[BIRDBAND] Unidentified bird - more misinformation

Subject: [BIRDBAND] Unidentified bird - more misinformation
From: Chris Corben <>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:42:10 -0600
Well done Allen!

A while back there was a very cute photo of a family of Blue Jays going around. Only trouble was, the kids were exactly the same colour as the adults, but a lot smaller! In fact of course, kids are a different colour but the same size!

So welcome to our new world! Just as technological advances bring us to the point where it is now vastly easier to see what a bird really looked like, unfiltered by our personal prejudices, we now have to face the fact that we can no longer trust anything someone shows us! It's like a metaphor for the whole Internet. Just as it opened up unprecedented channels of communication and information, it abruptly filled up with nonsense!

Oh well...

Cheers, Chris.

On 02/19/2013 09:16 PM, Anthony Overs wrote:

That looks like a perfect match! A google image search indeed shows the
bird but obviously in grey/gray (e.g. The alula and black mask
are diagnostic.

I am flabbergasted by the efforts of someone using photoshop to
deliberately mislead people.

Well done, and thanks for your help!


On 20 February 2013 14:05, Allen Chartier <> wrote:


It has the look of a South American bird, Masked Gnatcatcher, with all the
grays shifted to blues. Looks the wrong shape for any Fairy-Wren.

Allen T. Chartier
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