Contrast occurs between the bright colors of the bird and the neutral background colors. It also occurs between the focus on the bird and the blur of the background. Lilac Breasted Roller in flight (by Joseph Mak on
The Crimson-breasted Shrike (Laniarius atrococcineus) or the Crimson-breasted Gonolek, ('gonolek' - supposedly imitative of its is a southern African bird occurring in a broad swathe from southern Angola to the Free State province in South Africa.
Cordon blue finches (male has red cheeks). * * " MALE FINCH: " It's a wonderful life;" FEMALE FINCH: " Oh yeah, wunnaful. I haz to lay de eggs and feed screamin' beaks while you fly around to yer little birdie heart's content.
Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco), also known as the Toucan or Common Toucan, is the largest and probably the best known species in the toucan family. It is found in semi-open habitats throughout a large part of central and eastern South America.
This is one variety of the Black-and-Yellow Broadbill. They range in color from black and yellow to black with some yellow and some pink and then some are just black and pink, like this beauty! They do all have the bright blue bill, however.