Good night, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Birdies! For the last few months, I’ve been featuring birds of every color and sizes for the A to Z Bird Challenge. Although it’s now completed, I went back to pour over the birds that didn’t quite make the cut, so this is sort of a tribute to them… and one or two that were already featured.
And the winners are:
🐦 Best Hair-do: The Gloster Canary & The Crested Duck
Mr. Gloster has a wicked bowl haircut, while the crested ducks look like judges of the lake.
🐦 Most Graceful: The Swan
All I can say is… beat that!
🐦 Most Elegant: The Flamingo
Co-host: Is that the winning dance?
I don’t know what it’s doing, Bob, but this moonwalk is dizzying!
🐦 Most Joyful While Working: The Hummingbird
What can I say? I love watching these babies work!
🐦 Just the Sweetest: The Strawberry Finch
It looks like it was dipped in added sugar. It’s like an overly sweet, ripe strawberry!
🐦 Most Photogenic Owl: The Burrowing Owl
Name a fiercer model, I’m waiting.
🐦 The Cutest Owl: The Barn Owl
Co-host: And it’s fabulous, too!
🐦 Most Talented & Best Prankster: The Lyre
This bird is unbelievable! So incredible, that we have to go to video, Jose!
Co-host: It’s Bob.
That’s what I said! (Cringes as Bob gives a death stare) Anyways, this bird is AMAZING at mimicry! It can mimic anything from car alarms to chainsaws. Let’s go to video with Attenborough!
🐦 Best Dancer: The Western Parotia
Moves so sick, you should call the cops! Here’s the lost audition tape of this terrific dancer.
🐦 Top Model: The Secretary Bird
Come on, Legs for Years!
🐦 Most Excellent Shade of Blue: The Blue Crowned Pigeon & The Grandala
All beautiful things come in packages of exotic blue shades!
🐦 The Fluffiest: The Long Tailed Tit
What a cute fluff ball!
🐦 Best Camouflage: The Large Frogmouth
If this bird were to be still in a pile of leaves… it’ll look like a pile of leaves. And the baby is cute!
🐦 Most Fancy: The Frillback Pigeon & The Crested Guineafowl
What beauties! It looks like someone actually sprinkled chocolate shavings on the pigeon and the guineafowl looks like a rockstar… if Little Richard and Prince were birds!
🐦 Most Extraordinary: The Harpy Eagle
Co-host: ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ called; they want their costume back!
Haha! Good one, Jose!
Co-host: It’s Bob for the last time.
That’s what the parakeet said.
Co-host: I’m out. You can finish host the Birdies with your lame jokes! (Puts mic down and exits)
Peckish much? Let’s wrap this up!
🐦 Bird I Wouldn’t Mess With: The Dracula Parrot
Yikes! A goth among birds. If Marcus was a bird…
🐦 The Sweetest Sounding Name: Tilhi
This bird is beautiful. Period.
🐦 The Most Annoying: Woody Woodpecker!
And that is all the time we have! Thank you for joining us. Good night from somewhere in a bird’s natural habitat!
Images & Video Reference: Pinterest; Google Search; YouTube
The Blood Pheasant
The Flightless Birds
The Imperial Shag
The Lorikeet and the Lory
The Peacocks and Pheasants
The Quirky Tails
The Ribbon-tailed Astrapia
The Secretary Bird
The Vulturine Guineafowl
The Xantus’s Hummingbird
The Zebra Finch
***GIFs/Images that don’t belong to LPM are via Google Search (Right-click for original source)