Monday, July 1, 2013

A Neotropical Quiz

Here is a bird we all know and love.  Well, maybe that's a stretch.  If you don't know it, you probably can't love it.  If you don't love it, chances are you don't know it.  If you know it and don't love it, you can go away.  You are pretty much the worst, and also you are an actual crazy person.

Tell me what it is.  Hint: it's name is what it looks like, and if you have a field guide to just about any Central (or south?) American country you should have no problem.  If you made up a name for it, chances are you'd probably be at least close to correct.  If you have no idea, then make up a name and if it's funny I will laugh, and maybe even let you know that I laughed.  Post your answers as comments right here.



  1. Whiskey Whiskey Papa Uniform. I think that's the code, but I've never had one explode in my hand before. Hilarious pic!

    Only saw one while I was down there. My friend gripped me off with one of these early on in the trip, I was pretty distraught until I found one a couple weeks later. As you can expect, a messy birdgasm occurred.

  2. Yep, this is definitely one of those Ivory-bristled Fluffballs.

    Nice work! This one reminds me of that dinosaur that killed Newman in Jurassic Park.