I’ve had quite a few profile pictures while I’ve been on the forum, and all of them have been birds. I just wanted to give some info about the different birds I’ve used for my profile pictures, and I’ll post info about any other profile pictures I may have here.
#1 Hooded Oriole
Info: The hooded oriole is a medium-sized New World oriole. The male of this species ranges in color from a bright orange to a paler yellow, with a black back, face, tail and bib, with the wing containing two white bars. The female is more of an olive color with some yellow accents.
#2 Crested Caracara
Info: The crested caracara is a bird of prey in the family Falconidae. It is found through Central and South America but has been found in northern Minnesota to Tierra del Fuego. It was formerly placed in the genus Polyborus.
Info: The ʻākohekohe, or crested honeycreeper, is a species of Hawaiian honeycreeper. It is endemic to the island of Maui in Hawaiʻi. The ʻākohekohe is susceptible to mosquito‐transmitted avian malaria and only breeds in high‐elevation wet forests.
#4 Western Meadowlark
Info: The western meadowlark is a medium-sized icterid bird, about 8.5 in in length. It nests on the ground in open grasslands across western and central North America. It feeds mostly on bugs but will also feed on seeds and berries.
#5 Kauaʻi ʻōʻō
Info: The Kauaʻi ʻōʻō or ʻōʻōʻāʻā was the last member of the ʻōʻō genus within the Mohoidae family of birds from the islands of Hawaiʻi. The entire family is now extinct. It was previously regarded as a member of the Australo-Pacific honeyeaters. The bird was endemic to the island of Kauaʻi.
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