SEVEN-COLORED TANAGER (Tangara fastuosa) - a rare, brightly-colored songbird with a very small and declining range in Brazil. Mostly feed on various seeds, fruits, berries and occasionally arthropods (insects, spiders, worms, etc.). A rapid population decline is suspected to be caused by massive clearance of their forest habitats and heavy trapping for the cage bird trade (trappers are able to catch up to 30 birds in a single day). photo by jquental
PATAGONIAN SIERRA FINCH (Phrygilus patagonicus) - Diet generally consists of seeds, buds, flowers, fruit, insects, and other invertebrates. Found in forested habitats of Argentina & Chile. It is also known to be a nectar robber of the shrub Fuchsia magellanica in the Tierra del Fuego region, piercing the flower’s corolla in order to obtain nectar.
Winter Photography Tips Just because the weather is getting cold and dreary, doesn’t mean you can’t be outside with your camera. Some of the most beautiful bird photos are taken in winter—and these are the best tips.
FIRE TAILED MYZORNIS (Myzornis pyrrhoura) - found in Central and Eastern Himalayas. Prefers juniper, rhododendron and bamboo thickets on sunny hillsides. Capable of sustained stationary hovering flight much like sunbirds, can also be seen running up moss-covered tree trunks like a creeper. Eats insects, arachnids, berries, and flower nectar. Usually silent, can utter a high-pitched "tsit-tsit". Breeding season from April to June, in Bhutan maybe to September.