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Bird - Indian Roller
Great Egret, Alligator Breeding Marsh and Wading Bird Rookery, Gatorland, Orlando, Florida
"Red birds. So startling! So noticeable, so eye-catching! Is the northern cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis, the state bird of seven out of fifty because it’s so familiar and recognizable or because it is exotic, unbelievable that something so bright would allow itself to be seen by mortals?"
P1310149 - White-throated Kingfisher - Size - 27 - 28 cm
# 291 - 09 July '18 - 15:45 (10:15 GMT)
At - Barnighad - Uttarakhand - Western Himalayas - ~1000m (3280 ft) Altitude.
White-throated kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) - also known as the white-breasted kingfisher is a tree kingfisher, widely distributed in Asia from Turkey east through the Indian subcontinent to the Philippines.
DO YOU KNOW - A rhinoceros' horn is made of hair 🐾
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Secretary bird (Sagittarius serpentarius), a large and mostly terrestrial bird of prey endemic to Africa. Its taxonomic name, Sagittarius serpentarius, means “the archer of snakes” and it is famous for its snake-hunting abilities. Amboseli National Park, Kenya, Africa Conservation status: vulnerable
I keep thinking these are pigeons from a distance. Damn my colour blindness
The largest colony of blue herons in Amsterdam you can find in the Amsterdam Zoo, Artis. During the breeding season, the colony counts about 400 birds, a true spectacle to watch.
"In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.”
― Robert Lynd
I'm glad I got a few good bird shots while I had my blind. It is probably in Aurora about now on its way to Indiana. I had it staked down but probably should have tied it to a nearby tree with a good rope. These winds are mean!
Bird Buffet this little fellow cant decide, peanuts or seed so he took his time to do so, shot in North Carolina.
The tawny pipit (Anthus campestris) is a medium-large passerine bird which breeds in much of temperate Europe and Asia, and north-western Africa. It is a migrant moving in winter to tropical Africa and the Indian Subcontinent. The scientific name is from Latin. Anthus is the name for a small bird of grasslands, and the specific campestris means "of the fields".
This is a large pipit, 16 centimetres (6.3 in) long with wing-span 25–28 centimetres (9.8–11.0 in), but is an undistinguished looking species on the ground, mainly sandy brown above and pale below. It is very similar to Richard's pipit, but is slightly smaller, has shorter wings, tail and legs and a narrower dark bill. It is also less streaked. Its flight is strong and direct, and it gives a characteristic "schip" call, higher pitched than Richard's.
Its song is a short repetition of a loud disyllabic chir-ree chir-ree.
In south Asia, in winter some care must be taken to distinguish this from other large pipits which winter or are resident in the area, including Richard's pipit, Blyth's pipit and paddyfield pipit. Tawny pipit is insectivorous, like its relatives.
The breeding habit is dry open country including semi-deserts. The nest is on the ground, with 4-6 eggs being laid.
P1510154 - Black Redstart (Subspecies - Phounicurus) - Size - 15 cm
# 266 - 30 May '18 - 17:24 (11:54 GMT)
Black redstart - (Phoenicurus ochruros) - is a small passerine bird in the redstart genus Phoenicurus. Like its relatives, it was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family (Turdidae), but is now known to be an Old World flycatcher (Muscicapidae).
Also known as - Tithy's Redstart, Blackstart and Black Redtail 🐾
At - Leh - Ladakh - Kashmir - Western Himalayas 3,525m (11,565 ft)
WONDERFUL FACTS - The Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispus) is among world’s heaviest flying bird species. Happy birding 🐾