Not a resident of the lodge neither a new species: the Red-capped Cardinal.
The Red-capped Cardinal (Paroaria gularis) is a bird that feels right at home near water. During boattrips you most likely can meet these remarkable creatures. Seeds and insects are their main source to survive in the wild, but as you can see they also like to try out new things in life.
Everyday we set out food for the tanagers and flycatchers living near the lodge. Left overs: mango's, papaya's, melon, banana's or rice. No food goes to waste here. One day we spotted a stranger on the buffet, it was the Red-capped Cardinal. He was alone at the buffet, wasn't alarmed by our presence at all. As you can see it does look quite remarkable, especially when the sunlight is cooperating too.
It didn't take long before he got some company of the Silver-beaked Tanagers. They were sharing the food, no fights no arguments were involved during their lunch break. I guess being the Cardinal also has it advantage too in life.
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