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Old Wednesday 4th May 2011, 17:32   #1
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help identifying this bird in hartford, ct

i can't find anything that matches this. a friend saw it, and it has a 6-12" wingspan.

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the bird pictured is a Northern Mockingbird. This is a characteristic pose most likely associated with foraging (startling prey).
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thanks so much. i wondered if that's what it was, but the angle threw me off, not being able to see the beak shape.
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