Sunday, December 17, 2017
We can ID this coot as a Hawaiian Coot by its all black body, white bill and white frontal shield. The Hawaiian Coot is endemic to Hawaii.
The Hawaiian Coot is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 767.
We can ID the bird in the first photo as an adult Red-crested Cardinal by its red head, crest, face, chin and upper breast; grey upperparts and white underparts. The bird in the last two photos is a juvenile Red-crested Cardinal that is starting to molt into an adult.
In spite of it name the Red-crested Cardinal is not closely related to Cardinals, it is actually in the tanager family.
The Red-crested Cardinal is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 766.
We can ID this bird as a White Tern by its all white body, black bill, short notched tail and long tapered wings.
The White Tern is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 765.
We can ID this dove as a Zebra Dove by its very small size, long tail, brownish-grey upperparts with black-and-white barring; pinkish underparts with black-and-white barring on sides of neck and breast and blue-grey face with blue skin around the eyes.
The Zebra Dove is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 764.