What kind of bird am I?

This was taken near a redwood forest outside of San Francisco. Someone told me what kind of bird this was but I have since forgotten. I would really like to find out what kind of bird this is, so if anyone knows please tell me.

I used the high-pass filter technique to sharpen just the bird. I duplicated the layer and applied a high-pass filter and set the blend mode to overlay. I then masked the layer and revealed just the bird.

Canon 350D (RAW)
1/320 sec at f/6.3, ISO 100
300mm (70.0-300.0mm f/4-5.6 IS Canon)

Adjustments made in Lightroom:
- Basic adjustments, tone curve, clarity

Adjustments made in Photoshop:
- Noise Ninja, and Photokit Capture sharpening
- High-pass sharpening technique
- Slight output sharpening and border


Anonymous said...

It might be a quail. They usually have that kind of plumage on their heads.

Mark said...

That bird is a purple-bellied, trash-diving, double-lunged, fancy-footed winged rat.

Mark said...

Lophortyx californica, I mean.

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