Blog Archive: May 2011

Birdorable Northern Cardinal

Birdorable American Flag Coloring Page

In honor of Memorial Day we present this new coloring page featuring the American Flag represented in cute Birdorable style. Red Cardinals, White Doves and Blue Jays stand in formation creating the stars and stripes of the flag.

Birdorable US Flag Coloring Page

This download will be available until July 4th 2011. Check here for more coloring pages. Subscribe to the Birdorable Blog by RSS feed or by email to get notified when new downloads like this are added. Also check out this Birdorable U.S. Flag on t-shirts, tote bags and more. This cute design for patriotic Americans on Flag Day, the 4th of July, Memorial Day, or any day!

Birdorable US Flag T-shirt and Tote Bag
Birdorable US Flag Women's T-shirt and Tote Bag

Have you used our coloring pages at home, in your classroom, or at an event? We’d love to hear about it! Send us photos of the pages in action, or the final result – we may showcase them on our blog!

Birdorable Ostrich

Avian Extreme: Ostrich Eyes

May 25th, 2011 in Ostriches, Avian Extreme 1 comment
Birdorable Ostrich

The Ostrich is the largest living species of bird, so it's no surprise that they have the largest eyes of any avian species. In fact, the eyes of an ostrich, measuring two inches in diameter, are the largest of any terrestrial species. Its large eyes help the flightless Ostrich perceive predators that share their wide open savanna habitat. When a predator is perceived, another avian extreme comes in handy: the Ostrich is the fastest land bird, able to achieve a running speed of up to 45mph! If you can't get enough of this extreme avian species, be sure to check out Birdorable's collection of cute Ostrich t-shirts & gifts.

Birdorable African Penguin

Baby Birdorable: African Penguin

May 18th, 2011 in Penguins, Baby Birds 4 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 African Penguin. African Penguins breed colonially, like most other penguin species. They use burrows or natural depressions on a rocky surface as a nesting site. Usually two eggs are laid and incubation takes approximately 40 days. Both parents incubate the eggs and brood the hatchlings, which may fledge after 60 days or up to 130 days after hatching.

South African penguin and egg
South African penguin and egg by galeforce.19
African penguin (jackass penguin)chicks  Boulders Beach Simons Town South AFrica
African penguin (jackass penguin)chicks Boulders Beach Simons Town South AFrica by mpp26
African penguin with chick, Boulders Beach, South Africa
African penguin with chick, Boulders Beach, South Africa by Paul Mannix
357 by liquidpremium
African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) with chick
African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) with chick
African Penguin chick flappin
African Penguin chick flappin by giles.breton
Penguin and Parent
Penguin and Parent by funkymelody
African Penguin with Chick, Boulders
African Penguin with Chick, Boulders by Photovolcanica

Pretty cute, right? Be sure to check out our Birdorable African Penguin t-shirts and gifts!

Birdorable Northern Parula

Fun facts about the Northern Parula

May 9th, 2011 in Warblers, Fun Facts 1 comment

It's May! That means we are already into Warbler Neck Awareness Month. Have you been out birding this month? If you've been out looking for warblers, maybe you've seen this cutie, the Northern Parula.

Birdorable Northern Parula

1. The Northern Parula is a species of warbler (see our other cute warblers).

2. Northern Parulas nest in two distinctive, separate zones in eastern North America.

3. The original name for this small wood-warbler was Finch Creeper.

4. Northern Parulas have been known to hybridize with Yellow-throated Warblers. The offspring are known as Sutton's Warblers.

5. The oldest known wild Northern Parula lived to be at least seven years of age.

6. The Northern Parula is one of our cute Birdorable birds! The Northern Parula was added to Birdorable on November 17, 2010.