Several bird species have brown plumage with redheads. The combination of brown and red feathers creates a striking and distinctive appearance. Here are a few examples of brown birds with redheads:
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus): Male House Finches often have brownish plumage with streaks and patches of red on their heads, throats, and chests. The concentration of the red coloration can vary among individuals.
Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus): As the name suggests, the Red-headed Woodpecker has an entirely red head and neck. Its body is primarily black with white wing patches.
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus): The Northern Flicker is a medium-sized woodpecker with brown plumage. The eastern variety of Northern Flickers has a red crescent on the back of the head. The Western variety has a red mustache stripe.
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus): Despite its name, the Red-bellied Woodpecker has a red cap on the back of its head. The rest of its plumage is a mix of black and white.
European Robin (Erithacus rubecula): The European Robin is a small bird with brownish plumage and an orange-red face and breast. It’s important to note that the European Robin belongs to a different family from the American Robin.
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus): Male Eastern Towhees have striking red eyes and a patch of red on their head. Their overall plumage is brown, with black and white markings.
Remember that the appearance of these birds can vary, and females or juvenile birds of the same species may have less vibrant or different coloration. Additionally, the shades of brown and red can depend on factors such as lighting and the bird’s age and health.