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Bird with no tail feathers
This Scrub Jay lost its tail feathers, probably to some predator that had a near miss. Can a bird fly with no tail feathers?


Yes, birds can fly without tail feathers. They are not quite as agile in their flight, but it seems to be more of a problem when they are on a perch. This one kept losing its balance on the feeder, and had a terrible time sitting on a branch.