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Please identify this bird

My spouse went surfing and found this bird bobbing on the waves. There seemed to be something wrong with the bird so he took it home. Here's another pic. The bird is very passive and doesn't move much, so we're guessing it's either ill, injured or exhausted. What bird is this? And what should we do with it? We're in Holland. [more inside]
posted by sively on Jun 22, 2014 - 7 answers

I'm a bird! I'm a bird! I'm a bird!... but what kind?

The birdsong in question! This is a bird in southeast Portland, OR. We've never caught a definite glimpse of it, so I cannot give any details on size/color/et cetera. This is its main song (although it was singing kind of short this day); it cycles this for an hour or more. It varies slightly at some point, but then comes back.
posted by curious nu on Apr 14, 2014 - 8 answers

Please help me identify this noisy bird

Woke up to this bird squawking in my backyard in north central Texas. Obviously the video quality is not great, but can anybody help me identify it based on its call? Mississippi Kite? Hawk? And do they eat kitties? For perspective, its on top of a 30ft bald cypress tree. It appears to be at least 18-24 inches from head to tail.
posted by punkfloyd on Jan 12, 2013 - 12 answers

Birders: Do you think this is a common mynah? Kabul, Afghanistan.

Birders: I can't decide if this is a common mynah. What do you think? [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Jan 10, 2013 - 8 answers

Help me ID a bird!

Can anyone identify this bird found in North Carolina? [more inside]
posted by feathermeat on Dec 5, 2012 - 10 answers

Can you identify this bird?

I'd like to identify this bird. Can you help? It was perched last week in woods southwest of Boston. [more inside]
posted by cribcage on Nov 24, 2012 - 6 answers

Birds and windows don't mix

Calling fellow MeFi birders! What is this little fellow that hit my window? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Oct 28, 2012 - 4 answers

Please help me identify this bird.

Can you help me identify this hawk-like bird? [more inside]
posted by punkfloyd on Aug 11, 2012 - 9 answers

What Bird Might This Be?

Can you identify this bird? [more inside]
posted by Tube on Dec 21, 2011 - 20 answers

Alas, poor little bird! We did not know it well at all.

Identify this dead bird, please! It is a wee, greenish-yellow little thing that we assumed was a female goldfinch, but on closer inspection, maybe isn't? [more inside]
posted by hegemone on Oct 5, 2011 - 13 answers

Can you identify this breed of bird and guinea pig?

Can anyone identify this bird with its chick and does anyone know the breed of this guinea pig? Both were photographed in the UK, but the bird was at a reserve that has birds from all over the world. I believe the guinea pig is a recognised UK breed.
posted by Quillcards on May 21, 2011 - 5 answers

There's my clicky...

A loud call like castanets clacking in a cattail marsh: who makes that sound? [more inside]
posted by wowbobwow on May 4, 2011 - 16 answers

Identify this songbird

I heard a bird outside my window yesterday. I'm in Western New York State. The only way to describe its song is a slow 'yoo-hoo...' performed as a whistle. Didn't see the bird. Heard it at about 10AM local time. I've been pouring over whatbird.com, but their categories of calls don't seem to fit what I heard. I'm happy to provide more information if I can. Yesterday's weather was a completely clear sky, with high temps in the mid 50's F. [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Mar 10, 2010 - 9 answers

What do you mean "black and white bird" is too vague

I'm having no luck identifying this bird, seen in one of the South Florida wetlands parks. [more inside]
posted by JaredSeth on Jun 19, 2009 - 6 answers

Name this bird

Please help me identify this bird from Oregon with rather vague information [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Shutter on Apr 22, 2008 - 6 answers

Birders, hear my call

Birders: Help me figure out what bird I saw today! It looked a lot like the bird in this picture - the Greater Ani - but that bird's not usually sighted in North America, according to various internet sources. [more inside]
posted by catburger on Aug 6, 2007 - 11 answers

Bird ID

I saw an unusual bird recently. Can anyone help me identify it? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by adamrice on Jan 5, 2004 - 6 answers

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