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Colts Neck, NJ
(Zone 7a)

April 5, 2007
6:23 PM

Post #3359389

I hope someone can help me identify a bird that was on a palm tree outside my hotel window in Coral Gables. I tried to photograph it but every time I went to the window, it would fly away. The bird was grackle sized, all black except for some feathers on the nape of its neck that were yellow. They reminded me of the flaps of a desert hat. Its bill was orange and I think the legs were too. It made a very loud noise that sounded like a single peal of a car alarm. I have spent more than a few hours with Google trying to find it to no avail. (Spouse is getting visibly annoyed.) Any ideas?


Merritt Island, FL
(Zone 10a)

April 5, 2007
6:57 PM

Post #3359503

Try Hill Myna
Colts Neck, NJ
(Zone 7a)

April 5, 2007
7:05 PM

Post #3359522

Ned, thank you so much for your reply! That is it! Now I can stop obsessing over the ID and enjoy the rest of my vacation away from the laptop.

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