Birds of all shapes, sizes, and colors may be seen all around the globe. For our list of birds that begin with F, we picked 15 birds. There are several truly unique and fascinating birds that begin with the letter F from all across the globe, from flycatchers to flickers.
Let’s have a look!
BIRDS THAT START WITH F
The names of 15 bird species begin with the letter F. Take a peek at these stunning, wonderful, and spectacular birds!
1. FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER
Scientific name: Tyrannus savana
Lives in: Central and South America
Brown wings, white underparts, a black head, and extremely long forked tail feathers distinguish the fork-tailed flycatcher. Females have a shorter tail than males. They consume mainly insects, with a little fruit thrown in for good measure. While flying, their super-long tail enables them to make fast turns, allowing them to keep up with their insect quarry.
Interesting fact: They may travel at speeds of up to 65 miles per hour.
Scientific name: Phoenicopteridae
Lives in: Europe, Asia, Africa, Americas
The flamingo is one of the most well-known birds due to its huge size, long neck, and pink color. Their long legs allow them to wade through the water, dip their beaks into it to filter out brine shrimp, algae, mollusks, and crustaceans. The red and orange pigments they consume through their diet give them their pink color.
Interesting fact: For better flamingo breeding habits, zoos have employed mirrors. The flamingos are thought to be lead to believe that they are part of a bigger flock by the mirrors.
3. FULVOUS OWL
Scientific name: Strix fulvescens
Lives in: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras
It is a bold inhabitant of Central American cloud forests and is known as the Guatemala Barred Owl. It has a rounded skull, no ear tufts, and streaks down its belly like a streaking tiger. Yellow is the color of the beak and feet. This species can only be found in the world’s highest mountain ranges. It varies in height from 3,900 to 10,000 feet. It is occasionally seen during the day, despite its nighttime habits.
Interesting fact: This owl is revered in some regions of Mexico as a “death messenger.”
4. FIELD SPARROW
Scientific name: Spizella pusilla
Lives in: eastern United States with pockets in Mexico and Canada
The body of field sparrows is buffy gray, with brown and white streaks on the wing, a pink beak, a brown head with a brown mark behind the eye. The eastern half of the United States is home to these little Sparrows. The more overgrown, the better in grasslands, prairies, and fields. Unfortunately, as these open fields have turned into suburbs, where they will not breed, their numbers have declined in many places.
Interesting fact: Field sparrows may create up to two nests a year and breed multiple times. The first nest of the year begins on the ground, and each successive nest is higher than the previous one.
5. FALKLAND STEAMER DUCK
Scientific name: Tachyeres brachypterus
Lives in: Falkland Islands, South Atlantic Ocean
The dark gray plumage of the Falkland Steamer Duck is bordered by a white band. Females and juveniles have an olive yellow beak, while males have a bright orange beak. They can’t fly because their wings are so short. They prefer to congregate in protected inlets and bays, around rocky islands.
Interesting fact: Their name comes from the paddle-like flapping of their wings and legs, which gives them the appearance of a paddle steamer.
6. FAMILIAR CHAT
The common chat is a tiny bird with orange-brown on the rump and tail feathers and a plain gray-brown back and head. They live in rocky and mountainous habitats south of the Sahara. They’re quite docile, and they don’t seem to be afraid of humans when it comes to close quarters.
Interesting fact: They’ll eat human garbage and pet food scraps off the ground, as well as whatever else they can find.
7. FAN-TAILED CUCKOO
Scientific name: Cacomantis flabelliformis
Lives in: Australia’s eastern and southwestern coast, Tasmania, New Zealand
The back and head of these cuckoos are gray, while the breast is buffy orange. The ringed eye is yellow, and the tail is barred in white and black. Temperate woods, mangrove swamps, tropical or subtropical montane forests, pastures, and gardens are the most common habitats for fan-tailed cuckoos.
Interesting fact: The fan-tail, like all other cuckoo species in Australia, will deposit an egg in the nest of another bird kind. The other eggs or chicks may be pushed out by the cuckoo baby, ensuring that it will be nurtured.
8. FAN-TAILED RAVEN
Scientific name: Corvus rhipidurus
Lives in: Arabia, the Middle East, North Africa, and southward to Kenya and Sudan
In favorable light, the fan-tailed raven’s feathers have a glossy metallic sheen with blue and purple hues, which contrasts to their black appearance. When the bird’s plumage gets worn, it can acquire a mild coppery brown tint. On the base of their neck, they also have a patch of white feathers that is usually not visible.
