Help to identify large brown bird with red and white markings
(Kincardine, ON, Canada)
We live in Kincardine, Ontario, and have always had a great variety of birds in our yard, but there is a new bird come to roost this spring.
We have Cardinals and originally thought this new bird was a female due to the colouring.
However, our bird is substantially larger than that.
Larger than the Robins, perhaps comparable to the Blackbirds/Crows.
This bird has a beautiful large tail which it fans out, dark brown/tan wings, tail etc., with reddish tones around the neck (and possibly beak?), darker red under the wings.
And when it takes flight and spreads its wings, its back is snow white.
Please put our curiosity to rest!I'm not sure what that bird could be, but perhaps one of our readers will know and be able to enlighten us!
Meanwhile, if you get a picture of the bird, please send it to us and I will add it to your submission.