Archive for 'Corvidae'

Red-billed chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax)

This was such a beautiful spring morning, with soft light, haze and mist in layers low above the farmland. The air perfectly still. There were quite a number of choughs roaming around the fields. Some perched and surveying the opportunities, while others were busy in groups. And then there were the couples like these two […]

Red-billed chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax)

This was my very first encounter of this species, and what a lovely first contact. These two were enjoying what seemed like true affection and love for each other. The left one was the active one, preening the one on the right in many ways and parts of the body. The receiver closed the eyes […]

Curl-crested Jay (Cyanocorax cristatellus)

The only encounter of the species during my short stay inside Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park. Unfavourable background, unfortunately – hopefully better opportunity comes along during my next stay in Brazil. Aperture: ƒ/7.1 Camera: NIKON D4S Focal length: 700mm ISO: 1600 Shutter speed: 1/800 s

Plush-crested Jay (Cyanocorax chrysops)

A common but truly beautiful bird! I found this one very busy eating from this tree, and you can see it’s focusing on the Cecropia fruits rather than me. Altitude: 1036 metres.