There are about 338 different species of hummingbirds - an amazing family of birds found only in the New World. Their ability to hover for extended periods of time and even fly backwards makes them unique in the bird world. What they lack in size, they make up for with energy; the pinnacle of
Grey-Chinned Minivet The minivets are passerine birds belonging to the genus Pericrocotus in the cuckoo-shrike family Campephagidae. There are about 13 species, occurring mainly in forests in southern and eastern Asia.
Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus). Widespread throughout the UK. Its favoured habitat is deciduous woodland but is also frequently seen in parks and gardens. Diet consists of insects, caterpillars, nuts and seeds. #Birds #UK
Spotted Wood Kingfisher (Actenoides lindsayi) is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. This is a male in the Philippines [Wiki].
A couple of lovebirds at the El Nido aviary, in Ixtapaluca, near Mexico City. The aviary is the third largest in the world, with more than 320 species of birds and more than 3,000 specimens. Lovebirds are a social and affectionate species of small parrot. Photograph: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images.
A Wren flew into my house today, I am reminded of Celt bird lore...a Wren is an embodiment of the divine feminine, but was oddly known as the 'king' of birds due to her immense singing voice. Due to this, she was beloved by Bards and thought to inspire joy, light heartedness, and creativity in all it's forms...message received and understood!!
White-rumped vultures were once a familiar sight in the cities of southern Asia, with a population numbering millions, but its numbers plummeted fast in the 1990s. It was discovered that an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat injured cattle was to blame. When the cattle died, the vultures would ingest the drug and suffer a slow, painful death