Feathered Friends: Romantic Partridge

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The Tail



The little male partridge (also called a grouse) makes a lovely display of fanning out his tail feathers when trying to attract one of the two females as a romantic partner.


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The female birds are ignoring him or maybe just playing hard to get.

He is puffed up twice his size and strutting around.


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Although the partridge, in his frenzied romantic state, has the most fanned out tail I have in my photo folder, the blue jays and brown-headed cowbird make a calm display of their tails. They are more interested in the seeds on the ground than looking for a partner.


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The Great Blue Heron has long legs and a short tail. He shows it as he flies off across the river.


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Location: Prince Edward Island, Canada

Photos & Text by @redheadpei
(All Rights Reserved unless with my permission)

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Special thanks to Melinda @melinda010100 for the Feathered Friends Community and to our judge @oks2crypto.


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