Monthly Archives: January 2019


Living in the cool cloud forests around Machu Picchu in Peru is the Andean Cock-of-the-Rock (Rupicola peruviana), undoubtedly one of the planet’s most remarkable birds. The luminous males perform at a display site (lek) where tan-plumaged females come to select … Continue reading

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Girl with Pearl . . . -spotted Owlet.

In homage to Dutch master painter Johannes Vermeer’s ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ (1665).

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