O majestic pigeon mating dance, how can the ladies resist you
(they can’t)

Puna Flamingo - Phoenicoparrus jamesi 
What you see in the picture is a species of flamingo that is not often seen outside their habitat, it is Phoenicoparrus jamesi (Phoenicopteriformes - Phoenicopteridae), a Near Threatened species distributed on the high Andean plateaus of Peru, Chile, Bolivia and Argentina. 
This species is unique among flamingos as it lacks the hind toe. Other common names: James’s Flamingo, Flamenco Andino Chico, Flamenco de James, Parina Chica.
References: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: ©Christopher Momberg | Locality: Laguna Chaxas, Salar de Atacama, Chile (2014)

(via Yoda Master by Jon Chua / 500px)
*Buffy Fish Owl

Australian King Parrot - Alisterus scapularis 
As its common name suggests, the Australian King Parrot, Alisterus scapulars (Psittaciformes - Psittaculidae) is endemic to the eastern coast of Australia, where they are frequently seen in small groups with various species of Rosella. 
These parrots are sexually dimorphic. Adults of both sexes are very majestic birds, typically averaging 42 - 43 cm in length, including their long tail. As seen in the photo, the adult males (>4 years) are very striking in appearance with a red head, breast, and lower undersides, with a blue lower back, and green wings and tail. They have a reddish-orange upper beak with a black tip and a black lower beak, and yellow eye ring.
Females are similar in appearance except for a green head and breast, a black upper beak, and paler yellow eye ring. 
Reference: [1]
Photo credit: ©Steve Hitchcock | Locality: Maleni, Queensland, Australia (2006)

Feeding and Teaching (by Andy Morffew)


Steller’s Sea Eagle, Haliaeetus pelagicus (via Harry Eggens)
Sea of Okhotsk, Hokkaido, Japan

Barn Owl (Tyto alba) (by Foto Martien)

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) (by shelshots)

Surround sound, peeper edition by jonasflanken on Flickr.

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