Blog Archive: August 2010

Birdorable Princess Parrot

T-Shirt Tuesday: Birds of Australia and New Zealand

August 31st, 2010 in World, T-Shirt Tuesday No comments

These two fun designs are made for anyone who loves Australia's and New Zealand's amazing birdlife! With the backdrop of a flag, cute Birdorable birds from down under are shown on each design. The New Zealand design features: Kakapo; Kea; Brown Kiwi; and Yellow-eyed Penguin. On the Australian flag you'll find: Rainbow Lorikeet; Budgerigar; Laughing Kookaburra; Galah; Princess Parrot; Cockatiel; and Bourke's Parrot.

Birds of New Zealand and Australia
Birdorable Tanimbar Corella

A cockatoo by any other name...

August 23rd, 2010 in Cockatoos No comments

Goffin's Cockatoo, also known as Goffin's Corella or Tanimbar Corella, has been part of the Birdorable family since August 2009. These beautiful white birds are native to the Tanimbar islands in Indonesia. This species, popular in aviculture at least since the 1970's, was only formally described for science in 2004! Although the Goffin's Cockatoo was discovered as early as the 1860's by German naturalist Otto Finsch, and named for his Dutch friend Andreas Leopold Goffin, it recently came to light that Finsch's data was based on two entirely different species. The bird confused with the Goffin's Cockatoo was the Solomons Cockatoo. Whatever name you like to call this lovely crested cutie, be sure to have a look at our collection of Birdorable Goffin's Cockatoo t-shirts & gifts!

Goffin's Cockatoo
Birdorable Great Blue Heron

Baby Birdorable: Great Blue Heron

August 20th, 2010 in Herons, Baby Birds 3 comments

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr) of the Great Blue Heron. Great Blue Herons typically nest in colonies, called heronries. A heronry may have anywhere from five to 500 breeding pairs. They build large platform nests high in trees. They will also use nesting platforms. Two to six eggs are laid and incubation lasts about 28 days.

Newborn Heron Chick
Newborn Heron Chick by GingerP43
Great Blue Heron chicks
Great Blue Heron chicks by jjwebste
babyheron1
babyheron1 by sundero
Great Blue Heron Chick
Great Blue Heron Chick by Ṁ‽ǩ€ §ρ!и@Ä·
Great Blue Heron Chicks
Great Blue Heron Chicks by shell game
Great Blue Heron chicks
Great Blue Heron chicks by Kevin Fleming ( www.WildDelmarva.com )

Pretty cute, right? Be sure to check out our (adult) Birdorable Great Blue Heron t-shirts & gifts!

Birdorable Black Woodpecker

A Black Beauty

August 16th, 2010 in Woodpeckers 1 comment

The Black Woodpecker, Dryocopus martius, is native to northern parts of Eurasia. They can be identified by their large size (about 18 inches long) and their all-black plumage. Black Woodpeckers sport a scraggly head crest of red, which is larger in males than in females.

Birdorable Black Woodpecker

The Black Woodpecker recently joined Birdorable, bringing our total number of woodpecker species up to six.

Black Woodpecker - Debrecen Hungary CS4E4536-63Black Woodpecker by fveronesi1
Birdorable Killdeer

Baby Birdorable: Killdeer

August 13th, 2010 in Killdeer, Baby Birds 3 comments

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr) of the Killdeer. Killdeer lay their eggs in a shallow scrape on the ground. Typically 4 to 6 eggs are laid, and incubation lasts 22 to 28 days. The babies can walk very soon after hatching.

Hidden Trio
Hidden Trio by Evan 49
Three Kildeer Chicks 20090416
Three Kildeer Chicks 20090416 by kenschneiderusa
mother and baby
mother and baby by *foxy_k*
"It doesn't see me....I hope"
"It doesn't see me....I hope" by birdnerd25
DSC_7335-b
DSC_7335-b by hump7
Killdeer Chick
Killdeer Chick by p.curcis
The 14th - Installment 29
The 14th - Installment 29 by emace
Killdeer chick
Killdeer chick by p.curcis

Pretty cute, right? Be sure to check out our (adult) Birdorable Killdeer t-shirts & gifts!