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Tailless Song Sparrow

Posted on Oct 16, 2015

Considering it is migration time for our sparrows that usually means they are not undergoing a molt. They need those feathers to fly! This Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) looked like it was losing a few, though, and it certainly lost a tail. This can happen after a near miss from a predator…

Song Sparrow missing tail SFP-1596

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator