Red-beaked bird nesting near house.

by Cindy Quast
(Iowa City, IA)

A tan bird with a red beak is nesting in our backyard right by the deck. She has black around her eye, and a little red on the back of her head and her wing and/or tail feathers. At first we thought it was a scarlet tananger, but our books don't show the tananger with a red beak. Can you tell me what this is?

Sounds like a female Cardinal.

Comments for Red-beaked bird nesting near house.

Click here to add your own comments

Jul 17, 2012
I agree
by: Jeana

A female Cardinal

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to What Is This Bird?.

Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. Pigeon Like Bird

    Oct 20, 16 11:46 AM

    The bird has a grey head, orange beak, one shade of green on its back till it reaches a yellow line of feathers then changes to another shade of green.

    Read More

  2. Red Breasted Grosbeaks at feeders this Fall in Georgia

    Oct 18, 16 03:01 PM

    For the past month I have had 4 Rose Breasted Grosbeaks continually feeding at my feeders. I live north of Atlanta and this is early Fall. I keep thinking

    Read More

  3. Help Identify

    Oct 16, 16 12:04 PM

    This bird came into the house through an open door. I have never seen one like this. He was black with beautiful bright orange accents on his wings and

    Read More