Pigeons and Seedeater

Birding from the balcony – that’s very cool.From the balcony at the B&B “La Estancia” in Panama City we saw those three Pigeons and the Variable Seedeaters. We saw many more birds there, but I’ll talk about them next time. (Click on the photo to enlarge.)

The Ruddy Ground Dove and the Variable Seedeaters were, among others, enjoying the food at the feeder.

The Variable Seedeaters or Wing-barred Seedeaters (Sporophila americana – Wechselpfäffchen) are only about 10 cm big. The male is black with different patches of white and the female is brown-olive.

The Ruddy Ground-Dove (Columbina talpacoti – Rosttäubchen) is not much bigger than the Seedeaters. The female is less rusty than the male.

Two other Pigeons that showed up were the Pale-vented Pigeon (Columba cayennensis – Rotrückentaube)

and the White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi – Blauringtaube) with the beautiful blue around the eyes.

If you missed “my” Woodpeckers from Panama, you can see them here: Woodpeckers in Panama

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~ by Natalie on April 7, 2012.

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