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More gorgeous, cute, weird birds with breath-taking variety.  And butterflies to match.

by John&Fish on Flickr

by John&Fish on Flickr

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Oscillated Turkey by a walk on the wild side nature photography  on flickr

Oscillated Turkey by a walk on the wild side nature photography on flickr

Saddle-billed Stork in the Masai Mara, Kenya by © Steve Garvie

Saddle-billed Stork in the Masai Mara, Kenya by © Steve Garvie

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Florida Everglades,  Photo by, Susan Schermer , from Iryna via pinterest

Florida Everglades, Photo by Susan Schermer , from Iryna via pinterest

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The Amazonian Royal Flycatcher

The Amazonian Royal Flycatcher

birds, 3birds, 4

bali mynah by cm2852 on flickr

bali mynah by cm2852 on flickr

animals, duck

owls can't move their eyes so they move their heads.

owls can’t move their eyes so they move their heads.

Here’s a couple that I had to double-check to make sure they were real:

Swinhoe's Blue Pheasant, by phd white,

Swinhoe’s Blue Pheasant, by phd white

Tuffed Coquette Hummingbird

Tuffed Coquette Hummingbird. This guy’s beautiful but looks a bit like he was made by committee.

 

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I think this is a painting, though I found it on a bird site.

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mountain blue bird

mountain blue bird

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The Gilt-edged Tanager from Brazil, by Bertrando on flickr,

The Gilt-edged Tanager from Brazil, by Bertrando on flickr,

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By mark hughes

By mark hughes

 

Flamingo migration

Flamingo migration

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animals, owlbirds, 2

Tanubada, Central, Papua New Guinea by Nick Hobgood on flickr,

Tanubada, Central, Papua New Guinea by Nick Hobgood on flickr,

Himalayan Monal Pheasant by Thakur Dalip Singh, via Flickr

Himalayan Monal Pheasant by Thakur Dalip Singh, via Flickr

Lilac breasted roller

Lilac breasted roller

Crowned Pigeon

Crowned Pigeon

 

Northern Flicker

Northern Flicker

birds, purple

quetzal, by Bob Gress

quetzal, by Bob Gres

Black and white can be equally cute and impressive.

Codibugnolo

Codibugnolo

Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe, Africa  via national geographic

Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe, Africa via national geographic

A Little Owl defends its feeding position from a Great spotted woodpecker by Ian Schofield

A Little Owl defends its feeding position from a Great spotted woodpecker by Ian Schofield

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Saiba Mais, www.agenciaabn.com

Saiba Mais, www.agenciaabn.com

birds, via shira

Philippines Eagle - by Klaus Nigge

Philippines Eagle – by Klaus Nigge

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baby egrits

baby egrits

pelican at sunset via pintbirds, owl via pintwhite owl 2

Penguin Puberty Just As Embarrassing As Human Version This adolescent King Penguin puberty just as embarrassing as humans.  Penguin teen gets help molting from his doting mother.

Penguin puberty just as As embarrassing as human version.  This adolescent King Penguin gets help molting from his doting mother.  By Sjoerd van Berge Henegouwen.

Don’t miss the persistent duckling video after the butterflies.

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by BlezSP on flickr

by BlezSP on flickr

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Thanks to:  Shira, Mike and Pinterest

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27 thoughts on “Birds and Butterflies

  1. OMG–I can’t believe the colors, and the cuteness. The colors just take my breath away–it’s hard to imagine that someone didn’t put those colors together, although nature is the one!

    Thank you!

  2. I am so very glad there is still beauty in this world . GOD is surely a wise creator.

  3. mother nature certainly does some wonderful work. thanks to all who prepared these photos.

  4. The “Saiba Mais” looks like someone smooshed two different birds together! These are wonderful.

  5. ah, dusky,
    beauteous again……
    that mama duck certainly had a huge clutch (if that’s what it’s called). so persistent, too.
    interesting to learn the owls can’t turn their eyes!

  6. The vibrant colors, the birds and the butterflies confirms my view that the creator is the greatest of artists. of course the photographers have contributed to a large extent for all of us to enjoy such great sights.
    Thanks, dusky for exposing me to unseen bird and butterflies. the video at the end shows that the mother duck knew exactly how many are to follow and waits till all of them triumph and join the mother duck before she leaves, great.

  7. can’t help but ponder the reality of all these images. Natural laws, over billions of years, have led to this glorious and wondrous present, where so much beauty and diversity exists. I’m sorry that my mains two thoughts are that my time as part of it all is finite, and secondly, that nature has produced humans, which though it is a magnificient feat, may prove to be a brake on it all. The sun and planet will carry on for some time longer, who knows what species or whcih humans (if any) will live or become extinct.

  8. Genius! You’re bringing pure joy to untold numbers of people with these collections. There may be a commercial angle to it all but I didn’t detect it and am not gonna look for one. It appears to be from the heart and nothing more!

  9. My eyes are dazzled, thank you for collecting such beautiful sights. God and nature have combined to make a wonderful pallette of colour. If it was not for you we would never have the chance to see these creatures.

  10. If you don’t believe in God, just look around and you might change your mind. These animals, birds, and butterflies are spectacular!!

  11. WOW. The beauty and sheer variety of birds (and butterflies!) never ceases to amaze me.

  12. You have no idea of the joy and beauty you bring into people’s lives .
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  13. Eye has not seen, hear has not heard what GOD has ready for those who love him. Can’t wait to see what GOD has in store for us in heaven!!

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  15. I couldn’t click on anymore pictures at the moment. My heart and soul are full to bursting. Thank you for sharing. I am so grateful to know this magnificent creatures are still alive and well on our planet, despite the bungling of man.

  16. Thank you I adore my birds ..They bring me so much joy and the butterflys are pure delight .Again thank you .

  17. OH WOW ! I’ve never seen anythink so amazing here ever just so pleased i asked voice search for something & up came lots of sites to click on & i chose this 1.! Stunning creatures !Thank you so much ! ☺

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