There are about 338 different species of hummingbirds - an amazing family  of birds found only in the New World. Their ability to hover for extended  periods of time and even fly backwards makes them unique in the bird world.  What they lack in size, they make up for with energy; the pinnacle of

Fiery-throated Hummingbird - There are about 338 different species of hummingbirds. There are few other birds that rival the spectacular iridescence of the Fiery-throated Hummingbird. Found only in the cloud forest of Costa Rica and western Panama.

Meyer's Goshawk (Accipiter meyerianus) is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. It is found in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Solomon Islands.

Autour de Meyer // Meyer's Goshawk (Accipiter meyerianus) is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. It is found in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Solomon Islands -

Bird Profile's - Karl Taylor Contemporary Art

A little creepy. Makes me think of Edgar Allan Poe.The rook is a member of the Corvidae family in the passerine order of birds. Named by Carl Linnaeus in the species name frugilegus is Latin for "food-gathering".

Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus). Widespread throughout the UK. Its favoured habitat is deciduous woodland but is also frequently seen in parks and gardens. Diet consists of insects, caterpillars, nuts and seeds. #Birds #UK

Widespread throughout the UK. Its favoured habitat is deciduous woodland but is also frequently seen in parks and gardens. Diet consists of insects, caterpillars, nuts and seeds.

The European magpie or Common magpie is a member of the crow family and one of…

Eurasian Magpie or European Magpie or Common Magpie (Pica pica)—I love these things.

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK, Namibia - This is in the top ten of Africa's largest protected areas, with 144 species of mammals and well over 300 species of birds.

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK, Namibia - This is in the top ten of Africa's largest protected areas, with 144 species of mammals and well over 300 species of birds.

˚ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK, Namibia - This is the third largest game reserve in the world with 144 species of mammals and well over 300 species of birds. There are three lodges within the park,but just outside the park is the Huah Lodge with its own private reserve on the Huab Riber. Here you can watch the animals in stylish comfort. (Giraffes Sunset - by Patrick Galibert @ 500px)

Where they should have sent that Giraffe. Giraffes sunset - Namibia Etosha Park (by Patrick Galibert)

A couple of lovebirds at the El Nido aviary, in Ixtapaluca, near Mexico City. The aviary is the third largest in the world, with more than 320 species of birds and more than 3,000 specimens. Lovebirds are a social and affectionate species of small parrot. Photograph: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images.

A couple of lovebirds at the El Nido aviary, in Ixtapaluca, near Mexico City. The aviary is the third largest in the world, with more than 320 species of birds and more than specimens. Lovebirds are a social and affectionate species of small parrot.

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