Nature Question #9: What Species Of Bird Is This?

What species of bird is this?

November 2012

November 2012

Photo taken along the trail between Eaton Saddle and Mueller Tunnel.

The answer to the last question turned out to be a Golpher Snake. It could be a San Diego Gopher Snake, a Pacific Gopher Snake, or a mix of the two. I looked at photos from several web sites and can’t really tell the difference.  Unless someone comes forward and can explain why it’s one of the above options, I’m going to settle for the larger classification of gopher snake. As more information is shared, it will appear on the Golpher Snake Forest Life Page where there are already links to more information.

I’d like to thank Sue from the blog Backyard Biology for narrowing it down to a gopher snake and making it manageable for me to research and also providing a link to a photo of a San Diego Gopher Snake.

This week nobody sent me any links to blog articles and I was unable to find any articles using the search feature in the WordPress Reader.

If you notice this post and have written (or decide to write) a post on gopher snakes, send me a link and I will add a link to its forest page and create a reference page like the one for 1Year. 365 Species to your blog.

My Nature Questions are about my asking for help from the blogosphere (and other internet users) to learn about species living in Angeles Forest and to share that learning with others.  I’m really hoping that this turns out to be a viable and meaningful way to share knowledge.

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