|Masked Crimson Tanager Ramphocelus nigrogularis, Amazonia Lodge, Peru.|
In this species both sexes carry the bright colours, though the female is slightly duller.
|Black-necked Red Cotinga Phoenicircus nigricollis, Yasuni NP, Ecuador.|
This is regarded as a tough bird to find, and I feel very privileged to have actually got a usable photo of one.
In this case the female has brown instead of black.
|Andean Cock-of-the-Rock Rupicola peruvianus: |
males, Manu, Peru above; female, Aguas Calientes, Peru, below.
|Scarlet Robin Petroica boodang, Canberra; male above, female below.|
The shot above doesn't show how black he is on top.
|Long-tailed Meadowlark Sturnella loyca, Chilean Patagonia.|
Male above, female below.
|Northern Red Bishop Euplectes franciscanus, Murchison Falls NP, Uganda.|
Not only are bishop and weaver females brown, but they are virtually indistinguishable from each other.
|Red-backed Fairy-wren Malurus melanocephalus, Ingham, Queensland.|
Like all fairy-wrens females, she is plain brown, whereas he glows through the scrub.
|Papyrus Gonolek Laniarius mufumbiri, near Kagadi, Uganda.|
A bush-shrike, this is a notorious skulker, which is another reason for both members of the pair to be visisble.
|Magellanic Woodpecker Campephilus magellanicus,Torres del Paine NP, southern Chile.|
This is the male; she has less red in the head, but still stands out. This is a big, dramatic woodpecker!
|Millipede, Mt Kupe, western Cameroon.|
Many millipedes taste bad, and I suspect that this one is emphasising the point.