ARCHIVE OF PREVIOUS FEATURED PHOTOS

March-April 2017
Black-backed Antshrike

Thamnophilus melanonotus
Minca, Magdalena, Colombia
Male; this bird unexpectedly started opening and closing his wings, just for a couple of seconds, but luckily I had been following it with the camera and got a shot. I had used a bit of playback to call it in, and I think this may have been an aggressive response to that. Photographed with a Canon 5D Mark IV camera and a Canon 100-400mm f4-5.6 IS II lens with a 1.4x teleconverter, handheld, on 17 February 2017

February-March 2017
Helmeted Woodpecker
Celeus galeatus
Intervales State Park, São Paulo, Brazil
Male; this beautiful "woody" is restricted to the Atlantic Forest region. It's quite rare and very localized, especially in Brazil. We had an extended close-up encounter with this bird at Intervales State Park, and I got some nice shots of of it pecking at a Cecropia trunk. Photographed with a Canon 5D Mark III camera and a Canon 100-400mm f4-5.6 IS II lens with a 1.4x teleconverter, handheld, on 23 October 2016.

December 2016-February 2017
Rufous-crowned Antpitta

Pittasoma rufopileatum rufopileatum
Mashpi Shungo Reserve, Pichincha, Ecuador.
There is no easier place currently to see this fantastic bird. It has become habituated and comes in to eat worms almost every day up on a forested ridge above a chocolote farm (the chocolate is great too). Taxonomically, this is no longer an antpitta but now placed with the gnateaters (Conopophagidae). I don't really like that treatment, as the bird, at least to me, behaves far more like an antpitta than a gnateater. Photographed with a Canon 5D Mark III camera and a Canon 100-400mm f4-5.6 IS II lens, 1/25 sec, f/5.6, 10000 ISO, handheld, on 30 November 2016.

June-December 2016
White-tipped Sicklebill
Eutoxeres aquila heterurus
Buenaventura Reserve, El Oro, Ecuador.
An amazing hummingbird with a very specialized food source! This photo is from a few years ago, but I had completely forgotten to upload it. Photographed with a Canon 5D Mark III camera and a Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II lens with a 1.4x teleconverter, 1/320 sec, f/5.6, 6400 ISO, handheld, on 27 August 2013. 

April-May 2016
Turquoise Dacnis
Dacnis hartlaubi
Laguna Pedro Palo, Cundinamarca, Colombia.
A gorgeous Colombian endemic - I called it down surprisingly low by placing a wireless speaker under a brush pile, and was very happy with the result! Photographed with a Canon 5D Mark III camera and a Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II lens with a 1.4x teleconverter, 1/320 sec, f/5.6, 2500 ISO, handheld.

February-March 2016
Flame-faced Tanager

Tangara parzudakii lunigera
Amagusa Reserve, Mashpi, Pichincha, Ecuador.
The relatively new Amagusa Reserve has superb feeders where it is possible to photograph numerous tanagers, hummingbirds, and other colorful species, some of which are hard to shoot anywhere else. Flame-faced Tanager is one of the regular visitors. Photographed with a Canon 5D Mark III camera and a Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II lens with a 1.4x teleconverter, 1/320 sec, f/5.6, 2000 ISO, handheld.

December 2015 - January 2016
Sunbittern
Eurypyga helias
Rio Azul Jungle Lodge, Para, Brazil.
This pair of Sunbitterns was calling and walking back and forth along a fallen log on the edge of the river. Photographed with a Canon 5D Mark III camera and a Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II lens with a 2x teleconverter, 1/250 sec, f/6.3, 640 ISO

September-December 2015
Brown-banded Puffbird
Notharchus ordii
Cristalino Jungle Lodge, Mato Grosso, Brazil.
One of my favorites from a Pantanal-Amazon tour in July 2015. This can be a tough bird to find even in Cristalino, but this pair came in beautifully next to the new tower. Photographed with a Canon 5D Mark III and Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II, 1/250 sec, f/8, 800 ISO.

August-September 2015
Bare-eyed Antbird
Rhegmatorhina gymnops
Cristalino Jungle Lodge, Mato Grosso, Brazil.
This beautiful ant-following antbird is endemic to Brazil, where it is restricted to the southeastern Amazon region. Cristalino is arguably the best place in the world to find it. Shooting it handheld in the dark forest understory was a challenge, and I was happy to get anything at all under these conditions: 1/25 sec, f/4, 6400 ISO. Once again I was impressed with this camera and lens (Canon 5D Mark III camera and a Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II lens with a 1.4x teleconverter).

