Avian Portraits

3473  I am a Uganda Crested crane, this is my best side don't you think?


3503  Although I am also rather fine when you see me head on


3187  I am a Barn Owl, renowned for my sagacity


3191  Not just a pretty face, but a fine set of claws as well


3457  I'm a Vulture-headed Guinea Fowl, this is my best side.


3462  Whether I'm ugly or beautiful is all in the eye of the beholder they tell me.


3485  Those other chaps are so frightfully dull don't you think? Me - I prefer a little bit of subtle coloration


8049  I am a Victoria Crowned Pigeon. My style of head decoration is fequently copied by people invited to Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace. Imitation is always the sincerest form of flattery I say.


8282  I am the young offspring of a Victoria Crowned Pigeon (above). The coloration is a bit funny because I am being reared under these special lights that keep me warm.


8166  I truly am that thing known as "Rara Avis". I am a Green-Naped Pheasant Pigeon (Otidiphaps nobilis nobilis to my friends) and you won't find many of me around - I come from the hinterland forests of New Guinea, and believed to be a threatened species, but not very much is known about me at all.


8160  Looking at my neck, you'll see the reason I am called the Green-Naped Pheasant Pigeon


8037  I am known as Luzon Bleeding-heart, but formally I am Gallicolumba luzonica The reasons for the "bleeding heart" appelation is not because I am a liberal do-gooder, but would appear to be obvious.