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    This is not my photo. It was taken by a neighbour at a nearby creek. Great Blue Heron with an afternoon snack.

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    I finally figured out what bird my parrot has been imitating.

    https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/...und/550234.mp3

    Carolina Wren.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    I finally figured out what bird my parrot has been imitating.

    https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/...und/550234.mp3

    Carolina Wren.
    I mentioned Carolina Wrens several pages back - they've moved into my neighborhood.

    Tiny things with a really loud call - which varies quite a bit. Cool little things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    I finally figured out what bird my parrot has been imitating.

    https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/...und/550234.mp3

    Carolina Wren.
    This was the first year in quite some time that one didn't take up residence in my shed.
    "A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words."

    - Dr. Winston O'Boogie

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    This little feller would not have sounded out of place on an early Edgar Froese album.

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    This may be my favorite...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post


    This little feller would not have sounded out of place on an early Edgar Froese album.
    I think you found Edgar's secret inspirations!

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    The Red Crested cardinal and the Saffron finch as viewed in Hawaii.
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    Some different chickens at the Honolulu Zoo.

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    Scarlet Ibis, Kookaburra, Flamingoes, and Roseate spoonbill at the Honolulu Zoo.


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    I've never heard of a Red Crested Cardinal. Cool looking bird! We have Northern Cardinals coming out the wazzoo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn View Post
    I've never heard of a Red Crested Cardinal. Cool looking bird! We have Northern Cardinals coming out the wazzoo!
    Apparently there is also a yellow Cardinal. The Red Crested was brought here from South America.
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    There are 10 species of cardinal actually:

    Vermilion Cardinal
    Northern Cardinal
    Pyrrhuloxia
    Red-crested Cardinal
    Red-cowled Cardinal
    Masked Cardinal
    Red-capped Cardinal
    Crimson-fronted Cardinal
    Yellow-billed Cardinal
    Yellow Cardinal
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nearfest2 View Post
    There are 10 species of cardinal actually:

    Vermilion Cardinal
    Northern Cardinal
    Pyrrhuloxia
    Red-crested Cardinal
    Red-cowled Cardinal
    Masked Cardinal
    Red-capped Cardinal
    Crimson-fronted Cardinal
    Yellow-billed Cardinal
    Yellow Cardinal
    I had no idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nearfest2 View Post
    There are 10 species of cardinal actually:

    Vermilion Cardinal
    Northern Cardinal
    Pyrrhuloxia
    Red-crested Cardinal
    Red-cowled Cardinal
    Masked Cardinal
    Red-capped Cardinal
    Crimson-fronted Cardinal
    Yellow-billed Cardinal
    Yellow Cardinal
    I’m not a biologist. So I googled “species of cardinals” and got 47 entries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firth View Post
    I’m not a biologist. So I googled “species of cardinals” and got 47 entries.
    I posted the list I got from eBird when I typed in "cardinal" so that is just birds with the name "cardinal" in it. If you want to get super-technical, Wikipedia lists 53 species of birds that are in the cardinal family, including tanagers, grosbeaks, seedeaters and buntings.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardinal_(bird)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nearfest2 View Post
    I posted the list I got from eBird when I typed in "cardinal" so that is just birds with the name "cardinal" in it. If you want to get super-technical, Wikipedia lists 53 species of birds that are in the cardinal family, including tanagers, grosbeaks, seedeaters and buntings.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardinal_(bird)
    Bragging rights go to the person whose actually seen them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nearfest2 View Post
    I posted the list I got from eBird when I typed in "cardinal" so that is just birds with the name "cardinal" in it. If you want to get super-technical, Wikipedia lists 53 species of birds that are in the cardinal family, including tanagers, grosbeaks, seedeaters and buntings.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardinal_(bird)
    I saw an Indigo Bunting once in my life so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firth View Post
    I saw an Indigo Bunting once in my life so far.
    Me too. It landed on a bush in my front yard. I tried to get a photo but I only had my phone so it just looked like a blurry blueberry on top of the bush. I think I deleted it.

    That was the same year we had a scarlet tanager in our back yard - also my only sighting.

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    On the verge of indecision
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fracktured View Post
    Bragging rights go to the person whose actually seen them all.
    I have a friend that has likely seen them all. He's currently the #2 birder in the world for 2021 and #11 all time. He has seen 7,389 species to date and very likely discovered a new species of sunbird this past spring in eastern Africa.
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    A saw a leucistic house finch back in the spring. Kinda shocking to see. It was hanging around the back door of the lab at work where we have a picnic table and sometimes a bird feeder (had to take it down after I almost stepped on a bear when I came out the door one day).

    Also saw a hermit thrush for the first time (at least knowingly) while cutting firewood this fall. Very curious birds that seemed not to have much fear of us as it hopped around the ground in all the areas we disturbed by moving branches and logs. The photos I took were pretty much useless as we were in a shaded area and it just blended in perfectly with the background.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nearfest2 View Post
    I have a friend that has likely seen them all. He's currently the #2 birder in the world for 2021 and #11 all time. He has seen 7,389 species to date and very likely discovered a new species of sunbird this past spring in eastern Africa.
    Quote Originally Posted by Plasmatopia View Post
    A saw a leucistic house finch back in the spring. Kinda shocking to see. It was hanging around the back door of the lab at work where we have a picnic table and sometimes a bird feeder (had to take it down after I almost stepped on a bear when I came out the door one day).

    Also saw a hermit thrush for the first time (at least knowingly) while cutting firewood this fall. Very curious birds that seemed not to have much fear of us as it hopped around the ground in all the areas we disturbed by moving branches and logs. The photos I took were pretty much useless as we were in a shaded area and it just blended in perfectly with the background.
    African sunbirds are cool - sorta like overgrown hummingbirds.
    Regards,

    Duncan

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    I once saw the great majestic foo bird.

    From a sheltered location, of course.
    "A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words."

    - Dr. Winston O'Boogie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nearfest2 View Post
    I have a friend that has likely seen them all. He's currently the #2 birder in the world for 2021 and #11 all time. He has seen 7,389 species to date and very likely discovered a new species of sunbird this past spring in eastern Africa.
    Sounds both very exciting and quite boring at the same time! Glad someone's doing it.

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