Today's Mystery Bird For You To Identify

Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 11:20 in Biology & Nature

Despite the deleterious effects of habitat destruction and persecution by humans, this species is still fairly ubiquitous, being present in Eurasia, North America, and parts of Africa.Mystery Bird photographed at Smith Point Hawk Watch, Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, Texas, USA. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours]Image: Joseph Kennedy, 29 October 2010. [with binoculars].Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/640s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400This species' hunting and feeding habits protected it from one major ecological disaster. Can you tell me more about this? 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 by the moderators. 2. Expert and intermediate level birders: do NOT try to be the first to...

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