03 February 2018

1st Cycle Lesser Black-backed with Dark Tail

An example of a 1st cycle LBBG with considerable pigment on the uppertail:

Volusia County, Florida. 27 January 2018.

Although I've seen photos of individuals similar to tail, and some slightly more pigmented, this one is up there with one of the darkest tails I've personally observed on a 1st cycle LBBG.

More examples of upper tail patterns can be found by scrolling down "here".

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