Archive for 'Fringillidae'

Orange-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia xanthogaster)

Orange-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia xanthogaster)

With the same color combination as the thick-billed euphonia (Euphonia laniirostris) it might be difficult to tell them apart on the fly, but as the name implies the difference is the shape of the bill. They are more to the orange than yellow and their vocalizations are also different. As with the thick-billed euphonia it […]

Orange-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia xanthogaster)

Orange-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia xanthogaster)

With the same color combination as the thick-billed euphonia (Euphonia laniirostris) it might be difficult to tell them apart on the fly, but as the name implies the difference is the shape of the bill. Their vocalizations are also different. As with the thick-billed euphonia it is a common visitor to feeding stations offering various […]

Spot-crowned Euphonia (Euphonia imitans)

A female foraging for fruits. Its plumage ensures it blends perfectly with the foliage, and is best seen if you offer fruits or have a preferred fruiting tree in your gardern. It sounds like this: Elevation: 73 meters Aperture: ƒ/5.6 Camera: NIKON D5 Focal length: 700mm ISO: 1250 Shutter speed: 1/1000 s

Olive-backed euphonia (Euphonia gouldi)

A small bird blending perfectly with the foliage of the canopy where it forages for fruits. The best way to get up close is to offer a selection of fruits in the garden. It sounds like this: Elevation: 73 meters Aperture: ƒ/5.6 Camera: NIKON D5 Focal length: 700mm ISO: 2800 Shutter speed: 1/1250 s

Dark-breasted rosefinch (Procarduelis nipalensis)

A beautiful high-elevation dweller, seen here around the Tungnath temple during the full moon of April 2018. The winters are harsh here, but on the last day of April the landscape is full of alpine flowers and warm sunshine. It blends well in the landscape and is hard to spot when still on the ground. […]

Chestnut-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia pectoralis)

One of several species of birds seen in the garden of Hotel do Ype. This is the male, and the only photo I got of it. Altitude: 1021 metres. It sounds like this: Aperture: ƒ/7.1 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 500mm ISO: 1000 Shutter speed: 1/250 s