In the air - Upland Sandpiper alighting on a fence post and slowly drawing in its wings

On the water - Harlequin Duck

Other side of the world - Superb Fairy-wren (Australia)

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Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Avian Beauty Contest
U.S.-- Costa's Hummingbird

International-- Indigo-banded Kingfisher (Alcedo cyanopectus), Philippines