June-August 2015
Flightless Steamer-Duck

Tachyeres pteneres
Tierra del Fuego National Park, Argentina.
This bird was one of a large flock that came in to drink where a freshwater stream emptied into the bay. Photographed with a Canon 5D Mark III camera and a Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II lens with a 1.4x teleconverter on 26 January 2015. No flash.

April-June 2015
Yellow-striped Brush-Finch
Atlapetes citrinellus
Río Los Sosa, Tafí del Valle, Tucumán province, Argentina.
A handsome Argentine endemic, found locally in yungas forest in the northwestern Andes. In spring, as they are starting to nest, male and female stay amazingly close together, sometimes side-by-side - they posed perfectly for this shot. I also featured this bird seven years ago, but I don't mind doing it again since this is a far better photo. Photographed with a Canon 5D Mark III camera and a Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II lens with a 1.4x teleconverter on 29 September 2014. No flash.

March-April 2015
Thorn-tailed Rayadito
Aphrastura spinicauda spinicauda
Garibaldi Pass, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
This handsome and inquisitive little bird was the most common species in the forests of southern Tierra del Fuego. It came up onto the top of this bush in response to my whistled imitation of Austral Pygmy-Owl. Photographed with a Canon 5D Mark III camera and a Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II lens with a 2x teleconverter on 24 January 2015. No flash.

December 2014 - February 2015
Streak-chested Antpitta
Hylopezus perspicillatus perspicillatus
Plantation Road, Soberania NP, Panamá province, Panama.
My favorite photo from a trip to Panama in Nov-Dec 2014. I shot it in natural light at 6400 ISO, but the 5D Mark III can work miracles in those conditions. 1/200 sec was enough to make the singing bird come out sharp. Photographed with a Canon 5D Mark III camera and a Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II lens with 1.4x teleconverter on 1 December 2014. No flash. You can find previous featured photos here.

October-November 2014
Peruvian Thick-knee
Burhinus superciliaris
Puerto Etén, Lambayeque region, Peru.
One of my favorite shots from a Peru tour in September 2014. This was presumably a pair, and when one ran in front of the other, I had just enough depth of field to keep both birds sharp. A 1/2000 shutter speed froze the action. Photographed with a Canon 5D Mark III camera and a Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II lens with a 2x III teleconverter on 6 September 2014. No flash.

July-September 2014
Savanna Hawk
Buteogallus meridionalis
Macará, Loja province, Ecuador.
A shot from a couple years ago that I've always liked. It's a beautiful hawk that I caught just as it took off from a rice paddy. Photographed with a Canon 7D camera and a Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II lens on 15 November 2012. No flash.

April-June 2014
Ocellated Antbird
Cranioleuca marcapatae
Cerro Azul, Panama province, Panama.
The antswarm I found near the start of the Rio Mono trail at Cerro Azul was one of the best I've ever encountered. The antbirds were completely unafraid, and I literally walked right up to them, ignoring the ants, and took photos. I think Ocellated Antbird is one of the best of the family, and while this may not technically be a terrific photo, it's one of my favorites. There was even a Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo at the antswarm, but I wasn't able to photograph it. Photographed with a Canon 5D Mark III camera and a Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II lens with 1.4x III teleconverter on 11 March 2014. No flash.

February-March 2014
Marcapata Spinetail
Cranioleuca marcapatae
Apalla, Junín department, Peru.
Maybe it's just me, but I think this is a really cool bird, definitely one of my favorite spinetails. This is the weskei subspecies, restricted to remote areas of the south-central Peruvian Andes.  Photographed with a Canon 5D Mark III camera and a Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II lens with 1.4x III teleconverter on 18 September 2013. No flash.

December 2013-January 2014
Chestnut-capped Blackbird
Chrysomus ruficapillus
São José do Barreiro, Minas Gerais state, Brazil.
This striking adult male was singing vigorously next to a small pond. We were able to drive right up to it in our van and shoot it out the window of the vehicle in nice early morning light. Photographed with a Canon 5D Mark III camera and a Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II lens with 1.4x III teleconverter on 22 November 2013. No flash.

