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Perching Collection

"Perching: A Fascinating Display of Avian Grace and Beauty" Majestic and elegant, a red kite perches on a branch

Background imagePerching Collection: Pharomachrus moccino, resplendent quetzal

Pharomachrus moccino, resplendent quetzal
Plate from John Goulds The Birds of New Guinea, (1875-1888). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imagePerching Collection: Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), Scotland, UK, Europe

Background imagePerching Collection: Red kite, historical artwork

Red kite, historical artwork
Red kite. Historical artwork of a red kite (Milvus milvus) perched on a branch. This bird of prey inhabits woodland near open country across most of Europe, apart from the northern parts

Background imagePerching Collection: Two puffins, Westray, Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Two puffins, Westray, Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePerching Collection: Great Tit, (Parus major, standing on a branch. Spain, Europe

Great Tit, (Parus major, standing on a branch. Spain, Europe
Nature reserve of the saw Mariola in Bocairent, Valencian Community, Spain

Background imagePerching Collection: Australian King Parrot (Alisterus Scapularis)

Australian King Parrot (Alisterus Scapularis)

Background imagePerching Collection: Long-tailed tit

Long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus) perching on a branch. This bird is very small, with a length of only 13-15 centimetres including its very long tail. It is found in most of Europe and Asia

Background imagePerching Collection: A male Goldfinch

A male Goldfinch
A male European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) perches on a slender twig. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imagePerching Collection: Red kite (Milvus milvus), two birds perching on a branch, one perching on top end of branch

Red kite (Milvus milvus), two birds perching on a branch, one perching on top end of branch, the other looking over shoulder

Background imagePerching Collection: Superb (Barraband) Parrot

Superb (Barraband) Parrot

Background imagePerching Collection: Ara ararauna, blue-and-yellow macaw

Ara ararauna, blue-and-yellow macaw
Plate 41, a watercolour from the John Reeves Collection of Zoological Drawings from Canton, China

Background imagePerching Collection: Owl on a Pine Branch, early 17th century. Creator: Soga Nichokuan

Owl on a Pine Branch, early 17th century. Creator: Soga Nichokuan
Owl on a Pine Branch, early 17th century. Edo period

Background imagePerching Collection: Dipper (Cinclus cinclus), perching on rock, side view

Dipper (Cinclus cinclus), perching on rock, side view

Background imagePerching Collection: Powerful owl roosting or Ninox strenua

Powerful owl roosting or Ninox strenua
powerful owl roosting or Ninox strenua at his day time roost

Background imagePerching Collection: Falco rusticolus, gyrfalcon

Falco rusticolus, gyrfalcon
Plate 13 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 1 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imagePerching Collection: Western meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) singing, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Western meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) singing, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, United States of America, North America

Background imagePerching Collection: The Blue Bird fresco from Knossos, 17th-14th century BC

The Blue Bird fresco from Knossos, 17th-14th century BC
The Blue Bird fresco from the Minoan royal palace at Knossos, now at the Archaeological Museum in Heracleion, 17th-14th century BC

Background imagePerching Collection: Illustration of Andean Condor ((Vultur gryphus) in flight, and African Pygmy-falcon

Illustration of Andean Condor ((Vultur gryphus) in flight, and African Pygmy-falcon (Polihierax semitorquatus) perching on hand

Background imagePerching Collection: Calyptorhynchus funereus, yellow-tailed black cockatoo

Calyptorhynchus funereus, yellow-tailed black cockatoo
Watercolour 137 by Thomas Watling from the Watling Collection titled Banksian Cockatoo, native name Kar ratt

Background imagePerching Collection: Ara macao, scarlet macaw

Ara macao, scarlet macaw
Plate 25, a watercolour from the John Reeves Collection of Zoological Drawings from Canton, China

Background imagePerching Collection: Malurus splendens, Splendid Fairy Wren perched on a tree branch

Malurus splendens, Splendid Fairy Wren perched on a tree branch

Background imagePerching Collection: Nymphicus hollandicus, cockatiel

Nymphicus hollandicus, cockatiel
Plate 27 from Edward Lears Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae or Parrots (1832). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imagePerching Collection: Neophema pulchella, turquoise parrot

Neophema pulchella, turquoise parrot
Watercolour 132 by Thomas Watling from the Watling Collection titled Turcosine Parrot

Background imagePerching Collection: Archaeopteryx

Archaeopteryx had the same number and arrangement of primary and secondary flight feathers as modern birds. Watercolour on paper by John Doncaster

Background imagePerching Collection: Vermilion flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus), Patagonia Lake State Park

Vermilion flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus), Patagonia Lake State Park, Arizona, United States of America, North America

Background imagePerching Collection: Cape buffalo or African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) with yellow-billed oxpecker

Cape buffalo or African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) with yellow-billed oxpecker (Buphagus africanus), Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, East Africa, Africa

Background imagePerching Collection: Female barn owl, Tyto alba, World Owl Trust, Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass

Female barn owl, Tyto alba, World Owl Trust, Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass, Cumbria, UK, captive

Background imagePerching Collection: Galah cockatoo (eolophus roseicapillus), perching on branch, looking sideways

Galah cockatoo (eolophus roseicapillus), perching on branch, looking sideways

Background imagePerching Collection: Picoides pubescens, downy woodpecker

Picoides pubescens, downy woodpecker
Plate 112 from John James Audubons Birds of America, original double elephant folio (1831-34), hand-coloured aquatint. Engraved, printed and coloured by R. Havell (& Son), London

