Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) perch on telephone wires and forage for seeds on the ground; their flight is fast and bullet straight. Their soft, drawn-out calls sound like laments. When taking off, their wings make a sharp whistling or whinnying.
Contrast occurs between the bright colors of the bird and the neutral background colors. It also occurs between the focus on the bird and the blur of the background. Lilac Breasted Roller in flight (by Joseph Mak on
Greater Blue-eared Starling (Lamprotornis chalybaeus) by gerdavs. Blue-eared Glossy-starling (Lamprotornis chalybaeus) is a bird that breeds from Senegal east to Ethiopia, South Africa and Angola. It is a very common species of open woodland.