Birdorable 188: Greater Roadrunner

Cute Birdorable Greater Roadrunner

Today's addition in our Birdorable Bonanza is the Greater Roadrunner, a long-legged bird and the largest North American cuckoo. Its breeding habitat is desert and shrubby country in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Although capable of flight, it spends most of its time on the ground where it can run at speeds of 20 miles per hour, which is an important capability when you're being chased a coyote, of course. ;)

Whaddyou Lookin' At???
Photo by Uncle Phooey (Source: Flickr)

And here's a sneak peek at tomorrow's bird in the Birdorable Bonanza. Until the 31st of July we'll be adding a new bird every day until we reach #200 at the end of this month.

Preview of Birdorable 189

Birdorable 187: Green Aracari

Cute Birdorable Green Aracari

Today's addition in our Birdorable Bonanza is the Green Aracari, which lives in northeastern South America. It is one of the smallest toucans. These birds spend most of their lives in the highest trees of the forest. They don't come down very often, not even to drink or bathe which they do with rain water that collects in tree forks and leaves. This is our totally cute Birdorable Green Aracari!

Green Aracari
Photo by Eric F Savage (Source: Flickr)

And here's a sneak peek at tomorrow's bird in the Birdorable Bonanza. Until the 31st of July we'll be adding a new bird every day until we reach #200 at the end of this month.

Preview of Birdorable 188

Birdorable 186: Golden-winged Warbler

Cute Birdorable Golden-winged Warbler

Today's addition in our Birdorable Bonanza is the Golden-winged Warbler, a cute little warbler that breeds in eastern North America and in winter migrates as far south as Ecuador. It is also a very rare vagrant to western Europe, where it was once recorded at a supermarket parking lot in Maidstone, Kent, in 1989.

Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera)
Photo by mesquakie8 (Source: Flickr)

Check out our other Birdorable birds for more warblers and other birds of North America. Here's a sneak peek at tomorrow's bird:

Preview of Birdorable 187

Birdorable 185: Andean Cock-of-the-rock

Cute Birdorable Andean Cock-of-the-Rock

Today's addition in our Birdorable Bonanza is the Andean Cock-of-the-rock, a bird from the Cotinga family that lives in the Andean cloud forests of South America. The male has a large disk-like crest and brilliant scarlet or orange plumage. The males compete with eachother for breeding females, who are more brown in color, by displaying their colorful feathers while bobbing and hopping around.

Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, male
Photo by Pia's birdseye view (Source: Flickr)

Check out our other Birdorables for more colorful birds from South America. And here's a sneak peek at tomorrow's bird:

Preview of Birdorable 186

Birdorable 184: Scarlet Ibis

Cute Birdorable Scarlet Ibis

In the next 17 days we'll be introducing a new Birdorable bird every day as part of our Birdorable Bonanza. Today's addition is the Scarlet Ibis, a beautiful bird that lives in tropical South America. It is completely scarlet-colored, except for black wing-tips. It is very closely related to the American White Ibis and sometimes hybridizes with them, producing pink offspring. How cute is that? :)

Scarlet Ibis
Photo by bikeracer (Source: Flickr)

Here's a sneak peek at tomorrow's bird. Until July 31st we'll be adding a new Birdorable bird species every day until we reach the 200th Birdorable at the end of this month.

Preview of Birdorable 185

T-Shirt Tuesday: Chicago Pigeon

This week's highlighted t-shirt is this Women's V-Neck Dark T-Shirt with our new Chicago Pigeon design. Pigeons are city birds that live in Chicago like any other metropolis. This design features our Birdorable version of the Pigeon, with the Chicago skyline in the background.

Chicago Pigeon Women's V-Neck Dark T-Shirt

Birdorable Bonanza July 15th to 31st

We started Birdorable almost three years ago and in this time have created 183 different cute birds, from Abyssinian Lovebird to Zebra Finch. The first dozen birds we cutified were American backyard birds, like the Cardinal and Blue Jay, and almost all the others since have been requested by people visiting this website. Whether you have once purchased something from Birdorable or just like to visit our website for cute bird fun, we'd like to thank you with our upcoming ... (drum roll) ...Birdorable Bonanza! Starting this Wednesday, from July 15th to July 31st, we're going to add a brand-new cute bird species every day until we reach the 200th Birdorable bird at the end of this month. Check out this blog every day or follow us on Twitter to see all the new birds as they're added to the site starting tomorrow.

Upcoming Birdorable birds

This week's highlighted t-shirt is this micro-fiber shirt with our Birdorable Green-winged Macaw, also known as the Red-and-green Macaw, one of the most common macaws that lives throughout forests in northern South America. For more cute parrots and parakeets visit our new Birdorable Parrots & Parakeets Zazzle store.

Birdorable Green-winged Macaw Performance Micro-Fiber Long Sleeve

Plum-headed Parakeet Coloring Pages

Here's another cute Birdorable bird for you to color: the Plum-headed Parakeet. This beautiful parrot is endemic to the Indian subcontinent. Click the following link to download a PDF and print the page for some cute bird coloring fun:

Important: These downloads will be available until 31 October 2009. Check here for more cute Birdorable coloring pages.

To see the actual colors of this bird visit the Plum-headed Parakeet page. There are two pages for the male and female, which are both a little different.

Birdorable Plum-headed Parakeets coloring page

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Happy 4th of July

We wish everyone celebrating Independence Day today a great and safe holiday! In the meantime enjoy this American flag made of Birdorable Red Cardinals, White Doves and Blue Jays. ;)

USA flag made of Birdorable Red Cardinals, White Doves and Blue Jays

U.S. Flag of Birds T-Shirst & Gifts