Monday, March 10, 2008

So Ugly It's Beautiful

Monday, March 10, 2008
10 comments
I thought it was unfair of me to show a headless ocellated turkey from Tikal, so here is a close-up shot of the bird's head. Tikal is the best place in the world (many say) to see and photograph this unusual species. Dig those colorful caruncles?

I have a series of OT pix to share with you. GoogleBlogger is still gving me photo-uploading fits, so this one comes via Flickr.

Mas maƱana, amigos!
--Guillermo de los Pajaros

10 comments:

On March 10, 2008 at 7:59 PM Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

I LIKE that face! It's beautiful.

On March 10, 2008 at 8:18 PM Owlman said...

I didn't think there were many birds that could top the Helmeted Guineafowl in weird looks but this guy has him beaten! As you say, it’s so unusual looking it’s kinda cute in a funny sort of way….my wife probably says the same thing about me.

On March 10, 2008 at 8:54 PM mon@rch said...

Bill, I just love this photo! The detail and colors are perfect! xu

On March 10, 2008 at 10:16 PM avienne said...

I like the look on its face, like "Who you callin' ugly?"

On March 10, 2008 at 11:00 PM Bronwen Scott, FCD said...

If only those caruncles looked a little less like ticks ...

On March 11, 2008 at 4:42 AM Chris Harbard said...

I've never been to Tikal... the whole bird looks like a tick to me!

On March 11, 2008 at 6:49 AM Jayne said...

Ack! How funny! A face only a mother could love!

On March 11, 2008 at 10:26 AM Babooshka said...

No such thing as an ugly bird. OK this isn't exactly pretty, but certainly an eye catching subject,

You have some lovely bird images.

A great find.

On March 11, 2008 at 1:06 PM Mary said...

Oh, Lynne WOULD think it's beautiful! :o) The face is OK but the skin condition is disgusting.

yay! Mas manana!

On July 21, 2013 at 2:47 PM Anonymous said...

Bill,
I love this ugly face! I'm writing a book that exposes Monsanto lies and the photo of this turkey's face would be worth a thousand words. Would you be interested in sharing it with me. Of course, I'd credit you with the photo. Thanks!
Brett Wilcox
brett (at) wilcoxworks (dot) com


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