Cute Birdorable Rockhopper Penguin

The Birdorable Bonanza continues with our 190th Birdorable: the Rockhopper Penguin. There are actually three species of Rockhopper Penguins -- Southern, Northern and Eastern -- that until recently were considered conspecific under the name Eudyptes chrysocome. The Southern Rockhopper Penguins are thought to have a global population of about 1 million pairs, two-thirds of these breeding on the Falkland Islands off Argentina and southern Chile. Their breeding colonies in South America are a popular tourist destination. Some of the characters in the animated feature film Surf's Up are Rockhoppers and one of the characters voiced by Robin Williams in Happy Feet is a Rockhopper as well. :)

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

Preview of Birdorable 191
Cute Birdorable Galah

Today's 189th Birdorable is this Birdorable Galah, also known as the Rose-breasted Cockatoo or Pink and Grey. It is a widespread parrot in Australia, where it can be commonly seen in the bush as well as urban areas such as Perth and Melbourne. Wow, I can't imagine having such colorful birds visit our backyard feeders.

Galah
Photo by scuze (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 #200 at the end of this month. Here's a preview of tomorrow's bird:

Preview of Birdorable 190
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
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
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
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

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

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

And that's not all. During these 2+ weeks we'll have the biggest Birdorable sale ever, with 17 different products at a reduced price! The sale will include great gift items, select organic apparel and drinkware at 20% to 50% off. The following products will be on sale all days from July 15th to July 31st:

- 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 Bonanza Sale

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