Colorful Beauty in Nature: Birds

Colorful Beauty in Nature: Birds


In sizes ranging from the tiny hummingbird to the tall earthbound ostrich or emu, Birds of the world show us color in a huge number of arrangements -- 9,000 to 10,000 species to be more exact.

Males mostly do the more vibrant presentations to attract mates, while females are usually muted and earth tone to guard their homes and their eggs, but either way, it seems that birds of a feather have the right idea when it comes to great colors.

A Collection of 18 Beautiful Birds & Their Color Palettes

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aquamarine

 

aquamarine

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Happy Feathery Friday!

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Brazilian Red Cap Cardinal

 

Brazilian Red Cap Cardinal

img  by Olliegirl

We were in Hawaii last month. I've seen these birds before, but they always disappear while I'm grabbing my camera! They're super-quick!...

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Colourful Mandarin Duck

 

Colourful Mandarin Duck

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When we were young, my father used to breed these little colorful Mandarin ducks. So, I still have a thing going with ducks. This one was also taken last sunday at the Blijdorp zoo.

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Floyd

 

Floyd

img  by dailyville

It finally dawned on Floyd the origin of his name. He remembered that unusual lullabye, "Another Brick in the Wall" that his mother used to sing to him and how she would always reassure him when the other flamingos teased him. She'd tell him, "Never be ashamed because your beak is pink, Floyd."

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Perplexed

 

Perplexed

img  by dailyville

Beautiful red-bellied woodpecker.

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(not) just a baby

 

Perplexed

img  by olliegirl

... and he's very sweet.

This is a very young mustache parakeet, growing up at the Tree Top Bird Center.

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peacock

 

peacock

img  by Will Bragg

Our friends, the Bowers, have an ostentation of peacocks. It took me a little while to get this guy 'centered' in my viewfinder. He was so stubborn.

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Red-Eyed

 

Red-Eyed

img  by muhammadahmed

Victoria Crowned Pigeon.

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please love this bird

 

please love this bird

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This is about as close as I can get to him (approx 100mm zoom about a foot from his head); I thought about cropping some of the topheaviness but decided it made him look all the more vulnerable and lovable.

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Toucan Sam

 

Toucan Sam

img  by Kacy Knight

Sadly I wasn't offered any breakfast cereal.

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love birds

 

Love Birds

img  by anindya c

Loved these birds, they were stunningly blue and thankfully it was a overcast day.

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pastel bird

 

pastel bird

img  by Purple Sapien

Lilac-breasted Roller.

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Yellow-Breasted

 

Yellow-Breasted

img  by Scotcrow

photo of pretty, nest-building bird who took a personal interest in crapping on my vehicle whenever possible - Caribbean coast of Mexico.

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Yellow-Breasted

 

Pheasant strutting his stuff

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I started taking pictures of this colorful guy, and, when I looked at him without the camera in front of me, I noticed that every so often I couldn't see his eye...

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Lady Gouldian Finch

 

Lady Gouldian Finch

img  by Dan X

Lady Gouldian Finch

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Colorful bird

 

Colorful bird

img  by MolallaRiverCowboy

Colorful bird.

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Midget Parrot

 

Midget Parrot

img  by itoshii

Not the best background for a good composition. But its a rare chance to capture this small colorful bird.

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Colored Chicks

 

Colored Chicks

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Brightly colored chicks feed in a pen at Triple D Farm and Hatchery in Palmer, Alaska, Thursday, April 8, 2004. AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Marc Lester

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velveteen

colored chicks? those are the cutest things I've EVER seen. :]

ZicoCarioca

Colored Chicks is the cutest abomination i've ever seen!
Beautiful madness.

retsof

Buzzard Day

If that is too much color, there's always the female black vulture, which is black. The male black vulture is also .... black.

retsof

BigBird Barney Blend

There's also a link in the palette to Big Bird Gets It..

indiethought

Oh, they're all so pretty! It makes me want to go to the zoo and snap some more pictures in the aviary.

T1misk

Great nature, great brids and great post.

Juee

Simply great i loved all of them

ladydi

The colours are amazing. I can't like the coloured chicks though because the dye that makes them those colours will enter their body and hurt them.

shen

I love the pastel bird

pkshukla

Hi,

It's really really beautiful. I like it so much.

Prashant

MariaJoao

I love the Colored Chicks , so cute :))

kiboo

Birds are most beautiful creatures of this planet. Thanks for this post.

consonant

That colored chicks die so fast 'cause of the chemicals injected to them, you know this people? ..

ctlisboa

Colouful free birds daily, live broadcast: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/birds-from-brazilian-atlantic-forest. Notice the Tanagers! they are awesome!

Julee

I love to make tsuru!! :)

GreenMyEyes

Using the Purple Wings pattern:
Fly-By-Nights

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