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New Member Odd bird identification help (1 Viewer)


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Hello folks,

I am a new member in central New Hampshire, USA. I am reaching out as there has been a very odd bird visiting the area under my feeder for the last two day.

I have been totally baffled in my attempts to identify the bird in various field guides and online. I have attached photos of the bird for review.

The animal is between the size of an oriole and a robin, is very vocal with a regular loud PEEEEEP. In flight the bird has striking red shoulders and a striped tail. Any help in identification would be greatly appreciated.


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Andrew Whitehouse

Professor of Listening
Staff member
Welcome to BirdForum. I think your bird is a Red-winged Blackbird, but it has leucism which has led to the white patches in the plumage you can see.

KC Foggin

Super Moderator
Staff member
Opus Editor
United States
Hi there and a warm welcome to you from those of us on staff here at BirdForum :t:

The red shoulders are making me wonder if this is a leucistic Red-winged Blackbird but I truly can't verify that for you so I am moving your thread to the I D section and have subscribed you to the thread so that you will get email notifications anytime someone posts to that thread.

leucistic =a condition in which there is partial loss of pigmentation in an animal—which causes white, pale, or patchy coloration of the skin, hair, feathers.

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