Day 90: Masked Cochos

October 25, 2009
Masked Cochos
These cochos are shrouded in mystery. A Masked cocho has the head, wings, and dark, sunken eyes of an owl, with the spotted or body of a wild jaguar.
Their panther jaw locks seamlessly under their hooked upper beak, giving the impression of a masquerade.
Masked Cochos’ plumage ranges from dull grays to pale lavender, highlighted by deeper violet; males are more brightly colored as a rule, often with iridescent flecks, particularly on the face.  Albinos are less rare than in other animals, but are shunned by their kin.
Unlike other cochos, the masked cocho is a nocturnal creature, preferring starry skies to all others.  In fact, other cochos claim no relation to their masked cousins, calling them yepoto, or “clever birds”.
For their part, the masked cochos claim little knowledge of other varieties, but delight in solving what they call their “obnoxious puzzles”.

These cochos are shrouded in mystery. A Masked cocho has the head, wings, and dark, sunken eyes of an owl, with the spotted or black body of a wild jaguar.  This contrasts with other cochos, who do not have wings and who are covered in feathers.

Their panther jaw locks seamlessly under their hooked upper beak, giving the impression of a guest at a masquerade.

Masked Cochos’ plumage ranges from dull grays to pale lavender, highlighted by deeper violet; males are more brightly colored as a rule, often with iridescent flecks, particularly on the face.  Albinos are less rare than in other animals, but are shunned by their kin.

Unlike other cochos, the masked cocho is a nocturnal creature, preferring starry skies to all others.  In fact, other cochos claim no relation to their masked cousins, calling them yepoto, or “clever birds”.

For their part, the masked cochos claim little knowledge of other varieties, but delight in solving what they call their “obnoxious puzzles”.

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