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How to ID a Bird: Step 3 -- behavior

What is the bird doing?

Remember to watch the birds behavior, as well as helping you make a positive ID it may also alert you to other species. Is it calling to a mate or alerting others to the presence of a predator?.

Some birds walk, swim, or fly in so characteristic a manner that they can be identified solely by their behavior. Behavioral clues can be obvious or subtle. Regardless, they’re helpful in identifying birds under a variety of circumstances.



How to ID a Bird:

This bird is quietly spending its time off the ground, sitting on a fence post, or on a utility wire.