Going crazy

by Amanda
(delton mi usa)

for years now we have spotted a pair of strange birds in our area around the end of May, until mid June? They are larger then a crow, the male larger then female. Very rarely seen, do not come to feeders. Black with iridescent like green or maybe purple heads. Have a down curved beak, or bill. Long skinny legs, perch in trees, and have the strangest call or song. Reminds me kinda of a frog croak. Never have seen anything else like it and no one not even my grandparents can place it. Very hard to get a picture have not been able to yet they spook easy. There is no flock just the two of them. Husband says beak is sorta long? We live I west Michigan.

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May 29, 2015
going crazy
by: Brook

Hi Amanda, I am not familiar with this type of bird but hopefully someone will know what's up your tree. It will help if you tell us the other colors on the bird, including the beak color and also let us know if there are any other markings that stand out markings. Do they stay in the tree or do they feed on the ground?

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