Birds of Paradise 2

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  I promised you pix of    bananaquits and the bare-eyed pigeon, and here they are!

But the captions I wrote are not showing up, alas.  So I’m writing new ones.

The bananaquit is the size of a small sparrow and is called in the local language, Papiamentu, a “barriga gel,”  which means yellow belly.  They are very jolly to have around.

Bare-eyed Pigeon

The bare-eyed pigeon is a huge bird. bigger than our street pigeons. Here they call it “Ala blanca,” meaning white wing.  But I think the English version is much truer to the distinctive feature of this bird.
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About Diana's Curacao

Architect, art historian and naturalist guiding individualized tours of Curacao. Blending architecture, nature, gastronomy and shopping according to the interests of my tour guests (no more than 4 at a time). More about me, and even better, more about this beautiful island and the tours I do, at my website: www.curacaowithdiana.com.

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