BLACKBIRD WITH A STEAK OF WHITE TAIL FEATHERS ON EACH SIDE

by ROY FLOYD
(CHARLESTOWN, IN. 47111)





I LIVE IN SOUTHERN IN. AND I SAW THIS BIRD IN MY YARD FOR TWO DAYS AND HAVEN'T SEEN IT BEFORE OR SINCE.

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Jul 31, 2015
I just saw that bird yesterday
by: kay

On the ground, with other black birds, but smaller and slimmer. white streaks on both sides and when it flew away from me the whole tail was white! Very white.
Pompton Plains, NJ
What is this bird????

May 03, 2015
Seeing one here too.
by: Springfield, IL

We get a ton of grackles every year. Saw one of these briefly and was wishfully hoping for a mocking bird. Seems to be a different grackle now that I've seen him/her a few times. Ah well...

Oct 04, 2014
Hybrid Grackle??
by: Anonymous

It looks like a Grackle but I "googled" it and came up with this link. You should check it out. Apparently your bird isn't the only one but no one seems to know WHAT it is.
http://birdtablenews.com/2009/01/blackbird-in-usa-with-white-tail-feathers/
I also say the following comment about the feathers:
"If you don't find your bird, sometimes individual feathers will lack pigment."
Good luck!

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