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Phainopepla (desert bird)

 
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May 31, 2011 22:16 |  #1

This is a photo I took a few years ago. It's a male phainopepla, a bird found in the deserts of the American Southwest. They are very distinctive, with their all-black bodies (more brownish/gray on the females), crests, white wing patches in flight, and red eyes. This is the closest I've been able to get to one in all the years I've lived in the Arizona desert. (I was in a car- that helped!) Sadly, after many years of service, this photo was my Canon 100-300 mm zoom lens' last hurrah- shortly after this photo I dropped and broke it. D'oh! I replaced it with a 70-300 lens but I turned out to like the 100-300 better. Live and learn.
I believe this bird is sitting on some desert mistletoe, a favorite food.


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Jun 01, 2011 00:28 |  #2

very nice shot.




  
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Jun 01, 2011 03:08 |  #3

Very cool shot.


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Jun 01, 2011 06:38 |  #4

nice shot Jamberlyn, sorry to hear of your lens meeting its end, cool looking bird!


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Jun 01, 2011 09:26 as a reply to  @ Oldjackssparrows's post |  #5

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Jun 01, 2011 15:08 as a reply to  @ Flo's post |  #6

Neat capture of a very interesting looking bird JC. Certainly one I've never seen before.....I've really got to get back out there soon....


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Jun 01, 2011 18:27 |  #7

Thanks everyone!
CamFan01- yes, the desert has a lot of very interesting critters! :)


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Jun 01, 2011 20:04 |  #8

Haven't seen any of those on the forum or ever in life. Very nice composition too.


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Jun 02, 2011 22:28 as a reply to  @ Crimzon's post |  #9

Nice shot. I see them from time to time here in Southern California. Not trying to hijack your post here is a female from a month or two ago.

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Jun 19, 2011 18:03 |  #10

Nice shots!


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Jun 19, 2011 19:29 |  #11

it's a lovely shot




  
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