Saturday, October 20, 2012

Birds of Paradise

Some marketers seemed to think that a fitting description of my last book's subject, eagles, was "the most beautiful bird in the world". To use a more polite word than I usually would, nonsense! There are many contenders; this pheasant has always been a favorite:

Even more so when displaying

But there are even better candidates, nearly xenobiological fantasies, but real:

HT Karen Graham!

1 comment:

Luisa said...

My all-time favorite Temminck's Tragopan video [yes, I have one]: "A male displaying from behind a rock, finally charging towards the female"