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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Another "I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore" moment

This bird was trilling like an alarm clock from a tree on the far side of the lawn, so I had to get a look. It stayed back in the foliage so I couldn't get a clear picture, but you can tell that it (a crested barbet, according to my field guide) combines more colors and patterns in one creature than any self-respecting North American bird would be seen dead in. (Note especially the polka-dot tail.)

 I love it.

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