Yellow and Black Birds

Black and yellow birds are quite common and are pretty to look at. Their coloration is mostly a combination of two pigments. The black color comes from melanin, which is also responsible for shades of orange, brown, and grey. On the other head, carotenoids give them a bright yellow color. Melanin is produced by these birds naturally, while carotenoids are ingested through their diet.

Yellow and Black Birds

List of Birds That Are Black and Yellow

  • Alpine Chough
  • Altamira Oriole
  • American Goldfinch
  • American Redstart
  • Audubon’s Oriole
  • Black Cuckooshrike
  • Black Hawk
  • Black Scoter
  • Black Siskin
  • Black-and-gold Cotinga
  • Black-and-yellow Tanager
  • Blackburnian Warbler
  • Black-throated Green Warbler
  • Bullock’s Oriole
  • Canada Warbler
  • Citrine Wagtail
  • Common Blackbird
  • Common Starling
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Coppersmith Barbet
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Eastern Meadowlark
  • Epaulet Oriole
  • Eurasian Golden Oriole
  • European Goldfinch
  • Evening Grosbeak
  • Flame-throated Bulbul
  • Golden-crested Myna
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet
  • Golden-winged Cacique
  • Golden-winged Manakin
  • Golden-winged Sunbird
  • Great Hornbill
  • Hill Myna
  • Himalayan Black-lored Tit
  • Hispaniolan Oriole
  • Hooded Oriole
  • Hooded Warbler
  • Indian Blackbird
  • Lesser Goldfinch
  • Magnolia Warbler
  • Marsh Widowbird
  • Montane Widowbird
  • New Holland Honeyeater
  • Northern Mountain Cacique
  • Orange-breasted Trogon
  • Orchard Oriole
  • Pine Warbler
  • Prairie Warbler
  • Prothonotary Warbler
  • Puerto Rican Oriole
  • Red Winged Blackbird
  • Regent Bowerbird
  • Scarlet Tanager
  • Scott’s Oriole
  • Silver-eared Mesia
  • Sooty-capped Bush-tanager
  • St. Lucia Oriole
  • Stellar’s Sea Eagle
  • Toco Toucan
  • Townsend’s Warbler
  • Variable Oriole
  • Western Meadowlark
  • Western Tanager
  • White-eyed Vireo
  • Wilson’s Warbler
  • Yellow Bishop
  • Yellow Warbler
  • Yellow-bellied Prinia
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  • Yellow-bellied Siskin
  • Yellow-browed Bulbul
  • Yellow-headed Blackbird
  • Yellow-hooded Blackbird
  • Yellow-legged Thrush
  • Yellow-mantled Widowbird
  • Yellow-rumped Cacique
  • Yellow-shouldered Blackbird
  • Yellow-throated Warbler
  • Yellow-winged Blackbird


1. Which birds have black bodies and yellow beaks?

Several birds have yellow beaks that stand out in contrast to their black bodies. This includes the Black Hawk, the Alpine Chough, and the Hill Myna.

2. Which birds have yellow bodies and black wings?

Birds with black wings and yellow bodies include the American Goldfinch, the Western Tanager, and the Black-hooded Oriole.

3. Which black birds have yellow heads?

As its name indicates, the yellow-headed blackbird has a yellow head on its black body.

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