I don’t know, would the first thing you noticed about this bird be its Gray Neck? This most spectacular-looking creature made itself available nearly every day we walked by a partially flooded section near the road not far from the lodge where we were staying. I think it would take me several pages to accurately describe what this bird looks like and I still could not convey it. But I don’t know if I would start with the gray neck as being the most striking feature…
Check out the black that runs under his belly and up his tail. I mean, is this bird fancy or what?
As I recall there were several comments among participants about desiring these colors for interior decorating schemes.
If it weren’t for the pink legs, maybe this bird would be well-camouflaged against this chaotic background.
I find this bird to be strikingly beautiful, pastel colors swatches. Nice shots Lisa! 🙂
Thanks, HJ! I felt he was amazing enough deserve his own page. This is the closest and most cooperative wood rail I’ve encountered yet.
That bird has quite a palate. LOL
Or is that palette? 🙂
Haha. As long as it isn’t pallet because I don’t know where he’d put it. Now you’ve caught me, in the office going stir-crazy.
what a colorful little bird..never had seen one before..reminds of a painting done is pastels. Love the pink legs..thanks for sharing…
Thank you, Syl, lovely comment. It’s such a delicate palette and yet so varied, when I first started going through the pictures I thought to myself, this bird looks almost imaginary!
Thank you. I was just thinking it would have been okay if the bird was named like the Australian Fairy Wrens – I would have bought Splendid Wood Rail or Superb Wood Rail. 🙂
What a gorgeous bird!
Thanks, Julie! I am glad I took pictures because there is simply no way I could ever commit all those colors to memory. 🙂