets and other fish. It was a dual-purpose breed, raised both for meat and for eggs; modern strains have been bred for their egg-laying abilities. Rounded tail is rufous with black edges. Legs and feet are gray. Rhode Island, the tiniest of all the United States, makes up in birding destinations what it lacks in size. Greater Prairie-Chicke: Medium grouse, barred with brown and buff (or white). Direct flight with strong steady wing beats. The Rhode Island Avian Records Committee (RIARC) began evaluating records starting in 2008. Rhode Island Birds, An Introduction to Familiar Species, is a must-have, reference guide for beginners and experts alike. Sips nectar. It has a white rump with a dark central stripe and black legs and feet. Tail is long. The eyes, bill, and legs of all morphs are yellow. Bill, legs are bright orange, upper bill develops a fibrous keel during breeding season. It often flies with erratic changes of direction. Eats worms, aquatic insects, crustaceans and mollusks. King Eider: Large diving duck with black body and white breast, back. The Rhode Island red chicken was designated the official state bird of Rhode Island in 1954. Nape and upper back are chestnut-brown. Strong steady flight with deep wing beats. Virginia's Warbler: Small warbler, gray upperparts, yellow rump. Best identified by its relatively slow, languid flight compared to other shearwaters. Makes short, direct flights on rapidly beating wings. Clay-colored Sparrow: Medium sparrow with black-streaked brown upperparts and buff underparts. The traditional non-industrial strains of the Rhode Island Red are listed as "watch" by The Livesto Forehead is pale blue; bill is red and yellow-tipped. Wings are dark with two pale bars. High arcing flight. Female is olive-green above, with gray back and yellow underparts. Tail is black with white edges. Audubon's Shearwater: Small, stocky seabird with dark brown upperparts and white underparts. Eye-ring is thin and white. Great Cormorant: Largest North American comorant. Soars on thermals and updrafts. Swift direct flight on rapidly beating wings. Welcome to Rhode Island Parrot Rescue - The only 501(c)3 non profit rescue in RI to focus exclusively on rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing exotic birds to qualified homes. Legs and feet are black. Feeds on insects, snails, grains, seeds and fruits. When wet holds wings in spread eagle position to dry. The scientific name means "little digger.". Northern Hawk Owl: Medium-sized, slender owl with white-spotted brown upperparts and brown-barred white underparts. Female has olive-yellow upperparts and dull yellow underparts. Straight black bill. Bohemian Waxwing: Large waxwing with gray upperparts, pink-gray crest, black mask and chin, and gray underparts. The sexes are similar. Nonbreeding adult lacks head and back plumes, has gray lores, and shows yellow on lower legs. Lewis's Woodpecker: Medium woodpecker with dark green-black upperparts and hood. Common Snipe: Longest-billed of all snipes, best identified by broad white stripe at base of underwing. Belly and undertail are white. Little Egret: Medium-sized, all white egret with plumes on head, breast, and back. Bill is long, thin, and dull olive-yellow. Head has stark black crown, face, and throat. Bill is black except for orange base of lower mandible. RI birding news. It has a dark bill, yellow eyes and black legs and feet. Head and underparts are buff to cinnamon with white throat and vent. The smellier, the better.Set it near the skunk's den or its route of access to your Rhode Island bird control property. Black bill is slender and long. White-faced Storm-Petrel: The only Atlantic storm-petrel with the combination of dark gray upperparts and white underparts with a dark cap and eyeline. Bill is bright yellow. White eyebrows are conspicuous. Black with bright yellow throat pouch bordered with white feathers. Crown is rufous, throat is white with black stripes, and bill is gray. Cave Swallow: Small swallow (Southwest pelodoma), with steel-blue upperparts, white underparts, rufous wash on breast and sides. The upperparts are very pale gray, nearly white, and the underparts are white. Feeds on insects, crustaceans, and invertebrates. We are a community organization that has impacted the quality of life on Aquidneck Island … White morph is white with dark spots and markings on wings, nape, and sides. It feeds on small fish, crustaceans and insects. Black bill, and yellow lores. Head has black hood, and yellow face. It feeds primarily on aquatic plants. Sandwich Tern: This is the only medium-sized tern with a long slender black bill tipped with yellow. Strong direct flight with neck extended. Wings are dark with two white bars. Birding Rhode Island It's the smallest state in the Union, but Rhode Island still boasts 384 miles of tidal shoreline along the Atlantic Ocean and Narragansett Bay—enough coastline to give it the nickname the Ocean State. Feeds on marine worms and insects. Underwing coverts are white. Wings are black with large white patches visible in flight. Hammond's Flycatcher: Small flycatcher, gray upperparts, gray-brown underparts, white eye-ring. The report below shows observations of rare birds in Rhode Island. Feeds primarily on mistlestoe berries and small insects. Weak fluttering direct flight with shallow wing beats. Expert swimmer, dives for fish, crustaceans. Tail is long and black with white edges. Western Meadowlark: This short stocky, ground-dwelling bird has dark-streaked brown upperparts, bright yellow underparts, and a broad black V on the breast. May hover briefly above prey. Glides and soars for hours with minor adjustments to wing position. The diet includes aquatic insects and plants. Sexes similar, but male is smaller with a brighter bill base. The county with the least birds recorded is Kent County with 259 species. Black tail is notched. Tail is gray with faint bars, dark terminal band, and white trailing edge. Legs dark, bill dusky with yellow tip. Yellow legs, feet. Birds can become a nuisance by causing property damage when building their nests, wrecking your garden for worms, grubs, and vegetation, and leaving behind unsightly and corrosive droppings all over your home and car. Weak fluttering flight with shallow wing beats. Black wings with two white bars. Wings are black with large white patches. Direct flight is high and fluttery. Hovers in display flight and when foraging. Swift bounding flight, alternates rapid wing beats with wings pulled to sides. It has a black bill, legs and feet. Eyes are yellow. Hoary Redpoll: Small finch (exilipes), buff-gray, brown-streaked upperparts and brown-streaked white underparts washed pink. Feeds on mussels and other bivalves. Bill is dull yellow to gray-green (eastern) or orange-yellow (western). Physically, the name red-bellied can be a bit misleading because the stomach feathers only show a hint of red to them. Black-headed Grosbeak: Large, stocky finch, black-streaked, orange-brown back, black head, wings, tail. Upperparts are gray and underparts are white with pale yellow wash on sides. Feet and legs are dull yellow. Bill is black, legs and feet are pink. The female (shown in foreground) and winter adult have brown streaked upperparts and no black bib. The wings are short with white spotted black tips.