Blog Archive: May 2007

Birdorable Eclectus Parrot

New Birdorable Parrots and Lovebirds

Check out these new additions to the Birdorable family. The Abyssinian Lovebird, Masked Lovebird and Eclectus Parrot have been cutified closely matching the original colors. These cute birds are available on a range of different products, from bibs, children's clothes and adult t-shirts to buttons, magnets, tiles, bags, mugs and much more! They are great gifts for birders or fans of birds.

  • Abyssinian Lovebirds are the largest birds in the lovebird family. They are a kind of parrot. They live in Africa from Eritrea to Ethiopia.
  • Masked Lovebirds are a type of parrot and one of the smaller birds of the lovebird family. The live in the northeast of Tanzania in Africa.
  • The Eclectus Parrot lives on the Solomon Islands, New Guinea, and Australia. Males are bright green while females are red and purple.
New Birdorable Lovebirds and Parrots
Birdorable Ivory-billed Woodpecker

Do you believe in the Birdorable Ivory-billed Woodpecker?

The Ivory-billed Woodpecker is one of the largest woodpecker species in the world. The bird is shiny blue-black with extensive white markings on its neck and on both the upper and lower trailing edges of its wings. It has a pure white bill and displays a prominent top crest, red in the male and black in the female.

That is what most people agree on, but what they don't agree on is if it's either extremely rare or extinct! There is no solid proof of recent sightings of the birds, but some people do claim they have seen it in the woods of the Southeastern United States.

Heavy logging activity and hunting by collectors decimated the population of Ivory-billed Woodpeckers in the late 1800s. It was generally considered extinct in the 1920s, when a pair turned up in Florida, only to be shot for specimens. By 1938, an estimated 20 individuals remained in the wild, some 6-8 of which were located in the old-growth forest called the Singer Tract in Louisiana.

By 1944 the last known Ivory-billed Woodpecker, a female, was gone from the cut-over tract. Reports of at least one male bird in Arkansas in 2004 and 2005 were reported in April 2005 by a team led by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. But no real evidence exist of the sighting, making many believe that the bird is extinct. The Ivory-billed Woodpecker is the miracle bird of the century - or is it?

Either way, this chubby Birdorable Ivory-billed Woodpecker is too cute! Support a positive reappearance of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker with this "I Want to Believe" design. Here are some great gift ideas for birders, IBWO believers or aficionados of cute! Support the Ivory-billed Woodpecker and wear this design.

Birdorable Rosy-faced Lovebird

The Birdorable Peach-faced Lovebird

May 3rd, 2007 in Parrots and Parakeets No comments

Peach-faced Lovebirds, also called Rosy-faced Lovebirds, are native to dry areas in southwestern Africa. They are gregarious, social birds. A loud and constant chirper, these birds are very social animals and often congregate in small groups in the wild. They eat throughout the day and take frequent baths. Coloration can vary widely among populations but females are generally darker and greener, while males are smaller and brighter. Lovebirds are renowned for their sleep position in which they sit side-by-side and turn their faces in towards each other. Aww, isn't that cute?! Also super-cute, females are known to tear raw materials into long strips, 'twisty-tie' them onto their backs, and fly distances back to make a nest.

Real and Birdorable Peach-faced Lovebird

This design, a cute version of the Peach-faced Lovebird, makes a great gift for birders, Lovebird fans, and anyone who loves cute birds! Also check out the other Birdorable parrots and parakeets, like the Rose-ringed Parakeet, Monk Parakeet and African Grey Parrot.