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Least Bittern - The least bittern is a small heron, the smallest member of the Ardeidae family found in the Americas

Least Bittern - The least bittern is a small heron, the smallest member of the Ardeidae family found in the Americas

The Golden Pheasant or “Chinese Pheasant”, is a gamebird of the order Galliformes and the family Phasianidae.

The Golden Pheasant or “Chinese Pheasant”, is a gamebird of the order Galliformes and the family Phasianidae.

Peeper Peeker

Peeper Peeker

Peacock - Kalyan Varma’s Greatest Hits - nature photography

Peacock - Kalyan Varma’s Greatest Hits - nature photography

A male rufous hummingbird. (Photo : Oregon State University/)

A male rufous hummingbird. (Photo : Oregon State University/)

Rehabilitated and Released -  eagle owls are released  after their recovery from injury in Cangzhou, Hebei province, China.
 About 36 of the injured rare birds were released. 
China Daily/Reuters

Rehabilitated and Released -  eagle owls are released  after their recovery from injury in Cangzhou, Hebei province, China.

About 36 of the injured rare birds were released.

China Daily/Reuters

Beneath Dark Wing - Suthipa Kamyam

Beneath Dark Wing - Suthipa Kamyam

Dijsselhof Vignette 1893

Dijsselhof Vignette 1893

frigatebird chick 

frigatebird chick 

A tourist taking a selfie next to a penguin in Antarctica.

A tourist taking a selfie next to a penguin in Antarctica.

baby bird with illustrations

baby bird with illustrations

Owls’ special feathers for silent flight:
Many species of owls have special flight feathers adapted for silent flight. Owls have developed special feather adaptations that enable them to minimize the sound made when flapping their wings. For instance, the leading edges of their primary feathers have stiff fringes that reduce noise while the trailing edge of their primaries has soft fringes that help to reduce turbulence. Downy feathers cover the surfaces of the wing to further reduce sound.

Owls’ special feathers for silent flight:

Many species of owls have special flight feathers adapted for silent flight. Owls have developed special feather adaptations that enable them to minimize the sound made when flapping their wings. For instance, the leading edges of their primary feathers have stiff fringes that reduce noise while the trailing edge of their primaries has soft fringes that help to reduce turbulence. Downy feathers cover the surfaces of the wing to further reduce sound.

Scarlet Headed Flowerpecker by Sijanto Nature

Scarlet Headed Flowerpecker by Sijanto Nature

Close Up of the the Resplendent Quetzal 

Throughout mating season, male quetzals grow twin tail feathers that form an astonishing train up to 3 feet long.

The Resplendent Quetzal is Guatemala’s national bird.

These striking birds are threatened in Guatemala and elsewhere throughout their range.

Source:   CharismaticPlanet

The resplendent quetzal is considered world’s most beautiful bird mostly finds in vibrantly colored live in the mountainous, tropical forests of Central America where they eat fruit, insects, lizards, and other small creatures. The Resplendent Quetzal belongs to trogon family, and can be found from southern Mexico to western Panama, and it is famous for its colorful plumage. 

Source:  CharismaticPlanet