Day 235: Whiskered Auklet
With a limited range, only around the Aleutian Islands and some scatters islands of Siberia, the Whiskered Auklet is poorly studied, but its thought their ‘whiskers’ help them sense their way at night in their rocky cliffside habitats.

Day 235: Whiskered Auklet

With a limited range, only around the Aleutian Islands and some scatters islands of Siberia, the Whiskered Auklet is poorly studied, but its thought their ‘whiskers’ help them sense their way at night in their rocky cliffside habitats.

Day 234: White-Creasted Laughing Thrush
Living from the Himalayas to southeast Asia, the White-Creasted Laughing Thrush is a very trusting bird, and thus, is often captured to be kept as a cage bird.  They are named for their chattering conversations had between individuals when moving about either in flocks or from individuals. 

Day 234: White-Creasted Laughing Thrush

Living from the Himalayas to southeast Asia, the White-Creasted Laughing Thrush is a very trusting bird, and thus, is often captured to be kept as a cage bird.  They are named for their chattering conversations had between individuals when moving about either in flocks or from individuals. 

Day 233: European Goldfinch
Native to Europe and Northern Africa, the European Goldfinch is known for its melodic song, imitated even by Vivaldi in “Il Gardellino”.  They are often kept as a pet, and have been crossbred with Canaries in order to create a hybrid with a beautiful song.  Because of their appetite for thistle seeds, they are associated with Christ’s Passion in renaissance Christian symbolism.

Day 233: European Goldfinch

Native to Europe and Northern Africa, the European Goldfinch is known for its melodic song, imitated even by Vivaldi in “Il Gardellino”.  They are often kept as a pet, and have been crossbred with Canaries in order to create a hybrid with a beautiful song.  Because of their appetite for thistle seeds, they are associated with Christ’s Passion in renaissance Christian symbolism.

Day 232: White-Breasted Nuthatch
A songbird of old growth forests of North America, the White-Breasted Nuthatch is distinct in its foraging techniques as an omnivore, with the ability to descend  trees head first and hang upside-down on  branches.  There are over 9 sub-species throughout its range.

Day 232: White-Breasted Nuthatch

A songbird of old growth forests of North America, the White-Breasted Nuthatch is distinct in its foraging techniques as an omnivore, with the ability to descend  trees head first and hang upside-down on  branches.  There are over 9 sub-species throughout its range.

Day 231: Long-Tailed Tit
Found throughout Asia and Europe, the Long-Tailed Tit suffers high nest failure due to profound predation, and as such, many nests require a ‘helper’ that is neither the mother or father, but usually a close relative aiding the parents in rearing.

Day 231: Long-Tailed Tit

Found throughout Asia and Europe, the Long-Tailed Tit suffers high nest failure due to profound predation, and as such, many nests require a ‘helper’ that is neither the mother or father, but usually a close relative aiding the parents in rearing.

Day 230: Plumbeous Water Redstart
Found in southeastern Asian, the Plumbeous Water Redstart gets its common name from the Latin plumbum, meaning lead, for their slightly greyish blue.  They are extremely territorial of their homes and confront any intruder.

Day 230: Plumbeous Water Redstart

Found in southeastern Asian, the Plumbeous Water Redstart gets its common name from the Latin plumbum, meaning lead, for their slightly greyish blue.  They are extremely territorial of their homes and confront any intruder.

Day 228: Ribbon-Tailed Astrapia
A bird of paradise, the Ribbon-Tailed Astrapia finds a home in the central highlands of Papua New Guinea.  One of the more recently discovered birds of paradise, they are unfortunately Threatened due to habitat lose and hunting for their plumes.  The male has the longest tail in relation to body size of any bird.

Day 228: Ribbon-Tailed Astrapia

A bird of paradise, the Ribbon-Tailed Astrapia finds a home in the central highlands of Papua New Guinea.  One of the more recently discovered birds of paradise, they are unfortunately Threatened due to habitat lose and hunting for their plumes.  The male has the longest tail in relation to body size of any bird.

Day 227: Three-Wattled Bellbird
A migratory bird of Central America, the Three-Wattled Bellbird is known for it’s strange call, especially in Panama, as in Nicaragua, it has a far more noisy call.  In old illustrations and taxidermy specimens, the wattles have been shown sticking out, but in reality, have no musculature structure to achieve this look.  An example of their call can be heard here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gnu8QbpImWw

Day 227: Three-Wattled Bellbird

A migratory bird of Central America, the Three-Wattled Bellbird is known for it’s strange call, especially in Panama, as in Nicaragua, it has a far more noisy call.  In old illustrations and taxidermy specimens, the wattles have been shown sticking out, but in reality, have no musculature structure to achieve this look.  An example of their call can be heard here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gnu8QbpImWw