Getting it in the neck
Getting a sore neck looking up at birds does have some compensations. Some birds have their best feature tucked away under the bill. Male Rufous-throated Honeyeater (Conopophila rufogularis) leads off these examples from the past few days in Tyto.
Mature Spectacled Monarch (Symposiarchus trivirgatus) has plenty of colour to offer those peering up from down below.
Straw-necked Ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis) doesn't often demand neck-stretching exercises from observers as it walks by with straw-like plumes showing on its neck.