Friday, August 22, 2008

Beak of the Week!

Woo hoo anonymous! Congratulations, you guessed last week's beak: the white-naped raven. Non-native species are tough ones, but once you meet this beak, you never forget it. Especially if it takes your money for donations or helps you recycle an aluminum can.

This week we are back to the U.S. with what might be a familiar sight. Like too many of our native species and species worldwide, this bird was on the brink of extinction in the U.S. before conservation efforts brought them back. Today they are considered a successful species and are found on every continent except Antarctica!

This is the foot of an expert hunter:

This eye can spot a meal up to a mile away:

I'll be back next Friday to unveil this bird's mystery identity. Good luck and happy guessing!


Anonymous said...

My guess: An American Kestrel.

Victoria said...

Peregrine falcon is my guess...Victoria in CO

Anonymous said...

Coopers Hawk