Blog Archive: Birdorable Bonanza 2009

Birdorable Galah

Birdorable 189: Galah

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
Birdorable Greater Roadrunner

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 Green Aracari

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 Golden-winged Warbler

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 Andean Cock-of-the-rock

Birdorable 185: Andean Cock-of-the-rock

July 16th, 2009 in New Birds, Birdorable Bonanza 2009 2 comments
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 Scarlet Ibis

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