Content tagged with "Birds"

Wood Thrush

Image of a wood thrush
Hylocichla mustelina
This is the melodious “bell bird” of Missouri forests. Though this relative of the American robin and eastern bluebird might be hard to locate, its flutelike voice decorates the sound of woodlands the way wildflowers decorate the forest floor. More

Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

Photo of a yellow-bellied sapsucker perched on a rock
Sphyrapicus varius
The mottled pattern on their backs camouflages them against tree trunks, but yellow-bellied sapsuckers often leave behind the telltale small, weeping holes they drill in trees. More