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The Blue Dacnis or Turquoise Honeycreeper is a small passerine bird. The male primarily has a bright turquoise color with a black throat and tail, whereas the female is mostly green with a blue crown. They are most often found foraging for nectar and insects in the tops of trees along forest edges or small clearings. It is widespread and common, from Nicaragua to Panama, on Trinidad, and in South America south to Bolivia and northern Argentina.

 

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Anartia amathea butterfly from Ecuador

Brown Peacock or Scarlet Peacock found primary in South America. Usually found in gardens, forest, clearings, orchards, roadside fields, found in altitudes between sea level and about 1600m, but is commonest between 100-800m.

Active on warm overcast days as well as sunshine will even fly during light rain showers. In sunny weather the adults spend a lot of time sitting perching on the foliage of bushes. Early in the evening they go to roost often in groups of a dozen or more resting beneath the foliage of bushes.