A to Z

The Birdie Awards! 🦅

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

The Gloster Canary | The 15 Goofiest Animals Who Make The World A Happier Place Crested Duck

Mr. Gloster has a wicked bowl haircut, while the crested ducks look like judges of the lake.

🐦 Most Graceful: The Swan

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All I can say is… beat that!

🐦 Most Elegant: The Flamingo

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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

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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

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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

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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

Pestvogel / Bohemian Waxwing by Rob Teunen aka Borelius, via Flickr>>need to go visit my sister in AK in winter so I can see one of these!

This bird is beautiful. Period.

🐦 The Most Annoying: Woody Woodpecker!

Pin by Christopher Medrano on My Saves | Vintage cartoon, Woody woodpecker,  Woody

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

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The Anhinga

The Blood Pheasant

The Crane

The Duck

The Eagle

The Flightless Birds

The Gulls

The Hoopoe

The Imperial Shag

The Jays

The Kiskadee

The Lorikeet and the Lory

The Manakin

The Nightingale

The Owls

The Peacocks and Pheasants

The Quirky Tails

The Ribbon-tailed Astrapia

The Secretary Bird

The Toucan

The Umbrellabird

The Vulturine Guineafowl

The Woodpecker

The Xantus’s Hummingbird

The Yellowthroat

The Zebra Finch

***GIFs/Images that don’t belong to LPM are via Google Search (Right-click for original source)