Birds of Curaçao

I’m not much of an expert on birds, but I enjoy photographing them when I see them.  Unfortunately, I know even less about how to photograph birds than I do about the birds themselves.  Nonetheless, I’m determined to learn.  In Curaçao, I saw a Greater Flamingo (Chogogo in the Papiamento language of Curaçao), a Bananaquit (Barika hel in Papiamento) hiding in the shrubbery, a Tropical Mockingbird (Chuchubi in Papiamento), and an incredible 3-D chalk painting with two Troupials (Trupial in Papiamento) and another unknown bird.  Whatever you do, try not to fall into the painting!

Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)

Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)

SOURCE:  Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) (Curaçao, Lesser Antilles); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 28 March 2011.

Bananaquit (Coreba flaveola)

Bananaquit (Coreba flaveola)

SOURCE:  Bananaquit (Coreba flaveola) (Curaçao, Lesser Antilles); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 28 March 2011.

Tropical Mockingbird (Mimus gilvus)

Tropical Mockingbird (Mimus gilvus)

SOURCE:  Tropical Mockingbird (Mimus gilvus) (Curaçao, Lesser Antilles); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 28 March 2011.

3-D Street Art with Troupials (Icterus icterus)

3-D Street Art with Troupials (Icterus icterus)

SOURCE:  3-D Street Art with Troupials (Icterus icterus) (Curaçao, Lesser Antilles); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 28 March 2011.

Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko

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