Males learn distinct songs from the community they grew up in and continue to sing in the same dialect as adults.
Their feathers have red, waxy tips that can be hard to identify unless you’re up close.
Their songs have cat-like qualities and can mimic other birds and animals, like tree frogs.
Brown Headed Cowbird
Males are generally monogamous during mating season and will protect the female from other males. However, females tend to venture from their partners and mate with other males.
Yellow Bellied Sapsucker
The males are responsible for choosing the nesting tree most of the time. Luckily, cavity nests are often reused for multiple breeding seasons (up to 7 years.)