The Hottest Thing in Brooklyn Right Now is a… Pretty Bird?

Prospect Park's current celebrity is even more stunning in real life than all his pictures.
Prospect Park's current celebrity is even more stunning in real life than all his pictures.
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Prospect Park has a new celebrity resident, and it's not human.

Bird watchers are “losing their sh--” over a rare bird in Prospect Park. "At least 100 avian enthusiasts a day are showing up at the park’s LeFrak Center to see the Florida tweeter — called a painted bunting — with its multicolored plumage,” […] “A lot of people are losing their s–t over this bird,” [said] a “birding-tour leader” named Doug Gochfeld […] “When I first tried to photograph it, I was literally shaking so much I had to calm myself down to get the shot,” Keir Randall, another bird watcher, explained.

The Painted Bunting is a "near threatened" species, fairly rare and facing a population decline of about 3.2 percent each year since 1966.

Not only is it rare, but also gorgeous too. Have you seen it around Prospect Park?

via Metro

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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