Explore Red Breeding, Breeding Plumage and more!

Explore related topics

Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)
  Fun Fact: This western tanager is a male. Only males develop a bright red breeding plumage on their heads. When nonbreeding, a much duller red is confined in varying amounts to forehead and chin.
  Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ, USA  http://saeah.com

Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) Fun Fact: This western tanager is a male. Only males develop a bright red breeding plumage on their heads. When nonbreeding, a much duller red is confined in varying amounts to forehead and chin. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ, USA http://saeah.com

Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris)  The broad-billed hummingbird (like most hummingbirds) consumes over 1.5 times its body weight in nectar each day.  Arizona-Senora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ, USA  http://www.saeah.com/Birds-Wildlife/i-3pcVmK9/A

Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris) The broad-billed hummingbird (like most hummingbirds) consumes over 1.5 times its body weight in nectar each day. Arizona-Senora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ, USA http://www.saeah.com/Birds-Wildlife/i-3pcVmK9/A

Landing Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)  Fun Fact: The Pine Warbler is the only warbler that eats large quantities of seeds, primarily those of pines. This seed-eating ability means Pine Warblers sometimes visit bird feeders, unlike almost all other warblers.  Enterprise, Alabama, USA

Landing Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus) Fun Fact: The Pine Warbler is the only warbler that eats large quantities of seeds, primarily those of pines. This seed-eating ability means Pine Warblers sometimes visit bird feeders, unlike almost all other warblers. Enterprise, Alabama, USA

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  

These beautiful birds live in large flocks in the winter, and there were dozens of them flying around in this backyard.  

Enterprise, Alabama, USA

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) These beautiful birds live in large flocks in the winter, and there were dozens of them flying around in this backyard. Enterprise, Alabama, USA

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) Enterprise, AL, USA

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) Enterprise, AL, USA

Male White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)

  He's fluffing up to maximize sun exposure on his feathers, probably to help remove pesky feather mites using UV rays from the sun. :-)

  Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego, CA, USA

Male White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) He's fluffing up to maximize sun exposure on his feathers, probably to help remove pesky feather mites using UV rays from the sun. :-) Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego, CA, USA

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)  Fun Fact: A group of chickadees can be called a banditry of chickadees. This collective noun probably refers to the mask-like appearance of chickadee species.  Enterprise, Alabama, USA

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) Fun Fact: A group of chickadees can be called a banditry of chickadees. This collective noun probably refers to the mask-like appearance of chickadee species. Enterprise, Alabama, USA

Red-bellied woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

 The Botanical Gardens at Asheville, Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Red-bellied woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) The Botanical Gardens at Asheville, Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)   In the spring and early summer, cardinals will frequently attack windows and other reflective surfaces. They become so obsessed with defending their territories that they believe their reflection is an intruder.  Asheville Botanical Gardens, North Carolina, USA

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) In the spring and early summer, cardinals will frequently attack windows and other reflective surfaces. They become so obsessed with defending their territories that they believe their reflection is an intruder. Asheville Botanical Gardens, North Carolina, USA

Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas
Search