Yellow Orioles are native breeding birds for the island of Curaçao but are much rarer than the conspicuous orange-collared troupial. These bright yellow birds have a black bib and mask as well as black wings with white markings. In Papiamentu they are called Trupial kachó which translates to ‘barking troupial’, a name which points to … More AD article: Breeding behavior of Yellow orioles
Short stocky legs, a very long think bill with a very sensitive tip, large eyes, and a rounded stocky body as well. Wilson’s Snipes are one of those birds you will instantly recognize when you encounter them. And that part is what is difficult, encountering them. Cause even with all their beautiful patterns and rufous … More Hiding in plain sight – Wilson’s snipe
So agile and busy. Bananaquits have a natural diet that consists of more insects than nectar even though their name in Dutch suggests otherwise. They are called Suikerdiefje or Sugar thief in Dutch, aimed towards their taste for refined sugar when it is presented to them in feeding areas. Don’t get me wrong, in nature … More Upside down Banaquit – what to present on feeding tables
People tend to look at nature with very romantic glasses, and often push certain stereotypes onto certain species of animals. Think of the ‘ferocious King of the jungle Lion’ (where the females are often the ones hunting while the king is chilling somewhere around). It isn’t different with birds, and our name giving or the … More An amicable bonding of species or preparations for an attack….?
One of our bird monitoring points is located in the middle of the Brievengat district in a fairly busy area. Every time we do our research work at this location, we have interesting meetings and conversations with people from the neighborhood, who walk by or cycle and want to know what we do. The knowledge … More Bird behavior: fight for an Iguana tail