Sunday, June 17, 2007

Blue birds

As many of you might know there are birds in many different and exotic colours. One of the colours that is seen in many birds is blue. I find it a very appropriate colour for birds as of course the sky in which they fly is blue as well.
So here are some photies I made at Avifauna (Alphen aan de Rijn, the Netherlands) of blue birds.



Red billed blue magpie (Urocissa erythrorhyncha) I already posted a photie of this bird earlier, but was a bit confused to what it was called, cause in dutch they apparently use the name Kitta for magpie while we also use the word ekster.

Greater blue eared starling (Lamprotornis chalybaeus)

Edwards pheasant (Lophura edwardsi), this one has red facial skin and blue shiny plumage, its cousin the crested fireback pheasant (Lophura ignita rufa) has bright blue facial skin.

White throated magpie jay (Calocitta formosa)