Blog Archive: May 2009

Birdorable Yellow-bibbed Lory

Birdorable Yellow-bibbed Lory

May 28th, 2009 in New Birds, Parrots No comments
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.

Birdorable Pied Kingfisher

Introducing the Birdorable Pied Kingfisher

May 24th, 2009 in Kingfishers 1 comment
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.

Birdchick's Guest Blogging Contest

May 20th, 2009 in Announcements No comments

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
Birdorable Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole at Our Feeder

May 19th, 2009 in Personal, Orioles No comments

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