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Cedar Waxwing feasting on crab apple blossoms. Photo by Erik Hovmiller.

A Bud for Breakfast - Cedar Waxwing at Malheur Headquarters. Just one among many feasting on the crab apple blossoms.


The White Ravens of Qualicum Beach, Vancouver. THE birds are said not to be "albino" but "leucistic" a genetic defect resulting in birds that lack normal pigmentation. "White Raven Capital of the World"

mutant pidgeons

The Frillback Pigeon: A real type of pigeon developed over long-term selective breeding practices.

A blue-footed booby (lat. Sula nebouxii) is so cute :)

Dancing Blue-Footed Booby, for some reason, I love these things, I think it's the blue feet.

Half sider budgie , very rare and born sterile.

Halfsider - Twinzy is a "half sider" budgerigar, the characteristics of a blue bird on one side and a green bird on the other, even his tail feathers are split down the middle!

Galapagos Islands-92 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Blue Footed Booby ~ Galapagos Islands Isn't this a beautiful bird. Next time you call someone a booby."say your a blue footed booby.

blue jay in the snow

Blue jay coming in for a landing in the snow! I guess he didn't go south for the winter.

Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicus) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The Northern carmine bee-eater (Merops nubicus) is an African near passerine bird in the bee-eater family


never posted this shot from the trip.

Pigeon - English Magpie    The English Magpie, such as this champion by Bob Pilchar, is a slender pigeon that stands erect with the back angling sharply upwards.

Grand National Pigeon Show champions

Think pigeons are all dingy and gray? More than 300 varieties of "fancy" pigeons come to Salt Lake City's Grand National Pigeon Show every year. See which birds took home the prize this past winter.



Through generations of selective breading Egyptian pigeon fanciers have created some very unique birds.