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.
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.
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?