- ....and the splendid Little Cuckoo is definitely worth a second look. Both are pretty good images of very attractive and interesting birds......
Here are a few photographs that did not get included in the main blog for one reason or another. I don't really like Hummingbirds on feeders but would like to record them if they are all I have. Others were just missed because I have so many it takes time to review them all. Some are poor shots but are just records of species. Some are better edits. Whatever the reason this blog acts as an archive and I am updating my records here.
Hummingbirds on feeders, not really bird hunting but not always easy to shoot because the feeders are usually shaded and low light makes things difficult. The use of flash is therefore a necessary evil. This is the only decent shot I have of the Speckled Hummingbird for example.
The same goes for these three, the Long Tailed Sylph, Tyrian Metaltail and Buff Winged Starfrontlet were only captured on feeders, but here they are for the record.
Breaking up the hummingbird show, a Rufous Throated Tanager shot, re-edited because the colours and composition are worth a second look.
Another tyrian Metaltail above, and below is a Collared Inca.
These two are easier, the Great Sapphirewing is a large hummer with uniquely sapphire blue wings, and the Booted Rackettail below has the most easily recognizable tail feathers and wonderful white fluffy sheepskin boots, very cute.
Here is another booted hummer, the Golden Breasted Puffleg also has white "Boots" but I didn't catch them in this shot, so resorted to the faint but definite orangy/gold hints in the upper breast feathers for ID. Similarly the faint purple tint in the breast feathers and the dark throat helped me to identify the Purple Throated Sunangel below.
Next a few poor shots posted to record the species, Black Crested Warbler and Golden Bellied Grossbeak were both taken in very poor light but I was happy to tick them on my list.
The Scarlet Bellied Mountain Tanager is a very striking bird. that scarlet plumage really sets the forest alight. Unfortunately distance and poor light condemned me to a rather poor record shot, but what a super bird it was.
Now a couple of quite decent record shots. The White Throated Tyrannulet and Piratic Flycatcher were both quite close, but as so often happens we had great views from underneath, I would prefer more side-on shots but here they are anyway.
This is quite a nice shot of the large eyed One Colored Becard. A typical LBJ but still an attractive addition to one's life list.
The Green Honeycreeper below is not as spectacular as its Purple Honeycreeper cousin, but is still a good looker. Actually the bubble-gum blue/green colouring looks almost artificial, as if it was created by a child's paintbrush.
Now another look at some better edits of previously posted birds. The Broad Billed Motmot below is quite a star, putting most of the birds around it to shame in the looks department.....
......and the Flame Faced Tanager lets its colors speak for themselves.
Likewise the male Yellow Bellied Dacnis makes a bright and colorful shot with an insect in its beak. The red eye really stands out.
The Spotted Tody Flycatcher is well worth another look, it's a little forest jewel.
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