Sunday, October 19, 2014

The tailless tanager

In Tandayapa Valley, Ecuador, in 2013 we saw a lemon-rumped tanager that was missing all of its tail feathers. We wondered how a bird could survive with no tail - could it really fly well enough to escape predators?

Last month I was back in Tandayapa and the tailless tanager was still there, apparently doing just fine.

Will the tailless tanager still be there in 2015? Join me in Ecuador and find out for yourself!

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