Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Rufous-tailed Jacamar

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

Special thanks goes out to Stewart on 100th  post for Wild Bird Wednesday!

For this weeks wild bird I am sharing one of my Belize lifers the Rufous-tailed Jacamar.A breeder in Mexico, Central America and South America. They are brightly colored with a long bill and tail.


This bird is metallic green, with orange underparts and a green breast band. the male has a white throat and the female has a buff throat.


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 The Rufous-tailed Jacamar was catching dragonflies to feed their babies back at the nest.



While at the Blue Hole we were able to watch this Rufous-tailed Jacamar catching bugs and taking them back to their nest.. It was a small hole on the muddy side of the hill not far from the steps where we were standing..

 Thanks to Neko our guide from  Belize Inland tours for spotting this Rufous-tailed Jacamar.. 

Thanks for stopping by my post and for all the nice comments.

Join in and post your birdies and to see more beautiful and wonderful bird photos please visit:
 Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's  Nature Notes.  Thanks to our host Michelle our host Stewart.  Happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

58 comments:

  1. You were lucky to see them at their nest. It sounds as if they nest like Bee-eaters. I saw one in Costa Rica so it's good to learn a little more about them.

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  2. Oh I love it - what a beautiful bird! You have some great captures of it here too Eileen.

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  3. Great looking bird - looks like a combination of a bee-eater, a humming bird and a kingfisher (well, to my eyes it does!)

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  4. What awesome close ups, Eileen! ...:)JP

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  5. Wow...such an attractive bird!!!

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  6. Wow what an awesome bird!! That beak is almost as long as the body LOL

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  7. Beautiful. Birds fit such a neat niche in the world.

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  8. Muito lindo!! beijos, tudo de bom,chica

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  9. Beautiful photos, Eileen! What pretty birds.

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  10. Very beautiful bird this is, Eileen.
    Photo 3 is totally awesome.
    Greetings Irma

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  11. how can you not love a bird with a name like that?! :) he's a beaut, too!

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  12. What a cool bird! So fun to travel to a new place and see different flora and birds. Thanks for sharing your vacation pics. And I love your new blog header!

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  13. Isn't he a handsome little feller . . . Thanks for the colorful treat Eileen . . .

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  14. Hello Eileen!!
    What a beautiful and colorful bird!!Great shots and captures!!Your trip to Beliz whas so interesting!!Have a wonderful week!!Hugs!
    Dimi...

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  15. what a beauty!! awesome captures!!!

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  16. He is a beauty!! Great catch with his dinner in his long beak. I wonder if they're related to the hummingbird family?

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  17. Well done, caught him with a snack!

    Gr. John

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  18. This is a lovely bird. I would be thrilled to find this one out in the wild. What a treat!

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  19. Must've been fun watching that gorgeous little bird flitting around, catching dragonflies. Nice shots!

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  20. That is one cool looking bird! Love that bill!

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  21. My goodness he is a good looking bird.

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  22. a lovely bird. So good to see it. :)

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  23. I love the color of the hummer.

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  24. Amazing looking. How cool got such a great photo of him.

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  25. Beautiful Eileen, lovely. He looks like the Tody from the Greater Antilles.

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  26. what a gorgeous bird!

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  27. Such great photos Eileen! I especially like the first one. I don't get a chance to see such exotic birds even when I travel.

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  28. What a pretty little bird. Your photos are marvelous.

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  29. Dear Eileen,
    What a lovely little bird!!!!
    Your trip to Belize must have been so rich and interesting!!!
    Thanks for sharing all these beautiful photos!!!!

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  30. beautiful bird and you captured him very well.

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  31. Beautiful pictures! What a deep green!

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  32. Catching dragonflies? Wow... That is a skilled and fast bird... Pretty too!.... Michelle

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  33. A wonderful sighting Eileen. Lovely colours too. They must keep so busy feeding their babies, an insect at a time :D)

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  34. I've never heard of a Rufus-tailed Jacamar before. What a gorgeous bird. Love his long bill and his colors... Beautiful!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  35. My, that is a lovely bird! His colors are just magical.

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  36. What a beautiful color, and such a long beak!

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  37. It's an amazingly beautiful bird Eileen. Those metallic greens must make it hard to spot in the trees and even harder to get pictures like those. Enjoy the rest of your week.

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  38. Hi Eileen You were just in the right place at the right time to get these wonderful shots of this beautiful little Hummingbird.

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  39. Those are amazing birds for me! Nice shots you got on this little one!
    Greetings Pia

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  40. gorgeous colors. what a gorgeous bird. is that a type of hummingbird? i guess i need to do some google-ing ... you teach me bunches. thanks!!

    wow, 100 posts ... that is an amazing time. Congrats to Stewart. fun, fun, fun!! i can't wait for our church link to make it to that landmark. ( :

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  41. what a beautiful bird, wonderful colours

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  42. A very handsome bird. The green colour is beautiful. Have a great day.

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  43. What a darling and beautiful bird.

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  44. Oh, what a fantastic experience it must have been for you to be able to see this beautiful bird and to watch it catching its meal.

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  45. Dearest Eileen; SO sorry for my belated comment. Wow, what an attractive bird Jacamar is; his metallic green is so beautiful♡♡♡ Dragonfly lover husband and I were REALLY amazed with the last picture(^_^)v

    Sending you lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  46. A beautiful hummer and beautiful photos of it.

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  47. Fabulous captures of this exotic little bird! So pretty! And I love that you captured her with a full beak!

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  48. I see as green as this gorgeous bird Eileen. What an amazing creature is this. Great to see and thanks for sharing :-)

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  49. What a beautiful bird! Since I most likely will never see one in the wild, I appreciate your sharing your photos!
    I will have to read up on it and find out more about it. Thanks!

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