Quetzal face by Alain Richert

Quetzal Bokeh photography bird with long green tail

Many count Quetzal among the most beautiful and ornate bird species in the Western Hemisphere, and the natives were so awestricken by their striking beauty that they referred to them as "The Rare Jewel Birds of the World."

The Resplendent Quetzal.

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, by Thomas Judd ♥ ♥ www.paintingyouwithwords.com

hummingbird

Bird of Paradise with her baby...

The Beauty of the Peacock Tail <3

Torogoz ~ National Bird of El Salvador

Hyacinth macaw

Quetzal of Guatemala.

Alain Richert

"feathers and fancy" by Katya Horner of Slight Clutter Photography. Find her on Etsy.com

Bird of Paradise

Himalayan Monal [pheasant family] - Thanks to Karen Harrison, who previously pinned this to the most generic of my bird boards.

Scarlet Macaw. the one large macaw that has no feathers on its “leather,” the white area around the eyes. And there is NO redder than the scarlet. Would love to have one, as they are gentle, playful, very trainable, and wonderful companion birds.

Masked Trogon by Gavin Emmons on Flickr*

A Baby Bird Being Saved ~ After Falling From The Nest ~ By BOTH Parent Birds.

macaw in flight - stunning