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It's possible that this particular bird lost it's tail to a predator and the new tail feathers haven't grown in yet. If a cat, for example, grabbed the bird by just the tail, the bird may lose it's feathers but still escape with it's life. Not sure of the likelihood of that happening but it sounds quite plausible in my head. :classic_unsure:

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On 9/21/2018 at 10:58 AM, Charlie Spencer said:

With the sun shining on the front of the bird and its shadow stretching out behind, it looks like tail would be in the shadow of the body and not blocking any light on its own.

Just one idjit's opinion.

New picture.. Phoebe - tail absent...  It still gets around fine....


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