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

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 11:31 in Paleontology & Archaeology

This lovely British mystery bird is long been persecuted in the British Isles as well as throughout much of the Old WorldMystery Bird photographed at Chiltern Hills, Oxforshire, UK. [I will identify this bird in 48 hours] Image: Sam Vaughan, 12 March 2012 (with permission, for GrrlScientist/Guardian use only) [velociraptorise]. Nikon D40x with a AF-S Nikkor 55-200mm lens Question: This lovely British mystery bird is long been persecuted in the British Isles as well as throughout much of the Old World. Why? Can you identify this mystery bird's taxonomic family and species? Can you tell me which sex it is? The Rules: 1. Keep in mind that people live in zillions of different time zones, and some people are following on their smart phones. 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....

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