Birds are everywhere on planet Earth and humans are not aware but they are encountered with numerous varieties of birds every day. The list will cover some of the small grey birds with white bellies in the world,
Small Grey Birds With White Bellies
1. Dark-eyed Junco
The dark-eyed junco is one of the small grey birds of North carolina with white bellies belonging to the small group of grayish New World sparrows. The bird is very common in North America and during the summer season, it ranges far into the Arctic. The body length ranges upto between 13 to 17.5 cm and the average weight is between 18 to 30 grams. The avarage lifespan of a dark-eyed junco is between 3 to 11 years in the wild. The small grayish American sparrows and adults have gray heads, and necks along with brown backs and white bellies. The dietary habits are omnivores in nature and feed on seeds, insects, and occasionally berries.
2. Tufted Titmouse
The tufted titmouse is a small gray bird that belongs to the Chickadee family (Paridae). They are mostly seen in the central and southern Texas southward regions. The body length of the tufted titmouse is between 14 to 16 cm and the average weight is between 18 to 26 grams. The upper body is grey in color and outlined with rust-colored flanks. The forehead is black in color and the tufted grey crest on their heads. The avarage lifespan of a tufted titmouse is between 2 to 13 years The dietary habits are omnivores and feed on a variety of berries, small fruit, nuts, insects, snails, and seeds.
3. Carolina Chickadee
The Carolina chickadee is a small black and white bird that belongs to the tit family Paridae. The body length ranges between 11.3 to 13 cm in length and the average weight is between 9 to 12 grams. The average lifespan of a Carolina chickadee is upto 11 years. The diet habits are omnivorous in nature and feed on both animal and plant matter. A large part of the diet is insects during the summer season and during the winter season feeds on seeds and berries. The bird species breed in the United States from New Jersey west to southern Kansas and south to Florida and Texas.
4. Eastern Phoebe
The eastern phoebe is a small passerine bird native to North America. During the winter season, they move to the southernmost United States and Central America. They prefer to thrive in open woodland, farmland, and suburbs, often near water. The dietary habits are insectivores in nature and feed on insects and during cooler weather will also eat fruits and berries. The body length ranges between 14 to 17 cm and the average weight is between 16 to 21 grams. The avarage lifespan of eastern Phoebe is upto 10 years.
5. Willow Flycatcher
The willow flycatcher is a migrant bird that belongs to the tyrant flycatcher family. The body length for male species is upto 9.5 mm and for females is upto 8.85 mm. The average weight is between 11.3 to 16.4 grams. The adult species can be recognized by brown-olive upper parts, darker on the wings and tail, with whitish underparts. The bird species primarily feeds on insects and common hoverflies Syritta pipiens have been found in their fecal samples. The avarage lifespan of a willow flycatcher is between 3 to 4 years in the wild.
Image Source: Audobon
6. European Crested Tit
The European crested tit also known as simply crested tit is a passerine bird that belongs to the tit family Paridae. They are mostly seen in the region of central, and northern Europe, woodland in France, and the Iberian peninsula. The body length ranges between 11·5 to 12 cm and the avarage weight is between 9·7 to 15·8 grams. They are invertebrates and feed on caterpillars, pine seeds and by clinging to the sides of tree trunks and hanging from branches. The avarage lifespan of European crested is upto seven years in the wild.
7. Blue-Gray Gnat Catcher
The blue-gray gnatcatcher is a small songbird that belongs to the gnatcatcher family. They are mostly seen in North, Central, and South America. The body can reach 3.9 to 4.3 inches in length and average weight between 0.18 to 0.25 ounces of weight. It is one of the most active birds in the world and spends time on the trees where it likes to hop while it searches for food. The dietary habits are carnivores and feed on insects, spiders, and small invertebrates. The natural enemies include jays, magpies, snakes, raccoons, chipmunks, and squirrels. The avarage lifespan of a Blue-gray gnatcatcher is up to 4 years in the wild.
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8. Sagebrush Sparrow
The sagebrush sparrow is a medium size sparrow species mostly seen in the western United States and northwestern Mexico. Initially, it was placed in the genus Amphispiza, however, evidence-based between 2007 and 2009 suggested that it will be placed in its own genus. It used to thrive in the regions of brushy stands of saltbush, chamise, and other low shrubs of the arid interior west. It primarily feeds on insects such as grasshoppers, beetles, true bugs, leafhoppers, ants, and many others, also spiders. The avarage lifespan of a sagebrush sparrow is between 8 to 10 years in the wild.
Image Source: USFWS Mountain-Prairie
9. Black-Capped Chickadee
The black-capped chickadee is a small North American songbird that loves deciduous and mixed forests. It belongs to the tit family, the Paridae. It is also listed as the state bird of Massachusetts and Maine in the United States and also the provincial bird of New Brunswick in Canada. The body length of a Black-Capped Chickadee is between 12 to 15 cm and the avarage weight is between 9 to 14 grams. The top flying speed is upto 20 km/h and the avarage wingspan is between 16 to 21 cm. The avarage lifespan of the black-capped chickadee is between 2 to 12.5 years in the wild.
10. American bushtit
The American bushtit is a bird species that belongs to the family Aegithalidae. It is mostly seen in the New World and in North America it is also referred to as the bushtit. The avarage weight of an American bushtit is upto 5.5 grams. The average lifespan of an American bushtit is upto 8.5 years. The bird prefers to thrive in open woodlands, often containing oaks and a scrubby chaparral understory. The body length ranges up to 11 cm in length and is fairly plain brown-and-gray birds.
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