This video about Suriname says about itself:
This is a video collection of 15 garden bird [species] of Paramaribo, Suriname.
These are the birds that you see:
1. Brown-throated Parakeet (Aratinga pertinax)
2. Tropical Mockingbird (Mimus gilvus)
3. Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani)
4. Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)
5. Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola)
6. Gray Kingbird (Tyrannus dominicensis)
7. Silver-beaked Tanager (Ramphocelus carbo)
8. Pale-breasted Thrush (Turdus leucomelas)
9. Palm Tanager (Thraupis palmarum)
10. Ruddy Ground Dove male (Columbina talpacoti)
11. Ruddy Ground Dove female
12. Rusty-margined Flycatcher (Myiozetetes cayanensis)
13. Arrowhead Piculet (Picumnus minutissimus)
14. Blood-coloured Woodpecker (Veniliornis sanguineus
15. Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata)
16. Glittering-throated Emerald (Amazilia fimbriata)
14 February. Yesterday, we arrived back from the interior in Leonsberg.
In the morning: tropical mockingbird. Great kiskadee. Yellow oriole. Grey kingbird.
A ruddy ground-dove.
The tide is high; so, not so many waders on the Suriname river mud now.
Tri-coloured heron. Little blue heron.
An osprey flying.
A striated heron on a branch.
A white-lined tanager.
A black-capped mockingthrush couple.
A black vulture and orange-winged parrots in the air.
A smooth-billed ani.
A green-rumped parrotlet, sitting on a crane (lifting machine; not a bird).
A violaceous euphonia on a bush.
Tropical kingbird, rusty-margined flycatcher, and grey kingbird on a wire.
We take the ferry to the east bank of the Suriname river, to Commewijne district.
On a boat at the east bank sits a great kiskadee.
A bit further, two spotted sandpipers.
Fort Nieuw Amsterdam was built in the days of Dutch colonialism and slavery. On the muzzle of a big gun sits a tropical kingbird.
A house wren on a pole.
A ruddy ground-dove.
Male and female variable seedeater.
A solitary sandpiper, wintering here away from the cold in North America.
The fort Nieuw Amsterdam is an open air museum now. Close to the gate is a big tree. A great potoo sleeps there now, and will get active after sunset, when it will catch insects again.
Rufous Potoo (Nyctibius bracteatus) in Ecuador: here.
A dead snake on the ground.
A pale-breasted thrush.
Shiny cowbirds, sitting on the roof of the former prison of the fort.
A moat with a wattled jacana and many cattle egrets on a bank.
A bit further, there is a fine view of the Suriname river estuary.
This is a video about a dolphin in the Suriname river.
Every now and then, a dolphin is visible in the water here, but you have to look fast to spot it.
A juvenile long-winged harrier flies far away over the water, then comes much closer to us.
Leaf-cutting ants in the grass.
We go further to the east.
In a tree, a boat-billed flycatcher. It looks much like a great kiskadee, but has a bigger bill.
We arrive at Marienburg plantation. It has a long history; about which more will be told in the next entry.
Great Potoo in Brazil: here.
- Suriname abolishes Saint Nicholas festival (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Pagara Estafette in Paramaribo, Suriname (ireport.cnn.com)
- New Year’s Eve in Suriname – Owru Yari (ireport.cnn.com)
- Remember victims of Dutch colonialism (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- New Year’s Traditions in Suriname (repeatingislands.com)
- Ebony and ivory in Suriname (repeatingislands.com)
- Sanctuary (memarustan.wordpress.com)
Michaël Slory – Het gordijn van de regen op de rivier
Tussen de amandelbomen
de nevel van de regen.
stijgt uit de golven:
Als de nevel zelf.
Dan vervaagt het getij,
dan vervaagt alles.
Verdwenen de vogel!
Verdwenen de rivier!
De nevel verovert het water!
De regen verovert het water!
[uit de bundel En nu voorgoed voor vriendschap, 1995]
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