Tuesday, May 5, 2009

ABC Wednesday-P

I've been blogging a lot for the last couple of days, so this will be a short one.

Today is ABC Wednesday-P, so I will be showing you the Pyrrhuloxia.

A cardinal-like finch native to the southwest United States and northern Mexico, we've seen these guys around many parts of New Mexico. They really do resemble a cardinal, but their color is predominantly grey with bright pink to red markings. While the female is nowhere near as colorful as the male, they still have the distinctive comb.

But it''s the male who really shines, as is so often the case in the world of birds.

Even though we see them frequently, we still get excited every time we spot a new one.


Babooshka said...

What a wonderful bird. He looks one of our garden greenfinches with make up on. Thanks you for introducing me to a new bird and so envious I won't get to see him here.

Mara said...

How do you spot a bird like that? It looks just like its surroundings. Beautiful bird though, especially the male.

Marie Reed said...

Life is good and your pretty little birdie made me smile!

photowannabe said...

Great choice for P. I love the cardinal like look to the bird. I would love to see one of these in person. Hope you have a good week.

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. What a beautiful little bird! Thanks for sharing!

Jay said...

Pretty little thing! He looks a bit like a finch .. but I'm not that good on bird classification.

Nice shot, anyway!

Pamposh Dhar said...

Short but oh so sweet - the post, I mean. Beautiful pix and informative text. Thanks for sharing this.

Pamposh of the ABC Team