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    The Aussie Blue-winged Kookaburra Is A Weapon In-flight

    When you think of Aussie Kookaburra's, well the Laughing K is the one as it is a bit of an Aussie icon, but they have little known cousins in PNG and northern Australia as well. The northern Australian edition is called the Blue-winged K. On the perch it is disproportionally big-headed and slim...
  2. Blue-winged Teal (female)

    Blue-winged Teal (female)

    Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) Female.
  3. Blue-winged Teal (male)

    Blue-winged Teal (male)

    Blue-winged Teal (Spathula discors) Male.
  4. Blue-winged Teal (male)

    Blue-winged Teal (male)

    Blue-Winged Teal (Spatula discors) Male.
  5. Blue-winged Teals

    Blue-winged Teals

    A pair of Blue-winged Teals I took yesterday. The male looks like he has had a hard day.
  6. Blue-winged Parrotlet

    Blue-winged Parrotlet

  7. How's my pose?

    How's my pose?

    Blue-winged Pitta
  8. Top View

    Top View

    Blue-winged Pitta
  9. Blue-winged Pitta

    Blue-winged Pitta

  10. Blue-winged Pitta (Side)

    Blue-winged Pitta (Side)

  11. Blue-winged Pitta (Front)

    Blue-winged Pitta (Front)

  12. Blue-winged Digger Wasp

    Blue-winged Digger Wasp

    Blue-winged Digger Wasp also known as the June Beetle Parasite Wasp (Scolia dubia: Scollidae) This wasp is ca. 2.54 cm (1 in) long. Photographed on Tall Goldenrod (Solidago altissima) near Wickson Creek, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Riparian, bottomland hardwood forest with cleared open pasture...
  13. Blue-winged Teal

    Blue-winged Teal

    Anas discors - cerceta alazul - blue-winged teal
  14. Blue-winged Pitta

    Blue-winged Pitta

    This fledgling was one of two accompanied by an adult. It still hadn't developed any red on the belly, and was quite confiding once it got used to my presence. What has it spotted?
  15. Blue-winged Pitta

    Blue-winged Pitta

    Another picture of this confiding bird.
  16. Blue-winged Pitta

    Blue-winged Pitta

    Reading Mark Bruce's accounts of Fairy Pittas in Taiwan inspired me to post some pics of their close cousins from Malaysia. This bird was collecting food for young in a nest nearby. It was very tolerant of me lying in the leaves nearby, sometimes coming too close to get the whole bird in frame...
  17. Female Blue-winged Warbler

    Female Blue-winged Warbler

    Yellow face and body with black eyeline, Wings white and Bluish-gray. Male is much more yellow on his underparts then the female.