The only mutation, thus far, is the White Mandarin. White Mandarin males are white. They have the same markings as the Mandarin, and wherever there is a dark colour on the Mandarin, the White Mandarin haves a light chestnut/tan colour. The beak is a bright red. Females are all white. Some may have a chestnut/tan stripe in a few of the flight feathers.
siddharthx posted a photo: The common kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) is a bird of prey species belonging to the kestrel group of the falcon family Falconidae. It is also known as the European kestrel, Eurasian kestrel, or Old World kestrel. In Britain, where no other kestrel species occurs, it is generally just called "the kestrel". This species occurs over a large range. It is widespread in Europe, Asia, and Africa, as well as occasionally reaching the east coast of North America[citation…
Size: 500 square feet Years lived in: 1 year; Renting Holly Thomas is a do-it-yourself girl after one's own heart. With a background in journalism and a day job centered on finding cool haunts and thrifting treasure troves in the D.C area, this sweet southern transplant knows a thing or two about editing out the excess to find those rare birds of vintage paradise.
Peacocks in Peach Tree under Moonlight. Artist/maker unknown. Made in Korea, Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). Date: 19th century. "It is extremely rare to see birds portrayed with their young, which is believed to convey the wish for many offspring. Such symbolism is further supported by the inclusion of the moon and sun, a pairing that represents the harmony of Asian cosmic energy, yin and yang, dark and light, female and male."
Often referred to as an albino peacock, it is nothing of the sort. It's technically a white peacock which is a genetic variant of the Indian Blue Peafowl. The colors in the feathers of a bird are determined two factors: pigment and structure. its unusual lack-of-color is due to a missing pigment. This missing pigment is dark and absorbs incident light, making diffracted and interference light visible.
Rethink - Red palm oil...as a miracle food, helping to heal everything from cardiovascular disease to Alzheimer’s to cancer. However, as it becomes more popular worldwide, a dark secret has come to light. Due to its lucrative value, rainforests in Malaysia and Indonesia are destroyed and replaced with African oil palm tree plantations — seriously endangering the habitat of many rare birds, orangutan, pygmy elephants and clouded leopards. As this deforestation progresses at lightening…
“I love you For your little, startled, thoughtless ways, For your ponderings, like soft dark birds, And when you speak ‘tis a sudden sunlight. I love you for your wide child eyes, and fluttering hands, For the little divinities your wrists, And the beautiful mysteries your fingers. I love you. Does the blossom study her day of life? Is the butterfly vexed with an hour of soul? I had rather a rose that lived forever.” — e.e cummings, from The Complete Poems (via petrichour)