Most Beautiful Birds

Here is a collection of 17 most beautiful birds in the world .

Violet Sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus)

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

Black capped Chickadee

I love this little guy. He's not afraid of humans and can be trained to eat out of your hand which requires a bit of patience. He moves very quickly and quite often comes to the feeder while I'm refilling it.

Indigo Bunting

In contrast, the female is mainly brown with occassionally a hint of blue on the tips of their feathers. They're quite remarkable navigators. They migrate at night using the stars to navigate. Experiments have been done where they've captured them and then released them in an area totally foreign to them. They still navigated back to the exact location they normally migrate to. Amazing!!! Humans are supposed to be the smart ones and some of us have trouble getting home after spending a night at the bar

Purple Finch

Purple Finches have declined in numbers when the non-native House Finch was introduced in 1940. The House Finches original territory was Southwestern United States and Mexico, but was introduced to Long Island in 1940 and quickly spread throughout the east. Fights between Purple and House Finches almost always end up with the House Finch being the victor.

Crested Caracara

The Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway) is a member of the falcon family despite its quite non falcon-like behavior and appearance. It occurs in Florida, Texas and Arizona and southward into the tropical areas of Central and South America. A similar species, the Southern Caracara (Caracara plancus) occurs all the way south to the Tierra del Fuego area of South America. The Crested Caracara will often feed on snakes, lizards, and other live prey, but it will readily feed on carrion as well. This species has often been referred to as "Mexican Eagle" and is, in fact, thought to be the bird depicted on the national emblem of Mexico. The birds shown in the image on the left were feeding on a dead cow in a Texas pasture and present what might be considered a typical Texas view of this species. Note the bulging crops of both birds. This photo was taken in June, 2000, from a blind on a private ranch in Kenedy Co., Texas with a Canon EOS 3 and Canon EF600mm F4L lens from a Gitzo tripod on Fuji Provia film. This particular photo won 1st place in the birds of prey division of the Valley Land Fund 2000 Photo Contest. The bird below was photographed in February 2002, also in Kenedy Co., Texas with a Canon EOS 1V and Canon EF 500 mm F4L IS lens on Fuji Velvia film. Finally, the below sunset shot of two caracaras was also taken in February 2002 in Kenedy Co., Texas. Actually, all the shots on this page taken in 2002 and before were taken in Kenedy Co., Texas. More recent photos will be posted below from 2006.

White Crowned Sparrow

These pictures were taken on May 7th & 8th, 2009 in our back yard. They usually stay in the same area that they were brought up in and learn to sing from other White Crowned Sparrows that are close to them. Because of this, they actually have different songs or dialects, depending on where they were raised

Red Headed Woodpecker

He's a very striking bird, especially when he flies as he has large white patches on his wings. The first time I saw him this year was May 1oth. I watched him closely and on May 12th I noted that he was hiding seeds for future use and then he got on a dead tree and started hammering on the tree and calling. I presume that this is the action he would take to attract a mate. Sure enough, the following day a second Red Headed Woodpecker showed up. I'm hoping they'll stay for the summer.


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