It was only a little over a week ago that my hubbie noticed a little nest perched on one of the Duranta repens shrubs outside his workshop. Upon closer inspection he noticed three brown-spotted eggs inside ...
... and this rather drab looking bird nearby. She was telling him off in her own special way ... from the safe distance of a tall Tabebuia branch.
Apparently it is not a common bird around these dry foothills as it much prefers to live in wetter areas like the tropical rainforest areas further north. So ... we felt rather privileged to have made her acquaintance.
It has to be said that this bird is not all that spectacular looking ... but I rather liked this gorgeous little olive-brown bird with its' lovely pale cinnamon-coloured underparts.