pollyannapumpkin:  Bearded Helmetcrest, Colombia, Nevado del Ruiz (© Ian Merrill / surfbirds.com)

Bearded Helmetcrest (Oxypogon guerinii) is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It is found in Colombia and Venezuela.

"Red-browed Firetail Finches" - artwork by Christopher Pope - now available as fine art reproductions - http://www.artreproductions.com.au/gallery.php?artid=2434

'Red-browed Fire-tail Finches' by Christopher Pope. Red-browed Fire-tail Finches, cm X cm, Acrylic on board, 2011 One of 24 new works showing at my Solo Exhibition from July to August 2011

European Bee Eater

The European bee-eater (Merops apiaster) is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family Meropidae. It breeds in southern Europe and in parts of north Africa.

Rufous-Backed Kingfisher (Ceyx rufidorsa) @ Panti Forest | Panti Forest, Malaysia | by Chong Lip Mun

A rainbow of color, what a beauty! ☀Rufous-Backed Kingfisher (Ceyx rufidorsa) @ Panti Forest by Chong Lip Mun

Banded Broadbill in Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand. Photo by Carl-Johan Svensson

Banded Broadbill in Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand. Photo by Carl-Johan Svensson

The colors of the Lilac Breasted Roller, found in Southern Africa, are just stunning and are some of my favorite colors.

"Jewel of the Serengeti" - Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Bedazzling the muted hues of the dusty East African plains is this lilac breasted roller by THOMAS D.

Hildebrandt's Starling - Lamprotornis hildebrandti - Found in Kenya and Tanzania, this colorful bird is of the family Sturnidae. A seasonal nester (March to May and October to December) the diet of the starling consists of insects and fruit, with insects being the more favored. It has been observed hawking flying termites, but it also feeds on beetles and grasshoppers - Credit : Noel Feans / September 7, 2009 - labeled as derivative work, it was taken in Tanzania

HILDEBRANDT’S STARLING Lamprotornis hildebrandti Tanzania, Africa ©Noel Feans Hildebrandt’s Starling is colorful bird found in Kenya and Tanzania. Its habitat is open woodland and thornbrush country. The adult has bright iridescent plumage on its.

Little Birds

dendroica: “ Ronald Green was photographing these red-headed woodpeckers from a blind in his Minnesota backyard every day. “They were constantly fighting, and it was very challenging to get any shots.