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British Photographer Captures Majestic Bird Portraits

Tim Flach is a world-renowned animal photographer. Tim’s been taking photographs of animals since he was 18 years old but his interest in the furry and not so furry began as a child in Cornwall where he grew up admiring a plethora of fish and a variety of animals species. He spent much time reflecting on and contemplating the conscious space between us and other sentient beings. The theme of animal consciousness has continued to influence Tim throughout his career.

You can also take a look at his photographs about endangered species that we previously shared.

Jacobin Pigeon

This is a Red Splash Jacobin Pigeon. The Jacobin’s probably the most regal pigeon, having been kept by the likes of Charles Darwin and Queen Victoria. It gets its name because of the hood of feathers enveloping its head.

 

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The Gouldian Finch

The Gouldian finch from Australia for me is one of the most colorful of all finches. I was fortunate to have a model on the day that permitted me to come so close, sometimes times too close, as it decided to land on my head a number of times rather than to stay on his perch.

 

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Crested Miniature Duck

This domestic duck is a Crested Miniature. Comb-like structures around the edge of their beak allow them to strain through the mud for food such as insects.

 

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The Nicobar Pigeon

The Nicobar Pigeon is the closest living relatives to the Dodo. They are a threatened species hunted for food and their gizzard stones are extracted for jewelry. They are a nomadic species moving from places like the Nicobar islands in India to other coastal regions in Southeast Asia.

 

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Bearded Reedling

Bearded tits are the only British songbird to stay and breed in reed beds all year round. There are less than 600 breeding pairs of bearded tits found in Britain, most likely because they are limited by habitat, building their nests low down in the reeds. A group of bearded tits is called a ‘banditry’.

 

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Silver-Laced Wyandotte

This Silver-Laced rooster has come to symbolize, in Polish literature and art, a country gentleman from medieval Poland.

 

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Vulturine Guineafowl

Vulturine guineafowl hens can lay up to 40 eggs per season – this might be one of the reasons that this bird is not a threatened species! They are found in the bushy half-deserts of Eastern Africa and spend most of their time running rather than flying.

 

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King Vulture

The Mayans once believed that King vulture was the messenger between gods and people. Contrary to the common association between vultures and deserts, the King vulture inhabits the dense forests found in South America up to Mexico!

 

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Himalayan Monal

The Himalayan Monal is the national bird of Nepal.

 

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Grey Crowned Crane

The Grey Crowned Crane, from Southern and Eastern Africa, has a reputation for being rather short-tempered and can potentially take one’s eye out with a single peck.

 

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Silver Laced Polish

This Silver Laced Polish has frizzle feathers that curl upwards, rather than lying flat like most chickens.

 

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Victoria Crowned Pigeon

The Victoria Crowned Pigeon is considered the largest of the living pigeon species and can be found on mainland New Guinea. The only larger member of the pigeon family would have been the Dodo.

 

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Black Jacobin Pigeon

The Jacobin received its European name because it’s hood of feathers resembles the garments worn by the Jacobin order of monks. For others, it resembles a lady in feathery clothing.

 

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Philippine Eagle

The Philippine Eagle has one of the largest wingspans of any eagle, at 2 meters, and is only found on the Philippine islands, where it is the national bird.

 

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Northern Red Cardinal

Northern red cardinals are adept songsters, with individuals being able to produce more than a dozen song variations. This particular cardinal had a fair bit of attitude, as though he could have flown straight out of Angry Birds.

 

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If you like this post, you can also take a look at awesome bird photos or hilarious close-up portraits of some of the world’s most unusual primates.