Birding Brazil (IV) : Brasilia

Birding Brazil (IV) : Brasilia

When:  June 2018       Weather: Warm  25C

Leica Q  Nikon P900

After departing the Xingu Indigenous Park, we flew directly back to Brasilia with a refueling stop in Agua Boa.  Our overnight stay was at the Golden Tulip Alvorada Hotel which is set on the banks of a man made lake….where there are lakes, there must be birds…..so I was up at dawn for my usual ramble…

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the sun rising on the right…

 

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cast a lovely light on the hotel

 

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An egret skimmed the water

 

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as did another large flock 

 

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and then this ringed kingfisher joined the dove on this tree

 

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Ringed Kingfisher

 

 

 

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A great egret took in the morning loght

 

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this fellow zipped in and out at speed…

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there were several of them and one of them finally settled nearby…

 

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A gorgeous swallow tailed hummingbird with its distinctive blue head and green body

 

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close up swallow-tailed HB

 

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Humming away

 

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the swallow tail easily seen

 

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Here, wings and tail splayed

 

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As the sun got higher, the light got better

 

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Picazuro pigeon

 

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Rufous bellied thrush

 

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chevron winged parakeet

 

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chevron winged parakeet

 

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a yellow bellied Elaenia

 

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yellow bellied Elaenia

 

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chalk browed mockingbird

 

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brown chested martin?

 

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Rufous hornero

 

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rufous browed peppershrike

 

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European greenfinch?

 

So just an hour and a half’s walk in the hotel’s garden yielded all these beauties….which just goes to show that we don’t really need to go too far afield to twitch….  Highly recommended location and hotel for birding.

 

Acknowledgements:  Bob Kaufman for help in identifying many species.

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