Calling TFW2005 bird-watchers!

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  1. Cal

    Cal Well-Known Member

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    I need help from someone who is a connoisseur of birds to identify the species in the picture below. This is something I drew in school when I was about 11 and I've been thinking of repainting it. But I need a better reference picture and I'm afraid I don't know much about birdology - or whatever the term is. I'm guessing it's a type of kingfisher, but I'll reward a cookie to whoever can tell me which.

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  2. Dusty

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    I don't know the bird.
    But I do know that 99.999999% of the time no one ever owns up on that damn cookie debt. And it's BS, I tell you. BS!!!!
     
  3. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    Tit?














    But the beak is too small.
     
  4. Tyrannosaur

    Tyrannosaur 100% Sarcastic Saurian

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    I believe the term you're looking for is "Ornithology" ;) 

    As for the species, the only one I can think of is the common kingfisher, but the coloring is a bit off and the beak is different. I think I've seen these in a zoo once.
    Common Kingfisher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The best I can think up with, not too experienced with birds as I am with their evolutionary ancestors/cousins and reptiles.
    Great job on the picture by the way, not bad for something you drew at 11 years old either, I like the colors you used :D 
     
  5. Cliff_prime

    Cliff_prime Banned

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    Have you try googling it Oh wait never mind
     
  6. Omnius

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    I only know that the bird is the word.

    Fucking Family Guy. :( 
     
  7. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Looks fictional. Could be a cardinal blue jay, a raven starling, or a humming dove.
     
  8. KnightSaberAmi

    KnightSaberAmi Nyan Nyan

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    Searching through British Bird images I found a male Bull Finch that pretty much matches the coloring red head with dark crown and long dark tail.
    British birds Photo Gallery by Gary Martin at pbase.com

    Would help me further to know if you could remember where you saw the bird...magazine, zoo, local marsh...the plumage seems tropical though, so not really sure. Do you have a zoo nearby? Someone in the Birdhouse might be able to identify it.

    I have a North American Wildlife book roaming around the house somewhere if I can find it I'll take another look. Till then, best of luck.
     

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