The long neck and long, slender wings of this species give it an elegant look. Look for a pale bar along the trailing edge of the wings. The male is easy to ID, with its long, pointed tail, white breast and neck stripe, and brown head.
Hint: The species’ name comes from the shape of the male’s tail in breeding plumage.
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Birding by Ear: How to Identify Birds Without Using Your Eyes
There is a lot more to bird watching than just watching. Discover the difference between bird songs and calls, and learn popular mnemonics for recognizing sounds made by common backyard birds!