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Living in Ohio and heard some birds but are not sure which ones they were?

Ohio is known for its wildlife, and according to the Ohio Bird Records Committee (OBRC), there are almost 450 species of birds there!

Examples of songbirds in Ohio include the northern cardinal, barn swallow, house finch, American goldfinch, yellow warbler, blue jay, northern mockingbird, and many others.

Some of these birds, like the house finch, northern cardinal, and tufted titmouse can be seen year-round in the state, while others, like the eastern kingbird and yellow warbler, will only spend summers there.

Here are their photos, songs, and some fun facts.

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Songbirds In Ohio

1. Northern Cardinal

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  • Scientific name: Cardinalis cardinalis

The northern cardinal has been a state bird of Ohio since 1933. These beautiful birds with orange bills can be seen year-round throughout the state.

Northern cardinals are common in woodlands, brushy fields, parks, and other urban areas – something Ohio has in abundance. They are also familiar sights in many backyards.

They are also known as redbirds and they get their red color from the food they eat – if there are not enough carotenoids in their meals, they become brownish.

Listen for their 2-3 second song which is a loud string of clear down-slurred or two-parted whistles that sound like “cheer-cheer,” “birdie-birdie,” and “wheet-wheet.” Northern cardinals’ most common call is a loud, metallic chip they use to chase away other males entering their territories.

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Look for them singing near the top of the tallest tree in their territory.

The species is sexually dimorphic – males and females look different. You will recognize males by their bright red plumage, crests on their heads, and black throats and faces. Females are mostly brown with crests, reddish wings and tails, and without facial masks.

These birds are very territorial and aggressive – northern cardinals will often try to attack their reflections in the mirrors and windows.

They are omnivores that feed on seeds, fruit, and insects. To attract northern cardinals to your bird feeder, make sure to add some sunflower seeds, peanut hearts, millet, or milo.

Northern cardinals’ main predators in Ohio are cats, barred owls, long-eared owls, Cooper’s hawks, and snakes. These songbirds are also monogamous and mate for life. In Ohio, their nesting season starts around April.

2. Purple Martin

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  • Scientific name: Progne subis

Purple martins, the largest swallows in North America, are migratory songbirds with glossy purple-blue plumage. Females are gray to mottled purple. They also have forked tails, slightly hooked beaks, and long pointed wings.

Purple martins are breeding residents of Ohio and can be seen around suburban areas with martin houses. The best time to see them would be during summer, from mid-March to the end of July.

First to arrive in the state are males, followed by females a few days later. They will breed there during summer and gather in huge groups before undertaking a 7,000-mile-long journey to South America for winter.

Purple martins are very vocal birds. Their most common songs are chirps, chortles, rattles, and croaks. When fighting over territory, purple martins will make a “hee-hee” sound and a “zwrack” call when interacting with other species.

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Due to habitat loss, purple martins today almost exclusively house in artificial nests.

Males will scout for new or unoccupied houses, but the females are the ones that make the final decision. Pairs typically build their nests out of straw, twigs, and pine needles.

They are very social and colonial birds – the largest roosting colony ever discovered had over 700,000 birds! Purple martins are carnivores that use the hawking strategy to catch insects – they will swoop down and catch them mid-flight.

3. Barn Swallow

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  • Scientific name: Hirundo rustica

Barn swallows are Ohio songbirds that breed in the state during summer. The best time to see them there would be from early April to late October. They inhabit various areas, especially near water.

They are the most widespread swallows in the words and can be easily identified by their forked tails, dark blue upperparts, rusty throats, cinnamon-colored bellies, and squeaky songs.

Males are the first to return to the breeding grounds from Central and South America. They will select their nests and try to attract females with a circling flight and their song.

Barn swallows have a twitter-warble” song during the breeding season that consists of a long series of continuous warbling sounds and rapid, mechanical-sounding “whirrs.”

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These birds build open-cup nests using mud and dried grass. They used to nest around caves and rocky crevices, but today, they mainly use man-made structures that have overhanging eaves or flat surfaces.

