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.  


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

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59 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  5. 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

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  6. 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

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  7. 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.

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

    have a great June.

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

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

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  11. 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

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

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  13. This is a bird of the finch family?

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

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  15. love their cute, fat beaks! :)

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  16. pretty seedeater, sourrounded by all that green!!

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

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

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

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

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  20. Cool birds! They remind me of grosbeaks.

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

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

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  23. 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 :-)

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  24. 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. :)

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  25. Oh so nice. I love the yellow one

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  26. 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

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

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  28. Neat little bird! Thanks for sharing.

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

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  30. Interesting species and beautiful photos.

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

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  32. 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. : )

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  33. I think the females of this species are very cute.

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

    xoxo

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  35. 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*

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

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

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

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

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  40. Very nice, well photographed as well.

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

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  42. What a fabulously successful trip! Well done.

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

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  44. 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!

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  45. Nice find!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

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  46. Eileen, your photos of the birds are excellent !
    Greetings

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

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  48. Love this attractive bird. Your photos are nice Eileen.

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  49. Cute birds, beautifully captured!

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

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

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  52. What a lovely variety of birds!

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

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

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