lunes, 30 de abril de 2012

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs

Ctiron-throated toucan photographed on the Caribbean coast of Colombia...
Art Wolfe / Art Wolfe Stock

The abundance of life! Great white pelican and lesser flamingoes bring life to a remote, salt lake...
Erik van der Ven

Giant kingfishers are the largest kingfisher on earth and are always a wonderful sighting.
Mauro Catalano

Cape Canary is a common and gregarious seedeater. Here enjoying some seeds developing in summer flowers.
Anja Denker

Resident populations of bearded vulture are found in the high mountains of southern Europe, North Africa, Southern Africa, the Indian subcontinent, and Tibet. (Burkhard Schlosser
Burkhard Schlosser

The mind-blowing golden-hooded tanager is resident from southern Mexico all the way south to western Ecuador. Here photographed in Costa Rica.
Nina Stavlund

Blue tits are widespread and a common resident breeder throughout temperate and subarctic Europe and western Asia in deciduous or mixed woodlands with a high proportion of oak.
Geir Jensen

Baby blue on barbed wire! Blue waxbill in Marloth Park on the Southern end of Kruger National Park (South Africa).
Mauro Catalano

Eurasian nuthatch striking a pose while looking at the photographer. Their old name “nut-hack” came from their habit of wedging a nut in a tree crevice, and then hacking away at it with their strong bills.
Sven Polenat

Pied kingfisher in front of the waves... These amazing black-and-white kingfishers are distributed from South Africa to the other side of Asia.
Burkhard Schlosser

Western gull at a colony near San Francisco. Their restricted range (for a gull...) is a conservation concern...
Focus on Trevor /

Tawny eagle standing sentinel over the African bush. Stunning sighting in the Kruger National Park (South Africa)
Rodnick Biljon

Southern red-billed hornbill checking out the photographer in the Kruger National Park (South Africa)
Chris Martin /

Red-billed oxpeckers gathering on the back of a buffalo. These specialists are hanging on in the protected savannas of sub-Saharan Africa.
Rodnick Biljon

Majestic steppe eagle photographed in India. They are the national animal of Egypt.
Rohit Singh

Fischer's lovebird are a common sighting in the Serengeti National Park (Ndutu, Tanzania)

The eastern black-capped lory inhabits the primary forest and forest edges in most lowland areas up to 1000m in Papua New Guinea.

Yellow-billed kingfisher is widespread throughout lowland Papua New Guinea and the adjacent islands.

King penguin chicks are born without the oily outer layer and cannot fish until maturity.
Art Wolfe / Art Wolfe Stock

Grey-headed kingfishers have a wide distribution from the Cape Verde Islands off the north-west coast of Africa to Mauritania, Senegal and Gambia, east to Ethiopia, Somalia and southern Arabia and south to South Africa.
Herman van der Hart

Squadron of pelicans flying through the harbour...
Erik van der Ven

Common ringed plovers breed on open ground on beaches and flats across northern Eurasia and the Arctic NE, wintering in coastal areas in Africa.
Geir Jensen

Malachite kingfisher with a great catch! They are a river kingfisher that is widely-distributed in sub-Saharan Africa.
Chris Krog

Black-capped chickadees are well-known for their bravery around humans.
Sven Polenat

Extreme close-up of a Cape glossy starling that shows off their amazing iridescent plumage. Stunning!
Adam Kotze

Credits: National Geographic
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