2 Very Large, long golden crested, short legged, exotic looking

by barbara
(saint petersburg, fl.)

i spotted these two birds today landing in a pine tree outside my window in saint petersburg, florida. i do not believe they are common to the area. they are so beautiful that i am compelled to find out what they are.


they had short legs, about the size of a turkey (nothing else resembles a turkey)very striking with a mixture of colors including grays, black, white and speckled white and dark grey - it happened so fast that i did not get to see the shape of their feet.

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Jun 11, 2016
2 very large, long golden crested, short legged, exotic looking NEW
by: Brook

This is a though one. The only thing I can say is that, if you see them again get a picture and post it. With weather patterns changing so radically many birds are out of their range.

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