October-November 2013
Rufous-crested Coquette
Lophornis delattrei
Amazonia Lodge, Madre de Dios department, Peru.
A female (left) and male (right) face off near a favorite patch of Verbena (Porterweed) near the lodge. There was nothing friendly about this encounter, and judging by the expression on the male's face, I don't think he was winning the dispute! Photographed with a Canon 5D Mark III camera and a Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II lens with 1.4x III teleconverter on 1 October 2013. No flash.

September-October 2013
Ochraceous Attila
Attila torridus
Between La Victoria and Puyango, El Oro province, Ecuador.
I found this bird at a bridge over a forested valley - the bridge served as a great canopy tower, allowing close, almost eye-level shots of this very scarce and often hard to find species. It is nearly endemic to western Ecuador. Photographed with a Canon 5D Mark III camera and a Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II lens with 1.4x III teleconverter on 21 August 2013. No flash

July-August 2013
Common Tody-Flycatcher
Todirostrum cinereum
El Valle, Chocó department, Colombia.
I nice portrait of this tiny yet handsome bird. It has a huge range from Mexico to SE Brazil, yet it was one of my favorite shots from my short trip to Colombia in June. Photographed with a Canon 5D Mark III camera and a Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II lens with 1.4x III teleconverter on 10 June 2013. No flash.

May-June 2013
Scarlet-and-white Tanager
Chrysothlypis salmoni
La Unión, Esmeraldas province, Ecuador.
Male. It was a thrill to finally have a chance to photograph this scarce, local, and beautifully unique tanager, which is endemic to the Chocó region of northwestern Ecuador and western Colombia. It normally stays high in the canopy, making it hard to get any kind of a decent shot. Luck was with me this time when a group of two males and a female responded strongly to playback and landed in a bush only a few meters away. Photographed with a Canon 5D Mark III camera and a Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II lens with 1.4x III teleconverter on 10 May 2013. No flash.

March-May 2013
Spotted Nightingale-Thrush
Catharus dryas ecuadoreanus
Milpe Bird Sanctuary, Pichincha province, Ecuador.
A handsome but very shy thrush found in cloudforest understory from Mexico to Argentina. I tried many times to get a shot unsuccessfully over the years before finally nailing this one. Photographed with a Canon 5D Mark III camera and a Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II lens with 1.4x III teleconverter on 7 March 2013. No flash.

February-March 2013
Snowcap
Microchera albocoronata parvirostris
El Tapir, San José province, Costa Rica.
A fantastic little hummer, unlike any other in the world. This photo shows it feeding at a flowering Verbena bush, a favorite food source. El Tapir is a small hummingbird garden next to Braulio Carrillo NP; it's along the highway only a few km below the Quebrada Gonzales ranger station. No flash used. Photographed with a Canon 5D Mark III camera and a Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II lens with 1.4x III teleconverter on 19 January 2013.

December 2012 - January 2013
Pale-browed Tinamou
Crypturellus transfasciatus
Urraca Lodge, Jorupe Reserve, Loja province, Ecuador.
On the heels of the last featured tinamou comes a much better shot. Pale-browed Tinamou is endemic to dry forests in western and southwestern Ecuador and northwestern Peru. Recently, it has begun to visit a fruit feeder in front of Urraca Lodge, where it is surprisinly approachable. It doesn´t actually eat the fruit from the feeder, but rather scavenges the papaya seeds that fall to the ground from the table. Photographed with a Canon 7D camera and a Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II lens on 15 November 2012.

November 2012
Gray Tinamou
Tinamus tao tao
Pousada Jardim da Amazonia, São José do Rio Claro, Mato Grosso state, Brazil.
Over 12 years after moving to South America, I finally saw a Gray Tinamou - twice in ten days. The first one was at Cristalino Lodge, but I only got poor photos. This one I chased down the trail until, quite unexpectedly, there was another birder. The tinamou froze and I had my chance. I had to crop the birder's feet out of the photo! While perhaps not technically a brilliant photo, it meant a lot to me. Photographed with a Canon 7D camera and a Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II lens with a 1.4x teleconverter on 8 August 2012.

September-October 2012
Pied Lapwing
Vanellus cayanus
Rio Cuiabá, Pantanal, Mato Grosso state, Brazil.
I think this is the first time I have featured a plover, or any other shorebird for that matter. It's a superb bird, more reminiscent of some of the African lapwings than anything in the New World. It was one of a pair that were walking around on a sandbar covered with terns and skimmers. We beached the boat and waited, and eventually it came in super-close. Photographed with a Canon 7D camera and a Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II lens with a 1.4x teleconverter on 1 August 2012.

