Birds of the world

This gallery contains pictures of birds of all types. Some are wild, some in captivity and some kept as pets. Birds are very fascinating creatures; graceful but in some cases extremely brutal. Many are exceptionally beautiful with very colourful plumage and lovely bird songs. To watch a bird flying is to witness a miracle of nature.

© Ian Watts

Birds. The head of a quite mature female golden eagle. This is a very intelligent bird with strong, penetrating stare. It's colouring was quite beautiful. The golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is one of the best-known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the most widely distributed species of eagle. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae. These birds are dark brown, with lighter golden-brown plumage on their napes.

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