Wednesday, December 26, 2001

And one more thing...

A weird bird was seen perched on one of the fences at Fort Sherman: it looked like a cross between an Indigo Bunting and a Yellow-breasted Flycatcher. It was larger than a bunting, with a pink conical bill (in shape similar to that of a siskin, not of a seedeater), dull yellowish olive all over, faint dusky streaks on the sides of the chest, pale yellowish in the belly. It looked very slim and had a long notched tail that was pumped up and down while perched. Its jizz was all wrong, and it did not recall anything i had ever seen in any book. Perhaps a canary or serin. So any hints about the possible identity of this new, most likely ship-assisted addition to the Panama list would be very much appreciated.

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