These photos have been taken over the past 2 years in Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador and the Caribbean. The Crimson-collared Tanager is perhaps my favorite of the tanager photos.
|Crimson-collared Tanager - male|
|Masked Flowerpiercer - male|
|Red-legged Honeycreeper - male|
|Saffron Finch - male|
The male Green Honeycreeper is almost iridescent. The black face and yellow bill confirm the ID. The birds in Ecuador like this one are more a blue-green then green.
|Green Honeycreeper - male|
The Bay-headed Tanager is a sentimental favorite of mine. On my first trip to Costa Rica in 1994, it was one of the birds on the cover of the Costa Rica bird book, so I was familiar with the colors. On the first morning of the trip, we drove to a national park and the first bird I saw when I stepped out of the van was one of these!
|Hispaniolan Spindalis - male|
I hope that everyone gets a chance to visit the tropics and see some of these beautiful birds.
Happy birding and photography,
photos copyright 2006 - 2015 David McDonald
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