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#1 hiddenparadox



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Posted 17 July 2012 - 10:04 PM

Attached File  securedownload-1.jpeg   96.98KB   60 downloadsAttached File  securedownload.jpeg   115.41KB   58 downloadsI saw a bird today that had three variations of orange on its feathers. I'm thinking that this bird was formerly a pet bird since there is no way that a bird with colors like these can blend in and hide in its environment. Specifically a canary, but I could be mistaken since I haven't gotten a close up look at the bird's head.

I've managed to take 2 pictures of the bird with my cell phone camera before it flew away. I couldn't find a wild bird similar to this one existing from the Birds of North America book I have and the internet wasn't of much help either.

So guys, what bird could this possibly be?

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 11:57 PM

I'm thinking it's a canary, also. However, there are thousands of very brightly colored birds in the wild - orioles and goldfinches are very bright orange and yellow. The painted bunting is green, red, blue and several other colors. Parrots are very brightly colored. Most warblers have yellow on them.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:28 AM

Yes, that is a Canary. And BarnSwallow is right, there are many birds in the world that you would not think would be able to blend into their environment, but when you try to find them in a tree or bush they just seem to disappear.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:15 AM

I agree with Canary there. Sure have been a lot of them on here lately. I didn't think they were that popular anymore.
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:19 AM

Apparently, they're not!

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