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It's Pronounced "Peer-Oh-Lox-EE-Uh" Just Don't Try To Spell It!

Male Pyrrhuloxia~sort of like a cardinal with a parrot's beak: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lender

~ No, I'm Not A Female Cardinal ~

Male Pyrrhuloxia perched in a Jojoba bush.  Tucson, AZ

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Comment balloon 27 commentsMike Jones • February 08 2011 11:35PM

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I'm sorry. Will it be a good gift for my cat? If I had a cat, that is.

Posted by Jon Quist, Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996 (REALTY EXECUTIVES TUCSON ELITE) almost 9 years ago

What a beautiful picture of a beautiful bird.  And it is very kind of you to share!  Much success to you in 2011!

Posted by Karen Jones, NMLS 145368 AZ Lic 0914383 AZ BK 0013635 (AmeriFirst Financial, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

Karen,

Thanks! You too.

Jon,

Your Bobcat might like it...  Thanks for being the first to comment.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 9 years ago

You're right, and my cats are cuddling up to my computer right now...

Posted by Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY (Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ) almost 9 years ago

Mike, maybe it is not easy to spell, but what a cute photo to watch. What a cute bird, thanks

Posted by Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices (Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408) almost 9 years ago

He's either posing for you or staring you down; either way it is a great shot, Mike in Tucson.

Posted by Teral McDowell (Referral Patners LLC) almost 9 years ago

Mike, that is a great job capturing that bird with the lens!  It must be a member of the Cardinal Family, anyway, nice shot!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) almost 9 years ago

Mike....Oh s/he is such a beautiful bird and love the cute little red face.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) almost 9 years ago

Good morning Mike,

It does look like a female cardinal, I am just glad that you can spell it's name.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) almost 9 years ago

Don,

Google helped me spell it correctly.  :)

Rebecca,

He is cute, isn't he?  The female has an ivory colored beak and no "paint" on the breast.

Tony & Darcy,

You're right about that; it is a member of the Cardinal family.  In fact, you can't tell the difference between each birds song except for the fact that the Pyrrhuloxia's call is somewhat softer in volume.

Teral,

I took the photo at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, and I think he was posing.  He was less than eight feet away from my camera.

Jon,

You're welcome!

Cara,

Poor cats...  it must be frustrating.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 9 years ago

GOOD MORNING MIKE!  Nothing like a pretty boy! --G

Posted by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Mike,

I'm so glad that you taught me something new today! What a magnificent bird! I just had to google it to learn more about it and now I'm even wiser because of it because I discovered the Pyrrhuloxia is native to AZ, NM and TX! Yeah! I'll be on the look out for one here in Flower Mound!

Great picture and I pray no cats or bobcats or any other prey causes them to become extinct.

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) almost 9 years ago

Patricia,

They're in no danger of extinction from predators or other causes.  I hope you see a nesting pair there in Flower Mound, Texas!

Gab,

Thanks for stopping by!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 9 years ago

Wow, what an interesting bird.  My first thought was a cardinal type and I see you noted that it is. Very beautiful.

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) almost 9 years ago

Doreen,

I'll bet you have them in your backyard.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 9 years ago

Why are all the beautiful creatures difficult to spell?!  What a gorgeous shot, Mike!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) almost 9 years ago

Hi Mike, a great photo and I love the colors of this bird. Subtle yet vibrant. I wonder if I will remember the pronunciation of  perr-oh-lox-ee-ah. I think I just committed this to memory and when I see one and shout out " there is a perrohloxeeah ".  Am I going to sound smart or what!, LOL.

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) almost 9 years ago

William,

I believe you've got it nailed!

Debe,

Beats me!  I'm glad to see you, though.  Thanks for commenting.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 9 years ago

Great shot.  What a pretty bird that is!

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) almost 9 years ago

 

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Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) almost 9 years ago

Debra,

One of my loves in life is birding!  Thanks for the feature!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 9 years ago

Deserved as usual!

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) almost 9 years ago

Ain't he cute?  by Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lender

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 9 years ago

Oh my! If they are native to Texas, I am sure that I have mixed them up with the cardinal. Interesting!!

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) almost 9 years ago

Mike, What a beautiful bird whose brown colors blend in so well with the nearby branches.  But that red is just makes it jump outl. 

Featured in Birds Group!

Gloria

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) almost 9 years ago

Gloria,

Thanks for the feature!  I love your group.

Joni,

You can tell the difference with the coloring and the distinctive beak.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 9 years ago

Wow, Mike, I ALWAYS thought there were just cardinals whose colors had changed over the years to blend in with the desert.  Thanks for the lesson and great photos. 

Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Fine Properties) almost 9 years ago

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