Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Long Lower Lip

Long Lower Lip

Here’s a Western Scrub Jay perched on a post at the Ridgefield NWR on Sep. 28, 2011.  Notice
the bird’s elongated lower mandible (bill).  He appears to otherwise, be very healthy and seems to have figured out a way to survive with this interesting problem.
Taken with my Canon 7D, 1/1600, f5.6, ISO640, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens.

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3 Responses to “Long Lower Lip”

  1. jen says:

    That is bizarre! Is it possible something is just stuck to it? I will be keeping an eye out for that guy!

    • Dennis says:

      Jen, I thought it might be a stick in its mouth too, at first. But I’ve looked at other frames I took of different poses and it does not appear to be a stick. I posted a different, more close up view, in my Flickr stream in the comments if you want to check it out. As I mentioned in the blog post I just put up, this bird was at the refuge side of the entry bridge.

  2. Kimi says:

    You need to put this one in your “oddities” section! Wow…cool find, and nice shot!

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