A Female Phainopepla

 
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The Phainopepla are hard birds to sneak up on. I kept slowly walking up until I figured I better not press my luck and got this photo. Chriss helped me out and sent me this information about these birds. The Male is dark, glossy,purplish black; with white on primaries obvious in flight. The female is all dark gray, with white wing bars; crest pointed. Eyes red; bill thin; tail long squared. A berry eater; Voice Song; short warbling.

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bubbalinn - Feb 17, 2010 07:26 PM EDT
Hi Chriss, Beverly, Carol, and Ann :) Thank You All very much for your wonderful comments.. And Thanks Very Much! Chriss for the great information about these birds. I try to find them at the bird sites but you have to know them in the first place LOL..
A.Lovely - Feb 16, 2010 07:01 PM EDT
Wow Alan! This is a wonderful capture of this Phainopla. This is not a familar bird to me. Nice compositon and clarity.
talsi - Feb 16, 2010 06:04 PM EDT
Neat looking bird - I like his/her tuft of hair
shutterbug - Feb 16, 2010 03:39 PM EDT
Great capture!
chriss35 - Feb 16, 2010 07:30 AM EDT
Alan, What a great shot! Info from my Californis Field Guide is as follows; Male is dark, glossy,purplish black; white on primaries obvious in flight. Female all dark gray, with white wing bars; crest pointed. Eyes red; bill thin; tail long squared. Which I think your image is. A berry eater; Voice Song; short warbling. I have enjoyed viewing this image, thanks very much for sharing. Chriss:)

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