This week I thought I’d give you a beautiful bird skin from the Horniman collections to have a go at identifying:
Any idea what this colourful critter might be?
You can leave your suggestions in the comments box below – but please try to be cryptic if you find it easy, so other people get a chance to work it out themselves. Enjoy!
i know what this is, but i was told to leave cryptic comments that may help others ID it, too. so i shall try to channel my enthusiasm into something that’s useful for everyone else.
first clue: this bird was long classified into one taxonomic family before being removed into a different (and much more speciose) family.
The genus begins with C. and it lives in the neotropics.
Funny feeling on the nape of my neck and the fact it looks so cholorful tells me what I think it is-if I’m wrong I’ll be blue.
I think it’s a male F F
…..but the genus begins with E
actually, no. the bird’s genus begins with a C, as does its specific name. and even part of its common name, for that matter.
From the shape of the bill and the over-the-top colour scheme I’m guessing it belongs to a group whose common name begins with ‘T’ and live in S.America
good guess, but this particular species was removed from that group awhile ago.
Yes, just found a photo of it; now in that family beginning with ‘F’
That’s the one!