Green Peafowl (Pavo muticus)
Unlike the Indian peafowl, which most people are familiar with, the male and female green peafowl have similar coloration. Green peafowl have green, rather than blue, feathers on the head and neck. This endangered species has a very rapidly declining and severely fragmented population, primarily owing to intense habitat conversion and high hunting levels.
I love this photo. It got me third place in a contest.
Tufted puffins, Fratercula cirrhata (Charadriiformes - Alcidae), are really cool and fancy birds.
They are stocky, large-headed, dark seabirds. Their most distinctive feature and namesake are the yellow tufts that appear annually on birds of both sexes as the summer reproductive season approaches . Breeding adults are all black except for white face and the long golden plumes curling over back of head and neck. The bill is large and red-orange, with a bright-orange yellow plate over the base. Non-breeding adult has dark gray face with no head plumes or bill plate .
Tufted puffins breed on islands and rocky cliffs in the arctic waters of the North Pacific, which includes the Arctic, Bering, and Okhotsk seas .
This bird is one of the smallest of the warblers. It is easy to identify with its striking markings. This bird is fleeting, but easy to spot in bushes because of its contrasting colors! It won’t stay in one place for long so have your binoculars at the ready!
"Much more easily heard than seen! They make a distinct “tooitchy tooitchy” song." - yarnophile
The Wood Duck! This was the first fancy duck we saw while birding. These ducks are special because they have feet that allow them to perch on branches and nest in trees unlike other waterfowl. Woodies have ornate patterns on almost every feather!
A young Klaas’s Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx klaas), being fed by his host parent, a sunbird.
Photo: Jacek Nalepa.
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The Brown-capped Rosy Finch - Leucosticte australis, is a medium-sized finch. Their breeding habitat is mountain peaks in the central Rocky Mountains of the United States.
Photo by Jacob S. Spendelow.
White Wagtail ~ Bachstelze ~ Motacilla alba
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