July-August 2012
Vermiculated (Napo or Foothill) Screech-Owl
Megascops guatemalae napensis
WildSumaco, Napo province, Ecuador.
This was a very calm bird. It wook a long time to come into view, but when it arrived, it perched very close and didn't seem bothered by the spotlighrs, cameras, flashes, or microphones, as we moved around trying to get the best angle. We found it on a side trail about 2 km below the lodge. There is a lot of debate over how to treat the taxonomy of this group. The SACC is choosing to wait for better analyses of vocal and genetic data, lumping them all as Vermiculated until then. The IOC list splits most disjunct forms; birds like this one, from the east slope of the Andes, are usually called "Napo" or "Foothill" Screech-Owl when split, though neither name is particularly useful. Photographed with a Canon 7D camera and a Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II lens (with flash) on 11 June 2012.

May-June 2012
Chestnut-breasted Coronet
Boissonneaua matthewsii
Owlet Lodge, Abra Patricia, San Martín department, Peru.
A common hummer of Andean east slope cloudforest. Like all other coronets, they have a habit of holding their wings open for about a half a second after landing on a perch. After many attempts, I finally got a pose that I liked against the blurred mountains in the distance.
Photographed with a Canon 7D camera and a Canon 100-400mm f4.5-f5.6 IS lens (no flash) on 2 March 2012.

March-April 2012

Black-backed Thornbill
Ramphomicron dorsale
El Dorado Lodge, Santa Marta Mountains, Magdalena department, Colombia.
Male. One of the most rarely encountered of the Santa Marta endemics. It took me seven visits covering over three weeks to finally see one. This subadult male was frequently visiting the feeders at the lodge in late January and early February 2012. I suspect it is a lot more common in other, less accessible parts of the mountain range.
Photographed with a Canon 7D camera and a Canon 100-400mm f4.5-f5.6 IS lens on 7 February 2012.

January-February 2012

Tumbes Hummingbird
Leucippus baeri
Chaparrí Reserve, Lambayeque department, Peru.
A nice action shot of a bird taking a bath in a stream near the lodge.
Photographed with a Canon 7D camera and a Canon 100-400mm f4.5-f5.6 IS lens on 13 October 2011.

November-December 2011
Royal Sunangel
Heliangelus regalis
ACP Abra Patricia-Alto Nieva, Amazonas department, Peru.
Male. A gorgeous hummer endemic to stunted forest on outlying ridges of the Andes in northern Peru and southern Ecuador. I don't use a lot of flash in my photography, but in this case I found it essential; the bird was so dark that it was impossible to expose the background properly without using a bit of flash on the hummer.
Photographed with a Canon 7D camera and a Canon 100-400mm f4.5-f5.6 IS lens on 19 October 2011.

September-October 2011
Rufous-winged Antshrike
Thamnophilus torquatus
Chapada Diamantina, Bahia state, Brazil.
Photographed with a Canon 7D camera and a Canon 100-400mm f4.5-f5.6 IS lens on 9 July 2011.

July-August 2011
Chilean Skua
Stercorarius chilensis

Northern Tierra del Fuego, Region XII, Chile.
One of my favorite seabird shots, in a a truly unique setting. Many Chilean Skuas breed on Tierra del Fuego, and it was not unusual to see them flying or even walking on the ground a long way from the ocean. Photographed with a Canon 50D camera and a Canon 100-400mm f4.5-f5.6 IS lens on 10 November 2008.

April-June 2011
Plushcap
Catamblyrhynchus diadema
diadema
Papallacta, Napo province, Ecuador.
One of my favorite photos, in large part because I have tried unsuccessfully for many years to nail this very beautiful and unique Andean species. It stays in dense bamboo most of the time and very rarely comes out in the open, and even less often with a fairly clean background like this. It's also very active and doesn't stop moving very often. However, luck was with me on this occasion and I am very happy with the results. Photographed with a Canon 7D camera and a Canon 100-400mm f4.5-f5.6 IS lens on 10 April 2011.

