Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Masked Tityra

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes


For this week's wild bird I am sharing another lifer from Belize the Masked Tityra. We saw this bird from the open air dinning room of the Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge. I saw many  of my Belize lifers just from the lodge's dinning room..



 Sorry for the quality of these shots, it was a gray day and I had to zoom in quite a distance to the tree.. But, you can definitely make out the id of this Masked Tityra. A medium sized passerine bird, placed in the Cotinga family and found on the forest-edge and woodlands of Mexico and Central America.


The Masked Tityra has black and white plumage, black face and a red eye ring. It also has a pinkish-red bill.





I hope you enjoyed my Belize lifer.. the Masked Tityra.

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

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59 comments:

Nancy J said...

Wow, he looks great, and you were so lucky to be there right then. Cheers, Jean. p.s. after trying to get a decent photo the other day of a pigeon, I now realise how hard it can be,

Sue said...

Even though you couldn't get too close, what a thrill it must have been to see this unusual fella.
Hope you're having a good week so far.
The weather here has been PERFECT--even the bugs are giving us a break. Enjoy the day, Eileen....

Mersad said...

I actually don't mind the grey weather. It adds a nice mood to the images.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

A wondering star said...

Hi Eileen, I love seeing your birds! I've never seen the beautiful Masked Tityra before!

Happy Tuesday!

DeniseinVA said...

Another very interesting bird Eileen. Thanks for introducing him and have a great day :)

Leora said...

What a gorgeous bird! Thank you for educating us about this majestic Titya.

Bob Bushell said...

Another lifer Eileen, you have such a list now, beautiful images.

The happy wanderer. said...

Congratulations on your lifer. I saw them a couple of times in Costa Rica so am enjoying seeing them again.

Carver said...

Great shots of the bird. Not one I'm familiar with.

Irma said...

Ik heb nog nooit gezien deze Masked Tityra.
Goed gedaan, Eileen.

Jo said...

Congratulations on the lifer. Great looking bird.

Trees Planet said...

This is the real beauty of our nature. All of them make our Earth like a Heaven. Trees are the parts of them.

Stewart M said...

Nice looking bird. How big is it?

Sorry for slow reply - hectic weeks!

Cheers - Stewart M

orchid Miyako said...

Oh, another rare bird you introduced us or, not for you p;) Happy for you to capture this Masked Tityra, Eileen♡♡♡

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

Breathtaking said...

An unusual bird,and lucky find.
Wish I had seen him on my patch):)

TexWisGirl said...

really neat looking bird! glad you got to see him!

Stephanie said...

He is an interesting looking bird, a first to see this one. Lucky that you were able to capture him.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

cool bird

Reader Wil said...

Lucky you to see such a lovely bird! You were at the right place and at the right time.
Have a great week!
Wil, ABCW Team

Linda W. said...

Interesting bird! I'll bet it was a thrill to see it.

Debbie said...

goodness, what an unusual and very beautiful bird!!!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Your trip to Beliz sounds so nice - lots of really beautiful birds. Glad you added this "Lifer". Have a wonderful day!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Lovely images of this beautiful bird!!Great captures indeed!!Have a happy week!Hugs!
Dimi...

Gail Dixon said...

These exotic birds are making me want to get on Priceline and get my ticket TODAY! lol Hubby is not happy that he now has to figure out how to get us to Belize. :) Awesome bird!!!

Mama Zen said...

What cool captures!

Beth said...

What a beautiful bird!

Kerry said...

Cool bird! I never heard of this one, but I bet there are lots of birds down there that I don't know. Exotic!

Brian King said...

This is another one I've never heard of until now. Very good looking chap! You saw lots of lifers on that trip.

Ela said...

Wow ! What a beautiful and original bird ! Eileen, your shots are great ! Greetings

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

What an interesting bird!!
Know you had fun!!

Marie-Anne said...

I did not know of the Masked Tityra! Very interesting and you were lucky to have seen it from the hotel!!
Have a great week, dear Eileen!

Lynne said...

Hazy day . . . Gorgeous siting . . .

Rambling Woods said...

You have the birder's eye to catch a bird from anywhere. Congrats! Eileen..thank you for linking in.. Michelle

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

He looks almost furry! Very pretty. That's neat that you got to see so many lifers.

magiceye said...

Lovely masked bird!!

Splendid Little Stars said...

How wonderful to have seen this bird from the dining room!

Margaret Adamson said...

Another lifer for you. That's great and he looks a lovely bird.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Interesting looking bird ... most of your Belize lifers are birds I've never even heard of. It just makes me happy to know there are so many different birds out there!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Just wonderful, this special bird.
Best regards, Synnöve

Elaine said...

Another beauty! The birds in Belize are so colorful.

A Quiet Corner said...

Never heard of him, but striking!!!...:)JP

EG CameraGirl said...

Yep, I enjoyed seeing it for sure!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

How wonderful to just sit on the porch and tick off those lifers! Thanks for visiting my blog while I was away. Not yet up to speed but hope things get back to normal when we return to Florida next week.

Happyone said...

Isn't he a pretty one!! I've never even heard of this bird.

Donna Heber said...

What a beautiful and unique looking bird. You have such a wonderful habitat!

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
A Discovery for me, I never heard of this species before!
It has a strange and interesting look!
Keep well!

Gunilla Bäck said...

A very interesting bird. Have a great week!

Chris Rohrer said...

Isn't this a cool and strange looking bird?!!! I saw this one for the first time in Guatemala last year and it took me quite awhile to locate the bird in my books. Now when I see it, I can name it without referencing it. That's the best part of travel.....the big discoveries and learning curve that goes on after we're done on the trails. Exciting stuff.

Our photos said...

Very nice !

maryaustria said...

An interesting bird! He has a very special look!

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

what a beauty. for me i say the shots are great. considering i might never get to see this beauty in person. lovely masked birdie. ( :

George said...

Your pictures make it easy to see how this bird got its name.

Neil said...

You did well to get the bird with that grey sky.

Pat Tillett said...

I've never heard of it before, but it sure is amazing looking. I'd say your photos are pretty darn good for being so far away. Far away, on a gray day. (sorry, it's the suppressed poet in me).

Wandering Wren said...

I was in Belize 25 years ago, I reckon since becoming a follower of your Blog and all your great photos that I take much more notice of all the birds these days - and one day thanks to you, I might even able to impress someone with a "oh look at that Masked Tityra!!" even if I will never, ever be able to take such great photos :)
Wren x

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Never even heard of this one!

NatureFootstep said...

congratulations to that beautiful lifer. :)

Helma said...

What a particular bird is Eileen.
Leyk you saw this and share with us.
I am still learning to know new birds :-)))

Celeste said...

I hope you were doing the lifer dance Eileen :) What a stunner.

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