Thanks to Elena Lopez and Laura Grant for both submitting different species of the songbirds collectively known as TURDUS!
Turdus maximus submitted by Elena and Turdus migratorius, submitted by Laura, are both species of true thrushes, which are the Tibetan Blackbird and American Robin, respectively.
Did I pick their submissions as the winning entries simply because I spewed oatmeal onto my screen as soon as I saw Turdus maximus in the subject line of a late night email? Why yes, yes I did.
Well, that and can't we all agree that no matter what our cultural differences are, everyone on the planet can find something funny about having a bowel movement? As this month's great challenge co-winner Laura Grant once said,
"Poop humor, my friend. Gotta give the people what they want. And the people have spoken: more poop."
Now, in addition to winning the custom Turdus illustration (the "fowl" mood-ed songbird standing on an impossibly large turd pile as seen above) and a limited edition print from the Deadwilder collection, Elena & Laura have also earned permanent residence in the NERD HERD Hall of Fame. Make sure to check out their profiles below, as these saucy ladies deserve to be BRAIN WORSHIPED for life!
The NERD HERD Hall of Fame is a prestigious honor and should be highly coveted by every last one of you, so if you're foaming at the mouth with envy, make sure you get a jump on next month's challenge by doing a little research on goats. That's all I'm giving you for now, so ruminate on that until the week of September 15.
Most often found along Colorado’s front range with frequent and repeat sightings reported in Boulder.
Semi aquatic vertebrate commonly found along the rushing unpolluted waters of the mountainous west while bobbing for its stream dwelling prey. Seasonal plumage fluctuates, but is almost always observed in a high wasted rubber pant apparatus and utilitarian multi-pocketed breastplate device.