BARBA AZUL NATURE RESERVE — BLUE THROATED MACAWS — PLANET EARTH FLOWERS group

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 Contest — Yellow Flowers

BLUE THROATED MACAWS

Record sighting of 155 Blue-throated Macaws confirms steady population growth at Barba Azul Nature Reserve.

On the 11 000 hectares (27 182 acres) of Barba Azul Nature reserve, Armonía successfully protects important roosting and feeding grounds for this species.

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BIRD OF THE WEEK — BAHAMA ORIOLE — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

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BIRD OF THE WEEK

BAHAMA ORIOLE

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Icterus northropi 
POPULATION: Fewer than 300 individuals.
IUCN STATUS: Critically Endangered 
TREND: Decreasing 
HABITAT: Broadleaf and pine forests and edges; will use human-altered habitats.

The dashing Bahama Oriole has shiny black plumage and bright lemon-yellow on its belly, wings, and rump. Unlike the related Baltimore Oriole, male and female Bahama Orioles are very similar in appearance. Found only on the Andros Islands in the Bahamas, fewer than 300 individuals are thought to remain.

This rare oriole belongs to the New World blackbird family, which includes the Audubon’s Oriole and the Red-winged Blackbird.

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Young Goldfinch

Hundreds of bird species are on a track toward extinction. If these species blink out, we’ll have just one species to blame: ours — Marvelous Spatuletail — PLANET EARTH FLOWERS group

PLANET EARTH FLOWERS has over 2,000 members and over 83,000 photos and videos.

Contest — Yellow Flowers

The male Marvelous Spatuletail is a striking, high-energy spectacle, brandishing the purplish-blue spatules on its tail like a pair of castanets.

The birds wave these spatules around during communal courtship displays, which draw visiting females to observe and select a mate.

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BIRD OF THE WEEK — CACTUS WREN — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

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All PLANET EARTH groups supports:

Greenpeace * United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD has over 1,500 members and over 102,000 photos and videos. 

BIRD OF THE WEEK

CACTUS WREN

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus
POPULATION: 3.1 million in United States; Mexican population likely as large.
TREND: Decreasing
HABITAT: Resident in desert and arid scrublands from the southwestern United States to central Mexico.

The Cactus Wren is the largest wren found in the United States — about the size of a Spotted Towhee. Its curious nature and loud, chattering calls make this bird one of the most well-known species of the southwestern desert.

The Cactus Wren’s genus name Campylorhynchus derives from the Greek words for “curved beak.” Its species name brunneicapillus is formed from the Latin words for “brown” and “hair,” referring to this bird’s brown cap and back.

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Who is more beautiful 🤔 Jerdon's Leaf Bird and Bombax ceiba flower

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RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD — SEPIA PHOTOGRAPHY — PLANET EARTH LANDSCAPES group

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Greenpeace * United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

PLANET EARTH LANDSCAPES has over 7,000 members and over 277,000 photos and videos. 

Contest — Black and photography (Sepia is Welcome)

RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD

Tiny yet ferocious, the Ruby-throat weighs less than a nickel and can fly nonstop across the Gulf of Mexico.

It’s easy to mistake a Ruby-throated Hummingbird for a bee at first glance. Their wings beat 60 to 80 times a second, and like the Mangrove Hummingbird and other hummingbird species, become a blur of motion.

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Backlit landscape in sepia!

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Texas Landscape in Winter