Blog Archive: July 2009

Birdorable Dodo

Birdorable 200: Dodo

Cute Birdorable Dodo

We present you the 200th Birdorable bird: the Dodo. We often get requests for new birds to make and the Dodo has been one of the most requested ones. The Dodo was a large flightless bird in the Columbidae family, related to pigeons and doves. It was found on the island of Mauritius and has been extinct since the mid-to-late 17th century. It is something of an icon of extinction as it occurred in modern times. Our Birdorable Dodo is based on reconstructions of the bird that can be found in museums around the world. We usually show a real photo of the bird here, but with this extinct bird we could find only drawings like this one:

That concludes our Birdorable Bonanza. For the last 17 days we've been adding a new Birdorable bird to the site every day. The sale ends Friday night, so you still have a chance to get some of our cute Birdorable products at 20% to 50% off:

- Organic Baby T-Shirts$21.50 to $17.20
- Organic Kids T-Shirts - $25 $20
- Bibs - $12.50 to $6.25
- Organic Men's Fitted T-Shirts - $30 to $21
- Organic Women's Fitted Tees - $30 to $21
- Oval Ornaments - $12.50 to $6.25
- Round Ornaments - $12.50 to $6.25
- Round Magnets - $5 to $3
- Rectangle Magnets - $6 to $3.50
- Tote Bags - $24.50 to $14.70
- Mousepads - $15 to $12
- Wall Clocks - 25 to $12.50
- Regular Mugs - $17 to $11.90
- Large Mugs - $18 to $12.60
- Steins - $20 to $14
- Ceremic Travel Mugs - $25 to $20
- Tile Coasters - $8 to $4.80
Birdorable Northern Pintail

Birdorable 198: Northern Pintail

Cute Birdorable Northern Pintail

The 198th bird in our Birdorable Bonanza is this cute little Northern Pintail. This dabbling duck has a widespread range in the Northern Hemisphere. It breeds across northern areas of North America, Europe and Asia and in winter migrates as far south as Hawaii, Central America, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Its global population is estimated at 6.1 to 7.7 million birds. Have you ever seen a Pintail?

Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)
Photo by Frank Shufelt (Source: Flickr)

Until the 31st of July we'll be adding a new bird every day as part of our Birdorable Bonanza until we reach the 200th at the end of this month. Here's a preview of tomorrow's bird:

Preview of Birdorable 199
Birdorable Rainbow Bee-eater

Birdorable 199: Rainbow Bee-eater

Cute Birdorable Rainbow Bee-eater

The Birdorable Bonanza is almost over. For the last 16 days we've been adding a new Birdorable bird every day and we've been having the biggest Birdorable sale ever with 17 products at 20% to 50% off. Today's new bird is this Rainbow Bee-eater from Australia. These colorful birds measure 7 to 8 inches long, including the two elongated central tail feathers. They eat insects and have a special fondness for bees. This is our totally cute Birdorable Rainbow Bee-eater!

Rainbow Bee-eater
Photo by Maureen Goninan (Source: Flickr)

Here's a preview of tomorrow's 200th bird:

Preview of Birdorable 200

 

Birdorable Resplendent Quetzal

Birdorable 197: Resplendent Quetzal

Cute Birdorable Resplendent Quetzal

We're reaching the end of our 17-day long Birdorable Bonanza. Today's new bird is this spectacular Resplendent Quetzal. Males sport very long tail streamers and a helmet-like crest. It's officially the Birdorable with the longest tail! ;) The Resplendent Quetzal is the national bird of Guatemala where it is pictured on the flag. It is even the name of the local currency (the Guatemalan Quetzal). Check out these nice coins:

Flag and coins of Guatemala with the Resplendent Quetzal
Resplendent Quetzal (Male) by David Lindsey
Photo by David Lindsey (Source: Flickr)

Until the 31st of July we'll be adding a new bird every day as part of our Birdorable Bonanza until we reach the 200th at the end of this month. Here's a preview of tomorrow's bird:

Preview of Birdorable 198
Birdorable Willow Ptarmigan

Birdorable 196: Willow Ptarmigan

Cute Birdorable Willow Ptarmigan

Today's new bird in the Birdorable Bonanza is this cute Willow Ptarmigan. In winter this bird is completely white, allowing it to blend in with the snow, while the rest of the year it becomes mostly marble brown. It's known as the Willow Grouse in Europe and Willow Ptarmigan in North America. It lives in the forests and moorlands of Scotland, Scandinavia, Siberia, Canada and Alaska, where it has been the state bird since 1955.

Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus)
Photo by Gregory "Slobirdr" Smith

Until the 31st of July we'll be adding a new bird every day as part of our Birdorable Bonanza until we reach the 200th at the end of this month. Here's a preview of tomorrow's bird:

Preview of Birdorable 197
Birdorable Golden-breasted Starling

Birdorable 195: Golden-breasted Starling

Cute Birdorable Golden-breasted Starlings

Our 195th cute Birdorable is this Golden-breasted Starling, often called the "most beautiful of the African starlings" for its gorgeous plumage and golden breast for it is named. Golden-breasted Starlings, also called Royal Starlings, live in Eastern Africa, from Somalia to northern Tanzania. Due to its striking appearance you'll also find this bird at many zoos across the United States.

Golden-breasted starling
Photo by kz hata (source: Flickr)
(Not Quite) Abbey Road
Photo by FeebleOldMan (source: Flickr)

Until the 31st of July we'll be adding a new bird every day as part of our Birdorable Bonanza until we reach the 200th at the end of this month. Here's a preview of tomorrow's bird:

Preview of Birdorable 196