POW for June 19: Parakeet and Woodpecker!

Normally, our two Photos of the Week (POW) are somehow connected.  (See last week…both birds have streaked breasts.)  This week I’m challenged to find a clever connection between these two birds; Olivaceous Piculet and Sulpher-winged Parakeet.  Sure, they both have feathers, a cloaca and lay eggs but I’m looking for a CLEVER connection!  Your help appreciated.

Photo #1: Olivaceous Piculet.  Courtesy of Gail Hewson-Hull

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Photo #2: Sulpher-winged Parakeet.   Courtesy of Alison Wickwire Olivieri (taken at Las Tablas)

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The Streakers! POW for June 2018

Our first streaky Photo of the Week comes from Finca Cantaros duena Gail Hewson-Hull.  This streaky-breasted bird is a Sulpher-bellied Flycatcher.  One of our larger tyrant flycatchers, the Sulpher-bellied is more often seen feeding on fruits than catching flies.

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Our second streaker comes from SVBC President Emeritus Alison Wickwire-Olivieri.  Many birders who come down to the southern zone have this bird, the Streaked Saltator, on their must-see list.  FYI: that bill is heavy and powerful!  Distinctive and musical song.

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P.O.W.-Week #27/F.D.L.S.-Semana #27

Congratulations Gail Hull and me (sort of)./Felicidades a Gail Hull y yo (mas o menos).

THEME: Migrant birds; early arrivals./Migrantes temprano.

PHOTO #1: A Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher.

(photo courtesy of SVBC member Gail Hull; taken at Finca Cantaros)

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Photo #2: Baltimore Oriole. I didn’t actually get a photograph of this bird.  What you see is merely an artist’s rendition.

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P.O.W.-Week #26/F.D.L.S.-Semana #26

Congratulations/Felicidades a Gail Hull y Jo Davidson!

Theme: Bien venido a San Vito!/Welcome to San Vito!

Photo #1: Tropical Mockingbird (taken on the terrace of Las Cruces).  Photo courtesy of Jo Davidson.

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Photo #2: Black-bellied Whistling Ducks (taken on the lake a Finca Cantaros).  Photo courtesy of Gail Hull.

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P.O.W.-Week #21/F.D.L.S.-Semana #21

Congratulations/Felicidades a Troy Edson-Smith y Tom Wilkinson!

Theme: Strange Views/Extrana perspectivas

Photo #1: Two-headed vulture / Zopilote con dos cabezas (photo by Tom Wilkinson)

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Photo #2: A worm for breakfast / Un gusano por el desayuno. (photo by Troy Edson-Smith)

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