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Flying Beauty

April 5, 2011

Hello Ppl,

Let me tell you one thing, I am a huge photo collection-fanatic. I love to watch the images over the web, having said that, I have a blog dedicated to photos only, a photo-blog; hit this link if you are interested… Pixterocity. Coming to the point, a couple of days earlier I realized that I have now collected some good content for a informative post along with some awesome pics. Beautiful birds. Yes, some of them, rather most of them…I think you might not have even seen them. Along with the pics I will also give you some valuable information about the bird in the pic, …so let’s roll 🙂

Birds are the only animals with feathers. All have feathers and most birds can fly. It is the possession of feathers, not the ability to fly, that distinguishes birds from other animals. There are about 10,000 species of birds from all over the world. Here are 20 of the world’s most colorful birds.
Golden Pheasant(Chrysolophus pictus)

The golden pheasant of Asia is a brilliantly colored game bird. It is native to forests in mountainous areas of western China but feral populations have been established in the United Kingdom and elsewhere.

Birds of Paradise(Paradisaeidae)

The greater bird of paradise found in New Guinea has elongated flank feathers that form ornamental plumes. Bird of Paradise is a tropical bird known for the brilliant plumage of the male. They live mostly in New Guinea and neighboring islands. The brilliantly colored feathers of the male were once widely sought as decorations for woman’s hat.

Hyacinth Macaw(Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus)

Hyacinth Macaws are native to central and eastern South America . It is the largest macaw and the largest flying parrot species in the world, though the flightless Kakapo of NewZealand can outweigh it at up to 3.5kg. In terms of length it is larger than any other species of parrot. Their popularity as pets has taken a heavy toll on their population in the wild. Birds in captivity fetch a price of around $9,000-$12,000 US.

Flamingo(Phoenicopteridae)

Flamingos are found in both the Western Hemisphere and Eastern Hemisphere .Flamingos frequently stand on one leg. The reason for this behavior is not fully known. Flamingo tongues were considered a delicacy in Ancient Rome.Also, Andean miners have killed flamingos for their fat, believed to be a cure for tuberculosis

Scarlet Tanager (Pirangaolivacea)

The scarlet tanager is a medium-sized American songbird. Adult males are bright red with black wings and tail; females are yellowish on the underpants and olive on top, with olive-brown wings and tail.

Mountain Bluebird (Sialiacurrucoides)

 

The bluebirds are medium-sized, mostly insectivorous or omnivorous birds in the genus Sialia of the thrush family Turdidae. These are attractive birds with blue, or blue and red, plumage. Female birds are less brightly colored than males.

Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris)

The male Painted Bunting is often described as the most beautiful bird in North America . Its beautiful colors, dark blue head, green back, red rump and underparts, make it easy to identify.

That’s all for now hope you enjoyed this post. After all nature is the thing we all need to be close to 🙂

 

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