Tuesday, March 24, 2009

In Need Of A Nosejob?

I had the chance to hit the trails a bit today with my camera in tow. While many of my pics where junk, per usual, I found myself toying with my gear and getting some shots of this American Robin at Crosswinds Marsh. After getting home and going over my photos, I noticed this particular bird had a slightly elongated maxilla (the upper part of the bill).

Elongations are included in bill deformities according to a list at the Rouge River Bird Observatory. Crosses (be it left or right), down curves, up curves, and twists all "fit the bill", too. Sorry....

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