• Are East Texas Birds Toxic?

    1 month ago - By Ornithology

    Just returned from East Texas a short while ago. Did some birdwatching of course but saw nothing exotic or unexpected, but I was struck by the difference in coloration in East Texas birds compared to those at my home in Northern California. The Blue Jays were a striking blue and black and white, making our western Scrub, Steller's, and Pinyon Jays look drab in comparison. The Brown Thrasher's shiny brown plumage looks almost iridescent compared to the Sage Thrasher; the Red-headed Woodpecker is a standout with its red head and deep white and black body- no other woodpecker compares. And...
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