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The Golden Pheasant

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The stunning golden pheasant is a gamebird of the order Galliformes (gallinaceous birds) belongs to the family Phasianidae (pheasants). The Golden Pheasant or Chinese pheasant “Chrysolophus pictus” is native to forests in mountainous areas of western China. Its feral populations have been established in the UK, Canada, United States, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. By natural habitats golden pheasant are particularly aggressive because they have a “harem” structure, mating with several hens a year.
The adult golden pheasant is approximately 90 to 105 cm in length.The golden pheasant is unmistakable with its golden crest and rump and bright red body. The deep orange "cape" can be feast in display, appearing as an alternating black and orange fan that covers all of the face but its bright yellow eye with a pinpoint black pupil. The Golden pheasants normally lay 8 to 12 eggs at…

The Amazing Colors of Malayan Banded Pitta

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The Band-tailed Manakin

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The Band-tailed Manakin is a species of bird in the pipridae family. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia,Brazil, Paraguay and Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical swamps, and heavily degraded former forest.

Many-Coloured Rush Tyrant

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The many-coloured rush tyrant is a small passerine bird of South America belonging to the tyrant flycatcher family. It is the only member of the genus Tachuris and its relationships with the other members of the family are uncertain. It inhabits marshland and reedbeds around lakes and rivers. It is particularly associated with stands of Scirpus. The nest is built among plant stems.

Scientific name: Tachuris rubrigastra
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Tachuris

Asian Golden Weaver Male

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The Asian golden weaver (Ploceus hypoxanthus) is a species of bird in the Ploceidae family. It is found in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, swamps, and arable land. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Painted Bunting

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The painted bunting is a species of bird in the Cardinal family, Cardinalidae, that is native to North America.
Scientific name: Passerina ciris
Rank: Species
Lower classifications: Eastern Painted Bunting
Higher classification: Passerina

Red Avadavat Bird

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The red avadavat, red munia or strawberry finch is a sparrow-sized bird of the Estrildidae family. It is found in the open fields and grasslands of tropical Asia and is popular as a cage bird due to the colourful plumage of the males in their breeding season. It breeds in the Indian Subcontinent in the monsoon season. The species name of amandava and the common name of avadavat are derived from the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India, from where these birds were exported into the pet trade in former times.

Scientific name: Amandava amandava
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Amandava

Azure-Winged Magpie

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The azure-winged magpie is a bird in the crow family. It is 31–35 cm long and similar in overall shape to the Eurasian magpie but is more slender with proportionately smaller legs and bill. It belongs to the genus Cyanopica.

It has a glossy black top to the head and a white throat. The underparts and the back are a light grey-fawn in colour with the wings and the feathers of the long (16–20 cm) tail are an azure blue. It inhabits various types of coniferous (mainly pine) and broadleaf forest, including parks and gardens in the eastern populations.

Scientific name: Cyanopica cyanus
Rank: Species

Greater Blue-eared Glossy- Starling Bird

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The greater blue-eared starling or greater blue-eared glossy-starling is a bird that breeds from Senegal east to Ethiopia and south through eastern Africa to northeastern South Africa and Angola. It is a very common species of open woodland bird, and undertakes some seasonal migration.

Scientific name: Lamprotornis chalybaeus
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Lamprotornis

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) - Magee Marsh Wildlife Area,OH

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Wang Bliss Birds

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English name : King Birds-of-paradise, A very solitary bird , very faithful to the love , if partner die, will hunger strike to death, and whenever there is migratory bird of paradise , he will launch when , birds lead the way , is a growth in , Papua New Guinea,quite.

The Guinea Turaco

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The Guinea turaco (Tauraco persa), also known as the green turaco,. It is found in forests of West and Central Africa, ranging from Senegal east to DR Congo and south to northern Angola. It lays two eggs in a tree platform nest. This species is a common in climax forest with plentiful tall trees. It feeds on fruit and blossoms.

The Vivid Green Magpie,

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Whiskered Treeswift

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The whiskered treeswift (Hemiprocne comata) is a species of bird in the Hemiprocnidae family. It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Wilson's Bird-of-Paradise

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The Wilson's bird-of-paradise is a species of passerine bird of the family Paradisaeidae. An Indonesian endemic, the Wilson's bird-of-paradise is distributed to the hill and lowland rainforests of Waigeo and Batanta Islands off West Papua. 

Turquoise-Browed Motmot (Eumomota superciliosa)

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A colourful, medium-sized bird of the motmot family, Momotidae. It inhabits Central America from south-east Mexico (mostly the Yucatán Peninsula), to Costa Rica, where it is common and not considered threatened. It lives in fairly open habitats such as forest edge, gallery forest and scrubland. It is more conspicuous than other motmots, often perching in the open on wires and fences. From these perches it scans for prey, such as insects and small reptiles. White eggs (3–6) are laid in a long tunnel nest in an earth bank or sometimes in a quarry or fresh-water well. Its name originates from the turquoise color of its brow.

European Goldfinch

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The European goldfinch or goldfinch, is a small passerine bird in the finch family.

Scientific name: Carduelis carduelis
Higher classification: Carduelis
Rank: Species

Asian Paradise Flycatcher

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The Asian paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi) is a medium-sized passerine bird native to Asia. Males have elongated central tail feathers, and in some populations a black and rufous plumage while others have white plumage. Females are short-tailed with rufous wings and a black head. They feed on insects, which they capture in the air often below a densely canopied tree.

Painted Bunting

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The painted bunting is a species of bird in the Cardinal family, Cardinalidae, that is native to North America.
Scientific name: Passerina ciris
Rank: Species
Lower classifications: Eastern Painted Bunting
Higher classification: Passerina

Diederik Cuckoo

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The diederik cuckoo, formerly dideric cuckoo or didric cuckoo, and sometimes called Diederik's cuckoo, is a member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes, which also includes the roadrunners, the anis, and the hoatzin.
Scientific name: Chrysococcyx caprius
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Chrysococcyx

Asian Golden Weaver Male

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The Asian golden weaver (Ploceus hypoxanthus) is a species of bird in the Ploceidae family. It is found in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, swamps, and arable land. It is threatened by habitat loss.