Eurasian Pygmy Owl

Not so different from the Owlet below!

Sri Lanka Chestnut-backed Owlet

A small, sparrow-sized owl, endemic to Sri Lanka. 7006259chestnut-backed-owlet

White-browed Nuthatch, a Myanmar endemic bird

A rare bird, taken in high level in Mt. Victoria in Myanmar in Nov. 2013

Red-tailed Kite, taken in Sweden

A large and beautiful raptor.

Steller’s Eider in Northern Norway

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A beautiful and rear duck.

European Coots in Display Fight

Rufous-throated Sapphire taken in Brazil

Bullfinch couple eating Northern dock

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Northern dock, (Rumex longifolius) normally seen as useless weeds, gives good food for the bullfinches in winter. So let these weeds help some beautiful birds through the cold season!

Pin-tailed Sandgrouse

Picture of a couple of these beautiful birds, which are specialized for really long flight distances was taken in Kazakhstan last week.

Whooping Swan in action!

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