Bird Identification Guide

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Fragments, by Joyce Polance
Scarlet Tanager                       manslaughter

 

American Cardinal                     arson

 

Red-winged Blackbird                  aggravated battery

 

Mockingbird                           perjury

 

American Woodcock                     indecent exposure

 

Brown Creeper                         solicitation

 

Ring-necked Pheasant                  pandering

 

Lesser Prairie Chicken                prostitution

 

American Crow                         disturbing the peace

 

Red-bellied Woodpecker                vandalism

 

Turkey Vulture                        burglary

 

Bald Eagle                            blackmail

 

Indigo Bunting                        embezzlement

 

Ruby-throated Hummingbird             resisting arrest

Author: Kyle Churney

Kyle Churney’s poetry has appeared in Salt Hill, The Journal, and other publications, and his essays have been published in the Chicago Tribune. He is a recipient of a Literary Award from the Illinois Arts Council and a fellowship from the MacDowell Colony. A native of rural Illinois, he lives in Chicago, where he teaches at a community college and is working on his first poetry collection, Elsewhere.