Background imagePerching Collection: Two Jackdaws

Two Jackdaws (Corvus monedula), perched together on a wooden beam

Background imagePerching Collection: Siskins and Redpolls (Carduelis flammea) at Niger bird seed feeder - New Forest - Hampshire - UK

Siskins and Redpolls (Carduelis flammea) at Niger bird seed feeder - New Forest - Hampshire - UK
ROG-13880 Siskins and Redpolls (Carduelis flammea) at Niger bird seed feeder New Forest - Hampshire - UK Carduelis spinosa Bob Gibbons Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imagePerching Collection: Crimson Rosella, Platycercus elegans, Wilsons Promontory, Victoria, Australia

Crimson Rosella, Platycercus elegans, Wilsons Promontory, Victoria, Australia

Background imagePerching Collection: Strix aluco, Tawny Owl perched on tree branch

Strix aluco, Tawny Owl perched on tree branch

Background imagePerching Collection: Ara chloroptera and ara macao, Green-winged and Scarlet Macaws perched on a tree branch

Ara chloroptera and ara macao, Green-winged and Scarlet Macaws perched on a tree branch

Background imagePerching Collection: White Goffins Cockatoo (Cacatuinae)

White Goffins Cockatoo (Cacatuinae)

Background imagePerching Collection: Hirundo rustica, barn swallow

Hirundo rustica, barn swallow
Plate 89 from Sir William Jardines The Naturalists Library. Original Drawings. Birds

Background imagePerching Collection: Lilac-breasted roller (Coracias caudata)

Lilac-breasted roller (Coracias caudata), Etosha National Park, Namibia, Africa

Background imagePerching Collection: Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) male on Bluebird Crossing sign, Marion Co. IL

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) male on Bluebird Crossing sign, Marion Co. IL

Background imagePerching Collection: Atlantic puffins (Fratercula arctica) on a rock against a blue sky, Inner Farne, Farne Islands

Atlantic puffins (Fratercula arctica) on a rock against a blue sky, Inner Farne, Farne Islands, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePerching Collection: Troglodytes troglodytes, winter wren

Troglodytes troglodytes, winter wren
Plate 118 from William MacGillivrays Watercolour drawings of British Animals (1831-1841)

Background imagePerching Collection: Psittacula eupatria, Alexandrine parakeet

Psittacula eupatria, Alexandrine parakeet
Plate 8, painting by Pieter Cornelius de Bevere, from the Loten Collection of coloured drawings of Birds, Mammals, Insects & Plants, (1754-57)

Background imagePerching Collection: Colaptes auratus, northern flicker

Colaptes auratus, northern flicker
Plate 37 from John James Audubons Birds of America, original double elephant folio (1827-30), hand-coloured aquatint. Engraved, printed and coloured by R. Havell (& Son), London

Background imagePerching Collection: Oregon Junco (Junco hyemalis oreganus), a Dark-Eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)

Oregon Junco (Junco hyemalis oreganus), a Dark-Eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis), Roxborough State Park, Colorado, United States of America, North America

Background imagePerching Collection: Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) perched with spread wings

Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) perched with spread wings, Boulder County, Colorado, United States of America, North America

Background imagePerching Collection: Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris), Formby, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris), Formby, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePerching Collection: Barn owl (Tyto alba), captive, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Barn owl (Tyto alba), captive, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePerching Collection: Koala, Phascolarctos cinereus, among eucalypt leaves, Gorge Wildlife Park

Koala, Phascolarctos cinereus, among eucalypt leaves, Gorge Wildlife Park
Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus), among eucalypt leaves, Gorge Wildlife Park, South Australia, Australia, Pacific

Background imagePerching Collection: Barn owl

Barn owl (Tyto alba) perched in a tree




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"Perching: A Fascinating Display of Avian Grace and Beauty" Majestic and elegant, a red kite perches on a branch, its wings spread wide against the backdrop of a historical artwork. In the enchanting Westray, Orkney Islands in Scotland, two puffins find solace as they perch on a rocky ledge overlooking the vast expanse of the United Kingdom's coastline. Vibrant and striking, a male goldfinch delicately balances on a slender twig, showcasing its vibrant plumage to all who admire its perching prowess. Amongst the lush greenery of Australia's forests, an Australian King Parrot gracefully settles itself upon a sturdy branch - its vivid colors contrasting with nature's palette. Delicate and dainty, the long-tailed tit finds comfort in numbers as it joins fellow companions on an intricately woven nest while perched among tree branches. Witnessing nature's harmony unfold before our eyes; two red kites perch side by side on a branch - one gazing into the distance while another curiously looks over its shoulder. The dipper takes center stage as it confidently perches upon a rugged rock formation - observing its surroundings with unwavering focus from this unique vantage point. A powerful owl finds tranquility amidst darkness as it roosts comfortably atop towering branches - silently surveying its nocturnal kingdom under moonlit skies. With regal poise and captivating presence, Calyptorhynchus funereus graces us with their beauty; yellow-tailed black cockatoos effortlessly perch amongst eucalyptus trees in search of sustenance. Ara ararauna mesmerizes us with vibrant hues as it majestically clings onto branches using nimble claws; blue-and-yellow macaws remind us why they are truly nature's living masterpiece.