|Pair of Orange Chats Epthianura aurifrons on the bitumen north of Bourke, New South Wales.|
Only the male has to go to the expense of colouring-up.
The Australian chats are now known to primarily insectivorous honeyeaters.
|Orange-breasted Fruiteater Pipreola jucunda, Mindo Valley, Ecuador.|
Not a great photo, but a great bird; fruiteaters are cotingas.
|Red-collared Lorikeet Trichoglossus rubritorquis, Darwin.|
'Red-collared'? Seriously?! After decades of dithering this tropical species is now generally accepted
as a separate species from the widespread Rainbow Lorikeet. T. moluccanus.
|Rufous-bellied Euphonia Euphonia rufiventris, canopy tower, Sacha Lodge, Ecuadorian Amazonia.|
Probably a tanager, but tanager taxonomy's an even more hazardous field than defining orange!
|Rufous-backed (Oriental Dwarf) Kingfisher Ceyx erithaca, Gomantong Caves, Sabah.|
|White-browed Robin-chat Cossypha hueglini, Entebbe, Uganda, one of the Old World Flycatchers, Muscicapidae.|
And I will readily acknowledge that this is getting to the yellow-fawn edge of orange.
|Gilded Barbets Capito auratus, canopy tower, Sacha Lodge, Ecuadorian Amazonia.|
The New World barbets are separated out now at family level from the Old World ones.
|Yellow Warbler Dendroica aestiva, Santa Cruz, Galápagos.|
This lovely little bird is everywhere in the Galápagos, and utterly unconcerned about humans
(or about the confusion they're in over its taxonomy).
|Zebra Finches Taeniopygia guttata, central Australia.|
I never need an excuse to feature Zebbies, an amazing dryland bird which will surely star in its own posting one day.