One day I met 2 little fellows who are related to each other but are not the same too.
Near the lodge I heard some commotion in one of the cashew trees. As there are a lot of leaves and small vines I couldn't see the culprit immediately so I waited a little bit untill he showed up. But it wasn't one but 2 little culprits.
The first one that showed 'face' was the Finsch's Euphonia (Euphonia Finschi), a small bird (10 cm) with a short thick bill. Locally known as Blawdas Kanari. This is one of the smallest of the Euphonia family and one that you won't see often as you want. I've seen these little songbirds in fruit trees such as Guava - and Cashew trees. They like to travel in a mixed flock (usually with other Euphonia relatives) and in this case with the common one: the Violaceous Euphonia.
You can recognize this little colorful bird by its 'burnt' orange belly and its dark blue throat.
The second one was the Violaceous Euphonia (Euphonia Violacea). This one is seen quite frequently (in both Kabalebo and in Suriname) and is also one of our residents. They are locally known as 'Ger' das Kanari'.
As this one is a resident, you most likely will meet him during your stay. The only thing is that he likes to stay a bit out of sight (quick runs between the small trees and hiding in between too). You can recognize him by his bright yellow throat and belly.
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