N. Mockingbird, surely? ________________________________ From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman@xxxxxxxxx> To: texbirds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Monday, July 16, 2012 3:24 PM Subject: [texbirds] Tx. wide breeder (addendum) Other suggestions have entered the discussion...Red-winged Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle and Turkey Vulture. OK so here is the direct quote from BLOT 1974 (actually the MS was submitted in 1972) "The __________ is the only native Texas bird with written occurrence in every one of the state's 254 counties; the only other wild bird which is equally ubiquitous is the imported English House Sparrow.." As mentioned earlier, this is a 40 year old account and things may well have changed and in fact likely have, but thinking back to that time, the question is what was the species the author(s) were referring to? -- Brush Freeman Independent and affiliated Field Biologist 361-655-7641 http://texasnaturenotes.blogspot.com/ Finca Alacranes., Utley,Texas The greatest musician of all time is mother nature.