Today's mystery bird for you to identify | @GrrlScientist

Monday, January 23, 2012 - 12:06 in Paleontology & Archaeology

This North American mystery bird has no recognised subspeciesMystery Bird photographed at Illinois Beach State Park, Zion, Illinois (USA). [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours]Image: Paul Sweet, 12 November 2011 (with permission) [velociraptorize to see the complete unaltered image].Sony Alpha-35 camera with a Sony 75-300 mm lens This North American mystery bird is interesting because it has no recognised subspecies, unlike its congeners. Can you identify this mystery bird's taxonomic family and species?About the Daily Mystery Bird: The Rules:1. Keep in mind that people live in 24 different time zones, and some people are following on their iPhones. So let everyone play the game. Don't spoil it for everyone else by identifying the bird in the first 24 to 36 hours.2. If you know the bird's identity, provide subtle hints to let others know that you know. Your hints may be helpful as small clues...

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