Unidentified Flying Dinosaur: Identify My Butt

It’s been a faboo spring, so far, with many sunny days and singing birdies and magnificent views of bird bums.

Image shows a bird perched in the branches of a leafless tree. Only it's butt is visible.

I wasn’t going to take a photo of a bird’s ass, but then I had a brainwave: it would be a challenge! How many people really stare at wild birds’ butts? How many folks have tried to identify an avian dinosaur by the underside of its rear end?

A closer view of the bird butt.

Most of the identifications round here are pretty simple. Therefore, I decided that yes, we would present a bird’s bottom and see what ya’ll can do with it. I did try to get you a side view, too, but it was hanging out in trees that border the street and are surrounded by a fence and impenetrable thickets, so there aren’t a lot of viewing angles.

Sort of a profile view. The head isn't visible, but we can see the tail and part of the wings. The top of the bird appears to be grayish.

Betcha you can get this one despite the challenges. Good luck!

Unidentified Flying Dinosaur: Identify My Butt

5 thoughts on “Unidentified Flying Dinosaur: Identify My Butt

  1. rq

    The American robin, a Turdus species (migratorius, if you must know), and not really a robin-robin at all.
    That’s my best guess for now, as I’m heading out the door. But it’s the bit of orange breast visible from bum-view that gives the game away. Perhaps something a little smaller, a little plainer next time…?

  2. 2

    Not a lot to go on there, but I’ll agree — there’s a glimpse of orange breast.

    In my and Dana’s part of the world, we have robins year-round. They just aren’t the same robins. Our summer ones go south in the winter, while our winter ones have come down from the mountains. Or so I believe.

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