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Get ready for more awesome birds.  I thought when I started the first bird post that I had found every gorgeous, amusing and unusual bird in existence.  So we are now hundreds of bird images later, with the 7th bird post.  I’m beginning to think there is no end. And that doesn’t count the posts about individual bird species, like:  Bower Birds, and my favorite, the Blue Footed Booby.

Because this series includes so many spectacularly artistic photographs, I really regret when I can’t find the photographer to give proper attribution and thanks.  Don’t miss the videos at the end, especially the baby bird camouflaged as a caterpillar.  If there are ads with the videos, it’s an unavoidable new policy by youtube, not by me.  Enjoy.

By Jim Ridley

By Jim Ridley

Cranes have an amusing way of flying, legs down.

Cranes have an amusing way of flying, legs down.

More cranes

Crane family

Tanninger

Tanninger

Chestnut eared Aracari  by Octavio Campos

Chestnut eared Aracari by Octavio Campos Salles

Balit Mynah by cm2852 on Flickr

Balit Mynah by cm2852 on Flickr

White-bellied Yuhina, taken at Yangmingshan, Taipei City, TAIWAN

White-bellied Yuhina, taken at Yangmingshan, Taipei City, TAIWAN

Old Dutch Capucine (Photos by Richard Bailey, Caters News

Old Dutch Capucine (Photos by Richard Bailey, Caters News

comorant,  by Sandy Scott

comorant, by Sandy Scott

Eastern rosella,  by David Cook Wildlife Photography

Eastern rosella, by David Cook Wildlife Photography

Fiery-throated Hummingbird by Mauro Roman

Fiery-throated Hummingbird by Mauro Roman

Indian Roller bird,  by najeebkhan2009 on Flickr

Indian Roller bird, by najeebkhan2009 on Flickr

bird, orange

By Paul Bratescu

 The Pink-necked Green Pigeon is NOT photoshopped.  It is found in Southern Asia.

The Pink-necked Green Pigeon is NOT photoshopped. It is found in Southern Asia.

with babies, by Ris Seet

with babies, by Ric Seet

 The Sunbittern, Le Caurale soleil  by Nature & Découverte

The Sunbittern, Le Caurale soleil by Nature & Découverte

birds, (2)birds via kath (2)birds, 2

 Altia, a 7 week old Siberian Eagle Owl, the largest species of owl in the world meets Powys, a 5 week old Little Owl. The pair are being raised at The Scottish Owl Centre.

Altia, a 7 week old Siberian Eagle Owl, the largest species of owl in the world meets Powys, a 5 week old Little Owl. The pair are being raised at The Scottish Owl Centre.

birds, 5birds, 4

Banded Kingfisher

Banded Kingfisher

Black-naped monarch

Black-naped monarch

Curl-Crested Aracari ,  yes, check out the pin curls

Curl-Crested Aracari , yes, check out the pin curls

Do you, like me, ever wonder if some of these birds are too weird, too cute or too colorful to be real?

Shoebill., East Africa

Shoebill., East Africa

Baby American Bittern

Baby American Bittern

birds, 2 (2)birds, babies flying via tim l.  wonderful

 Juvenile Spectacled Owl

Juvenile Spectacled Owl

A mutant parakeet with long curly feathers.  If you don't believe this one is real, check out the video at the end.

A mutant parakeet with long curly feathers. If you don’t believe this one is real, check out the video at the end.

Golden Cap Manakin Bird

Golden Cap Manakin Bird

Weaver bird building nest.

Weaver bird building nest.

Weaver bird starting a nest

Weaver bird starting a nest

Male weaver

Male weaver

To find out more about these fascinating weavers, go here.

birds, flamingo babe via bestphotosite

By John&Fish on Flickr

By John&Fish on Flickr

Red Tailed Black Cockatoo with spots, dots and stripes!

Red Tailed Black Cockatoo with spots, dots and stripes!

 birds babybird, 4birds, Red Tailed Black Cockatoo with spots, dots and stripes!

