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. . .or maybe a young(ish) pheasant???



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>From: Walter Wehtje <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: Walter Wehtje <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: Re: "baby" Roadrunner
>Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2006 11:36:50 -0500
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>It could've been a molting bird, with a half-grown tail.  That would make 
>it look a lot smaller than one with full-length tail feathers.
>
>Walter Wehtje
>Columbia, MO
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>>I received a report of someone seeing a "baby Roadrunner" just N of Rolla. 
>>  The reporter is from W Texas & is familiar with Roadrunners.  She stated 
>>she and her husband saw this bird, 2/3 size of the Roadrunner, assumed it 
>>was a baby (she'd seen an adult about 6 miles from there this Spring) and 
>>didn't think much more about the bird.   I've gone through the bird books, 
>>but just can't figure what bird they saw.   Any suggestions??   She said 
>>"it ran across the road just like any other Roadrunner, but it was the 
>>smallest one I ever saw"..   For those familiar with Rolla, this bird was 
>>out Vichy Rd, about 4-5 miles.
>>                         Ann,
>>                         N. Phelps Co.
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