¡Pequeños Huéspedes de México!
These birds were most unusual guests to the Project Wildlife Care Center and with a story. They were first confiscated at the Mexican border from alleged smugglers. Their temporary custodian, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife officer, was travelling for the holidays, so we had an opportunity to host them. They were timid and frightened, and they did not chirp a single note that morning! After the New Year (photos were taken on 22 December 2006), they were to be “deported” to their homeland.
Blue Grosbeak/Picogordo azul
They were formerly classified in their own
Fellow Cardinalidae are depicted on the seed label in the background.
He was flighty.
White-collared Seedeater/Semilleros de collar