Help identifying bird seen in California

by Lorrie
(California)


Bird seen in California

Sparrow-like perching bird with very long tail. Black cap, back, wings (with some white markings), tail. White throat and belly. Short, conic orange beak.

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Aug 07, 2013
Pin-Tailed Whydah
by: Lorrie Farrelly

With thanks to Linda Morgan (who took the photo), the bird has been identified as a Pin-Tailed Whydah. :)

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