According to the legend, barn swallows stole fire from the gods and gave it to people. Gods became so angry that they threw a firebrand at the bird, burning its middle tail feathers.

4. House Finch

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  • Scientific name: Haemorhous mexicanus

House finches are widespread songbirds with conical bills, short wings, and shallowly notched tails. Males are with streaky red breasts, red eyebrows, foreheads, and rumps, while females are brown above and streaked below; they have no red.

House finches got introduced to Ohio from the western United States and can now be seen year-round throughout the state.

Listen for the song of males, a long, jumbled warbling that consists of short notes. Their call is a sharp “cheep.”

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Depending on the location, house finches have different “accents” while singing. Californian house finches have two-second songs with 4-26 syllables; the songs of the ones from Wisconsin, Colorado, and Michigan can last longer and contain more syllables.

House finches are gregarious and loud birds; look for them around city parks, urban centers, residential backyards, farms, and forest edges in large flocks.

During the non-breeding season, you might also see flocks of house finches around bird feeders. If you want to attract one to your feeder, make sure to add black oil sunflower seeds, millet, and milo.

The red color of the males comes from the berries and fruits in their diet – females prefer to mate with males that have the reddest faces.

5. Eastern Kingbird

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  • Scientific name: Tyrannus tyrannus

Eastern kingbirds are medium-sized songbirds you will see in Ohio from spring to fall. They usually nest in the state from May to June.

Eastern kingbirds are easy to notice by their slaty plumage above that is white below, white bands at the tip of their tails, and dark caps.

Look for eastern kingbirds around open country, farms, fields, and parks, and listen for their high-pitched “kit-kit” and “dzee-dzee” calls.

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They will often perch on wires, watch for large insects, and make quick flights to snatch them. Eastern kingbirds are omnivores and will also feed on berries and fruit, mainly during winter.

During their breeding season, they are very aggressive and territorial and will chase away any bird that enters their territories, including large ones like hawks and crows.

After spending summer here, these Ohio songbirds will migrate south to spend winter in South America, primarily northwestern Amazonia.

They are also one of our examples of black and white birds common in Colorado.

6. American Goldfinch

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  • Scientific name: Spinus tristis

American goldfinches are one of the smallest finches found in Ohio. These birds have small heads, long wings, and short, notched tails, and were nicknamed “wild canary” because of their bright yellow plumage.

Males are easy to spot by their stunning bumblebee pattern when nesting, orange beaks, black foreheads, and white bars over their black wings. During the winter months, males get an olive color while the females become dull yellow-brown.

American goldfinches can be seen in Ohio throughout the year, in riparian areas, weedy fields, and around garden feeders.

Listen for their song which consists of a variable and complex mix of warbles and trills, but has a distinctive tone. They will also often call while in flight.

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Male and female American goldfinches have a colorful carotenoid-based orange bill during the breeding season; the bill serves as an indicator of the overall health of the bird. The more saturated with orange a bill is, the higher the testosterone levels are in that specific bird.

These cute songbirds also love to visit bird feeders, so make sure to sunflower seeds and nyjer seeds to attract them.

7. Black-capped Chickadee

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  • Scientific name: Poecile atricapillus

Black-capped chickadees are small backyard birds that can be seen year-round in northeastern Ohio. They breed in the state from early April to July.

Black-capped chickadees are the state birds of Massachusetts and Maine in the US and the provincial birds of New Brunswick in Canada.

Hard to miss with their short necks, large heads, black caps and bibs, and gray wings that are edged with white patches, they are common around the woodlands, forests, and gardens of Ohio.

As the name suggests, black-capped chickadees got named for the black caps on their heads and the distinctive “chickadee-dee-dee” calls.

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They are also one of the more useful birds in the orchard or forest as they eat different pests, including insect eggs, larvae, weevils, lice, sawflies, and also some snails, slugs, and spiders.

These nonmigratory songbirds might visit your backyard feeder. If you want to enjoy black-capped chickadees’ inquisitive behavior and friendly demeanor, make sure to add sunflower seeds, peanuts, suet, peanut butter, and mealworms to your feeder.

