7.11.09

ornithological challenge... and my cousin of the week #24

a cute set of bird chicks i found at the calgary zoo.

your ornithological challenge, what do these little guys grow up into?

i was totally blown away when i found out! their not what i expected at all...

5 comments:

Dinorider d'Andoandor said...

cute chickens!

aren't they galliformes?

Raptor Lewis said...

I honestly have no idea other than chickens, but I have a feeling that's incorrect. lol! Oh well.....;P

Albertonykus said...

I'm pretty sure they're some kind of galliform - they don't seem to be anseriforms, ratites, megapodes, jacanas, cranes, or sandgrouse. They're probably peafowl chicks, but I'm not confident in my identification.

Jordan said...

they turn into velociraptors.

Danonychus said...

I'd say you are correct, Albertonykus. They are peachicks, so they will grow into peacocks and peahens (or peafowl in general). I saw a lot of these little guys at the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg.