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Tue Apr 14, 2020, 07:25 PM

Can anyone tell me what this bird is?



Shot in north TX, just N of Ft Worth. They behave like Starlings, large flocks, voracious messy eaters and come & go as flocks of 20-30. Also sort of belligerent toward other species at the feeder.

Thanks.

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Reply Can anyone tell me what this bird is? (Original post)
flamin lib Apr 2020 OP
BusyBeingBest Apr 2020 #1
flamin lib Apr 2020 #4
BusyBeingBest Apr 2020 #11
elleng Apr 2020 #2
cayugafalls Apr 2020 #3
flamin lib Apr 2020 #7
Darwin2019 Apr 2020 #5
flamin lib Apr 2020 #8
DURHAM D Apr 2020 #6
peacebuzzard Apr 2020 #9
flamin lib Apr 2020 #10
peacebuzzard Apr 2020 #12
Chipper Chat Apr 2020 #13
Rebl2 Apr 2020 #14
shenmue Apr 2020 #15

Response to flamin lib (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 07:27 PM

1. Female red winged blackbirds?

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Response to BusyBeingBest (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 07:32 PM

4. That was quick! I think you nailed it.

I'm near a lake, a Tiger Woods drive and short chip away, with stands of reeds. I have one or two males at the feeders. Google image search matches. Does the behavior match?

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Response to flamin lib (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 07:49 PM

11. Yes, they're pretty assertive birds, I get them every year at my feeder.

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Response to flamin lib (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 07:27 PM

2. Cute Brown Bird!



Sorry, I can't identify it.

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Response to flamin lib (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 07:31 PM

3. How big are they? A sparrow of some sort? nt

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 07:35 PM

7. I think Busy (reply 1) has an ID. The size about the same as a purple finch,

maybe just a smidge smaller than a cardinal.

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Response to flamin lib (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 07:33 PM

5. Looks like female red wing blackbirds

They hog the feeders in north Florida in the winter. I think they finally left

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Response to Darwin2019 (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 07:36 PM

8. Looks like they moved to N TX nt

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Response to flamin lib (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 07:34 PM

6. Sparrow nt

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Response to flamin lib (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 07:41 PM

9. house sparrow

[link:http://|https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/House_Sparrow/overview]


your photo is a great photo

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Response to peacebuzzard (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 07:43 PM

10. It's been identifies as a female red winged blackbird. Note the speckled breast.nt

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Response to flamin lib (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 07:57 PM

12. just guessing.

I love birds but can only truly identify the major and obvious ones: male cardinals, blue birds, macaws, woodpeckers, chickens, ducks, owls, hawks.

I didn't realize I posted in the Birders Group.

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Response to flamin lib (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 08:26 PM

13. I have several nests of them nearby.

I often wondered if it is the males or females that make their unique chirp. Or both?

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Response to flamin lib (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 08:40 PM

14. Some kind

of sparrow?

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Response to flamin lib (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 11:11 PM

15. Is birb!!!1

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