BW III Crazy Cool / by Dave Hileman

First we have another spelling lesson, this is a Pyrrhuluxia, not to be confused with Tuesday's Phainopepla, which, of course, none of YOU did. This is a cousin to our familiar Cardinal. The "Cardinalis Sinuous" is a bit slimmer, taller crest, obvious color distinction and is not very common even in its habitat. I was thrilled to see this one in the Organ Pipe National Monument.