Belted Kingfisher: This medium-sized bird has a bushy crest, white collar and large, black dagger-like bill. It has blue-gray upperparts, white underparts and gray legs and feet. Males have one blue band across the white breast, while females have a blue and chestnut band. It hovers above water to search for prey such as crayfish and frogs.
Blue birds: the colour blue is found in many different species of birds. Some of the most attractive birds seen in North America fall into this category, such as bluebirds and the bunting families. The male Eastern Bluebird, the Indigo or Lazuli Buntings are examples of beautiful looking blue birds. Below is a list to help identify unknown birds.
Click a link below to browse birds by body color. Understand that these are the colors that are found in the body, and consequently a bird can contain more than one basic color. There are 15 basic colors to choose from: Black, Blue, Brown, Buff, Gray, Green, Olive, Orange, Pink, Purple or Violet, Red, Rufous or Rust, Tan, White, and Yellow.
Eastern Bluebirds are year-round favorites among birds in the yard. Males (upper left and above) show brilliant blue on head, wings, back, and tail and deep russet on the breast. Females (left) wear the same color combination but much more muted.
Hi , i have also seen a blue bird at my feeder . He has to be the inigo bunting bird , he is blue all over like the photos of the ingio bird. of course i am not for sure . He is all blue in color with maybe a little bid of dark blue or black on his tail. I live in Carrollton Ga. just out side of Atlanta . apri 13th 2008
Birds are, hands down, the most colorful terrestrial vertebrates -- only insects and coral reef fishes rival them among animals.Birds, like butterflies and moths, have two basic sources of color. The more common is pigments, which are chemical compounds located in the feathers or skin.
Blue tinges in the wings and tail give the grayer females an elegant look. Eastern Bluebird Identification, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology Marvelous birds to capture in your binoculars, male Eastern Bluebirds are a brilliant royal blue on the back and head, and warm red-brown on the breast.
Indigo Bunting is one of the more beautiful birds of North America. As the name indicates, the male has a brilliant blue plumage in the spring and summer months.
The all-blue male Indigo Bunting sings with cheerful gusto and looks like a scrap of sky with wings. Sometimes nicknamed "blue canaries," these brilliantly colored yet common and widespread birds whistle their bouncy songs through the late spring and summer all over eastern North America. Look for Indigo Buntings in weedy fields and shrubby areas near trees, singing from dawn to dusk ato...
For decades, scientists have known how birds with yellow or red feathers usually get their color: It comes from pigments in foods the birds eat. Flamingoes, for instance, extract pink pigments ...