Sep 23 2012
Here’s a beautiful bird called a red-headed finch (Amadina erythrocephala).
Because of their beauty they’re sometimes kept as pets but this is a wild one, photographed at Sossusvlei in the Namibian desert.
Though his range is slated to decrease as Earth’s climate becomes hotter, it looks as if he will still occur here in 2085.
(photo by Hans Hillewaert, Picture of the Day 27 Feb 2008 at Wikimedia Commons)