What kind of bird is this?

by Katy
(St. Charles, Mo. )

Early Bird, Catching the Rising Sun

Early Bird, Catching the Rising Sun

I live in Missouri and captured a photo of a bird with black belly with white spots on it and Tannish/Grey head and body, black spot in front of eye. Brownish/Tan, well defined "outlines" of each feather o it's black wings and red on its lower portion of it's legs and feet, has normal/short legs. And has a narrow slender beak, beak is sort of on the longer side. It was perching in the backyard area, of the neighbors A-frame above their door.. There was also another that went over to perch there, it seems they must be abundant in this area, I've always loved birds, and have had birds my entire life.. pet birds.. and yet I do not know much of wild birds. However, when searching images of Missouri birds, I cannot find an image of this bird.. Any help would be greatly appreciated..


Thank you ever so much,

Katy



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Jul 31, 2014
Marty the talking starling NEW
by: Randy Forbes

Although his head should have the color of the feathers on his back.. It's still a starling with the long beak the dark black spot in front of the eyes the coloring is just perfect on the rest of his body. Because of the purpleish tinge of the black feathers he is a male. The females have dull black color to their feathers. Starlings will mimic other birds in the wild and when they're rescued by people they will learn to talk very quickly, even learning to whistled tunes for you. If you go on YouTube and type in (Marty the talking starling) you'll will see my starling talk very clearly and trying to whistle yankee doodle. On YouTube you can find a lot of different rescued starlings having learned to talk. If they're not in the wild you'll need to keep their beak trimmed, my bird was in need of having his beak trimmed in the video

Jul 31, 2014
Marty the talking starling
by: Randy Forbes

You have a picture of a starting. Although his head should have the color of the feathers on his back.. It's still a starling with the long beak the dark black spot in front of the eyes the coloring is just perfect on the rest of his body. Because of the purpleish tinge of the black feathers he is a male. The females have dull black color to their feathers. Starlings will mimic other birds in the wild and when they're rescued by people they will learn to talk very quickly, even learning to whistled tunes for you. If you go on YouTube and type in (Marty the talking starling) you'll will see my starling talk very clearly and trying to whistle yankee doodle. On YouTube you can find a lot of different rescued starlings having learned to talk. If they're not in the wild you'll need to keep their beak trimmed as you see that my bird was in need of having his beak trimmed in the video

Oct 12, 2013
spotted bird
by: Anonymous

Starling

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