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Different kind of ID

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I believe this to be a young grey catbird that I found while weeding under a tree I've seen catbirds in and out for a while.

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My questions:

Is it a catbird?

How old is it?

Is it normal not to have any tail feathers yet?

What's on his breast?

Thanks, Martin

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I think catbird is correct. The bird is probably around 2-2.5 weeks old. I think that's normal... most young birds I've seen have practically no tail so I don't see why that would be different here. Not sure what's on its breast but it could be one of those larva that feed on baby birds and drop off once they're older. 

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10 hours ago, Melierax said:

I think catbird is correct. The bird is probably around 2-2.5 weeks old. I think that's normal... most young birds I've seen have practically no tail so I don't see why that would be different here. Not sure what's on its breast but it could be one of those larva that feed on baby birds and drop off once they're older. 

Thanks for that! Larva, interesting. If I keep seeing the bird, I'll try to pay attention to the breast to see if it comes off. If it 2-2.5 weeks old, I suspect it'll be gone soon though...

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