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Cairn's Birdwings; Mr. & Mrs. (Ornithoptera euphorion) (best viewed large)

By gconant  
Also known as the Cooktown Birdwing or the Northern Birdwing.
Indigenous to the countries of southern Asia, South East Asia and Australia.
Birdwings are examples of dimorphism in butterflies. (Males and female have separate and distinct pattern sets and coloration.)
V 1 - Female Cairn's Birdwing.

* All Birdwings are now listed by CITES, (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) thereby limiting international trade.


Tags: Butterflies Wildlife and nature Lepidoptery Northern Birdwings Cooktown Birdwings ornithopters euphorion

Voters: Imageryonly, HobbitDave, Badgerfred and 39 more

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10 Dec 2020 11:28PM
Amazing colours here Glenn, will be back with award, beautiful to see.

Dave 🙂
10 Dec 2020 11:29PM
Beautiful images Glenn, like both versions,
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
10 Dec 2020 11:39PM
Wings of many colour. Beautiful image and the version is pretty good too.
10 Dec 2020 11:51PM
Like both but prefer the version. Just the way she's posed on that slender bit of grass.
10 Dec 2020 11:54PM
These are magnificent Glenn. You have a remarkable set of butterfly you travel the world for these...or butterfly farms?
And did you listen to Fresh Air on NPR today, with the NY Times reporter talking about 45 since he was defeated, whether he knows it or not? Worth hearing.

taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
11 Dec 2020 1:20AM
Excellent focus on his proboscis--a magnificent image!
chappo1 13 6 14 Australia
11 Dec 2020 6:05AM
Nice captures Glenn.
Melbourne is too far south to see them in the wild but they are in the butterfly house at Melbourne zoo.
11 Dec 2020 6:12AM
Beautiful images Glenn, thank you for sharing.
11 Dec 2020 10:19AM
Stunning, vibrant images. Well captured.
11 Dec 2020 10:20AM
Absolutely great Glenn. The world of butterflies is endlessly satisfying.
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 168 16 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2020 10:25AM
What a super looking butterfly so well capturedSmileSmileSmile

viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2020 11:25AM
Amazing colours.

dales Plus
5 13 Australia
11 Dec 2020 12:06PM
Outstanding images of this stunning pair Glenn !
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2020 2:55PM
She's like a rainbow of colours !! Beautiful work,
Isabel GrinGrin
Fefe Plus
9 57 37 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2020 4:37PM
Lead for me, lovely shot Grin
13 Dec 2020 5:20AM
Wonderful iridescant blue and green colour on this fine specimen Glenn , loved viewing this !
Cheers Walt
14 Dec 2020 10:26PM
Wonderful colours on these lovely butterfly's..Lin

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