Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Happy New Year Mystery Bird

Happy New Year to all!

My co-worker sent me this greeting. Of course, I wanted to know what bird it is since it's not "one of ours." The closest thing I can come up with is the Crescent Honeyeater from Australia, a bird we definitely didn't see on our trip. Any other guesses?


N8 said...

Looks to me like you got it.

Christopher said...

I'm afraid I am going to have to disagree with you guys. It is obvious that we are dealing with a bird of multiple hybrid parentage. I suggest that one parent was a backcross hybrid of a Golden-winged Warbler with the now extinct Bachman's, and the other parent was a rare hybrid of a Common yellowthroat with a American Redstart. (Or maybe it is a Crescent Honeyeater - but I think that's a bit of a stretch)

Happy New Year Patrick - and here's hoping that the year brings many new life birds, as well as excellent experiences with the more familiar ones!