Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Crimson-collared Tanager

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

 This week I am sharing another Belize lifer the Crimson-collared Tanager. All my sightings of this bird were at our Belize Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge.


On a pretty day, this bird was gorgeous! Black with a red collar, tail coverts are also red. Habitat is the edges of humid evergreen forest.


 Looks like I captured this Crimson-collared Tanager singing.. In the morning at breakfast, these birds were hopping around in the trees..



They have a pale colored bill. The plumage is identical in both sexes..This bird is found from Mexico south to Panama..




 Above is the same bird on a rainy morning at our Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge. Even on a gray day the Crimson-collared Tanagers red nape and neck really stand out. I hope you enjoyed my Belize lifer.


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64 comments:

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, what a STUNNING lifer for you! And thanks for sharing it with us. Really good captures. Have a great day. Jo

diane b said...

He is a beauty. Even has red eyes to match his mantle.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
your first shot of this wonderful bird is amazing and gorgeous ! Great !
Best regards, Synnöve

Kerri Farley said...

A Beautiful Bird!!

Carver said...

That's a gorgeous bird!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

amazing...in that first photo he almost doesn't look real...as if he is made of felt or wool or something. What amazing colors!

J Bonafilla said...

Such a stunning bird! Lovely photos, Eileen. I've never seen one of these before. All the best, Bonny

Optimistic Existentialist said...

That's an incredibly beautiful bird. I wonder if it's related to the Scarlet Tanager?

Phil Slade said...

Never heard of that one Eileen. What a beautiful lifer for you to get, and its looks certainly match the name this time. I hope you're having an enjoyable week.

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i think i need to move to Belize ... what a beautiful bird. i wonder if he/she can be camouflaged when he needs to? ( :

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

purdy!!

Irma said...

What a beautiful bird.
Well photographed, Eileen.
Greetings Irma

A wondering star said...

What an amazing bird, and such a pretty red color with the black!
We do not see this fascinating bird in Norway.
Love your post!

:-)

TexWisGirl said...

holy cow! what a striking bird!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - what an amazing bird - and fabulous photos. That pale beak is interesting.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
What a beautiful bird!!Gorgeous pictures!Great shots!!Have a lovely week!!Hugs!
Dimi...

Pat said...

Wow! What a stunner!
Great shots, Eileen.

Karen said...

Oh wow, he's a handsome guy!

Zizi Santos said...

Que pássaro maravilhoso! de um colorido intenso e alegre!
Uma bela imagem Eillen
adoro estar aqui admirando seus posts
bjss
Zizi

Gail Dixon said...

Oh wow. What a beautiful bird! Now my husband is going to have to find a way to get me to Belize! lol

from Madrid said...

Gorgeous bird !

Tomás.

*Manja* said...

sehr schön!
Lieben Gruß,*Manja*

Linda W. said...

What a cool bird! I've never seen anything quite like it.

Julie G. said...

Wow, a most striking tanager! How wonderful it must have been to wake up every morning and see this beauty. Terrific photographs, Eileen!

Chris Rohrer said...

That is one gorgeous tanager! I love the close up shots. And why do they insist to pose in the cloudy weather??? I saw them twice and each time I had a bear of a time getting decent photos of them. You got great shots! Congrats!

Chris Rohrer said...

Congrats on this stunner! You really have amazing photos. I've seen this bird twice and each time, it decided to pose in the very cloudy weather:)

Lynne said...

Handsome indeed . . .

HOOTIN ANNI said...

The Texas Birders posted a sighting of one of these a few months ago...too far a distance for us to drive and not have it show up. So, we just drooled and forgot it was there.

Extraordinary images today Eileen.

Debbie said...

WoW, what a beautiful bird eileen, you have had an awesome year with lifers!!!

Our photos said...

Beautiful bird !

Brian King said...

Wow, talk about obvious! That plumage really stands out! This is my first time seeing one. Very striking!

Janet Shaw said...

Lovely Colors!

Blackberry Lane said...

Lucky you - so pretty!

Esther Joy said...

Strikingly beautiful!

thewovenspoke said...

Oh what a pretty bird, great shots.

A Quiet Corner said...

They are beautiful...:)JP

George said...

Thanks for your marvelous photos of this colorful bird. The colors are brilliant.

Mama Zen said...

What a gorgeous bird!

Stephanie said...

First time seeing this bird, he is beautiful!

Betsy Adams said...

Wow---what a beauty... Love those colors... Reminds me a tiny bit of our Red-headed Woodpeckers...

Hugs,
Betsy

Linda said...

Bright red... he wears it well!

Happyone said...

Wow that is one beautiful bird. I've never seen one of them.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Beautiful photography and a stunningly gorgeous bird. I enjoyed this post.

Montanagirl said...

How beautiful is that! He is just simply stunning. Great photos!!

Gunilla Bäck said...

What a gorgeous bird! The colours are so beautiful. Have a happy day!

orchid Miyako said...

Fantastic photographs of Gorgeous bird, Eileen♡♡♡ Its Crimson-collar is strikingly beautiful, isn't it(^_^)v
Oh yes; I wish to visit Belize as well p;)

Sending you lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Margaret Adamson said...

WOW Congrats on getting a lifer and what a beautiful bird. great shots of it.

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
What a wonderful bird. That must be great to photographing him.
Amazing colors.

Best regards,
Marco

Noushka said...

My goodness Eileen how beautiful these Crimson-collared Tanagers are!
I believe the closer you get to the equator, the more colorful the birds tend to be!
What a dream place indeed to observe the bird world and probably many other interesting creatures!
Well done!!

Bob Bushell said...

What a beautiful bird, love the colouring. Thanks Eileen.

Helma said...

Eileen gosh, this is again a beauty of a bird! That red and black I find beautiful to see. I really need to emigrate * lol *.

EG CameraGirl said...

How exciting to have seen another lifer, this one such a handsome bird!

NatureFootstep said...

a nicely colored Tanager. Great sighting. :)

vivi ka said...

Very beautiful bird and your shots are great! Thanks for sharing!

Christian Weiß said...

What a wonderful tanager, great photos.

Marie said...

What a GORGEOUS bird! Love the beautiful colors. He must have been really something to see! Love the photos.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

He is definitely a standout! Amazing beautiful bird . What a wonderful world!

Kathie Brown said...

Congrats on the Lifer! I would never have guessed this was a tanager!

Ela said...

I've never seen this bird !
He is gorgeous !
Greetings :)

Elaine said...

Beautiful bird!

edenhills said...

What amazing beautiful birds!

Rambling Woods said...

Wow! ..... Beautiful bird for your big life list.... Michelle

Stewart M said...

That bird could star in a Dr. Seuss book! What a combination of colours!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Shey Wicklund said...

WOW! So happy for your sighting of this beautiful bird.

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