Tag: courtship

  • Spectacular Courtship Ritual of Peafowl

    The name for a group of peafowl – pride or ostentation - is very descriptive and this colorful bird has long been associated with high social standing and royalty, particularly in Asian cultures...

  • Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica)

    The Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) is a small sea bird which spends most of its life living on the open ocean. It is also known as the Common Puffin and it is the only puffin species which occurs in the Atlantic Ocean. All three other puffin species are found in the Pacific. When they are […]

  • Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus)

    The Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus) has features similar to a chicken with a small black bill. The tail is a square shape and it is between 11 to 16 inches long. The Ptarmigan’s legs and toes are feathered, which helps them walk through the snow and keep warm without a problem. During the summer periods […]

  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)

    The Rose-breasted grosbeak or as it is scientifically called, Pheucticus ludovicianus, is about 7.25 inches long and has a large, cone shaped, pale colored bill. The female grosbeak looks similar to the female-plumaged Black-headed grosbeak but has an orange-brown breast with streaks only on the side of its body. The Grosbeak lives near open woodlands […]

  • Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber)

    The Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber) is the national bird of Tobago and Trinidad. This absolutely stunning, brightly colored bird is a remarkable sight to see. Although they only occur naturally in South America, they can be seen in zoos the world over. Scarlet Ibises vary in length from 56 to 61 cm or 22 to […]

  • Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea)

    The Scarlet tanager, Piranga olivacea, is unusual in comparison to the other 230 species of the Neotropical Tanager family. The Scarlet Tanager differs in that its plumage changes seasonally, in fact only one other member of the family does this and that is the Tanager that comes from the South American species. Every fall the […]

  • A Brightly Colored and Lively Courtship Display

    Found in and around the Amazon basin in the Northern regions of South America, the male Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock never fails to impress. This fascinating bird sports an orange-colored fan-like ...

  • The Elegant Crane

    Almost every culture has at least one story about the majestic crane and they have long been depicted in art in different countries. These large birds have long legs and necks and so they stand ...