Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Saffron Finch a Curacao Bird

I am linking up with World Bird Wednesday
and Nature Notes


I am showing off my pretty Saffron Finches that I saw in Curacao. The Saffron Finch is a Tanager from South America. Of course they are seen in the Netherland Antilles. The male is bright yellow with an orange crown and the females are a slightly duller version of the male. They prefer live food like insects but I have seen them at feeders.

A closeup of the orange crown


I fell in love with these birds, they are so cheery and brightly colored.


I saw these hopping about in the grass in the front of our Curacao resort.


I hope you enjoyed my Saffron Finches as much as I did.
To see more wonderful birds check out World Bird Wednesday  and for more nature scenes please visit Nature Notes. Thanks to Springman for hosting World Bird Wednesday and to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes. Also, thanks for stopping by to see my post. I hope the rest of your week is a happy one.

48 comments:

  1. Hi Eileen, I can certainly understand why you fell in love with these delightful little birds. Great shots!

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  2. they are really beautiful! love the touch of orange on all that yellow!

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  3. These are beautiful birds. The remind me of yellow sparrows!! What a nice colorful display hopping around in the grass!:)

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  4. Those are gorgeous finches! And they would not be difficult to miss! Your photos are beautiful!

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  5. Great photos and beautiful birds. The color is wonderful!

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  6. So colorful! It's like sunshine. I'd love to see them in real life...it must have been exciting.

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  7. That is indeed a sunny bird to see! what a beauty!

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  8. Delightful little ones. Love the yellow and orange :)

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  9. Wow..wow..Saffron Finches are so pretty, and the yellow color is absolutely fantastic.

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  10. what pretty birdies, such a happy color. love those last two pics especially.

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  11. These are beautiful birds! I have never seen them...of course, we don't have them here...love that yellow!

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  12. Beautiful shots of these little guys! They're like sunshine - no wonder you fell in love with them!

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  13. Auckland is very spaced out, and public transport is not very convenient, many people prefer to drive their own car.

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  14. Great shots, what a wonderful looking bird!

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  15. Love the bright coloured Saffron Finches.They are beautiful and you captured them so well.Have a great day!

    Shantana

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  16. Great pictures you show.
    Wishing you a good day.
    Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

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  17. Great photos and very beautiful yellow Finches.
    I love them.
    I have occasional visits from time to time of the Greenfinch, Carduelis chloris;
    one of the few birds that sings while it flies!
    Thank you for visiting my blog!

    Thanks for sharing

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  18. GORGEOUS shots!
    i love every single one.
    i also love the beautiful colour combination used in these images.

    such pretty little birds!

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  19. Wow! what stunning little birds to see... lovely images.

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  20. Nice Saffron coloured birds, I love them.

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  21. What cheerful little birds. You can't help but smile when looking at your photos of them. : )

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  22. The saffron finch is a beauty. Wonderful shots.

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  23. Such a bright color.

    I am attracted easily by them.

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  24. What beautiful little birds! Your photos are wonderful.

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  25. They're beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  26. ooohhh they are just so cute. what a gorgeous shade of yellow, with a little splash of orange.

    i wonder in they are ground eaters and spend more time there rather then trees and flying about!!

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  27. Hi Eileen! What a beautiful bird! Even his name is pretty :) You got some really REALLY good photos there! I think I especially love the last one on the palm tree :)

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  28. Pretty color and with that strong bill, I'm sure they can get lots of food..what a great nature trip you had Eileen...

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  29. What an awesome bird... Going to go check out your other photos now!

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  30. Oh those are just wonderful Eileen -- little living drops of sunshine among the grasses....what gorgeous pictures!

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  31. Wow ... what a wonderful photo series. You have photographed the birds fantastic. A photo is more beautiful than the other. Magnificent photo work.
    Best regards, Karin

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  32. They are so bright, like sunshine! Gorgeous pics!

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  33. Lovely shades of yellows, lovely birds~

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  34. now I envy you. So nice shots ot the saffron finch. I saw them once in Panama between planes on my way home. But I could nog get that close. They are so beautiful little finches.

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  35. I am joining the Saffron Finch fan club!!!

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  36. They are bright and cheery colored so I can see why you fell in love with them. Nicely captured without them flying away.

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  37. And I thought goldfinches were beautiful! The saffron finch is a stunner!

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  38. I too fell in love with these cute things while in Venezuela.... You have captured the characteristics very well

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  39. I enjoyed this a lot ! I love the color of this bird !

    Chay

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  40. These are beautiful Eileen!!

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  41. Great shots of some very cool birds Eileen! I love the color coordinated lower mandible on these beauties!

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