8. Tufted Titmouse

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  • Scientific name: Baeolophus bicolor

Common in areas ranging from forests and parks to suburbs, the tufted titmouse is a permanent resident of Ohio.

You will recognize this small songbird by its gray plumage, black eyes, a spot on the forehead, and a head crested with fawn flanks. Listen for its whistled “peter-peter-peter” song, a characteristic sound of Ohio forests.

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Some estimates claim that there are over 8 million of these birds in existence today.

The tufted titmouse is an omnivore that feeds on berries, nuts, seeds, fruits, and insects. It is a common visitor to bird feeders where the bird first scouts a feeder from cover, flies in to grab a seed, and then flies back to cover to eat it.

9. Northern Parula

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  • Scientific name: Setophaga americana

Northern parulas are small birds with short tails and thin, pointy beaks. They are blue-gray above with olive-green backs, yellow underparts, broken white eye arcs, and yellowish beaks and feet.

Northern parulas are acrobatic songbirds that are common during summer in habitats ranging from forests to suburbs of southern Ohio.

They have two different songs. One is a rising buzzy trill that ends on a sharp note while the second song has distinct pauses in between bouts of the trill. They also emit a sharp “chip” call.

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Northern parulas are monogamous warblers with rare cases of polygamy. They are omnivores that consume insects, spiders, and some berries.

10. Yellow Warbler

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  • Scientific name: Setophaga petechia

Yellow warblers are small songbirds with rounded heads, medium-sized tails, and straight, thin beaks. Males are yellow with red streaks on breasts while females and immatures are duller and have no streaks.

One of the easiest warblers to recognize in Ohio, they were named after being the brightest and most extensively yellow of all warblers. Look for them in the state from spring to fall, before they migrate south to winter from southern California to the Amazon region, Bolivia and Peru.

Their bright and sweet song can be often heard near riparian habitats. Male yellow warblers will produce over 3,000 whistling songs to attract females daily. Look for them sitting perched near the tops of bushes or trees singing “sweet-sweet-I’m-so-sweet”.

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On the other hand, when defending their territories, males will make loud “hissing” calls.

Yellow warblers are diurnal birds and omnivores, feeding on insects such as leafhoppers, beetles, wasps, midges, and caterpillars. During winter, they might also eat some berries and fruits.

They are susceptible to brood parasitism by brown-headed cowbirds – these small black birds lay their eggs in the warblers’ nests. If warblers discover cowbirds’ trick, they will simply build a new nest on top of the old one, since they are too small to get the cowbird eggs out.

Read More: Examples of birds that have yellow tails, just like warblers!

11. American Redstart

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  • Scientific name: Setophaga ruticilla

These lively warblers with relatively wide, flat beaks and fairly long tails, are one of North America’s most recognizable wood-warblers.

American redstarts are common throughout Ohio from spring to fall, around habitats ranging from forests to suburbs. Look for them hopping among tree branches in search of insects.

You will recognize female American redstarts and immature males by their yellow or yellow-orange patches on their tails, wings, and sides; adult males are coal-black with vivid orange patches.

They will quickly open their tails, exposing yellow parts, which will scare the insects, allowing American redstarts to catch them in the air.

Listen for their high-pitched notes that end with an accented phrase. Males and females will also use different calls, including sharp, sweet-sounding “chips” and soft “tsips.”

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These active songbirds nest from May to June; they are mostly monogamous but some males might breed with several females and females will sometimes have offspring that is not fathered by their current partners.

12. Common Yellowthroat

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  • Scientific name: Geothlypis trichas

Common yellowthroats, also known as yellow bandits, are tiny songbirds with rounded heads, and medium-long tails.

Males have brown plumage, yellow throats, yellow underparts, and black facial masks with white borders. Females look similar and have paler underparts but no masks.

Common yellowthroats can be seen during summer throughout Ohio, especially in riparian areas, wet fields, and marshes. After breeding in the state, these songbirds will migrate to winter in the southeastern US, the Caribbean Islands, and Central America.

