Northern Bobwhite: Medium, morphologically variable quail, most with unique head pattern of white face and throat, dark eyestripe, rufous-brown (eastern and Great Plains) or black (Florida) center stripe on top of head. Hwamei: This medium-sized olive-brown songbird has gray on the belly, faint black streaks on the head and upper breast, and faint black barring on the tail. Swift direct flight with clipped wing beats. Yellow-breasted Chat: The largest North American warbler. Tail is black. Tail is square. Black tail, deeply notched. Field guides, illustrations, and database Copyright © 2004 - 2013. A very small wren with barred, dark brown upperparts and buff eyebrows. Sexes and juvenile similar. Dusky Warbler: Small, dark warbler with gray-brown upperparts, gray-streaked underparts, distinct white eyebrow, and faint eye-ring. Black tail has yellow on outer feathers. Tail is long, olive-brown above, black with white tips below, and has brown undertail coverts. Wings have large white stripes visible in flight. Swift bouyant direct flight. American Pipit: Small pipit, gray-brown upperparts and pale buff underparts; breast is faintly to darkly streaked. Expert swimmer, dives for fish, crustaceans. White Wagtail: Medium-sized wagtail, mostly white except for black upperparts and upper breast. Head and nape are pale blue and has a short crest. American Redstart: Medium, active warbler with black upperparts and hood, distinctive orange-red patches on wings, sides, and long, fanned tail, and white underparts. To acquire food, it plunge dives from 30 to 50 feet. Upper breast has dark streaking, cream colored supercilium extending behind the eye with thin black moustachial stripe and broad buff submoustachial stripe, narrow black malar stripe. Golden Eagle: Large raptor with dark brown body and golden-brown feathers on back of head and nape. Swift flight, alternates rapid wing beats with wings pulled to sides. Tail is banded with white tip. Wings are dark with two white bars. Oregon form has black hood, chestnut-brown back and buff-brown flanks. Clay-colored Sparrow: Medium sparrow with black-streaked brown upperparts and buff underparts. Medium-length wings with brown-black flight feathers. Sexes are similar. Brown tail is pointed. Bill is heavy and slightly hooked. Eastern Meadowlark: Short ground-dwelling bird with buff- and black-streaked brown upperparts. Dark wings, tail. Eats seeds, insects. Sexes similar. It feeds on fish, small birds, or almost anything. Head shows black bars rather than the stripes of most other sandpipers. It has a dark gray-black bill, eyes and legs. Upper mandible is dark gray, while lower mandible is pale pink with black tip. Spoon-billed Sandpiper: Small sandpiper, scaled brown and black upperparts, red-brown wash on face, neck, spotted upper breast, white underparts. Black-barred wings and tail have prominent white patches. Wings are fairly long and narrow; wing bends back at carpal joint, giving characteristic shallow V-shape. Alternates several rapid wing beats with short glides. Dark eye-lines contrast with pale yellow eyebrows curving upward behind eyes. It has a black bill with yellow cere and pale yellow legs and feet. Barlowi subspecies has gray flanks. The head has inconspicuous orange crown, broken eye-ring, and faint eye-line. Mottled Owl: Medium sized owl, brown mottling on upperparts, underparts buff with brown streaks and some barring. Elf Owl: Small owl, gray-brown body heavily mottled white and cinnamon-brown. Scaled Quail: Large quail AKA "cottontop," due to its white-tipped gray crest; nape, neck underparts have dark-edged gray and buff feathers creating a distinctly scaled look. Bouyant, erratic flight with slow, silent wingbeats. Head has black-and-white striped crown and yellow spots between eyes and bill. Upperparts are gray and underparts are white with pale yellow wash on sides. Swift flight with rapid wing beats. The legs and feet are yellow-gray. Black throat may show some white. Bill is thin, olive-brown, decurved at tip. Bill, legs,feet are yellow. Dark phase adult has a dark brown body with a large white patch at base of primaries visible in flight. Sexes are similar. Short, orange legs and feet. Black-chinned Sparrow: Medium sparrow, plain, dark gray with brown-streaked back, pale gray belly, black chin and pale eyestripe. Yellow-eyed Junco: Medium sparrow with rufous back and upperwings, pale gray rump and head, and pale gray underparts. Orange air sacs on both sides of the neck inflate during courtship display; long feathers on back of neck also raised during displays. Strong direct flight with steady wing beats. Flies with steady wing beats. Common Rosefinch: Small, stocky finch, red upperparts and breast, faintly streaked brown back, white underparts. In any area it may be abundant one year, absent the next. Eye has faint gray ring. Eats small rodents, birds. Tail is black with white edges. Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats.