Birds are perhaps one of the most fascinating animals on earth. With hundreds of species and able to take on the skies, they have enthralled scientists, artists, scholars, writers, and explorers of all ages for millennia.
If you’re lucky enough, the sounds of their cheerful chirps are one of the first things you will hear in the morning. They also make good pets. The parrot for instance, is a colorful bird that can imitate human speech. This makes them lovable and a fun companion. Similar to canines, birds were once used to help humans in detecting toxic or lethal gases. Canaries were used back in the day in coal mines to aid in detecting carbon monoxide and/or methane. Distressed birds would mean fatal amounts of the gases, which alerted miners.
Birds or the bird figure also carries many symbolisms. For example, the concepts of peace or freedom are often depicted with birds as its icon. Lots of folklore from various cultures uses birds as characters as well. There’s the Griffin, who guards treasure and priceless items in Greek stories; and Horus, an Egyptian deity in the form of a falcon.
In general, birds are inspiring and fun to watch. Just like humans, they can have their own temperaments and personalities – you just need to be observant to notice them. Professed bird enthusiast? Then you will love these free bird pictures curated just for you.
Free Bird Pictures
Pigeon drinking water at a Hindu temple in Nepal.
Kid running among pigeons in a New York City park.
Black pigeon in Lumphini Park photographed on the ground while people are walking in the background.
Lone pigeon in Sevastopol with people enjoying the sunshine in the background.
Lonely crow on a bare tree branch with the Himalayas in the background.
Tiny bird standing at the top of a mosque during a hazy sunset.
A small girl in a floral dress photographed from above while feeding pigeons.
The tip of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and a bird flying directly over it.
Older man without a shirt holding a young kid’s hand so pigeons can take food out of it.
White geese walking around in their coop.