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

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 12:01 in Paleontology & Archaeology

This secretive little Peruvian mystery bird was only recently describedMystery Bird photographed in Abra Malaga, Cusco department, Peru (South America). [I will identify this bird in 49 or so hours] Image: Nick Athanas/Tropical Birding, 12 March 2012 (with permission, for GrrlScientist/Guardian use only) [velociraptorise]. Canon EOS 7D, 400 mm f/6.3 at 1/200 sec, iso800 Question: This secretive little Peruvian mystery bird was only recently described, Yet despite its air of mystery, it is known for a special talent. What talent is that? Can you identify this bird's taxonomic family and species?The Game:1. This is intended to be a learning experience where together we learn a few things about birds and about the process of identifying them (and maybe about ourselves, too). 2. Each mystery bird is usually accompanied by a question or two. These questions can be useful for identifying the pictured species, but may instead be...

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