Sunday, April 20, 2008

Lima birds

For a birder, going to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil for work is far better than not going at all, but I hope to return sometime soon to any one of those countries just for the birding. I'm home again now but still remembering the sighting just yesterday of the Burnished-buff Tanager in a small park in the middle of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager last Sunday morning near the church high on Monseratte overlooking Bogota, Colombia. However, since Tanagers rarely pose for photos out in the open, I will post here only more photos of less shy birds that I found in the park in Lima, Peru -- The bright Saffron Finch and the Pacific Dove that is only bright in a very small area around the eye. This dove (which does have a large white wing patch) is now considered to be a separate species from the White-winged Dove that is found in the southwestern U.S.


At 5:23 PM, Anonymous Carl said...

A couple trips ago while on the Big Island of Hawaii...One of the coolest things I saw was a single Saffron Finch at a feeder with (at least) 50 Java Sparrows. The yellow color really popped with those surroundings!

At 8:19 AM, Blogger Josh V. said...

Hehe, love the blog name. Wow! Those are some cool pájaros.


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