U is for Umbrella Bird

umbrellabird-revised

The decorations of the Umbrella-bird are as beautiful as they are bizarre…a high, arching mass of feathers, overshadowing the entire head and beak, continually spreading and partly closing again, as the bird’s emotions change.

The Bird, Its Form and Function, by C. William Beebe (1906). Click here to read the book online, or download it free, from the Internet Archive.

artwork by Joanne Stanbridge 2016

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