First Curacao birds

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Crested Caracara on a cactus.

A few birds from our first day in Curacao, with more later.

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Bananaquit on a bookshelf in the outdoor cooking and dining area at our lodgings. The Dutch name for them translates as “sugar thief” – they will take the sugar right out of your sugar bowl.

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Flamingos at the salt pond in Sint Willebrordus. I have more photos of these beautifully colored birds to share tomorrow.

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A boldly colored Troupial after sunrise. They are New World orioles in the blackbird family.