Birds of Paradise 2


  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.

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:

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