Tuesday, May 15, 2012

World Bird...the Rufous Collared Sparrow

I am linking up with World Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

For my World Bird this week I have another bird from Curacao. It is the Rufous Collard Sparrow. We saw this bird often around the sugar feeders and other places around the island.




The sdult has a grey head with broad black stripes on the crown and thinner stripes thru the eyes. The nape and breast sides are rufous in color, the throat is white and the underparts are off whtie . There are two white wing bars.


I like the rufous color on this sparrow, it is a very pretty bird.

This Rufous-collared Sparrow was seen under a lounge chair at the beach.



To see more beautiful birds check out Springman's World Bird Wednesday   and for some nature scenes and post please visit Michelle's Nature Notes.

Thanks to Springman for hosting World Bird Wednesday and to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes. Also, thank you for stopping by to see my post. Have a wonderful week and happy birding.

46 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

very striking!

caite said...

Glad to see they enjoy the beach too!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Isn't it just neat to see different birds in different countries???? I love the little Rufous-collared sparrow... What a cutie.
Hugs,
Betsy

Carletta said...

Love the second shot Eileen!
It really shows off his lovely feathers and what great background color to compliment him as well.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Oh a cute little guy.

Linda said...

What a pretty little bird! Love that 2nd shot!

Carole M. said...

Such a beautiful sparrow with the touch of chestnut and the neat mohawk happening!

missing moments said...

Very nice photos of this lovely sparrow!

Rohrerbot said...

Just yet another example of an amazing Sparrow I had no idea existed. Very cool little guy. Thanks for sharing this cutie.

AVCr8teur said...

That last photo is a riot. Apparently this smart sparrow doesn't want to get sunburned.

mick said...

Great photos of the sparrow and the photo of the sea looks very peaceful.

Barb said...

Fantastic clear shots of this cute little bird!

NatureStop said...

Lovely captures of the beautiful little one:)Thanks for sharing!Have a great day!

Shantana

betchai said...

love the details in the first two pictures, and love the eye expression in all of the photos, beautiful shots Eileen.

Nature Rambles said...

So exciting to see these cute sparrows from a distant land. Very pretty!

A wondering star said...

Beautiful picture of the sweet bird, with wonderful colors!


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Betty Manousos said...

utterly beautiful shots, eileen.

so cute birds! loved seeing they enjoy the beach.

CameraCruise said...

Wonderful shots of the sparrow.
Love your header.
Have a great day, Eileen.
Mette

Stewart M said...

Dealing with all of those different species of sparrow in the US must be great and awful at the same time! You seem to have heaps of species.

Nice pictures.

Stewart M - Australia

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Lovely birds and the chair in the header looks like it awaits you;')~

HansHB said...

A lovely post. Great shots!

Arija said...

Your sparrows are so pretty but they do have rather substantial feet.

Larry said...

What a gorgeous sparrow Eileen! You got some great photos of this little one. It looks to me like Curacao is a great destination!

Gary said...

He's a little beauty!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Mumsy¸.¤ª“˜¨ said...

They are all fantastic capture, and such pretty, adorable birds!

Fjällripan said...

So beautiful little bird. Great capture!

heyBJK said...

What a handsome sparrow! Love your shots, Eileen!

Jean said...

A very pretty sparrow. It is interesting that they like the sand. I wonder why...sand bugs???

Walk in New York said...

les photos sont vraiment magnifiques, bravo

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armyfamilyok said...

Such a cutie!! It's so interesting to see the birds from all over. Love the one playing in the sand!!

John said...

What a great looking bird! Shown of to a tee by your photos!
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Andrew said...

What a little stunner... so cute.

Nancy said...

He's a cutie! :)

Leora said...

Your photos of this sweet and special sparrow are quite stunning, Eileen.

Carver said...

That's an adorable looking bird and as always your shots are good.

Tammy said...

It amazes me how many different sparrows there are. I haven't heard of this guy. He's very sweet :)

Rambling Woods said...

Eileen..you really got some wonderful detail on this adorable little bird...Michelle

Elaine said...

A little beauty! I love that first shot!

xinex said...

Great photos, Eileen! Love the birds. I would love to o there someday...Christine

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely color -- defines the word rufous in picture! That's cute that one lounging on the sand along with all the other beach lovers!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Sparrows are just so adorable and display little personalities of their own which you have captured in these shots.

Celeste said...

What a little beauty, great photos.

jewaicious said...

Aww. Such precious shots...lovely.

Island Rambles Blog said...

really enjoyed all the pics...especially the monkbirds and the orioles. Interesting to see new places also. cheers.

eden said...

Great captures of the sparrow!

Amila Kanchana said...

Beautiful bird!

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