Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

The Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) are still on the track, and have been since 1992. But as if chasing unknown animals wasn't enough, we are involved in education, conservation, and good old-fashioned natural history! We already have three journals, the largest cryptozoological publishing house in the world, CFZtv, and the largest cryptozoological conference in the English-speaking world, but in January 2009 someone suggested that we started a daily online magazine! The CFZ bloggo is a collaborative effort by a coalition of members, friends, and supporters of the CFZ, and covers all the subjects with which we deal, with a smattering of music, high strangeness and surreal humour to make up the mix.

It is edited by CFZ Director Jon Downes, and subbed by the lovely Lizzy Bitakara'mire (formerly Clancy), scourge of improper syntax. The daily newsblog is edited by Corinna Downes, head administratrix of the CFZ, and the indexing is done by Lee Canty and Kathy Imbriani. There is regular news from the CFZ Mystery Cat study group, and regular fortean bird news from 'The Watcher of the Skies'. Regular bloggers include Dr Karl Shuker, Dale Drinnon, Richard Muirhead and Richard Freeman.The CFZ bloggo is updated daily, and there's nothing quite like it anywhere else. Come and join us...

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Friday, March 18, 2011


BLURB FROM YOUTUBE: My Mom says this doesn't look like an owl to her. So, what the heck is it? A hawk? I know it's not a buzzard. The buzzards won't be sitting in my yard, staring at me, until later next week on their way back to Hinckley. (Yes, my yard fills with turkey vultures. Big, hideous turkey vultures.) My Mom and The Only Nikki think it could be a Red-Shouldered Hawk.


palmerlarryray said...

It's supposedly extinct but it really looks like The RĂ©union Kestrel (Falco duboisi). You can see photograph of it and several other falcons here.


colinandrews19 said...

Juvenille Rough-Legged Hawk