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



Comments for What kind of bird is this?

Click here to add your own comments

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

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. Bahamian beauty

    Nov 21, 17 10:29 PM

    All white except on the ventral tufts which are turquoise. We live in Tortola

    Read More

  2. shmr341

    Nov 18, 17 12:21 AM

    we are in central florida and see a small bird with a off white or cream colored chest that makes clicking sounds...have looked for hours and cant find

    Read More

  3. id,ed at last

    Nov 16, 17 11:53 AM

    i tried to post this yesterday, but i guess it didn,t get through. i found this page while trying to id a bird ths ago. i saw it a few days ago. it

    Read More