Have you visited Arizona, New Mexico, or Texas and thought you spotted a cardinal? It’s more likely you saw a Pyrrhuloxia, a bird found in the desert southwest. How did the Pyrrhuloxia get it’s name? And what does it mean? It’s all Greek to us. Really, it’s Greek. The Pyrrhuloxia’s name comes from the combination of two Greek words: “flame,” which has to do with the male’s red breast, and “crooked,“ referring to its large beak.
To learn more about our fine-feathered friends, check out Mike O’Connor’s Why Do Bluebirds Hate Me? http://goo.gl/XQUptv