Thursday, May 10, 2012
With bright blue, green, and red plumage, the breeding male Painted Bunting is one of the continent's most gaudily colorful birds. The species breeds in two different populations, one in the south-central United States, and one along the seaboard of the southeastern states.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
A striking black-winged red bird, the Scarlet Tanager is a common species of the eastern forest interior. Despite its brilliant coloring it is often overlooked because of its rather secretive behavior and its preference for the forest canopy.
Monday, May 7, 2012
I have no idea the name of this bird. I found the original picture in a bird magazine. I took a picture with my cell phone to remind me what it looked like because I knew that I had to paint it in watercolor. I think it turned out great! I'll keep looking and see if I can identify it.
I finally identified this bird. It is a Russett-crowned Motmot. They live in Guatemala and Mexico. Coffee, grown in the traditional way and in the shade of native canopy trees, provides good habitat.