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Phainopepla

Phainopepla nitens

Description:

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.

Habitat:

This one was spotted in an oasis of the southwest

Notes:

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

Jellis
Spotted by
Jellis

29 Palms, California, USA

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

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