Never seen this bird before, need help

by John
(U.S.A. Pennsylvania, northeast near pocono area)

Outside around my parents bird feeders I seen a small finch bird that was completely black with only a bright yellow line or band around or on its wing. Flew away before I could take a picture of course.

Comments for Never seen this bird before, need help

Click here to add your own comments

Mar 18, 2016
never seen this bird before, need help NEW
by: Brook

Hi John, I think what has thrown us is that the only bird that fits the description of the markings of an all black bird with a yellow wing bar is a yellow shouldered blackbird and it is quite a bit larger than a finch and the beak is very different. Try going to one of these sites and looking for the yellow-shouldered blackbird:

AllAboutBirds.org

or, you can type in to your search bar: "pic of yellow-winged blackbird". It could possible have been a red-winged blackbird and you just missed the red on the wing but probably not. Other than this I don't know what it would have been.

Click here to add your own 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. Small perching bird with red/rust breast

    Apr 18, 18 11:42 PM

    The bird I saw perched on a bush branch, facing the walking path is small to very small. Whitish gray belly with pronounced u-shaped reddish breast. I

    Read More

  2. a regular bird at my hummingbird feeder

    Apr 18, 18 11:42 PM

    I live in deep South Louisiana, approximately 65 miles Southwest of New Orleans, literally with Bayous in our back yard. I was so surprised to look out

    Read More

  3. Back yard birder

    Apr 17, 18 11:04 AM

    I have identified the yellow shafted flicker in my backyard . We have several of them feeding on the lawn. It looks like they are pulling out grubs.

    Read More