Bird of the Week Challenge: 12th December - Shiny, glittery, iridescent!

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Monica
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Bird of the Week Challenge: 12th December - Shiny, glittery, iridescent!

Hi everyone,

With Christmas fast approaching and all those wonderful decorations going up around my neighbourhood, I thought the suggestion of shiny things was a great one (thanks ungb!). So let's see your "shiny, glittery, and irridescent" birds (something of natural ornaments!).

Let's leave this one running for a few weeks over the holiday period and see what you come up with.

Happy holidays!

Monica

WhistlingDuck

Great topic for the season - this Straw Necked Ibis has a bit of a sparkle 

WhistlingDuck

Pacific Golden Plover has sparkle ... and the scene has lots of colour and sparkle of the water glistening on the rocks as the tide goes out.

sue818
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This Metallic Starling reminds me of Christmas ... shiny and irridescent as well as red and green. I do not know the name of this tree from Cairns.

Sue

Wollemi
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This Australian White Ibis has his glittery red hat on!

Australian White Ibis

Araminta
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Very shiny and glittery, the Welcome Swallows in my garden.

M-L

Devster
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The Little Black Cormorants have a nice shiney coat in the sunlight. And those eyes!

Araminta
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Male Chestnut Teal

M-L

WhistlingDuck

Glossy Ibis

sue818
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Common Starling

Sue

WhistlingDuck

Pelican - but a lot of sparkle in the background 

Reflex
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Another vote for a Straw-Necked Ibis.

Samford Valley Qld.

rawshorty
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This guy should qualify.

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Araminta
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Shiny Common Bronzewing

M-L

Reflex
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Mallards can do Shiny.

Samford Valley Qld.

WhistlingDuck

Welcome Swallow got the sheen 

Reflex
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Forest Kingfishers are shiny.

Samford Valley Qld.

alcatraz
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I'll go with the Glossy ibis!

sue818
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how about a Spangled Drongo?

Sue

Reflex
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Restless Flycatchers are shiny!

Samford Valley Qld.

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