Pyrrhuloxia: Large cardinal-like finch with conspicuous red-tipped gray crest, gray head, back, upperparts, red-washed face, breast, and pale gray underparts. Dark gray wings with red edges on primaries. Tail is red. Thick yellow bill. Eats insects, larvae, seeds, fruits and berries.
I took this photo in Pearce, Arizona. Pearce is approximately 50 miles North of the Mexico border, and approximately 95 miles East, South East of Tuscon Arizona .
Featured –Songbirds of the Northwest
Saturday, December 10, 2011
The majesty and beauty these beautiful birds hold is awe inspiring. They huddled together as if to create a protective barrier …..