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The Birds of the Launch Collection: Transcript & Photo Credits

The Birds of the Launch Collection: Fun facts about the feathered friends that inspired our first ten colors!

Our Warm Birds

Pink Robin

Pink Robin

Pink robins are native to Southeastern Australia. They get their name from the prominent pink patch on the chest of the males. While the males’ pink feathering makes them stand out individually, their dense rainforest habitat make them hard to spot.

Photo credit: Francesco Veronesi (Flickr)

Red Avadavat

Red Avadavat

Red avadavats are mainly found in Asia. However, it has been introduced to various regions around the world, like the Fiji, the US, and Puerto Rico. This species of bird is the only waxbill with a song.

Photo credit: Dr. Raju Kasambe (Wikimedia Commons)

Minivet

Minivet

Minivet is the name for the 10 species of bird between Afghanistan to Japan. In most of these species, the males are known for their scarlet and black colors.

Photo credit: Francesco Veronesi (Wikimedia Commons)

Goldfinch

Goldfinch

The American Goldfinch is the state bird of Iowa, New Jersey, and Washington. These birds are incredibly strict vegetarians, only accidentally eating insects. They are also the only finch that molt their feathers twice a year.

Photo credit: Unknown (Wikimedia Commons)

Green Broadbill

Green Broadbill

The green broadbill is native to the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia. These birds are known to sit incredibly still, flying to another perching when disturbed. With this habit and their bright green color, these birds can be quite hard to spot in the wild.

Photo credit: David J. Stang (Wikimedia Commons)

Our Cool Birds

Tree Swallow

Tree Swallow

Tree swallows are native to North America. They get their name from their habit of nesting in the cavities of trees. They are one of the best studied birds in all of North America, though researchers are still exploring their migration behaviors.

Photo credit: Unknown (Wikipedia)

Paradise Tanager

Paradise Tanager

The paradise tanager are a multicolored bird species found in South America, particularly near the Amazon rainforest. They all share their distinctly vivid color scheme of green, blue, black, and red or yellow. 

Photo credit: Drew Avery (Flickr)

Fairy Bluebird

Fairy Bluebird

The fairy bluebird is a gorgeous blue and black bird native to Southern Asia and the Philippines. This species of bird is known to snack on many different fruits, including coffee berries! Because of this, many farmers consider them a pest, like a crow.

Photo credit: Trisha M Shears (Wikimedia Commons)

Purple Honeycreeper

Purple Honeycreeper

Purple honeycreepers are mainly found in the tropical areas of South America, particularly in the Amazon rainforest. While they are are called ‘purple’ the males of this species are actually a shiny blue that sparkles almost purply in the light. The females, while similar in shape, have an incredibly different green color.

Photo credit: Mike (Flickr)

Violet-Backed Starling

Violet-Backed Starling

Violet-backed starlings can be found in both East and South Africa. The males of this species are an awe-inspiring iridescent plum, purple, and blue. While some violet-backed starlings find a home and settle, many are nomadic, constantly migrating to new regions.

Photo credit: Unknown (Wikimedia Commons)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Aryana is a co-founder of V1 BY LaTae, and the daughter of the company’s owner, Shaylyn Latae Johnson. When not playing videogames or hanging out with her pets, Aryana loves to craft, bake, learn, and frolic in color! Her favorite quote from V1 BY LaTae’s Instagram is, “Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.”, originally said by Dr. Mae Jemison.