Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Basically, open the book you’re currently reading and share a couple of sentences from that page on your blog. Avoid spoilers of course.
To look at them, you would never know why this species was named the ivory-billed woodpecker. One mounted specimen in a museum case at LSU has had its bill painted with pearly white nail polish to make it more closely resemble a live ivory-bill, but it just looks weird.
p. 126 of The Grail Bird: Hot on the Trail of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker by Tim Gallagher
5 responses to “Teaser Tuesday: Grail Bird”
Hmm…very interesting teaser clip. I love the “it just makes it look weird”, made me laugh as I was getting ready this morning…Is this a non-fiction I assume?
Yes, it is non-fiction. The ivory-billed woodpecker is a bird thought to be extinct by many, but sporadic sightings have given hope that it still exists.
That does sound weird. My teaser is here
I’ll bet it looks weird.
Interesting teaser. I’ve never heard of the ivory-billed woodpecker, but the fact that it’s thought to be extinct could have something to do with that!
Here’s my Teaser.