[Tweeters] mystery birds and a couple interesting OT stories (links)

Devorah Bennu birdologist at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 3 11:01:43 PST 2008


hello tweeties,

the most recently demystified mystery bird was a male hooded merganser, Lophodytes cucullatus;

http://scienceblogs.com/grrlscientist/2008/12/todays_mystery_bird_for_you_to_105.php

Be sure to check that link for an analysis by Rick Wright and also to read why he showed you an "obviously easy" mystery bird in the first place.

here's today's mystery bird, courtesy of your tricky teacher, Rick Wright;

http://scienceblogs.com/grrlscientist/2008/12/todays_mystery_bird_for_you_to_102.php

this is slightly off-topic, but it's fascinating so i thought you'd like to watch this video of the Indonesian mimetic octopus;

http://scienceblogs.com/grrlscientist/2008/12/the_indonesian_mimetic_octopus.php

oh, and this story is especially for my Seattle peeps;

http://scienceblogs.com/grrlscientist/2008/12/seattle_artists_christmas_orna.php

cheers,

GrrlScientist
Devorah
http://scienceblogs.com/grrlscientist/
Roosting high up a tree somewhere in Central Park, NYC







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