The Black-and-chestnut Eagle is a large species of eagle found in mountain habitat across a small range in South America, from Argentina to Venezuela. They are named for their striking black and chestnut plumage, which is complemented by white under the wings and a white stripe on the tail. These birds also have a head crest which is typically in the raised position, even while in flight. The crest may be lowered if the bird is experiencing stress or fear.
Black-and-chestnut Eagles are considered to be Endangered, mainly due to habitat loss. As they are known to eat large birds, including domestic fowl, they also face persecution from farmers.
Tomorrow's new bird will be a small sparrow with a widespread distribution over much of North America. Can you guess the species?
Today we are revealing our 700th Birdorable species: the Emu! This species has been our most requested bird since we started Birdorable.
The Emu is the world's second largest bird species, just after the Ostrich. These flightless birds are endemic to Australia. They are known for having powerful legs, allowing them to run up to 30 MPH and jump as high as 7 feet. They use their legs to defend themselves as well, pairing a powerful kick with their sharply-clawed toes.
Male Emus take on breeding duties like nest-building and egg incubation. The female may lay up to 15 avocado-sized eggs before leaving them with her partner. Young Emus stay with their father for around 18 months before taking off on their own.
Tomorrow's new bird is a very large species of raptor found in South America. Some consider it to be the most endangered bird of prey in the New World. Can you guess the species?
Today's new bird is an Old World species and the largest type of pigeon or dove found in Europe: the Common Wood Pigeon!
The Common Wood Pigeon is a large species of pigeon native to parts of Europe and Asia. They are fairly common and abundant throughout their natural range. They can be found in a variety of habitats, including wild woodlands, as well as rural, suburban and urban areas.
Tomorrow's new bird will be Birdorable #700! This is our all-time most requested bird ever. Can you guess what it will be?
Today our 2018 Bonanza continues with a Hawaiian species of honeycreeper: the Palila!
Many species of Hawaiian honeycreeper are endangered or face threats, and the Palila is no different, unfortunately. The Palila is considered to be critically endangered, due in part to loss of habitat.
Palilas are highly dependent on the Mamane tree. This association includes using the tree as a food source and nesting habitat.
Tomorrow's new bird is Europe's largest species of pigeon. Can you guess which species it is?
During this year's ten-day-long event, we'll reveal a new bird each day. 10 new birds for our 10th Bonanza! The new birds will include our 700th species, the most requested Birdorable of all time! Join us starting this friday to see what new birds will join Birdorable in our 10th annual Bonanza!
Here's a sneak peek at Friday's new species, a medium-sized woodpecker with an appearance some compare to that of a clown. Can you guess which species will start things off?