Ecuadorian Thrush (Turdus maculirostris)

Found this thrush interesting to watch while visiting the rain forests around Quito, Ecuador.Ecuadorian Thrush standing on a board

Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 lens, focal Length 400 mm, ISO 1600, 1/125 sec at f/5.6, hand held. Noise removed using Nik Dfine 2.0.

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Velvet Purple Coronet (Hummingbird, in Ecuador)

A colorful hummingbird that we spotted while visiting the rain forests around Quito, Ecuador. The feather colors are amazing, a delight to the eye.Velvet Purple Coronet on a branch

Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 lens, focal Length 280 mm, ISO 3200, 1/80 sec at f/5.6, hand held. Noise removed using Nik Dfine 2.0.

Mindo Cloud Forest, Ecuador

Traveling to a birding site in the Mindo Cloud Forest I captured this image through the bus window. This area is a lush green and there is a constant cloud cover in many areas.Green mountain landscape

Image Captured with a Canon PowerShot G15 Camera, focal Length 6.1 mm, ISO 80, 1/1600 sec at f/2.8, hand held. Noise removed using Nik Dfine 2.0.

Blue-winged Mountain Tanager

Image captured during a visit to the rain forests around Quito, Ecuador. This is not the same bird that I posted yesterday, I did confuse the images once until I looked closer and realized they were different.Blue-winged Mountain Tanager on a branch

Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 lens, focal Length 400 mm, ISO 3200, 1/125 sec at f/5.6, hand held. Noise removed using Nik Dfine 2.0

Black-chinned Mountain Tanager

Image captured during a visit to the rain forests around Quito, Ecuador.Black-chinned Mountain Tanager siting on a branch

Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 lens, focal Length 400 mm, ISO 800, 1/125 sec at f/5.6, hand held. Noise removed using Nik Dfine 2.0

Violet-tailed Sylph (Image 2)

This is a very colorful bird that we spotted while visiting the rain forests around Quito, Ecuador. The long tail is impressive, not sure how it can fly, but certainly managed to get about.Violet-tailed Sylph sitting on a branch

Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 lens, focal Length 135 mm, ISO 800, 1/160 sec at f/5.6, hand held. Noise removed using Nik Dfine 2.0

Violet-tailed Sylph (Image 1)

This is a very colorful bird that we spotted while visiting the rain forests around Quito, Ecuador. Tomorrow I will post an image of its back so you can really appreciate how colorful it is.Violet-tailed Sylph on a branch

Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 lens, focal Length 200 mm, ISO 800, 1/160 sec at f/5.3, hand held. Noise removed using Nik Dfine 2.0