Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A woodcreeper chick

Swallow babies, while never really fuzzy and cuddly, are fairly good-looking animals. Not so much the other denizens of our boxes. Woodcreepers are furnariids... a family of birds we do not get in the US and while the adults are gorgeous, the babies are downright hideous.

Streak-headed Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes albolineatus) chick, about a week old.

1 comment:

  1. No way; that's an adorable chick. :) I love the huge gape.