[Tweeters] mystery birds and BRITE (links)

Devorah Bennu birdologist at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 24 09:39:27 PST 2009



hello tweeties,

the most recently demystified mystery bird, courtesy of Joseph Kennedy, was a juvenile Yellow-crowned night-heron, Nycticorax violaceus. Offhand, I can't think of any field guides that include a picture a juvenile of this species, so you might find this image to be interesting;

http://scienceblogs.com/grrlscientist/2009/02/todays_mystery_bird_for_you_to_180.php

here's today's mystery bird for you to identify, thanks to photographer, John del Rio. This image was taken from an angle that might be quite familiar to you;

http://scienceblogs.com/grrlscientist/2009/02/todays_mystery_bird_for_you_to_175.php

Incidentally, this is off-topic, but I thought you might be interested to read about BRITE, a pharmaceutical and drug discovery research institute located in North Carolina's famous Research Triangle. I visited in late January when I was speaking at ScienceOnline09 and wrote this photoessay about the facility;

http://scienceblogs.com/grrlscientist/2009/02/scienceonline09_meeting_the_nc.php

cheers,

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







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