Monday, November 29, 2010

Answer - ID Challenge #1

Well, perhaps I give too many clues but 7 people responded and they all guessed correctly (though many admitted that they wouldn’t have guessed without all my clues) – this is the Sooty morph of Vermillion Flycatcher that is locally common in some parts of South America. For comparison, here are some photos of the “typical” morph. If you look closely you can see the structural similarity, although note that the sooty morph has less of that “shaggy crested” appearance in these photos (due to posture)…

Stay tuned for more challenegs and a series from Peru...

1 comment:

  1. yes, I wouldn't have figured it out without the hints! Just knew it was some manner of flycatcher!


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