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.
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?
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.
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. ;)
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!
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:
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: