This African mystery bird is a member of a group of birds where a flock is known, appropriately enough, as a "deceit"Mystery Bird photographed at Mikumi National Park, Tanzania, Africa. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours]Image: Dan Logen, 8 January 2010 [with binoculars].Nikon D300s, 600 mm lens x 1.4 extender, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/200 sec.This bird is a member of a group that contains (probably) 24 species. However, this group of birds baffles ornithologists; some group these birds into 19 distinct genera, while others place them all into the same genus. A flock of these birds is known, appropriately enough, as a "deceit."Daily Mystery Bird Rules: 1. Please name at least one field mark that supports your identification, keeping in mind that more than one field mark is often necessary to distinguish between species. IDs without any supporting information are not valid and may be deleted...
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