|American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber, Isabela, Galápagos. Exquisite.|
|Both pink cockatoos in one tree, Buldbodney State Forest, central New South Wales.|
|Western Bowerbird Chlamydera guttata, Alice Springs.|
The spectacular pink nape is only shown when the bird is displaying.
|Pink-eared Duck Malacorhynchus membranaceus, Canberra.|
A single-species genus of the inland waterways of Australia, the pink 'ear' is really only
visible through a telescope - or on a dead bird, which was doubtless how it was named.
|Australian Pelican Pelecanus conspicillatus, Nowra, New South Wales.|
In part the pink bill pouch is due to blood vessels near the surface, but this is probably not
applicable to the bony upper mandible.
|African Penguin Spheniscus demersus, south of Cape Town, South Africa.|
The pink patches here definitely owe much of their colour to blood vessels;
when it's hot, more blood is directed there to assist in heat loss, so they're brighter pink.
|Southern Caracara Caracara plancus, far southern Chile.|
It's not a matter of losing heat down there!
|Swallow-tailed Gull Creagrus furcatus, Genovesa, Galápagos.|
A beautiful bird all round, from the pink legs up, and the world's only nocturnal gull.
|Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus, Isabela, Galápagos.|