[Decimating Birds is a fitful series about beautiful birds. We’re working on 10. Actually this entry pushes the total to 11, but who’s counting? Previous installments are here: i, here: ii, here: iii, here: iv, and here: vi]
5) Fiveway tie:
Small-headed Flycatcher (Muscicapa minuta),
Blue Mountain Warbler (Sylvia montana),
Carbonated Swamp Warbler (Sylvia carbonata),
Cuvier’s Kinglet (Regulus cuvierii),
Townsend’s Bunting (Emberiza townsendi) all nomina dubia
All paintings originally from Audubon’s Birds of North America 1827-1838.
Many of the prints shown are available for purchase at Minnesland.
Blue Mountain Warbler.
Carbonated Swamp Warbler.
I have, in fact, a draft screenplay worked up. Ewan McGregor should probably play Alexander Wilson. Audubon is an open call, but I’d be willing to audition Brian Ellis.
Dear Hollywood: trust me, this has A LOT more staying power than Costner’s Kentucky Cycle. But how can you be more beautiful than something that doesn’t exist?