Date: 11/9/17 8:01 pm
From: Jeremy Breese <jdmjeremy...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Red-shafted Crossbill
Looks like a N. American grey hoopoe to me.

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> On Nov 9, 2017, at 3:38 PM, Karl Schneck <keschneckdds...> wrote:
>
> Here's a picture of a Red-shafted Longbill:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/136435824@N03/27808138022/in/dateposted/
> Only saw it once at my feeder so I suspect the tongue wasn't long enough for the bill and it starved.
>
> Karl Schneck
>
> "As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but nature's sources never fail." John Muir
>
>> On Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 9:50 AM, <pnitens...> wrote:
>> A couple of days ago I noticed an interesting Northern Flicker on Powell Butte (Multnomah):
>> http://qfwfq.org/powellbutte/northern-flicker-20171107.jpg
>>
>> It seems like that kind of bill would limit some activities that I'd have thought were innate for Flickers, such as drumming or building nesting and roosting cavities. I can imagine it could pose some feeding challenges too.
>>
>> Tait
>> Portland
>

 
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