The song of common yellowthroats is a loud “twichety twichety twichety twich,” while their call is a soft “jip.”

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They will spend much of their time darting low in dense thickets and fields, catching small insects and spiders. Common yellowthroats love to nest around low areas of vegetation and will build cup-shaped nests.

They are also common in Upstate NY; read about other birds found there.

13. Scarlet Tanager

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  • Scientific name: Piranga olivacea

Scarlet tanagers are medium-sized songbirds with thick, rounded beaks, fairly large heads, and short and broad tails. Males are bright red with black wings and tails; females are lime to yellow-green with white wing linings, and gray flanks.

Scarlet tanagers are summer breeders in Ohio and can be found in various habitats ranging from forests to gardens, before departing to winter in northwestern South America.

First to arrive at their breeding grounds are males, followed by females a week later. After breeding, the pair will have a clutch of around 4 light blue eggs with reddish-brown spots.

Male scarlet tanagers have a song consisting of a series of 4-5 chirruping phrases with a hurried quality. Females will sing more softly. People often compare scarlet tanagers’ song to one of a robin with a sore throat. The call is a distinctive “chip-burr.”

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14. American Robin

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  • Scientific name: Turdus migratorius

American robins are migratory songbirds and common sights in forests, lawns, and suburbs across Ohio.

When the winters are mild, they can be found roosting in the state, with a higher concentration in the southern regions. As winter fades and daylight increases, they will be the first birds you hear singing just as dawn approaches, giving them the nickname “wake robins.”

Their song is described as a “cheery” carol consisting of a string of 10 or so clear whistles; American robins also have a sharp “yeep” alarm call or a mumbled “tuk” when communicating with one another.

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Males are easy to identify by their black heads, yellow beaks with gray tips, and brick-red breasts. Females are slightly duller and have brown heads. Look for large flocks of birds, sometimes up to 10,000 individuals.

American robins are the state birds of Connecticut, Michigan, and Wisconsin. They are omnivores with a sweet tooth and will feast on fruits, berries, and even cakes and pastries.

American robins nest in the state from March through June and produce 2-3 broods per year with 3-4 young per clutch.

They are also one of the most widely distributed backyard birds of Western Washington; read more about other birds found there in this article.

15. Indigo Bunting

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  • Scientific name: Passerina cyanea

Common around woodlands, forests, parks, and garden feeders, indigo buntings are stocky birds with short conical beaks and short tails. Males are vivid blue with the most intense color on their heads while the females are brown with fine breast streaks.

Indigo buntings are familiar and widespread summer residents throughout Ohio, common around woodlands, forests, parks, and gardens.

Their song is a rapid, excited warble with each note or phrase being given twice. When marking their territory or attracting females, males will emit a high-pitched song that lasts from two to four seconds and sounds like “sweet-sweet chew-chew.” Both sexes will also use a sharp “chip” alarm call.

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Because of their bright blue color, many people consider indigo buntings to symbolize wisdom and spiritual realization. These birds usually mate for life; occasionally, they may switch partners within a single breeding season.

16. Chipping Sparrow

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  • Scientific name: Spizella passerina

Chipping sparrows are small songbirds commonly found in forests and fields of Ohio. They can be seen statewide from spring to fall.

Listen for the song of male chipping sparrows, a long, dry trill of evenly spaced, almost mechanical-sounding chips. Their alarm call is a long “zeee.”

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Chipping sparrows have dusky eyebrows and dark eye-lines; during the breeding season, the lines above each eye become nearly white. These delicate and active red-headed sparrows also have slightly notched tails and a distinctive bright chestnut crown during the breeding season.

17. Cedar Waxwing

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  • Scientific name: Bombycilla cedrorum

Ohio’s permanent residents, these medium-sized sleek birds have large heads and a crest, a black facial mask, and short necks and bills. Cedar waxwings got their names from the waxy red tips on their secondary wing feathers.

