Wayne R. Petersen
This month readers are faced with two individual birds, thus affording a frontal and a dorsal view of the mystery species. The small size, round heads, and short tails of the birds suggests that they might be juveniles, especially when it is noted that the frontal-facing individual is scaly on the chest. There is little else in the photo to support the hypothesis that they are juveniles however.
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