Birds found in Vernon Hills and their calls.
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Male Cardinal is recognized by bright red color. Sings sweeping tones. Not uncommon in Vernon Hills.
Common Crow is adaptive and intelligent. Recognizable caws. Rare in Vernon Hills.
Mourning dove makes a cooing sound and squeeks in flight. Somewhat common in Vernon Hills.
Mallards feed in ponds and marshes. Male is more colorful. Very common in Vernon Hills.
Finches are small, some species brightly colored. Complex and energetic singers. Rare in Vernon Hills.
Canadian Goose is easily recognized by black head and white cheeks. Extremely common in Vernon Hills.
Common Gulls break shellfish by dropping them on hard surfaces. Somewhat common in Vernon Hills.
Robin (redbreast) eats earthworms and insects. Sings in three tone words. Very common in Vernon Hills.
Sparrows are small, perching, dull colored, omnivorous but mostly eat ground seeds. Energetic individualized songs with warbles and trills. Very common in Vernon Hills.
Swallows are small, insectivores, agile fliers, with distinctive tails, simple chirps, and several distinct sub-species. Common in migratory flocks in Vernon Hills.
Slim and long tailed with white patches on wings and tail, eats insects, berries and seeds. Imitates songs of other birds. Occasionally seen in Vernon Hills.