The story takes place in what used to be Appalachia. Movie fans will not be surprised by this (and we are certainly not “mocking” their intelligence) even though the region is decidedly lacking in hybrid birds.
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P.S.- You do not need to have read the book to enjoy the fun! All clues (even the harder ones) can be deciphered using some research skills.