BW III: Crazy Hair / by Dave Hileman

Actually it is not hair but a feathered crest. This bird could also qualify for the "crazy eyes" as the primary color is bright red. Are you ready for the name? Phainopepla. It is about the size of a cardinal but in the flycatcher family. There are white wing patches on the adult but you only see that in flight. This one was hanging out near the Mission from last Thursday's post.