Maquenque Tanagers & Honeycreepers

These are the most beautiful little birds and I think this is some of my better shots yet of some of them, especially the Red-legged Honeycreeper & that Blue Dacnis with both shots being made at a cultural stop on our Rio San Carlos boat trip at a small farm which was a joy in addition to these two photos, relating to a simple small farm family.  🙂   Pura vida.

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¡Pura Vida!

You may also enjoy my Costa Rica Birds Gallery 

and my 2019 Maquenque Lodge Trip Gallery

See the lodge website:  Maquenque Ecolodge

My 8 Tanagers in Nicaragua

Of course there are many more tanagers in Nicaragua, but this is what I photographed:

Golden-hooded Tanager, El Jaguar Nature Reserve, Nicaragua
Note in next photo how different the same bird can look!
Golden-hooded Tanager, Selva Negra Mountain Resort, Nicaragua
I know it looks a little different, but is the same species as above.
Crimson-collared Tanager, El Jaguar Nature Reserve, Nicaragua
Yellow-winged Tanager, Selva Negra Mountain Resort, Nicaragua
Summer Tanager, Montibelli Nature Reserve, Nicaragua
Yellow-crowned Euphonia, Selva Negra Mountain Resort, Nicaragua
Passerini’s Tanager, El Jaguar Nature Reserve, Nicaragua
Gray-headed Tanager, El Jaguar Nature Reserve, Nicaragua
Blue-gray Tanager, El Jaguar Nature Reserve, Nicaragua

Sorry for a repeat of the Crimson-collared Tanager, but this tanager collection wouldn’t be complete without it and it is my favorite shot of the whole trip as stated earlier! And apologies for some pretty poor photos here, but my bird collection is primary over photo quality.  🙂

I am really pleased with this collection of 8 different species of tanagers in Nicaragua since I only have 3 species in my Costa Rica Birds collection! Soon there will be a separate photo gallery of my Nicaragua birds and I’ll eventually do the same for Panama, Guatemala and Mexico.  A Central America collection!  🙂
Read About Tanagers on Wikipedia where you will learn it is the largest family of neotropical birds with about 240 or 12% of all our birds down here! Many are very colorful!

Last Night in Nicaragua – Tired & Just One Photo

I’m exhausted from 6 days in the jungle with no internet or much electricity, seeing and photographing more birds than I expected for an absolutely wonderful week! I’m in Managua tonight (Tuesday) and fly back to San Jose in the morning. Expect a lot of Nicaragua photos during the next couple of weeks! 🙂

Crimson-collared Tanager, El Jaguar Reserva, Nicaragua  (Standing on a coffee plant!)

This is my favorite shot of the whole 8 days in Nicaragua and totally untouched or cropped! Straight out of the camera. As we walked along one side of a coffee field we stopped to see a smaller bird across the way in a tree. This guy flew down and landed about 7 feet from me on this coffee plant. A true blessing! And I’ve now fallen in love with another Central American country!  🙂

J.M. Barrie

“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.”
― J.M. BarrieThe Little White Bird