James Wakelin Yellow bellied sunbird asitya1

By James Wakelin,  Yellow bellied sunbird

birds, cardinals

Silver Breasted Broadbill -- It is found in Asia.

Silver Breasted Broadbill — It is found in Asia.

Rufous by ideiasedicas.com

Rufous by ideiasedicas.com

 Variegated Fairy-wren

Variegated Fairy-wren

Motorcycle Detailsbirds, babes (2)

Baby saved after falling from nest.  How did someone catch this moment?

Baby saved after falling from nest. How did someone catch this moment?

Japanese Paradise Flycatcher father and baby.

Japanese Paradise Flycatcher father and baby.

birds, ducks

Egyptian Vulture (by DaKrunt)

Egyptian Vulture (by DaKrunt)

Kiwi, New Zealand

Kiwi, New Zealand

Killdeer

Killdeer

birds, 3 (2)

By Dominique.A

Nestlings of the Laniocera hypopyrra bird are orange with long hair-like strands that end in white tips and have a resemblance to a hairy caterpillar. In addition, they move their heads slowly from side to side in an unusual way. This is thought to enhance it’s camouflage by resembling a moving caterpillar.

Here’s a peak at what this “caterpillar” baby bird looks like when Mom is near and it’s safe.

 

In this video about birds stealing stuff, I’m not sure if I believe the one about the cell phone.  Do you think it could be real?

Finally, this for anyone who thinks Penguins are cute and who just wants to watch a video about amusing penguin goofs.

For more bird posts on this site, go here.

Thanks to:  Kathleen, Tim and Jen H.

 

 

 

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24 thoughts on “Birds, 7

  1. Thank you,,,for the most beautiful pictures, I have ever seen,,,I look forward to your email, and Im never disappointed,,,nature, is beautiful,,our creator is an artist,,,

  2. fabulous. I had never thought that these birds exist.Beautiful and fantastic lovely colors only HE can create. Home building activities of weaver bird is unbelievable. thanks for sharing.

  3. Unbelievable photos and the timing to catch some of these shots is unreal. I, also, do photography and I’ve always said, ” You have to be out there to get these kind of shots.” If you’d like you can check out my husband’s and my photos At: http://www.flickr.com/photos/onelittle/ I really enjoyed the collection of bird photos you put together. I’ll, definitely, forward this website

  4. my favourite is the indian roller bird with the prize…..! Lovely, keep them coming…..
    warmly, francis, Bangalore. india.
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  5. I’m in awe of these amazing birds–incredible colorings–they just take your breath away. Thank you for this delightful way to start the day. Yes, it is hard to believe that some of the birds are not photo-shopped because they are so exquisite. Thank you, Dusky!

  6. You can do image searches on both Google and Tineye to search for the original photographer to give credit and provide links to their site. It’s a little more difficult for example in the case of the Pink-necked Green Pigeon which shows up over 700 times. It most likely was shared either on a stock website or just on someone’s Flickr or Pinterest and then was passed around and never credited. Perhaps one day there will be a way to include authorship in the file (that already exists) and it will remain when shared online so it’s much easier for anybody who wants to find the artist/author/creator.

    Great gallery, thanks for sharing.

  7. Thanks for the idea, though as you say, it can be overwhelming. Plus, often I don’t know what the picture is showing. I’d love it if there was a way to have the owner of the image in the file.

  8. Again, another fabulous email. As an artist, gardener and nature lover, I find your emails worth watching over and over again. Not only are they entertaining, but very educational. Can’t wait for the next one.

  9. The one between the baby american bittern and the (what I’m guessing are) wood ducklings falling from their nest is a european starling photo that’s had the colors edited.

  10. A: No ofcourse cranes don`t fly with their legs hanging down. They only lower them when landing. You can see some of the birds flying normally in the background of the pic.

    B: The weavers are NOT “saving a baby”, eventhoug it does sound cute. It`s more like a fight over the right to the nest

    Best wishes from Denmark

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