Archive for the ‘Male Phainopepla’ Tag

We Call Him Luke   Leave a comment

Male Phainopepla — Image by kenne

Naturalists in Sabino Canyon have been photographing a partial albino phainopepla for at least eight years.
He is known by the name “Luke” for leucistic, a condition in which there is partial loss of pigmentation in an animal.

— kenne

The First Phainopepla   1 comment

Male Phainopepla-3-72.jpgMale Phainopepla In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

The first phainopepla encased

in black feathers, and plastic

flew into the morning sunlight.

— kenne

A Phainopepla Weathering In Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

Male Phainopepla-art-72Male Phainopepla — Grunge Art by kenne

Most phainopeplas spend the summers feeding on insects up in the nearby mountain only to return to places like Sabino Canyon feeding mostly on desert hackberry,  wolfberry, and desert mistletoe berries.

— kenne

 

Male Phainopepla   1 comment

Male Phainopepla-72.jpgMale Phainopepla In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

 

Capturing The Moment — Phainopepla Revisited   2 comments

Bear Canyon 2013 A Male Phainopepla — Images by kenne

A black cardinal,

At first glance; the desert prince,

Phainopepla.

kenne

Bear Canyon 2013The Phainopepla is a common bird in the Sabino Canyon Winter.

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