It's Pronounced "Peer-Oh-Lox-EE-Uh" Just Don't Try To Spell It!

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Mortgage and Lending with SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) NMLS 223495

Male Pyrrhuloxia~sort of like a cardinal with a parrot's beak: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lender

~ No, I'm Not A Female Cardinal ~

Male Pyrrhuloxia perched in a Jojoba bush.  Tucson, AZ

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Comments (27)

Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Mike....Oh s/he is such a beautiful bird and love the cute little red face.

Feb 08, 2011 05:15 PM
Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Good morning Mike,

It does look like a female cardinal, I am just glad that you can spell it's name.

Feb 08, 2011 08:43 PM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495

Don,

Google helped me spell it correctly.  :)

Rebecca,

He is cute, isn't he?  The female has an ivory colored beak and no "paint" on the breast.

Tony & Darcy,

You're right about that; it is a member of the Cardinal family.  In fact, you can't tell the difference between each birds song except for the fact that the Pyrrhuloxia's call is somewhat softer in volume.

Teral,

I took the photo at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, and I think he was posing.  He was less than eight feet away from my camera.

Jon,

You're welcome!

Cara,

Poor cats...  it must be frustrating.

Mike in Tucson

Feb 08, 2011 10:35 PM
Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ
Broker/Owner

GOOD MORNING MIKE!  Nothing like a pretty boy! --G

Feb 08, 2011 11:23 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Mike,

I'm so glad that you taught me something new today! What a magnificent bird! I just had to google it to learn more about it and now I'm even wiser because of it because I discovered the Pyrrhuloxia is native to AZ, NM and TX! Yeah! I'll be on the look out for one here in Flower Mound!

Great picture and I pray no cats or bobcats or any other prey causes them to become extinct.

Feb 08, 2011 11:38 PM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495

Patricia,

They're in no danger of extinction from predators or other causes.  I hope you see a nesting pair there in Flower Mound, Texas!

Gab,

Thanks for stopping by!

Mike in Tucson

Feb 09, 2011 01:51 AM
Doreen McPherson
Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe - Tempe, AZ
Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~

Wow, what an interesting bird.  My first thought was a cardinal type and I see you noted that it is. Very beautiful.

Feb 09, 2011 01:59 AM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495

Doreen,

I'll bet you have them in your backyard.

Mike in Tucson

Feb 09, 2011 02:16 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Why are all the beautiful creatures difficult to spell?!  What a gorgeous shot, Mike!

Feb 09, 2011 07:39 AM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Mike, a great photo and I love the colors of this bird. Subtle yet vibrant. I wonder if I will remember the pronunciation of  perr-oh-lox-ee-ah. I think I just committed this to memory and when I see one and shout out " there is a perrohloxeeah ".  Am I going to sound smart or what!, LOL.

Feb 09, 2011 03:12 PM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495

William,

I believe you've got it nailed!

Debe,

Beats me!  I'm glad to see you, though.  Thanks for commenting.

Mike in Tucson

Feb 09, 2011 03:31 PM
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Great shot.  What a pretty bird that is!

Feb 13, 2011 08:06 AM
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

 

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Feb 13, 2011 08:08 AM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495

Debra,

One of my loves in life is birding!  Thanks for the feature!

Mike in Tucson

Feb 13, 2011 11:35 PM
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Deserved as usual!

Feb 15, 2011 07:39 AM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495

Ain't he cute?  by Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lender

Feb 15, 2011 04:01 PM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Oh my! If they are native to Texas, I am sure that I have mixed them up with the cardinal. Interesting!!

Feb 15, 2011 04:10 PM
Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Newtown Square, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Mike, What a beautiful bird whose brown colors blend in so well with the nearby branches.  But that red is just makes it jump outl. 

Featured in Birds Group!

Gloria

Feb 19, 2011 09:40 AM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495

Gloria,

Thanks for the feature!  I love your group.

Joni,

You can tell the difference with the coloring and the distinctive beak.

Mike in Tucson

Feb 19, 2011 11:22 AM
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Wow, Mike, I ALWAYS thought there were just cardinals whose colors had changed over the years to blend in with the desert.  Thanks for the lesson and great photos. 

Feb 26, 2011 03:53 AM