Tuesday, June 3, 2014

White-collared Seedeater

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes


This week I am sharing one of my Belize lifers the White-collared Seedeater. A Passerine in the typical seedeater genus.. It seemed to be a common bird seen around our Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge and all around Belize..



The White-collared Seedeater has a broad white collar, white rump and a black hood. It is native to Mexico and Central America.


 Another male White-collared Seedeater, this one looks like it was a little wet from the rain.

 They are found in savannahs, grasslands, shrub lands and vegetation along rivers.


 The female White-collared Seedeater. Their diet consists of seeds and insects.


  Another shot of the cute female White-collared Seedeater. The females wings and tail are brown, whitish wingbars. I saw these birds often around the grounds, mostly in the grass and sometimes perched in a small bush.. I hope you enjoyed my new wild bird.  


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59 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Eileen That was an interesting bird to see and congrats on getting a 'lifer'

*Manja* said...

Sehr interessant und tolle Fotos!
Liebe Grüße,*Manja*

The happy wanderer. said...

You certainly got better views of the females in Belize than I did in Costa Rica. They must have a bit of a range.

Carole M. said...

I think that's the very first time I've seen one; lovely Eileen; they have quite a sturdy beak...

Jo said...

Congratulations on the lifer. It's an amazing bird which I only see via your blog; thanks! I love your new header too, Eileen. Have a great day. Greetings Jo

Sue said...

Hi Eileen
What an unusual bird. Sort of looks like a grosbeak. And the shots of the female-very sweet! Hope you have a wonderful week

Leora said...

Lots of variety here in your post! Seedeater is an attractive bird - love how you have blurs of green and bits of pink in your bottom shot.

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

love your new header shots. so pretty. love those purples. ( :

have a great June.

DIMI said...

Good morning Eileen!!
Both birds are very preety indeed!!
Great shots!!Amazing captures!!Have a lovely week!!Hugs!
Dimi...

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Elaine the White-collared Seedeater is a beautiful bird indeed :)

cranethie said...

Well that's a new bird to me. Shame the female is so different to the male - but thats the way of the world I suppose lol
Take care
Cathy

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Pretty!!

Stewart M said...

Nice looking birds - there seem to be an awful lot of different ways to be a "finch"!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Lynne said...

Love the close ups . . .

Magon said...

This is a bird of the finch family?

Michelle said...

You have some great shots here. I love seeing those sweet beaks.

TexWisGirl said...

love their cute, fat beaks! :)

Debbie said...

pretty seedeater, sourrounded by all that green!!

it's so exciting for me, to see all these birds that i have never seen before!!!

Linda W. said...

Nice shots of the seedeaters. And I love your new header!

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of unusual birds, Eileen.
Photo 2 is my favorite.
Greetings Irma

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Such a pretty bird - lovely photos.

Montanagirl said...

Great shots, Eileen! They look a lot like Grosbeaks don't they?

Karen said...

Cool birds! They remind me of grosbeaks.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a sweet bird. Thanks again for sharing Belize and your great bird finds.

Anni said...

It's so interesting to see all the different birds and read about your travels. Your Belize trip sounds fantastic! Thank you for sharing!

Helma said...

A wonderful blog filled with birds. The white collar seed eater I knew all mala Neit and I had never seen.
Very fine evening Eileen :-)

Gail Dixon said...

I was gonna say what Karen said, that they remind me of a smaller version of the grosbeaks. That's an awesome lifer. What a wonderful trip you had! Thank you for sharing. :)

Our photos said...

Oh so nice. I love the yellow one

Betsy Adams said...

Gorgeous bird, Eileen. I've never heard of this bird ---so I know how happy you were to find a new 'life' bird... Congrats.
Hugs,
Betsy

Carver said...

I love how soft the birds feathers look in these shots.

Linda said...

Neat little bird! Thanks for sharing.

Frank said...

Congrats on another lifer Eileen and some glorious shots of this interesting species.

Christian Weiß said...

Interesting species and beautiful photos.

Brian King said...

This is one I've never heard of. The males are very handsome with that black and white plumage! Congratulations on the photos!

Happyone said...

I always enjoy all your bird pictures. I know if I see one I don't know, you will be there to name him for me. : )

George said...

I think the females of this species are very cute.

Betty Manousos said...

hi eileen
congrats on the lifer!
it's a lovely bird. beautiful photos:))

xoxo

orchid Miyako said...

Happy for you to have great photographs of lifers♡♡♡ I love the sweet chubby female with light hue. Yes, their beaks are fat:)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Stephanie said...

Interesting looking birds!

Marie said...

You'd think whoever named this bird would've been a bit more creative. Great pictures!

Carletta said...

They are quite different in appearance. Pretty birds and glad you could add them to your list!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi,Eileen. Nice captures. They are very beautiful and so cute. I like the last photo very much among them. Thanks for sharing.

lifepassingmoments said...

Never seen these birds, wonderful shots Eileen. Have a great week.

Bob Bushell said...

Very nice, well photographed as well.

Roan said...

Congrats on the lifer. They are intersting birds. That last seedeater is sooo cute!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

What a fabulously successful trip! Well done.

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh how I would love to visit Belize! So many wonderful birds to see and photograph!

Noushka said...

Great looking bird.
The impressive thing about it is its beak... It must be meant for very strong seeds!
Well done Eileen, a discovery for me.
Keep well!

Gary Phillips said...

Nice find!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Cute little birds!

Ela said...

Eileen, your photos of the birds are excellent !
Greetings

Pat said...

Great shots from Belize. The White-collared Seedeater is a handsome little bird.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love this attractive bird. Your photos are nice Eileen.

magiceye said...

Cute birds, beautifully captured!

Arija said...

Lovely little guys with their very solid beaks. So good to see birds from a different part of the world.

Rambling Woods said...

Always nice to get a lifer.... That is a serious bill on those birds.... Michelle

Elaine said...

What a lovely variety of birds!

Cranberry Morning said...

What sweet bird pics! I'm listening to a catbird outside my window right now. He's in a very chatty mood!!

Florence said...

Beautiful bird! I'm not likely to see one so I will enjoy your photos even more!!

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