Found only in the Western Hemisphere with hundreds of different kinds in the American tropics and over a dozen varieties in the United States, the hummingbird is (…read more)
Soaring above the Amazon rain forest with their brightly colored plumage on display, these striking birds are (…read more)
They are the fastest creatures in the animal kingdom, reaching speeds over 200 mph during their impressive hunting dives, called “stoops.” These birds of prey, or raptors, get their name (…read more)
This exclusive resident of New Zealand is sometimes referred to as (…read more)
These proud birds enjoy showing off their plumage. Native to India and Sri Lanka, this fancy forest dweller is famous for it’s long train. see image
Once considered the most numerous bird on Earth with an approximate total of 3 to 5 billion in North America when Europeans arrived. Hunted as a cheap food supply source, the last known wild pigeon was killed in Ohio in 1900.
The last known passenger pigeon, named Martha, died September 1, 1914 in the Cincinnati Zoological Garden where a national landmark memorial stands today. The loss of the passenger pigeon was the first documented extinction of a species at the hand of man.
Here is a painting by Breah of the extinct passenger pigeon: see image
The most recognizable duck found throughout North America and Eurasia. The male’s green head, brown breast and black tail-curl make it one of the most easily identifiable of all ducks. See image