Unidentified bird about size of Tufted Titmouse, with distinct yellow bar at end of tail.

by Alda Parvin
(Beckley, WV)

10 to 12 birds arrived at same time lighting in our back yard walnut tree. Backs were mostly black with white stripes on wings and maybe back. Breast was buff colored getting lighter on birds bottom. Beak appeared to be gray and pointed. Most distinguishing feature was a bright yellow bar on end of a strait tail.


I tried to slip away from my window to get my camera, but though all seemed pointed away from me they flew immediately. I didn't notice anything unusual about their flight, but it was through the tree and out of sight too fast to tell more.

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May 28, 2015
Unide
by: Anonymous

No, these were not Cedar Waxwings.

May 28, 2015

by: Alda

Good guess, but there were too many differences in the appearance. I have identified Cedar Waxwings in our yard but these birds had too much black and white to qualify.

May 28, 2015
Cedar Waxwing?
by: Judy-Seatttle

From your description, I'm going to guess that might be Cedar Waxwings. They have buff colored breasts and a distinct yellow bar across the end of the tail.

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