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

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 11:00 in Paleontology & Archaeology

Many of this little British mystery bird's numerous names have interesting etymologiesMystery Bird photographed at Astbury Mere Country Park, Cheshire, UK. [I will identify this bird in 48 hours] Image: Roy Hill, 23 March 2012 (with permission, for GrrlScientist/Guardian use only) [velociraptorise]. Canon 5DmkII paired with a Canon 500mm f4/L Question: Spring must be here because this migratory bird has again returned to the British Isles! Many of this Eurasian mystery bird's numerous English names have interesting etymologies. Can you tell me about the origin of one of those names? Can you identify this bird's taxonomic family and species?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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