February-April 2011
Sooty-faced Finch
Arremon crassirostris

Monteverde Cloudforest Reserve, Costa Rica.
My favorite photo from the Costa Rica trip in Jan-Feb. This species (found only in the mountains of Costa Rica and Panama) stays in the dark undergrowth and is usually hard to see. Even when it does show itself, getting a sharp shot is a challenge due to the low light. I didn't use flash, and this shot was taken at 3200 ISO handheld. Surprisingly, noise levels were only moderate, and the noise was easily reduced further in processing. Photographed with a Canon 7D camera and a Canon 100-400mm f4.5-f5.6 IS lens on 29 January 2011. No flash.

January-February 2011
Moustached Wren
Pheugopedius genibarbis
genibarbis
Reserva Biológica de Saltinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil.
Photographed with a Canon 7D camera and a Canon 100-400mm f4.5-f5.6 IS lens on 4 August 2010. No flash.

November-December 2010
Agami Heron
Agamia agami
Pixaim River, Pantanal Wildlife Center, Mato Grosso state, Brazil.
My favorite heron; they usually hide in the shadows on the edges of sluggish forested rivers and streams, but this one sitting boldly out in the open. Photographed with a Canon 7D camera and a Canon 100-400mm f4.5-f5.6 IS lens on 4 August 2010. No flash.

September-October 2010
Lanceolated Monklet
Micromonacha lanceolata
Yasuní Research Station, Orellana province, Ecuador.
This bird was bringing food into a nest cavity in a bank near the side of the road.
Photographed with a Canon 7D camera and a Canon 100-400mm f4.5-f5.6 IS lens on 21 August 2010. An external flash was used since it was almost dusk and quite dark.


July-August 2010
Yellow-crowned Parrot, Mealy Parrot, Blue-headed Parrot, and Dusky-headed Parakeet
Amazona ochrocephala nattereri, Amazona farinosa farinosa, Pionus menstruus menstruus, andAratinga weddellii.
Yasuní National Park, Orellana province, Ecuador.
These four species come nearly every day (they don't like extremely wet days) to this clay lick near the Napo River. The minerals in the clay allow them to digest unripe fruit.
Digiscoped with a Swarovski AT-HD65 scope and a Samsung Digimax V70 digital camera
on 23 August 2007.


May-June 2010
Tropical Screech-Owl
Megascops choliba luctisomus
El Paujil reserve, Santander department, Colombia.
It's the most common screech-owl in South America, but it posed beautifully with dinner. I'm no expert on insects; if you know what that it is, it would be great if you could email me.
Photographed with a Canon 50D camera and a Canon 100-400mm f4.5-f5.6 IS lens on 26 February 2010. I used the internal flash of the 50D.


March-April 2010
Crimson-collared Tanager
Ramphocelus sanguinolentus apricus
Arenal Observatory Lodge, Alajuela province, Costa Rica.
A gorgeous tanager of Middle America that always reminds me of Black-and-red Broadbill.
Photographed with a Canon 50D camera and a Canon 100-400mm f4.5-f5.6 IS lens on 8 February 2010. No flash.


January-February 2010
White-throated Cacholote
Pseudoseisura gutturalis
Quilmes, Tucumán province, Argentina.
This distinctive cacholote is endemic to the deserts of Argentina. Here it is perched on its huge, thorny stick nest. Photographed on 2 November 2009 with a Canon 50D camera and a Canon 100-400mm f4.5-f5.6 IS lens on 12 October 2009. No flash.

November-December 2009
Blue Finch
Porphyrospiza caerulescens
Serra do Cipó, Minas Gerais state, Brazil.
Photographed with a Canon 50D camera and a Canon 100-400mm f4.5-f5.6 IS lens on 12 October 2009. No flash.

September-October 2009
Streamer-tailed Tyrant
Gubernetes yetapa
São José do Barreiro, Minas Gerais state, Brazil.
Photographed with a Canon 50D camera and a Canon 100-400mm f4.5-f5.6 IS lens on 11 August 2009. No flash.

July-August 2009

Belted Flycatcher
Xenotriccus callizonus
El Sumidero National Park, Chiapas state, Mexico.
Photographed with a Canon 50D camera and a Canon 100-400mm f4.5-f5.6 IS lens on 16-March-2009. No flash.

May-June 2009
Pink-headed Warbler
Ergaticus versicolor
Tacaná Volcano, Chiapas state, Mexico, only a few meters from the border with Guatemala.
Photographed with a Canon 50D camera and a Canon 100-400mm f4.5-f5.6 IS lens on 12-March-2009. No flash.

