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Phainopepla nitens


Males are black and females are gray. Slender upright birds with dark red eyes and crest on top. In flight they can fly high and drift down in almost a spiral. You can see the white under their wings in flight. Most unusual song and mimics other birds. Migrates to two different habitats.


This one was spotted in an oasis of the southwest


Hard time focusing when the bird lands in front of you

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1 Comment

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Amazing image Jellis

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29 Palms, California, USA

Spotted on Jan 21, 2015
Submitted on Feb 3, 2015

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