Masked Tanager

This is a masked tanager, native to South America.

The last photo (of Devonian fish) was tiny and blurry, due to conditions beyond my control, at least at the moment. So here is a better photo. I have liked birds since I learned (back in the 1970s) that they were the only surviving dinosaurs.

This comes via the Audubon website. The artist’s name is in the lower right corner.




Human men ought to study birds more. If you want a date, you have to work at it. Build a bower for the lady as bower birds do. Do a fancy dance like cranes. Sit on top of a tree and sing your heart out like many song birds. Develop magnificent plumage. Help raise the kids. Lots and lots of birds do this. When your sweetie is on the nest, bring her fish like ospreys…. Nothing says love like a good-sized fish…

What does not get dates is writing angry, anti-woman posts on the Internet.