‘Common Greenbody’ sighted in ELO

A ‘Common Greenbody.’ (Photo courtesy of Phil Wellington)

The common greenbody, or Greenus migratorius, was a well known species of bird that went extinct in 1932. Because they never blinked, they were hunted for their eyeballs, which were used for teddy bear eyes.

Tuesday morning local resident, Phil Wellington, reported seeing the bird.

Here is his story:

“Tuesday morning, me and my wife, Jessica, was on our way to the Hot Dog Shoppe for breakfast when we noticed a bright-green bird in a tree near The Review building.

“After taking a photo of the bird, we skipped breakfast and headed to the nature center at Beaver Creek State Park to see if we could identify it.

“No one knew what it was. They recommended Herbert Grant, professional ornithologist.

“So then, me and my wife went to his house. Grant identified the bird as a “common greenbody” and said to inform the people at the Nature Center. So, once more, me and my wife went to the Nature Center, and informed them.”

If you see a bird with an egg-shaped, green body, orange top-feathers, yellow wings, and a long green tail, contact NowExtinctBirdSightings.com

(P.S. This is a fictional story. The bird is an Easter egg I created for The Review’s Easter egg contest. Go to nathanaelwetzel.Imaginactory.com)