Cedar waxwings are classified as songbirds but have no song. Instead, they use several short and simple calls, a high-pitched “bzee” and a sighing whistle.

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Common in different habitats ranging from deciduous and evergreen woodlands to orchards, suburban parks, and backyards, they are one of the few North American birds that can survive eating only fruit for several months. If the birds eat enough of the honeysuckle fruit while growing up, the tips of their tails will turn from yellow to orange.

Cedar waxwings usually nest in the state around June and lay 2-6 bluish-gray eggs with brown and black spots.

18. Gray Catbird

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  • Scientific name: Dumetella carolinensis

Gray catbirds are medium-sized songbirds commonly found around shrublands, brushy thickets, forest edges, and other successional habitats of Ohio. They breed during the summer in the state, typically from April through August.

Look for dark gray birds with black caps, beaks, legs, tails, and rufous undertails.

Gray catbirds are unmistakable for their cat-like call after which they got their name. They have a song that consists of a long, irregular succession of musical and mechanical notes and phrases.

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Just like mockingbirds, gray catbirds can mimic the songs of other birds. However, unlike mockingbirds that sing perched on trees, catbirds will often sing from inside a bush or small tree while being hidden by the vegetation. You might be able to attract them by “pishing” sounds.

These fearless birds are not scared of invaders and will often attack and peck predators that come close to their nests. Gray catbirds lay 1-6 turquoise green eggs that occasionally have white spots. They will also destroy brood parasitic eggs laid in their nests.

19. Northern Mockingbird

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  • Scientific name: Mimus polyglottos

Speaking of mimics, northern mockingbirds are one of the most familiar birds of Ohio. They are common around open country and suburbs of the state and can be seen there year-round.

The Latin name of these birds translates to “many-tongued mimic,” and for a reason – northern mockingbirds can imitate chirps of up to 35 species and learn over 200 different songs in their lifetime!

They can mimic sounds of rusty hinges, car alarms, cackling hens, and dog barks; they can mimic so well that it’s very hard to tell a difference even with an electronic analysis.

Both males and females sing and you will often hear them singing at night. Listen for a long series of musical and grating phrases, each repeated 3 or more times.

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Northern mockingbirds have four recognized calls: the nest relief call, hew call, chat, and the begging call.

In person, you will easily identify them by their gray plumage with whitish underparts and long tails. In case you see one while it’s flying, notice the large white patches on its black wings and tail.

Those white patches help them to show off during the mating season and to flash them when defending territory against some snakes and hawks.

Northern mockingbirds are territorial birds that can be extremely good at breeding – scientists once recorded a female that managed to lay 27 eggs in a single season! Their pale blue or greenish eggs have splotches of reddish-brown concentrated at the larger end.

20. Eastern Bluebird

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  • Scientific name: Sialia sialis

Once common across the state, as farming practices in Ohio moved away from diverse landscapes with small fields of hay, oats, corn, pastures, and orchards, eastern bluebirds saw a decline in habitat.

Some eastern bluebirds will migrate south for the winter, while others stay year-round in the southern parts of Ohio.

You will recognize them by their big, rounded heads, large eyes, and alert posture.

Male eastern bluebirds have vivid royal blue heads, back plumage, and warm red-brown and white breasts; females have gray plumage above with bluish wings and tails and subdued orange-brown breasts.

Look for them in the open country with scattered trees, farms, and roadsides and listen for their soft melodious warble song and their liquid and musical “turee” or “queedle” call.

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To attract a female, a male bluebird will sing over 1,000 songs per hour; it sings without opening its beak wide – look for them singing while perched on a fencepost or power line.

Eastern bluebirds are cavity nesters that will often use nest boxes. In case you want to attract one, try placing your nestbox some 40 yards from a wood edge and away from a seed feeding station. Eastern bluebirds might be also attracted to peanut butter mixes, suet, fruit, raisins soaked in hot water, and mealworms.

21. Bobolink

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  • Scientific name: Dolichonyx oryzivorus

Bobolinks are small black songbirds with yellow heads. Males are black with buffy napes, scalloped backs, white shoulders, and rumps. Females are straw-colored with striped crowns and backs.

