Animals·Posted on Sep 25, 2014The 17 Most Basic Birds In America"Ohmygod, I LOVE sparrows," said no one ever.by Cates HoldernessBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 17. Downy Woodpeckers Kelly Colgan Azar / Flickr: puttefin Look: woodpeckers are cool and all, but these guys barely count as woodpeckers. I mean, look at that tiny beak! 16. Bluejays John Carrel / Flickr: 46355638@N00 Sure, they're blue. But they're also loud and mean as hell. 15. Mockingbirds TexasEagle / Flickr: texaseagle These jerks will scare all the other birds away from your feeders. Ugh. 14. House Finches Art Jessen / Flickr: ajessen The females don't even have the splash of red. UGH. 13. Pine Grosbeaks Greg Schechter / Flickr: gregthebusker While grosbeaks are moderately more colorful than house finches, they're just kinda "meh." 12. Black-Capped Chickadees digital4047 / Flickr: wrasku Not a bad effort with the patches of white on the cheeks, but still just dull and uninspired. 11. White-Throated Sparrows John Flannery / Flickr: drphotomoto Yellow eyebrows? REALLY? 10. Mourning Doves TexasEagle / Flickr: texaseagle Mourning doves. Ugh that's so pretentious. You're a glorified pigeon. 9. Grackles Nathan Rupert / Flickr: 28122162@N04 LOOK AT THIS GUY. JUST LOOK AT HIM. 8. Gray Catbirds vladeb / Flickr: 28122162@N04 "CATBIRD" WTF 7. Cardinals Jen Goellnitzn / Flickr: goellnitz You can't see them, but this cardinal is wearing tiny Uggs. 6. Mallard Ducks Manjith Kainickara / Flickr: manjithkaini Your shiny green head does not make up for all the annoying poop you leave on pond shores, Mister Mallard. 5. Robins Brendan Lynch / Flickr: brendanlynch "Hello, I will wake you up at sunrise every morning with my annoying song." 4. Gulls Paul Sullivan / Flickr: pfsullivan_1056 Not only are they everywhere on the coasts but THEY ARE SUCH TOTAL JERKS. 3. House Sparrows Flickr: nathaninsandiego So drab and boring. GET SOME FASHION SENSE, SPARROW. 2. Canada Geese JenniKate Wallace / Flickr: jennikate CANADA IS SUPPOSED TO BE NICE BUT CANADA GEESE ARE SO MEAN. 1. Pigeons Alper Orus / Flickr: eorus Obviously.