I honestly don't like birds. They get on my nerves. However, there are a few birds that I think are very beautiful and therefore respect. The number one on my list are Japanese cranes. I think they are so gorgeous—almost poetic. The best thing about them is that they aren't awkward on their legs like flamingos (or pink). In fact, their color is one of the reasons I like them so much—red, white and black, one of the best classic color palettes—although overused. Enjoy the image above as eye candy.
Image Japanese Cranes in snow storm by Larry Etkin