The South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii graptogyne) is only found in south-east South Australia and south-west Victoria. With an estimated population of about 1400 birds, the South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo is in danger of extinction.
¡Feliz dia de la amistad!
In Costa Rica and some other Spanish speaking countries, February 14th is celebrated as El dia del amor y la amistad or Day of love and friendship. I like that is has been broadened to be not just a day for sweethearts, but also a day for all friends. Here's a couple of friends I photographed in our yard yesterday: Blue-crowned motmots sitting on a sunny branch in our tree. I think they must nest nearby. They come and eat banana at our feeder, especially just at dusk and in the early…
Trinidad Motmot (formerly Blue-crowned Motmot)
I was following some manakins when I flushed this guy. Motmots love to sit motionless for long periods. He picked a lovely little spot to perch and by contorting myself and my tripod around some trees I was able to capture a few images. The fill flash that I added in was just right to bring out his color. Check out that amazing racket tail too! Motmots are definitely some of my favorite birds. 7D + 500mm + 1.4x TC at 1/25 second!!
Scarlet Macaw Parrot Wing Covert Feathers to 4.75 inches | Etsy
Pair (same side) of Scarlet macaw upper wing covert feathers with matching color patterns 4 3/4 and 4 1/4 inches long by up to 1 1/2 inches wide recently shed in a natural molt and in the beautiful natural colors splashed, blended and arranged by the masterful hand of Mother Nature –- golden yellow, royal blue, green, a touch of red and shades of grey -- not dyed, modified or enhanced (colorfast - will not fade or bleed). Feathers are worn by the birds for up to a year which can cause minor…