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Do you know how the macaroni penguin got its name? In 18th century England, a flashy young man who wore feathers in his hat was called a “macaroni,” and the English explorers who encountered the penguins in the Falkland Islands named them for their fashionable yellow crests!

Do you know how the macaroni penguin got its name? In 18th century England, a flashy young man who wore feathers in his hat was called a “macaroni,” and the English explorers who encountered the penguins in the Falkland Islands named them for their fashionable yellow crests!

Do you know how the rockhopper penguin got its name? Well, unlike most species of penguin, the rockhopper does not slide on its belly, as it lives in places with rocky terrain. So, in order to avoid obstacles, these penguins hop! #penguin #penguins #animals #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography

Do you know how the rockhopper penguin got its name? Well, unlike most species of penguin, the rockhopper does not slide on its belly, as it lives in places with rocky terrain. So, in order to avoid obstacles, these penguins hop! #penguin #penguins #animals #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography

Northern Cassowary (Casuarius unappendiculatus)

Northern Cassowary (Casuarius unappendiculatus) by bayucca --native of Australia and New Guinea rainforests.

Bluebirds Canvas Print featuring the photograph The Bluebirds Meet The Redbirds by Bonnie Barry

The Bluebirds Meet The Redbirds Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Bonnie Barry

Most of us could probably distinguish the nightingale's jaunty song from the throaty cacaw of a crow, but could you identify a bird species by its call alone?

Spice Finches for Sale at www.thefinchfarm.com! Also called Nutmeg Mannikin, Scaly Breasted Munia and Spotted Munia, the Spice Finch is a sparrow-sized estrildid finch native to tropical Asia. The species is highly social and may sometimes roost with other species of munias. DNA testing is available to ensure gender if desired. http://www.thefinchfarm.com/spice-finch/

Spice Finch for sale in Vancouver , WA

Toucan Art Tile from Zazzle. zazzle.com Tropical bird art featuring the Toucan with an abstract green background.

Toucan Art Tile from Zazzle. zazzle.com Tropical bird art featuring the Toucan with an abstract green background.

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Palmar Treefrog (Hypsiboas pellucens) by Alejandro Arteaga look at that adorable little guy!

Hornbills have earned their name from their comically large beaks. In fact, the beak counts for 10% of the hornbill's total body weight. The beaks are so heavy, that the bird's first and second vertebrae are fused together to help it carry the weight.

Hornbills have earned their name from their comically large beaks. In fact, the beak counts for of the hornbill's total body weight. The beaks are so heavy, that the bird's first and second vertebrae are fused together to help it carry the weight.

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Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius) Walking in the forest outside of Kuranda.

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