Birds of a Feather
This is a meadowlark! He's singing, "If all the raindrops were candy bars and gumdrops, oh, what a rain that would be! Standing outside with my beak open wide, aah-aah ah aah-aah ah aah-aah ah aah!" Because he's trying to catch some raindrops in his mouth! How neat is that? That's pretty neat. Hee hee!
The Lesser Bird-of-paradise is distributed throughout forests of northern New Guinea, and the nearby islands of Misool and Yapen. Widespread and common throughout its large range, the Lesser Bird-of-paradise is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The males are polygamous, and perform courtship displays in leks.
Two species of Doublecollard Sunbirds inhabit the fynbo, evergreen scrubland and forest fringes. This specimen is the Greater Doublecollared Sunbird - Nectarina afra - identified by the broad band of carmine across its belly. It is also larger than its cousin, the Lesser Doublebanded Sunbird and its thicker bill is diagnostic.
Gloster's Fancy Canary..... reminds of Moe ( Larry and Curly fame)I had one of these at one time they sing so beautiful...I gave all mine back to breeder on his word he would leave them in flight cage with the breeders I couldn't get over feeling guilty about the cages...they were born to inherit the sky..ya know?
Gloster's Fancy Canary (bad hair day!)
Group of Tree Swallows, Pembroke, NY, David Duprey