libutron:

Violet-backed Starling - Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
As you can see in these photos, in the African species Cinnyricinclus leucogaster (Passeriformes - Sturnidae) the sexual dimorphism is extreme in terms of coloration plumage. It means that both males and females are  phenotypically different  or have different appearance.
Males have head, neck, back and tail of brilliant purple. The underside is white. The female, however, is drab; the purple of the male is replaced by olive green feathers and the white underside is flecked with green dashes.
Reference: [1]
Photo credit: ©KS Kong | Locality: unknown (2013) | [Top] - [Bottom]

libutron:

Violet-backed Starling - Cinnyricinclus leucogaster

As you can see in these photos, in the African species Cinnyricinclus leucogaster (Passeriformes - Sturnidae) the sexual dimorphism is extreme in terms of coloration plumage. It means that both males and females are  phenotypically different  or have different appearance.

Males have head, neck, back and tail of brilliant purple. The underside is white. The female, however, is drab; the purple of the male is replaced by olive green feathers and the white underside is flecked with green dashes.

Reference: [1]

Photo credit: ©KS Kong | Locality: unknown (2013) | [Top] - [Bottom]

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HAVE YOU SEEN HER - (5:11)

The Chi-Lites

1971

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lotsofbirds:

Indian Skimmer (Rynchops albicollis)

Distribution: South Asia

IUCN Status: Vulnerable

Ecology } { Vocalizations } { eBird }

(Photo by Patty McGann // CC 2.0)

"The greatest lie ever told about love is that it sets you free."

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Mother and Baby (by Masashi Mochida)

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Show Some Condor Love! Follow Our California Condor Release for National Public Lands Day

Today, the BLM, The Peregrine Fund and partners will release three California condors in the BLM-managed Vermillion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona. The annual release coincides with National Public Lands Day, and you can join the celebration on social media!  

Follow using the hashtags #CondorsOnTheRise, #WelcomeCondors and #NPLD on BLM’s Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram. 

Photo by #CondorsOnTheRise Partner Arizona Game and Fish.  See more photos on our My Public Lands Flickr set,

Learn more about the annual event and condor recovery: http://bit.ly/condorsontherise

  1. Camera: Nikon D800e
  2. Aperture: f/7.1
  3. Exposure: 1/125th
  4. Focal Length: 600mm
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Peter O’Toole  Lawrence of Arabia, 1962  Director: David Lean