Monday, June 17, 2019

Ecuador Birds

We took a trip to Ecuador for bird watching. Here are a few of the amazing birds we saw.

Red-headed Barbet
Red-headed Barbet

Toucan Barbet
Toucan Barbet

Plate-billed Mountain-toucan
Plate-billed Mountain-Toucan


Flame-faced Tanager
Flame-faced Tanager

Golden Tanager
Golden Tanager

Blue-winged mountain-tanager
Blue-winged mountain-tanager


Three-striped Warbler
Three-striped Warbler

Mountain Woodcreeper
Mountain Woodcreeper

Ochre-breasted antpitta
Ochre-breasted antpitta

Chestnut-crowned antpitta
Chestnut-crowned antpitta


Yellow-breasted antpitta
Yellow-breasted antpitta


Booted racket-tail
Booted racket-tail

Violet-tailed sylph
Violet-tailed sylph

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Backyard Hummingbirds + Leucistic Hummingbird

A few weeks ago, we spotted a white hummingbird at one of our water features. Eventually, I was able to photograph it. It appears to be an Allen's Hummingbird, but having little pigment, known as leucism. We nicknamed it Casper. While staking out the bubbler, I also photographed some other hummingbirds.


Casper the friendly leucistic Hummingbird
Leucistic Hummingbird

Hummingbird
Costa's Hummimgbird


Hummingbird
Allen's Hummingbird