Interesting fact: In thermal updrafts, they like to fly and play.
9. FLAMMULATED OWL
Scientific name: Psiloscops flammeolus
Lives in: western United States, Mexico, southern British Columbia and southern Alberta.
The size of a flammulated owl is comparable to that of a soda can. Their feathers are heavily patterned to resemble tree bark, and they may be brown or gray in color. They can blend in with the bark very well. These owls hunt for insects in the tops of large pine and fir trees.
Interesting fact: Their hoot is deeper in pitch because they have a relatively large windpipe in proportion to their tiny size. This may help make it appear to be a much bigger owl to possible predators.
10. FAWN-BREASTED BOWERBIRD
Scientific name: Chlamydera cerviniventris
Lives in: New Guinea and Northern Australia
The males of bowerbirds will construct a home out of whatever they can find: sticks, flowers, leaves, and anything else that suits their tastes in color or shine. To attract a female and gain her favor for sex, they meticulously constructed this framework. Tropical woods, mangroves, savannas, and forest boundaries are all places you might find this species. The majority of their diet consists of insects, fruits, and figs. With a grayish-brown speckled back and warm brown underparts, females and males appear similar.
Interesting fact: The fawn-breasted bowerbird prefers to adorn its bower with leaves and green fruits and build it in the shape of a “U.
11. FISCHER’S LOVEBIRD
Scientific name: Agapornis fischeri
Lives in: East Central Africa
The lovebird is a popular parrot species that makes a great pet. The lime green body, yellow chest, olive to orange head, and reddish-orange beak of Fischer’s lovebird make it stand out. Each eye had a featherless white ring around it. Both men and women have the same look. The chirp of these lovebirds is high-pitched and noisy, as is the case with all lovebirds.
Interesting fact: They need a lot of space as a pet and may grow sick if kept in a tiny cage.
12. FORSTER’S TERN
Scientific name: Sterna forsteri
Lives in: Coastal regions of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom, as well as a few coastal nations.
The forster’s tern has a thin build and is a mid-sized tern. Their long forked tail is visible in the air. Orange feet and legs adorn the body. They have a black head with an orange beak and a black hat (no shaggy crest at the rear during the breeding season). Their beak darkens during the nonbreeding season, and their forehead, top of the head, and nape stay mostly white while they preserve a large black patch around their eyes. The white underparts of the bird are still visible.
Interesting fact: These terns hunt for fish by swooping and hovering above the water, then diving and snatching the fish out of the water in a matter of seconds.
13. FOX SPARROW
Scientific name: Passerella iliaca
Lives in: United States and Canada
The rich red and orange coat of a fox inspired the name of the fox sparrow. However, this coloring is only found in a few fox sparrows. Red, Sooty, Slate-colored, and Thick-billed are the four primary color groups that may appear very distinct from one another. In North America, these color variations can be found in various areas. They’re a common sparrow that prefers to hide in thickets and brush, rather than interact with people. They’re more likely to visit fruiting shrubs than feeders in the backyard, where they can pick at the seed that has fallen to the ground.
Interesting fact: Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Germany, and Italy have all seen fox sparrows. Some of these “vagrants,” it is thought, were inadvertently transported when resting on a transatlantic ship while at shore.
14. FISH CROW
Scientific name: Corvus ossifragus
Lives in: eastern United States
In the United States, the general public In the east, there are actually two types of crows. The American crow, on the other hand, looks a lot like the fish crow. Although they may stay inland along large rivers, fish crows prefer to remain near the shore. The call is one of the best ways to tell them apart from the American crow. The nasal sound of fish crows is much different.
Interesting fact: A fish crow may store (hide) some food for later by concealing it in grass or hiding it in tree cracks if it finds a suitable supply of food.
15. FLICKER (NORTHERN FLICKER)
Scientific name: Colaptes auratus
Lives in: Canada, United States, Mexico, parts of Central America
The woodpecker flicker is a common sight in backyards, ranging from medium to big. They’re among my favorite birds in North America, in addition to being some of the most beautiful. Their bellies are black, their collars are solid black, and their backs of their necks have a red patch. They are identifiable by barred black and gray wings. Males have a beard next to their beak, like females. The yellow-shafted group in the east and the red-shafted group in the west are two of the primary color groups. Hybrids and slight regional variants exist as well.
Interesting fact: Flickers prefer to hunt insects on the ground rather than in trees, unlike other woodpeckers.