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wigmund: “ From National Geographic Photo Of The Day; March Royal Crest Andrew Snyder, National Geographic Your Shot “For the last three years, I have spent my summers conducting biodiversity.

Onychorhynchus Coronatus Photograph - Amazonian Royal Flycatcher by Dr Morley Read

Onychorhynchus Coronatus Photograph - Amazonian Royal Flycatcher by Dr Morley Read

_MG_7990 by mrhmclean on Flickr.        Secretary Bird   _MG_7990 by mrhmclean, via Flickr

The secretarybird or secretary bird is a very large, mostly terrestrial bird of prey. Endemic to Africa, it is usually found in the open grasslands and savannah of the sub-Saharan region.

Northern Lapwing  The images in migratory birds.  The bird species are gong Vanellidae  Description: The frontal crest length black. Sam...

Northern Lapwing

Lapwing, Northern Lapwing, Green Plover or Peewit - common through temperate Eurasia

The Amazonian Royal Flycatcher is found in forests and woodlands throughout most of the Amazon basin. They are about 6 1/2 inches in length and like to dart out from branches to catch flying insects or pluck them from leaves. They build very large nests (sometimes up to 6 feet long) on a branches near water. The nest hangs over the water which makes it hard for predators to reach.

The northern royal flycatcher, shown here being banded by a conservation worker, has a rather spectacular crest.

The Amazonian Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus coronatus coronatus) is a passerine bird of the tyrant flycatcher family. It is found in forest and woodland throughout most of the Amazon basin.

Impressive and rarely seen crown display of the Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus (coronatus) coronatus). This one was caught in one of the Fauna Forever Tamb.

Lepidocolaptes angustirostris - drzewiarz białobrewy - Narrow-billed Woodcreeper

Lepidocolaptes angustirostris - drzewiarz białobrewy - Narrow-billed Woodcreeper

Royal Flycatcher http://avaxnews.net/charming/royal_flycatcher.html

The Royal Flycatchers are birds in the genus Onychorhynchus in the Tityridae family. Depending on authority, it includes a single widespread, or four more localized species. The specific epithet of the type species, coronatus, and the common name .

Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher (Ceyx erithacus)  The shy Oriental Dwarf is the smallest resident kingfisher at 13cms. A bird usually associated with shady woodland streams, most recent records come from the ghats and Konkan area in south-western India.   Kingfishers are a group of small to medium sized brightly colored birds with large and powerful bills which are well suited to catch fish.

Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher (Ceyx erithacus) The shy Oriental Dwarf is the smallest resident kingfisher at A bird usually associated with shady woodland streams, most recent records come from the ghats and Konkan area in south-western India.

The Blue-winged Kookaburra (Dacelo leachii) is a large species of kingfisher native to northern Australia and southern New Guinea.

Blue-winged Kookaburra (Dacelo leachii) is a large species of kingfisher native to northern Australia and southern New Guinea.

Kookaburras   - Explore the World with Travel Nerd Nici, one Country at a Time. http://TravelNerdNici.com

rustic & rural ~ in the land 'down under' ~ "the kookaburras sit in the old gum tree" - can't help laughing at/with them, especially when several are "laughing" together!

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Royal Flycatcher - uses its boldly-colored, plumed crest to make its presence known to the world.

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