The UK Guardian's Mystery Bird Is From Houston!! (What the Hell it Is, We Have No Idea)

The veddy British newspaper the Guardian does a veddy British thing on the web: It offers a "mystery bird," a heavily cropped picture of a bird which readers are then asked to identify.

Today's is from Houston!!

There's not much in the way of clues: "This distinctive North American mystery bird plays an important ecological role in its breeding habitat," the paper says. Don't most birds and wildlife?

Anyway, see if you can have your own Mystery Achievement by figuring out the Houstonian in the photo:

Pigeon?

Aw -- we're no good at this game.

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