Thursday, February 9, 2012

Gonna Fly Now

A   L   O   H   A  !

Gonna Fly Now by Bill Conti on Grooveshark

"I once had a sparrow
alight upon my shoulder
for a moment,

while I was hoeing 
in a village garden,

and I felt that I was more distinguished
by that circumstance

than I should have been
 by any epaulet I could have worn." 

Henry David Thoreau

/ )

Our  bird friend today 
is a Red Crested Cardinal,
 Paroaria coronata
commonly seen here on Oahu.

These colorful flyers
were introduced to both Hawaii
& Puerto Rico around 1930.

 Sometimes called the
  "Brazilian Cardinal"
The species is native to
South America.

Omnivores, they
feed on fruit, seeds, plant matter, 
human cast-offs, and tasty insects.

Thank you for flying here! 
Do look in on Comments,
see all the exotic birds
BE one of them-

                 Warm chirps, cloudia