A friend of mine in high school had a couple of birds at his house, and I’m pretty sure one of them was a yellow crested cockatoo, like this one from Builder timofey_tkachev, but I know so little about birds I could easily be wrong. I do remember looking at it and thinking “hey, it’s Fred from Baretta” (for those not a half century old Baretta was a TV series with Robert Blake and a bird).
From the thumbnail you'd swear this is just a photograph of a blue and gold macaw, but as you can see it's a brilliant sculpture by AnActionFigure. The overall shaping, color and pose are what contribute most to this, but my favorite parts are the subtle details. Check out the string work around the eye, and the eye itself, I can't decipher how it's constructed, but it's perfect.
As soon as I saw this beautiful build by VSefrem, I knew I couldn't not blog it. The bird itself is absolutely gorgeous; the repeating circles really give it a lovely texture. But I personally think the tree is just as awesome, since it's extremely organic and non-rectangular. The technique used is very cool and innovative. In fact, I'm not entirely sure how all of those pieces are attached! Consider me wowed.