Another Chicago Magazine

Bird Identification Guide

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