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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

10 Most Beautiful Birds

There is a blog meme going around as to one's pick for the 10 most beautiful birds, found in the ABA (American Birding Association) Checklist Area. Here is our personal pick for the 10 Most Beautiful Birds, including photos. If you like these, you're sure to like the 3,400 beautiful photos in our brand new field guide, Stokes Field Guide To The Birds Of North America. Get your copy now go here.

At the top of the list would be the * Painted Bunting, it's the cover photo for our new field guide, taken by Lillian.

The * Prothonotary Warbler is melted butter beauty

The * Roseate Spoonbill is outrageous cotton candy pink

The * Great Egret is pure elegance

The * Baltimore Oriole is attention-grabbing black and orange

The * Black Skimmer has classic graphic colors

The * Northern Cardinal is oh, so red

The * Yellow Warbler lights up the marshes

The * Blackburnian Warbler is the flame of beauty

The graceful flyer, * Swallow-tailed Kite, gets our vote

All photos © Lillian Stokes, 2006


Anonymous said...

thanx for the lovely pictures.

Anonymous said...

hi !!!!!!

Love to see these most beautiful birds again n again :)

Anonymous said...

beautiful birds but i would put the blue jay at number 1

rachelle said...

I saw three of these birds today at the Forsythe Nature Reserve in Brigantine NJ! (Black Skimmer, Great Egret, and Roseate Spoonbill!)

Anonymous said...

I wish the mute swan was in there. I love those beautiful birds

Anonymous said...

hello??? the peacock!?

Anonymous said...

I saw one of those birds when i was really little and wanted so badly to know what it was called!

Mia said...

Nice photographs! They are very colorful. I love them.

charlottehutson said...

I live on Edisto Island South Carolina and have visits by the Painted Buntings every day. I am an artist so hardily agree that he is the 'Monet' bird. But how about his wife? Tiny chartruse jewel? Many of your top picks live here with me. I am blessed.

Quazi Ahmed said...

Excellent pictures of some stunningly beautiful birds.

How about including some waterfowls?


Anonymous said...

Theres a picture of a bird at the top of the page that isnt on the list..nor does it have a name...i think its also the front cover of you're book. If you can, could you please tell me the name of that bird?