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A well deserved rest - euphonia affinis

By annettep38  
The parents have built a nest in a hanging flower pot on our offside verandah. Nobody uses it apart for hanging up bananas when they are breeding, we want them to be happy.
They are tiny birds, 9-10cms and they have a lovely voice, which is unusual for most tropical birds. Here they are resting in a tree near the house and the evening light came as a bonus. Just in time for my evening arm muscle training Tongue

Many thanks To Richard Niglas for his lovely award and for your kind reception for Caldera harbour.

Tags: Bird Wildlife and nature Ave Oiseau eunobia gorjinegra eufonia gorjinegra euphonia affinis fruterito de garganta negra

Voters: Spkr51, ddolfelin, prabhusinha and 33 more

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21 Jul 2016 4:44AM
Superb shot *****

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ddolfelin Plus
7 103 3 Wales
21 Jul 2016 4:46AM
Never knowingly seen one of these.
Top notch picture, Annette.
21 Jul 2016 5:25AM
a new bird to me .Well shared
Bantu 6 7 1 India
21 Jul 2016 5:36AM
Very cute focus and capture Annete,lovely colors.

CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
21 Jul 2016 6:11AM
How cute, Annette.
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2016 7:01AM
How adorable... Love the pose and the colours Annette,
Brava for such a good capture...
Isabel GrinGrin
21 Jul 2016 7:34AM
Superb image. Well captured.
21 Jul 2016 9:00AM
fine looking wee bird indeed Annette

fotobee Plus
6 4 3 South Africa
21 Jul 2016 9:03AM
A lovely bird, Annnette ! A very lovely photograph, but I have used my awards up ! SadSadSadSad Please accept my "Virtual Award" for excellent photography ! Regards Martin
Irishkate Plus
9 41 115 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2016 10:04AM
The yellow feathers are such a contrast to his dark plumage - a wonderfully unusual sight for us Annette.
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2016 11:50AM
Wonderful to see your colourful birds again Annette, and this one is a beauty.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
netta1234 7 382 2 Wales
21 Jul 2016 12:30PM
How lovely to get these gorgeous birds coming by your house .
A lovely imageSmile
21 Jul 2016 12:57PM
Beautiful little bird, a lovely detailed shot Annette.
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2016 1:21PM
A beauty
Superb image
21 Jul 2016 3:53PM
Excellent image Annette
MalcolmS Plus
14 1.2k 13 England
21 Jul 2016 5:32PM
Have an RC on me Annette.
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 99 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2016 5:32PM
A delightful little bird, beautifully captured. Couldn't resist a mod though.
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
21 Jul 2016 8:04PM
A very find image here, of this bird I have not yet met!
craggwildlifephotography Junior Member 11 137 1 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2016 8:05PM
Lovely bird and capture.
tonyguitar Plus
7 77 37 Canada
22 Jul 2016 5:53AM
He looks like quite a chunky little guy. Totally new one for me as well. Excellent photograph. TG

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