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magicalnaturetour:

Hummingbird Heart Attack via doseng.org :)

magicalnaturetour:

Hummingbird Heart Attack via doseng.org :)

Oct 11th, 2011
llbwwb:

Blue Jay bath by Jaki Good

llbwwb:

Blue Jay bath by Jaki Good

Oct 11th, 2011
Sep 22nd, 2011
animalworld:

TEMMINCK’S TRAGOPANTragopan temminckii ©Dr. Axel Gebauer / BBC Earth
The Temminck’s Tragopan is a medium-sized, approximately 64cm long, pheasant in the genus Tragopan. The male is a stocky red-and-orange bird with white-spotted plumage, black bill and pink legs. It has a bare blue facial skin, inflatable dark-blue lappet and horns. The female is a white-spotted brown bird with blue circular eye skin.
The diet consists mainly of berries, grass and plants.
The Temminck’s Tragopan is distributed in forests of northern South Asia, from northeast India, northwest Vietnam, Tibet and northern provinces of China.
Can also inflate horns and its colorful lappet
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temminck%27s_Tragopan
Other posts:
Temminck’s Tragopan showing deflated horns
Bornean Crested Fireback
Siamese Fireback
Satyr Tragopan
Bulwer’s Pheasant
Sliver Pheasant

animalworld:

TEMMINCK’S TRAGOPAN
Tragopan temminckii
©Dr. Axel Gebauer / BBC Earth

The Temminck’s Tragopan is a medium-sized, approximately 64cm long, pheasant in the genus Tragopan. The male is a stocky red-and-orange bird with white-spotted plumage, black bill and pink legs. It has a bare blue facial skin, inflatable dark-blue lappet and horns. The female is a white-spotted brown bird with blue circular eye skin.

The diet consists mainly of berries, grass and plants.

The Temminck’s Tragopan is distributed in forests of northern South Asia, from northeast India, northwest Vietnam, Tibet and northern provinces of China.

Can also inflate horns and its colorful lappet

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temminck%27s_Tragopan

Other posts:

Temminck’s Tragopan showing deflated horns

Bornean Crested Fireback

Siamese Fireback

Satyr Tragopan

Bulwer’s Pheasant

Sliver Pheasant

Sep 12th, 2011
Sep 4th, 2011
Jun 19th, 2011
animalworld:

GREATER BIRD OF PARADISEParadisaea apoda©nandho2008
The Greater Bird-of-paradise is the largest member in the genus Paradisaea,  with males measuring up to 43 cm (17 in) (excluding the long twin tail  wires). The female is smaller, at only 35 cm (14 in). The plumage of this species is also sexually dimorphic. The male has an iridescent  green face and a yellow glossed with silver iridescence crown, head and  nape. The rest of the body plumage is maroon-brown. The flank plumes,  used in displays, are yellow at the base, turning white and streaked  with maroon. The female has unbarred maroon brown plumage. In both sexes  the iris is yellow and the bills blue
The Greater Bird-of-paradise is distributed to lowland and hill forests of southwest New Guinea and Aru Islands, Indonesia. The diet consists mainly of fruits, seeds and small insects.
Of Note: Carolus Linnaeus named the species Paradisaea apoda,  or “legless bird-of-paradise”, because early trade-skins to reach  Europe were prepared without feet by natives; this led to the  misconception that these birds were beautiful visitors from paradise  that were kept aloft by their plumes and never touched the earth until  death.
Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_Bird-of-paradise
Other photos you may like:
Red Bird of Paradise
Lesser Bird of Paradise
Guianan Cock of the Rock

animalworld:

GREATER BIRD OF PARADISE
Paradisaea apoda
©nandho2008

The Greater Bird-of-paradise is the largest member in the genus Paradisaea, with males measuring up to 43 cm (17 in) (excluding the long twin tail wires). The female is smaller, at only 35 cm (14 in). The plumage of this species is also sexually dimorphic. The male has an iridescent green face and a yellow glossed with silver iridescence crown, head and nape. The rest of the body plumage is maroon-brown. The flank plumes, used in displays, are yellow at the base, turning white and streaked with maroon. The female has unbarred maroon brown plumage. In both sexes the iris is yellow and the bills blue

The Greater Bird-of-paradise is distributed to lowland and hill forests of southwest New Guinea and Aru Islands, Indonesia. The diet consists mainly of fruits, seeds and small insects.

Of Note: Carolus Linnaeus named the species Paradisaea apoda, or “legless bird-of-paradise”, because early trade-skins to reach Europe were prepared without feet by natives; this led to the misconception that these birds were beautiful visitors from paradise that were kept aloft by their plumes and never touched the earth until death.

Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_Bird-of-paradise

Other photos you may like:

Red Bird of Paradise

Lesser Bird of Paradise

Guianan Cock of the Rock

Jun 11th, 2011