Bobolinks are common around the grass and hay fields of northern Ohio from spring to fall. Males have a song consisting of a mixture of sharp high notes and buzzy low pitches. It is around 25-50 notes long and they sing it when flying.

People often call them “rice birds” for their tendency to feed on cultivated grains during winter. Bobolinks are omnivores whose diet mostly consists of seeds and insects.

These long-distance migrants travel over 12,000 miles to and from central South America each year – during a lifetime, one bobolink may travel the same distance as four or five laps around the planet!

22. Brown-headed Cowbird

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  • Scientific name: Molothrus ater

These small blackbirds with stout bills and short tails are permanent residents of Ohio.

Typically found in various habitats ranging from farms to forests; they tend to avoid only the densest woodlands.

If you can’t recognize them by the iridescent black plumage and brown heads of the males or dull gray plumage of females, then certainly will by their song. Listen for a distinctive, high-pitched gurgling call that is quite unlike any of Ohio’s other birds.

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Brown-headed cowbirds have a fascinating way of raising their young. Instead of building nests, they lay their eggs in the nests of other small passerine birds (perching birds), while often kicking the host’s eggs out. They do not discriminate and will lay eggs in nests of over 200 species of birds, including different birds of prey and even hummingbirds.

Brown-headed cowbird females can lay up to 36 eggs in a season and this egg-laying behavior is known as brood parasitism.

23. Common Grackle

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  • Scientific name: Quiscalus quiscula

Common grackles are one of the more widespread blackbirds with blue heads. Most abundant during summer, they are common in woodlands, parks, farm fields, and cities of Ohio.

These medium-sized backyard songbirds have long, keel-shaped tails, dark beaks, and yellow eyes. They are classified as songbirds because they have all the vocal equipment of a songbird, not because they have beautiful songs.

Their song is a high-pitched rising “readle-eak” screech that sounds like a rusty gate opening. Common grackles can also mimic the sounds of other birds or even humans, although not as well as northern mockingbirds can.

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Some scientists estimate a total population of over 73 million common grackles. They are omnivores and feed on insects, minnows, frogs, eggs, berries, seeds, and grain.

24. Red-winged Blackbird

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  • Scientific name: Agelaius phoeniceus

Red-winged blackbirds are common Ohio songbirds found year-round in the state. Common around all types of open habitats, roadsides, wet meadows, and cattail marshes, there are over 20 subspecies of red-winged blackbirds.

Their scientific name “agelaios” means “gregarious,” while the “phoeniceus” means “crimson” or “red,” which perfectly describes these birds.

Males can be identified by their black plumage with red epaulets that are edged in yellow. The males often sit perching on fences, wires, and the tops of shrubs and sing their raucous “conk-a-ree-onk” songs.

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The singing is frequently accompanied by the flashing of their brilliant epaulets.

25. Blue Jay

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  • Scientific name: Cyanocitta cristata

Blue jays are large and nonmigratory songbirds that are permanent residents in Ohio. They are commonly found in city parks and wooded suburban areas of the state.

These blue and white birds are easy to recognize as males and females look the same. Blue jays are blue above, and gray below, and have crests and black collars. They also have bright blue wings with white spots.

Blue jays will often mimic hawk sounds when approaching a feeding site to drive away other birds. They make a large variety of sounds and may even learn to mimic human speech.

Blue jays’ song is a mixture of clicks, chucks, whirrs, whines, liquid notes, and elements of other calls. Their alarm call is a loud, almost gull-like scream.

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Despite not being a state bird in any US state, blue jays are the mascot of a Major League Baseball team called the Toronto Blue Jays. These songbirds are highly intelligent and can even use tools.


This concludes our list of songbirds in Ohio. There are plenty of these in the state, from house finches, northern mockingbirds, and scarlet tanagers to American redstarts and yellow warblers.

Next time you see or hear any of these birds in person, you should be able to recognize them with ease!

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