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Pest Identification: Birds

Woodpecker

(Picidae)

Characteristics:

  • 6 - 8 inches
  • Very in color
  • sharp beak

History:

  • 22 species that breed in North America
  • Male drums to mark territory which is 150 - 200 acres
  • Also during courtship they can drum on metal surfaces
  • Search for carpenter ants and carpenter bees
  • Damage can occur on wood structures, telephone poles, signs,
  • Parts of a structure that can be damaged are siding, eaves, and shutters


House Sparrow

(Passer domesticus)

Characteristics:

  • 6 inches long
  • Males have black patch under beak, on cheeks, and on the rump
  • Females and young are dull brown with dirty white breast and brow
  • Type of finch

History:

  • 5- 6 eggs
  • Require
  • One of two species in North America
  • Usually nest in man-made structures
  • They live in urban areas in winter and rural areas in spring
  • They nest in bathroom, kitchen, and dryer vents

 


Euopean Starling

(Sturnus vulgaris)

Characteristics:

  • 7.5 - 8.5 inches long
  • Color varies with season
    • In summer, purpish black with bright yellow bill
    • In winter, Tips of feathers are marked with white and gold with a darker bill
  • Stocky body
  • Very short tail
  • They produce harsh rasping, squawking, and squeaking calls

History:

  • Come to the US  in late 1800's
  • Average 2 broods per year
  • Can produce as many as 16 young per year
  • Can nest in dryer vents, kitchens, bathrooms, and over ovens


Canadian Geese

(Branta canadensis)

Characteristics:

  • 22 - 45 inches long
  • Brownish gray with black head, neck and tail
  • White triangular patch on its underbelly

History:

  • 1 of 40 species of swans, geese, and ducks in the US
  • Can foul areas with large and numerous droppings
  • Can eat and wear grass to the ground
  • Can become aggressive to humans
  • Becoming a threat with aircraft


Gulls

(Larus arentatus/ delawarenis)

Characteristics:

  • 15 - 26 inches long depending on species
  • Herring gull: 23- 26 inches
  • Ring-billed gull: 18- 20 inches
  • Laughing gull: 15- 17 inches
  • Greater black-backed gull
  • Colors among gulls vary from species and also the season

History:

  • Nest in colonies on the ground
  • Feed on a wide variety of materials
  • Ring billed gull usually found around fast food restaurants
  • Herring gull is usually found by landfills
  • They usually roost by the thousands during breeding season and winter
  • Several species can roost togeather
  • They can foul areas with smelly droppings
  • They are noisy and can become aggressive when begging for food
  • They are responsible for striking aircraft
  • Peck holes in flat roofs


Pigeons

(Columba livia)

Characteristics:

  • 13 inches long
  • Varies in color from white - black
  • Dark grey head

History:

  • Introduced to North America in early 1600's
  • 11 species in North America
  • 2 - 5 broods per year with 1 -2 eggs laid each brood
  • As many as 10 young per year
  • Feed on seed, grain and fruit near viable sources
  • They also feed on handouts, garbage, vegetables, and insect