Cordon blue finches (male has red cheeks). * * " MALE FINCH: " It's a wonderful life;" FEMALE FINCH: " Oh yeah, wunnaful. I haz to lay de eggs and feed screamin' beaks while you fly around to yer little birdie heart's content.
My first "wow" moment with birds was seeing a Nicobar pigeon in the San Diego Zoo's Rainforest aviary. It was bathed in sunlight and was dazzling! So happy to have worked with them years later at the same zoo!