Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Songbird to Sing for Me...

A much sought after little song bird on my part...
and, alas, I have no idea what the name of this pretty one is

he came with a song in the air...
and sat on the papaya tree...
just long enough to catch him on camera

often heard, rarely seen...
except for blurry glimpses through tree branches

but, you ought to hear the song from this sweet beak
from head to toe, about 7 inches long

this one is a male...
and doesn't he wear yellow and gray beautifully?
with a white "bowtie" at his neck
and feathers on his head that looks like he forgot to comb down

do you know what little bird he is?
please, do tell me!

Islandgirl informed in her comment that the bird looked to be the Great Crested Flycatcher
Her info sent me looking it up on the web and I believe she is right
thank you! islandgirl

Have a day, or night filled with songs


  1. I asked my wife what kind of bird that is. She said either a kingfisher or flycatcher.

  2. Mark, bet she's right. I saw this little bird make a few "dives" from the branch and swoop down and scooped insects from the air.

  3. Beautiful pictures! Makes me smile to hear of his lovely song!

  4. This appears to be the Great Crested Flycatcher.

    Wonderful photos!

  5. What a pretty bird it is. So different then the birds in Europe.

    Thank your for your sweet comment on my blog.

    Lieve groet, Madelief x

  6. Island Girl, looks like you are right. I looked it up and found what looked like the same bird. The Couch's Kingbird also looks like a possibility. Thank you!

  7. So sweet! I love little birds, with sweet little songs. What wonderful blessings from God, when a bird sings for us. Love your pictures!

  8. Def. a flycatcher...we get the great crested flycatcher here in Fla. Great photos!