National Geographic : 1945 Feb
e)national Ueographic Society Brilliant Orioles Sing in the Shade of a Papyrus Thicket Yellow-tailed Oriole (below) is a ventriloquist. When singing in the rushes, he is hard to find. His companion is Lesson's Oriole. New World orioles are mere blackbirds splashed with the gold of Europe's true orioles. Paintings by Walter A. Weber Royal Flycatcher HasaConvertible Top, His Folding Crest Lowered, the crest is concealed bylong feathers onthesides ofthecrown. It opens like a folding fan.In theforest gloom itcreates theillusion ofa butterfly's moving wing. Above: Yellow-thighed Manakin, ajungle denizen.