Walking Rocks?

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Cyclops yellow warbler, NEW IMAGINARY!

Range: southern Colorado, northern New Mexico.

Physical Description: The Cyclops yellow warbler is small, with a medium-length tail and very small rounded head. It is uniformly yellow, with a single black eye placed in the center of the head.

Characteristics: The only Cyclops yellow warbler seen to date was found roosting in a tall shrub near a waterway, and flew away shortly after this photo was taken.

Co-endangered species: Southwestern willow flycatcher.

Recent sightings: The first and only Cyclops yellow warbler was photographed this year. No other sightings to date have been reported.

What to do: If you should see a Cyclops yellow warbler, please do the best you can to observe and record its habits without disturbing it.


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