A pair...one with tail feathers, one without

by Larry Baker
(Bristol, TN)




These 2 little birds have been coming to our back yard recently. They always seem to be together, as a pair.

The bodies of both are about the same size, except one of them has tail feathers and the other does not.
We have seen them for the last several years (probably not the same exact two) and there is always one of them without tail feathers.
Just wondering what kind of bird they are, and if one is a male and the other is a female, and which has the tail and which does not.
I first thought maybe the one with the tail feathers was a parent, and the one without tail was a juvenile, but it seems too early in the season for there to be "babies".
Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to What Is This Bird?.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. Bird found in Field-needing to make sure rescue is not needed

    Jun 22, 17 06:29 PM

    Our dog actually stumbled upon this little cutie. It didn't fly away when we walked up to see what the all the fuss was about. That lead me to believe

    Read More

  2. small bird the size of a finch or sparrow in Pacific Northwest

    Jun 21, 17 02:11 PM

    this small mostly grey,w.black mask on face and dark blue on top half of wings

    Read More

  3. Orange bird black head

    Jun 21, 17 02:10 PM

    This was an orangey body bird. With a blackhead. It's about the size of a robin. It was singing in the tree and it song was a two tone sound. Low chirp

    Read More