Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Nat Geo - Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week

Black-headed herons are found throughout sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar. They differ from their closest congener, the Grey Heron, in that they prefer to hunt well away from water, taking large insects, small mammals, and birds.
Rodnick Clifton Biljon

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Cape parrot sitting in a Cape lilac tree whose yellow fruits are reputed to be poisonous. These Endangered parrots feed on this fruit from India, SE Asia and Australia when local food resources become depleted. There are less than 1,000 of these shining, amazing parrots left on earth. Please watch this informative National Geographic video on the Cape Parrot Project:
Rodnick Clifton Biljon

The little-known spectacled barwing is found in China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, where they prefer subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. Photographed here in Thailand.
Trevor Hardaker