July 06, 2014

I like the way parrots have a way of holding their head sideways.
This rose-breasted grosbeak is holding its head the same way.


Curious that the behaviour of to separate species is so similar.

Pheucticus ludovicianus

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks build such flimsy nests that eggs are often visible from below through the nest bottom.

Two males share the record for the oldest Rose-breasted Grosbeak. Both birds were at least 12 years, 11 months old when captured and released—one by a Vermont bird bander in 1984, and the other by a Maryland bird bander in 1987.

source - Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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