Bird-of-Paradise - Another crazy bird-of-paradise that is easy to recognize with it’s curly tail feathers and unique coloring. The turquoise crown of the male is actually a patch of bare skin, not feathers.
Contrast occurs between the bright colors of the bird and the neutral background colors. It also occurs between the focus on the bird and the blur of the background. Lilac Breasted Roller in flight (by Joseph Mak on
The Steller’s Jay (Cyancitta stelleri) The western counterpart to the eastern Blue Jay. These two are our only jay species with crests; both are generalists in diet and adaptable in habitat, living in both forests and tree filled residential areas, forag
Many count Quetzal among the most beautiful and ornate bird species in the Western Hemisphere, and the natives were so awestricken by their striking beauty that they referred to them as "The Rare Jewel Birds of the World." Shared via