Birdorable Yellow-bibbed Lory

We've added another parrot to our Birdorable family of cute birds. This time it's the Yellow-bibbed Lorikeet, a beautifully colored parrot from Southeast Asia where it lives in subtropical and tropical lowland forests.

Yellow-bibbed Lory
Photo by Yee Chieng

If you like our cute Yellow-bibbed Lory don't forget to check out our other parrots and parakeets.

This week's highlighted t-shirt is our Know Your Terns! design featuring nine different Birdorable terns: Caspian Tern; Royal Tern; Sandwich Tern; Common Tern; Arctic Tern; Least Tern; Gull-billed Tern; Black Tern; and Sooty Tern Do you know them all?

Birdorable Pied Kingfisher

We've added our fifth Birdorable kingfisher and one of my favorite birds: the Pied Kingfisher. This cute black-and-white bird can be found from sub-Saharan Africa to India and China. It is an excellent hunter, skilled at hovering over the water and diving down to catch its prey. It has learned to eat in flight and hunt in both salt and freshwater, allowing the bird to hunt over sea or other places without perches, something that other kingfishers cannot do.

Female Pied Kingfisher  (Ceryle rudis)
Photo by tj.haslam

We've seen these birds a few times on vacation and I loved watching them hover and diving down. They are quite abundant (the most common kingfisher throughout their range) and very approachable, allowing even us to take nice pictures. ;)

Pied Kingfisher in The Gambia

We saw this above one in The Gambia. Isn't it beautiful?

If you like this cutie you may also like our other Birdorable kingfishers.

The Birdorable Guest Blogging Contest over at Birdchick's Blog has ended. Ten people have written guest posts on Birdchick's Blog and it is now time to vote for your favorite entry. You can view all 10 entries here. They are all excellent posts and definitely worth a read. When you’re done, simply pick your favorite from the drop-down list on this page before Friday, May 22nd at 5pm CST. Each of the ten entries has already won a Birdorable Tough Titmice Magnet and the grand prize winner will also get a Birdorable t-shirt!

Birdchick's Guest Blogging Contest

In honor of our new backyard bird, this week's highlighted t-shirt design is our cute Birdorable Baltimore Oriole. These small blackbirds live across the eastern part of North America and they love it if you put out some grape jelly and oranges for them! Males are beautifully colored with orange underparts and shoulders with black over the rest of the body. This is our totally cute Birdorable Baltimore Oriole:

Birdorable Baltimore Oriole Women's Light T-Shirt

We've been getting more and more birds at our backyard feeders since we moved here in February. Yesterday morning we were delighted to see our first Baltimore Oriole!! He was hanging around all day and he's back today singing his heart out in our backyard. He's probably trying to find a mate to show off our awesome grape jelly that he found. ;) Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to get a good picture of this beautiful bird at our feeder, but it looks something like this:

Birdorable Oriole at feeder

Baltimore Oriole T-Shirts

Birdorable Black-headed Parrot

This week we've added the Black-headed Parrot to Birdorable. This beautiful short-tailed parrot can be found in South American forests north of the Amazon River and west of the Ucayali River. Together with the White-bellied Parrot, it is one of two birds in the caiques family. These birds are very social and can be found in flocks up to 30 individuals. Luckily the Black-headed Parrots is not endangered and is fairly common across its range.

This is just one of many Birdorable parrots. Check out our meet page to see them all.

Here are two new Birdorable coloring pages: the Birdorable Greater Flamingo and Barn Owl. I hope you have some pink pencils for that flamingo! Click one of the following links to download a PDF and print the page for some cute bird coloring fun.

Birdorable fans, boogie on over to Birdchick's blog and enter her guest blogging contest. You could win Birdorable swag! Birdchick is going birding in Kazakhstan and since we can't come along, we're providing the prizes for her guest blogging contest. Entrants can submit on-theme blog articles through May 7th. Winning entries will be published on the blog from May 8th through the 17th with the grand prize winner to be voted upon by readers. Check here for all the details & rules. The 10 published entries will win a Birdorable Tough Titmice magnet. The top voted finalist will win a Birdorable Spotting Scope organic t-shirt, with the Birdorable bird species of their choice sitting on the scope!