For guests looking for the best bird watching and wildlife sightings in Belize, all they have to do is book a room at Lower Dover Jungle Lodge and look outside their cabana.
This time it was a Yellow-winged Tanager (Thraupis abbas) that stopped by for a bite to eat. Birds of Belize by H. Lee Jones, describes the Yellow-winged Tanager as Lilac blue, becoming dusky blue on back, olive on under parts; black wings and tail with distinctive yellow patch at base of remiges.
Apparently Jones claims these Tanagers are hard to see, even while singing, because they remain motionless in the foliage. We consider ourselves lucky then to have been ten feet from such an elusive bird!