Saturday, March 16, 2019

No such bird as a black cardinal

Phainopepla, midtown Tucson. Greek meaning "shining robe," common name is silky flycatcher. You might just want to stop here and admire this handsome bird.

Or you can continue on to information that will make your Christmas extra special...

These birds feed on mistletoe, and hang out in mesquite trees, pooping seeds that result in parasitic plants that can take over the mesquite, and give humans an excuse to kiss strangers under a plant that translates as "dung stick." 

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