What is this? Graphic (sort-of) dead bird pic.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by luvmychicknkids, May 16, 2009.

  1. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    This is a bird I saw squished in a parking lot today. I admit I am not really familiar with a lot of the local wild birds. This is one I am pretty sure I have never seen. The color is wrong to be a blue bird...it really is turquoise. Whatever he is, he would have been an absolute stunning beauty alive. [​IMG] Poor little guy. Does anyone know what he might be?

    Oops, I guess a pic would help. [​IMG]

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  2. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    [​IMG] Eww, would have been pretty, you know if it was alive.....

    Maybe some sort of parrot that got away from somebody?
     
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  3. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Oklahoma
    I don't see a pic
     
  4. preppy*hippie*chick

    preppy*hippie*chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The beak looks like a Grosbeak or a Bunting.
     
  5. preppy*hippie*chick

    preppy*hippie*chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    wow, that would be a stunning and beautiful bird if it were alive and less...well...smooshed.

    i think the poor dear was a mountain bluebird. but maybe not because that one has shinier feathers. beak looks shorter and stubbier, too but that might be because it's smooshed?

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  7. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Yeah, it is a short, sort-of thick, straight beak. The skin and beak are all black from what I could tell. I didn't poke around at it too much for obvious reasons. My kids and I are all for examining roadkill but we prefer it a bit more fresh. LOL
     
  8. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    I vote grosbeak because of the big fat beak (gros means fat in French).
     
  9. preppy*hippie*chick

    preppy*hippie*chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think it's a bluebird. Beak looks intact and it has black on it's head.
     
  10. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    you're right. poor thing. was it a cat? a car?
     

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