Posts tagged bird.

10.02.14 ♥ 1260
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure: 1/200th
Focal Length: 929mm
Exif Data Zoom fuckyeabirds:

Rusty Blackbird

fuckyeabirds:

Rusty Blackbird

ravendroppings:

"Black-billed magpie in flight displaying the iridescence of its plumage. Near Winthrop, Washington State" (via Black-billed magpie in flight | Bob Kothenbeutel)

cool-critters:

Takahē (Porphyrio hochstetteri)

The Takahē, Notornis, or South Island Takahē is a flightless bird indigenous to New Zealand and belonging to the rail family. It was thought to be extinct after the last four known specimens were taken in 1898. However, after a carefully planned search effort the bird was rediscovered in the Murchison Mountains, where it is still found nowadays.

The Takahē is monogamous, builds a bulky nest under bushes and scrub, and lays one to three buff eggs. It is territorial. Although the Takahe now finds protection in the Fiordland National park it is still highly endangered.

photo credits: wikipedia, animalscamp, nzbirdsonline

libutron:

Green Honeycreeper - Chlorophanes spiza
Green Honeycreepers, Chlorophanes spiza (Passeriformes - Thraupidae) are brightly colored tanagers found from southern Mexico to Brazil. One of the most distinctive features of this species is the slender, slightly decurved bill, which is mostly yellow. The male is a brighter, bluer green in color, with a broad black mask. Females are a duller, more uniform green.
The Green Honeycreeper generally forages around fruiting trees for fruits, nectar, and insects.
Reference: [1]
Photo credit: ©Thierry Montford | Locality: French Guiana (2008)

libutron:

Green Honeycreeper - Chlorophanes spiza

Green Honeycreepers, Chlorophanes spiza (Passeriformes - Thraupidae) are brightly colored tanagers found from southern Mexico to Brazil. One of the most distinctive features of this species is the slender, slightly decurved bill, which is mostly yellow. The male is a brighter, bluer green in color, with a broad black mask. Females are a duller, more uniform green.

The Green Honeycreeper generally forages around fruiting trees for fruits, nectar, and insects.

Reference: [1]

Photo credit: ©Thierry Montford | Locality: French Guiana (2008)

09.30.14 ♥ 135
09.30.14 ♥ 333

poicephalus:

Meg is a pretty adorable model when she’s not too busy flying, screaming or destroying things. 

Oh man, that is one stunning melanistic individual!

Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Aperture: f/7.1
Exposure: 1/1250th
Focal Length: 746mm
Exif Data Zoom emuwren:

The Pied Kingfisher - Ceryle rudis, is a water kingfisher and is found widely distributed across Africa and Asia.
Photo by outdoorphoto.co.za.

emuwren:

The Pied Kingfisher - Ceryle rudis, is a water kingfisher and is found widely distributed across Africa and Asia.

Photo by outdoorphoto.co.za.

09.26.14 ♥ 6715
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Aperture: f/6.3
Exposure: 1/200th
Focal Length: 569mm
Exif Data Zoom superbnature:

Green Honeycreeper (Male) by BertrandoCampos http://ift.tt/1ASfpol

superbnature:

Green Honeycreeper (Male) by BertrandoCampos http://ift.tt/1ASfpol

twofacedsheep:

Pelican with a beak deformity.

09.25.14 ♥ 544

deakin-environment:

What a stunning bird

Let us introduce you to the spotted pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus), one of Australia’s smallest (8 to 10 cm in length) and prettiest birds. We met this stunning male whilst on our field program in the Grampians with our second year environmental science students. The spotted pardalote is a passerine species of bird, noted for the toe arrangement of 3 toes forward and one toe back. The diversity of Australian birds is stunning, and we just love it when they let us get a decent photo!

libutron:

Rose-ringed Parakeet - Psittacula krameri

Also known as Ring-necked Parakeet, Psittacula krameri (Psittacidae) is a mainly green parrot with a red bill and a long, tapered tail. This is the Old World’s most widely distributed parrot, occurring in northern Africa north of the moist forest zone as well as across much of southern Asia.

These parrots are highly gregarious, especially outside the breeding season, sometimes forming flocks of several thousand birds. They roost communally, often with crows, mynas, or other parrots.

Reference: [1]

Photo credit: ©Vijay Anand Ismavel | Locality: Kaziranga National Park, Eastern Range, Assam, India (2012)

09.23.14 ♥ 222