earthlings on the wing
Victoria Crowned Pigeon by ~Romanara
Shackled But Freeby ~MystyxD
Feather-Duster Parakeet - The long and curly feathers are caused by a mutation. These birds are never able to fly or perch normally and have a very short life span. Many say that the stress of perpetual feather growing depletes a bird's body of nutrients that are vital to it's survival. They are such an elegant bird
Padovana Riccia - Italian Polish frizzle Italian breeds of chickens also called the Padovana of Chili. It’s very similar to Tuffled Padovana, but with a frizzle livery, which confers a very ornamental appearance. In the US the “Padovana riccia” is known as Polish Frizzle and the liveries are the same of Polish (Ghigi A., 1968; Mazzoni I., 1932, 1934).
Ruddy Shelduck, Tadorna ferruginea, is a member of the duck, goose and swan family Anatidae. It is in the shelduck subfamily Tadorninae. There are very small resident populations of this species in north west Africa and Ethiopia, but the main breeding area of this species is from south east Europe across central Asia to Southeast Asia. These birds are mostly migratory, wintering in the Indian Subcontinent.
A couple of Ruddy Shelduck