singing baby birds in nest

Birds Sparrows & Songbirds

If you are fortunate to live in a neighborhood filled with musically inclined chattering song birds count yourself fortunate or lucky. Songs of perching birds are usually pleasant sounds to our human ears, but sometimes the calls can be described as harsh sounding croaks and loud screeching. Currently there have been 4,000 species of songbird identified.

Some songbirds can be taught to repeat human speech (vocal mimicry). Songbirds that can mimic human speech and other bird and animal sounds:

  • Lyrebirds
  • Mockingbirds
  • Magpies
  • Ravens

Parrots also mimic human speech patterns but parrots are not classified as songbirds.
Have fun with these flying fowl color book bird images.