The common tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius) is a songbird found across tropical Asia. Popular for its nest made of leaves "sewn" together and immortalized by Rudyard Kipling in his Jungle Book. urban gardens. Tailorbirds get their name from the way their nest is constructed. The edges of a large leaf are pierced and sewn together with plant fibre or spider silk to make a cradle in which the actual nest is built.
The Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) is an Australian species of frogmouth, a type of bird found throughout the Australian mainland, Tasmania and southern New Guinea. The Tawny Frogmouth is often mistaken to be an owl. Many Australians refer to the Tawny Frogmouth by the colloquial names of "Mopoke" or "Morepork", which usually are common alternative names for the Southern Boobook. Frogmouths are not raptorial birds... look closely for this camouflaged wonder
The cedar waxwing is a member of the family Bombycillidae or waxwing family of passerine birds. It is a med sized, mostly brown, gray & yellow bird named for its wax-like wing tips. It is a native of North & Central America, breeding in open wooded areas in southern Canada & wintering in the southern half of the US, Central America & the far NW of South America. Its diet includes cedar cones, fruit & insects.
Raggiana Bird-of-paradise, (Paradisaea raggiana) is the national bird of Papua New Guinea; in 1971 this species, was made the national emblem & included on the national flag. It is distributed widely in southern and northeastern New Guinea, where its name is kumul. It is also known as cenderawasih. As requested by Count Luigi Maria D'Albertis, the epithet raggiana commemorates the Marquis Francis Raggi of Genoa.
Big Bird - I've always thought it a bit odd that the name of these eagles has the word bald in it. Oh sure, I get that the white head kinda make them look bald....but not really. Anyhow, it's not often one gets to be eye level with one of these beautiful birds. The image was taken from a high point and the eagle was perched on top of a tree down a hill from where I was. This image was captured in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. It is copyright protected.