Sunday, July 15, 2007

The Pacific Hornero, according to one source, is found only in Ecuador and Peru. The family of Horneros takes its name from the oven-shaped mud nests these birds build, "horno" being the Spanish word for the outdoor oven that is often seen beside country homes in South America. I hadn't anticipated seeing this bird, but did encounter a small group of them walking around on the weedy edge of a dirt road.


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