Favorite Birds with Long Tails
Why do some birds have especially long tails? Here are a couple of the reasons.
The Greater Roadrunner uses its long tail as a counter-balance as it makes rapid turns.
The long tail of the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher may have evolved to make the males more attractive to the females.
In other species, who knows?
Here are six of our favorite birds with long tails.
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Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. Photograph © Greg Lavaty. View large image.
Long-tailed Duck. Photograph © Alan Wilson.
Long-tailed Jaeger. Photograph © Alan Wilson.
Magnificent Frigatebird. Photograph © Greg Lavaty.
Greater Roadrunner. Photograph © Alan Wilson.
Black-billed Magpie. Photograph © Alan Wilson.