"Winter Cardinals on Goldenrod" by Larry Zach ~~ Cardinals are active songbirds and sing a variety of different melodies. Unlike many songbirds, both male and female cardinals sing, and the female often vocalizes with song from her nest.
We see Mountain Bluebirds on our place in New Mexico. THey are breath taking flashes of turquoise as they glide through the clean mountain air. Baby Mountain Bluebird -- A little bird who is a Fluff-ball of Turquoise and the Idaho State Bird
Wire-crested Thorntail, (Discosura popelairii) is a hummingbird which occurs in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. This species is one of the smallest birds on Earth, with a mature weight of around g oz). Photo by Gavin Emmons.