Random Birds, Vol. 2, with Ted Floyd
September 23, 2021
Birding editor Ted Floyd returns to join host Nate Swick in another round of “Random Birds”, the most fun you can have with a bird list and a random number generator. Ted and Nate talk mergansers, bluebirds, nighthawks, and more as they continue their journey through the combined list of the birds of North Carolina and Colorado.
Plus, Short-tailed Albatross stunts provide an opportunity to talk about birding ethics.
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The American Birding Podcast brings together staff and friends of the American Birding Association as we talk about birds, birding, travel and conservation in North America and beyond.
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Thanks guys, it was fun a fun listen as always! Since Ted specifically asked, it’s Vivid Niltava, not “nitalva”. Of our three American bluebirds, it most closely resembles Western with the blue throat, but it’s actually an Eastern world flycatcher. The Grandala Nate mentioned has the same vivid indigo color of the niltava, but it’s actually a thrush sitting right between Northern Mockingbird and Eastern Bluebird on the eBird taxonomy order. To me it looks like someone took the colors of a Purple Martin and slapped them on a Mountain Bluebird.
Yup, we actually figured that out after we stopped recording.