There are about 338 different species of hummingbirds - an amazing family  of birds found only in the New World. Their ability to hover for extended  periods of time and even fly backwards makes them unique in the bird world.  What they lack in size, they make up for with energy; the pinnacle of this  being the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds incredible ability to flap up to 200  times per second during courtship displays. Though tiny, male hummingbirds  are among the most flashy birds in the…

The 15 Most Spectacular Hummingbirds!

African Goshawk (juvenile) by Joaquim Cavaco

(Young) African Goshawk (Accipiter tachiro) is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. of Prey

sutton15445:  fairy-wren:  Chestnut Colored Woodpecker. Photo by Bill Holsten  http://sutton15445.tumblr.com/   Enjoy the view from my world...

emuwren: The Chestnut-coloured Woodpecker - Celeus castaneus, is a species of bird in the Picidae family. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. Photo by Bill Holsten.

22 Popular North American Birds #Infographic #America #Birds

22 Popular North American Birds #Infographic

This infographic from MJJ Sales shows off a collection of 22 of the most popular birds found in North America. You can also see what regions of the continent they are most commonly found and what types of food and seeds you can use to attract them.

The Plumbeous Water Redstart (Rhyacornis fuliginosa) is a species of bird in the Muscicapidae family. It is found in Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Plumbeous Water Redstart, Female ----- The plumbeous water redstart is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae. It is found in South Asia, Southeast Asia and China. Males are slate blue in colour, while females are grey

Red-and-White Spinetail (Certhiaxis mustelinus).   ["João da canarana (Certhiaxis mustelinus)."]           Google search:  "The Red-and-White Spinetail (Certhiaxis mustelinus) is a species of bird in the family Furnariidae, the Ovenbirds. It is found in the Amazon Basin of Brazil and Peru; also the southern Amazon River border of Colombia and the headwaters of the Madeira River in Bolivia. Its natural habitats are rivers and swamps. Wikipedia."

Red-and-White Spinetail (Certhiaxis mustelinus). ["João da canarana (Certhiaxis mustelinus)."] Google search: "The Red-and-White Spinetail (Certhiaxis mustelinus) is a species of bird in the family Furnariidae, the Ovenbirds. It is found in the Amazon Basin of Brazil and Peru; also the southern Amazon River border of Colombia and the headwaters of the Madeira River in Bolivia. Its natural habitats are rivers and swamps. Wikipedia."

The Black-Faced Dacnis (Dacnis lineata) is a species of bird in the Thraupidae…

Black-Faced Dacnis (Dacnis lineata), tiniest of the tanager family. Photo by deseonocturno

A couple of lovebirds at the El Nido aviary, in Ixtapaluca, near Mexico City. The aviary is the third largest in the world, with more than 320 species of birds and more than 3,000 specimens. Lovebirds are a social and affectionate species of small parrot. Photograph: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images.

The week in wildlife - in pictures

A couple of lovebirds at the El Nido aviary, in Ixtapaluca, near Mexico City. The aviary is the third largest in the world, with more than 320 species of birds and more than specimens. Lovebirds are a social and affectionate species of small parrot.

The Blue Jay is a passerine bird in the family Corvidae, native to North America. It is resident through most of eastern and central United States and southern Canada, although western populations may be migratory.

In blue. The Blue Jay is a passerine bird in the family Corvidae, native to North America. It is resident through most of eastern and central United States and southern Canada, although western populations may be migratory.

Emerald Tanager - ©Sociedad Audubon de Panama (Karl Kaufmann) - www.flickr.com/photos/audubonpanama/4558633693

The Emerald Tanager (Tangara florida) is a species of bird in the Thraupidae family. It is found in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Panama.

Hoopoe with dinner! - The hoopoe is a colourful bird that is found across Afro-Eurasia- ahead of this time

50 Most Beautiful Bird Photography examples for your inspiration

Hop Hoopoe (Upupa epops) with lizard :: Andres Miguel Dominguez

Beautiful turquoise feathers on this pretty bird. Photo by Pat Ulrich Wildlife Photography

Racket-tailed roller at the San Diego Zoo in California Pat Ulrich Wildlife Photography

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