Colorful Birds

Tomorrow is the start of an eight day course, so my mind is busy preparing itself to teach the course and doesn’t have much time to wander.

So, this evening I will just post two pictures that I have taken of colorful birds.

The first one is a picture of a chicken.

Onyx the Chicken


It is not just a random chicken. This is Onyx. He belongs to my cousin in West Sacramento who loves chickens. Her house is full of chicken images and she also has a couple chickens in her back yard. I love the way Onyx is looking at me. I also like the contrast between the red of the wattles and comb and the green grass. The domesticated chicken is Gallus gallus domesticus. To see a picture of a Red Jungle Fowl (Gallus gallus) you can visit an earlier post: Taronga Zoo Birds

Next I have a picture of one of the most colorful birds.

Peacock in full display


I took this picture while I was at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. I really like the colors in this picture. The Indian Peacock (Pavo christatus) is the National Bird of India. I remember when I was young when we visited some friends who had peacocks. We were able to take some of the upper tail covert feathers home with us, and I remember having them for many years. To see a few more pictures of peafowl, visit this old post: Peafowl Pictures

I hope you enjoyed these two colorful birds, and that they helped brighten your day.


p.s. What is your favorite colorful bird?

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14 Responses to Colorful Birds

  1. I love cardinals. We don’t have them in Washington, but I always love seeing them when I’m in Michigan.

  2. Sheryl says:

    The birds are so beautiful and colorful. Its cool how the peacock has different colored bands on each leg. They add an fun, unexpected bit of color and context to the picture.

  3. Boomdeeadda says:

    Onyx does have a funny look on his face, HA. I stopped at a farm once because she had some plants for sale. They kept exotic chickens that were really unusual and pretty. Their daughter let me hold one and gave me the most beautiful blueish/green speckled egg to take home. They just kept them as pets.

  4. Glenda McDougal says:

    Love your pictures, as usual!! Onyx is regal. We had chickens when I was growing up on a farm. Hated to gather eggs because the hens pecked đŸ™‚

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