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Graceful Prinnia

2007_3_31_Graceful_Prinnia_files_shapeimage_2.pngSultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman. The University is laid out in grid, with covered walkways and tree-filled squares in between. I walked out in the afternoon and saw this guy fly in with a bug in beak. He makes a rapid high metallic repeated call. Also a Yellow-vented Bulbul (black head, slight crest, white eye ring, yellow rump, curved bill, black tail, light body, makes a wheezy da-de-da, about the size of cactus wren); lots of Common Mynah (noisy gangs of birds with black heads, yellow eye patches, curved beaks, white wing stripes underneath.


About Bill McCallum

I was born in Australia and came to the United States to pursue a Ph. D. in mathematics at Harvard University, met my wife, and never went back. I am a professor at the University of Arizona, working in number theory and mathematics education.


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