April 2009
Vermilion Tanager
Calochaetes coccineus
Old Loja-Zamora Highway, Zamora-Chinchipe province, Ecuador
Photographed with a Canon 50D camera and a Canon 100-400mm f4.5-f5.6 IS lens on 24-12-2008.
A beautiful and infrequently seen tanager of middle elevation cloud forest on the east slope of the Andes from southern Colombia to central Peru. Since it wasn't immediately consuming the fruit, I suspect it was gathering food for young.
No flash.

March 2009
Bay Wren
Thryothorus nigricapillus nigricapillus
Buenaventura reserve, El Oro province, Ecuador
Photographed with a Canon 50D camera and a Canon 100-400mm f4.5-f5.6 IS lens.
In my opinion one of the most beautiful of all the wrens; usually they are very shy and skulking, but I was lucky to have this one come right out into the open in response to playback.
No flash.

January - February 2009

Tumbes Tyrant
Tumbezia salvini
Zapotillo, Loja province, Ecuador.
Photographed with a Canon 50D camera and a Canon 100-400mm f4.5-f5.6 IS lens.
This was a new species for Ecuador. I saw it with Alan Davies and Ruth Miller during the final days of their "Biggest Twitch". I've put more detailed info on the sighting here.
No flash.

December 2008
Rufous-legged Owl
Strix rufipes
La Campana National Park, Region V, Chile.
Photographed with a Canon 50D and a Canon 100-400mm f4.5-f5.6 IS lens, with an external flash.
It's always a thrill to track down a beautiful owl like this at night, and even more so to actually photograph it.


November 2008
Many-colored Rush-Tyrant
Tachuris rubrigastra
Lampa, Metropolitan Region, Chile.
Photographed with a Canon 50D and a Canon 100-400mm f4.5-f5.6 IS lens. No flash.
The most outrageously colored tyrant flycatcher...

September-October 2008
Ferruginous-backed Antbird
Myrmeciza ferruginea
c.60km north of Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil.
Digiscoped with a Swarovski AT-HD65 scope and a Samsung Digimax V70 digital camera.

August 2008
Striolated Tit-Spinetail
Leptasthenura striolata
Aparados da Serra National Park, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.
Digiscoped with a Swarovski AT-HD80 scope and a Samsung Digimax V70 digital camera.


July 2008

Yellow-striped Brush-Finch
Atlapetes citrinellus
Rio Sosa, Tucuman province, Argentina.
Digiscoped with a Swarovski AT-HD65 scope and a Samsung Digimax V70 digital camera.


June 2008
Crimson-hooded Manakin
Pipra aureola aureola
Caño Colorado, Monagas state, Venezuela.
Digiscoped with a Swarovski AT-HD65 scope and a Samsung Digimax V70 digital camera.


May 2008
Hyacinth Macaw
Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus
Caiman Lodge, Mato Grosso de Sul state, Brazil.
They were perched together in a small tree near the staff quarters, showing beautifully in the very early morning sunlight.
Digiscoped with a Swarovski AT-HD65 scope and a Samsung Digimax V70 digital camera.


April 2008
Crescent-chested Puffbird
Malacoptila striata
Guapi Assu Bird Lodge, Río de Janiero state, Brazil. Just behind the lodge next to the pool!
Digiscoped with a Swarovski AT-HD65 scope and a Canon E995 digital camera.


March 2008
Black-billed Mountain-Toucan
Andigena nigrirostris occidentalis
RNA Loro Orejiamarillo, above Jardín, Antioquia department, Colombia.
Digiscoped with a Swarovski AT-HD65 scope and a Samsung Digimax V70 digital camera.


February 2008

Mountain Grackle
Macroagelaius subalaris

January 2008
White-capped Tanager
Sericossypha albocristata

December 2007
Chestnut-backed Antshrike
Thamnophilus palliatus vestitus

November 2007
Swallow-tailed Cotinga
Phibalura flavirostrisflavirostris

October 2007
Hooded Visorbearer
Augastes lumachella

September 2007
Green-headed Tanager
Tangara seledon

August 2007
Guira Cuckoo
Guira guira

July 2007
Bogota Rail
Rallus semiplumbeus

June 2007
Red-legged Honeycreeper
Cyanerpes cyaneus pacificus

May 2007
Rufous-crowned Tody-Tyrant
Poecilotriccus ruficeps rufigenis











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