Pretty Bird! Pretty Bird!
Members continue to submit some very interesting pictures. Take a look:
Asteinmann found a Muscovy Duck while in Tennessee. 99.9% of the Muscovy Ducks found in the US would be considered to be “Feral” (like the common Rock Pigeon) or “Domesticated”. Wild Muscovy Ducks can be found along the Texas/Mexico border and south. Wild Muscovy Ducks are all black, with a red patch through its eyes whereas the domesticated ones often have a white head with large patches of red skin, like the one below.
I think even Birder2011 would agree this next picture is not high quality, but capturing a Bobwhite here in Illinois is pretty rare. After she spotted it I went to the same spot twice and heard it but never saw it. Others went there, too, and didn’t see it either. She was just in the right place at the right time.
John Weisgerber captured a male Orchard Oriole. He included some interesting information about the species in his description (click the photograph to go to the Individual Image page, which includes the Description).
Osprey90 delights us with a great composition of a Savannah Sparrow. Love the purple wild flowers it is perched above. Note the field mark for the Savannah – a yellow streak on the Lores (the area between the eyes and the beak).
Keep those GreatBirdPics coming!
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