Whitehead’s Trogon (male) - Harpactes whiteheadi

Harpactes whiteheadi (Trogoniformes - Trogonidae) is a Near Threatened species whose distribution is restricted to Bornean mountains. Males of this species have red head, blue bill and orbital ring, black throat, grey breast, and red belly.

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Photo credit: ©Cortez Austin | Locality: Kinabalu National Park, Borneo, Sabah, Malaysia (2014)

European Robin ~ Rotkehlchen ~ Erithacus rubecula

I’ve posted a similar one before in the very beginning. In 2010, when there still was snow in Germany, I photographed this Euro Robin who was visiting my balcony. Contrary to the American Robin who is in fact a thrush and thus related and very similar (not in looks, but in size, shape and behavior) to the Eurasian Blackbird, the Robin belongs to the family of Old World Flycatchers. They are real “loners”, which is why you can hear them sing even in fall and winter - both sexes sing and defend their territory vehemently before and after the breeding season. 

Northern Germany

2014 © Jesse Alveo

Tawny-bellied Hermit (Phaethornis syrmatophorus)

…a species of hermit hummingbird (Phaethronithinae) which is known to inhabit the countries of Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru in South America. Like other members of its genus P. syrmatophorus is typically associated with Heliconia spp. using its curved bill to drink its nectar. However, they are known to feed on other flower species as well. 


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Image: Michael Woodruff