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Painted bunting • photo: Robert Whitaker on 500px

“Painted Bunting male” by Robert Whitaker. Just had one of these in my yard! In trying to find out if they're native to Texas.

The Blue Dacnis or Turquoise Honeycreeper - from Brasilla, Brazil

Série com o Macho de Saí-azul, Saí, Saí-bico-fino ou Saí-bicudo - (Dacnis cayana) – Series with the male of the Blue Dacnis or Turquoise Honeycreeper - -

Jesus walked on water, but I can stand on a flower!

Always watching! Little birdy perched on a pink flower bud. The bud is bigger than the birdy! :) very sweet pic. Kind of like our kids, right?little person/bird compared to the big world around them.

so beautiful

"Chick Under Wing." Parent Bird: Her Selfless Love & Protective Instinct to Keep Her Chicks Free From Harm. Quote: "How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks together under her wings.


Guianan Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola rupicola) is a South American passerine about 30 cm in) in length. The bright orange male has an extraordinary half-moon crest, which is used in competitive displays and to attract a female.