Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Coleto (Sarcops calvus)

Coleto (Sarcops calvus)
Originally uploaded by Don Sausa

This awkward looking bird with a pink featherless head isn't the Philippines' most attractive endemic creature. Nonetheless, its strange features make an interesting photograph.

The Coleto bird (Sarcops calvus) is a starling species (family Sturnidae) in the monotypic genus Sarcops. It is endemic to the Philippines.

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