Many types of grouse are mostly brown, with a bit of white interspersed in their feathers. Species such as the sharp-tailed grouse, a resident of the northern Midwest states, have light-brown feathers over most of their bodies.
The thrush is another mostly brown bird. The smallish Bicknell's thrush of the Atlantic Coast, for example, is brown on the top with a white belly with brown markings.
North America's biggest game bird, the wild turkey is dark brown with a blue head devoid of feathers. The wattles hanging from its throat are orangish-red.
Wrens are a typically brown species and among the smallest birds in the United States. The Carolina wren averages just 6 inches in length, is primarily brown above and possesses a buff or cream-colored breast.
The northern bobwhite has a mottled combination of brown and white feathers that make it nearly impossible to detect in the woods, even when an observer is looking right at it.