Mostrando las entradas de agosto, 2008

Spectacled Parrotlet at Ipetí

Venicio Wilson reports a pair of Spectacled Parrotlet seen while visiting Ipetí Emberá, an Emberá Indian community in eastern Panama.

Mixed Bag, from Euclides Campos

During my last trip to Darién on August 4th to 7th, specifically at El Real, I saw the Large-billed Seed-Finch and the Yellow-hooded Blackbird around the airstrip. Both were singing. On the way to the airstrip there are a few patches of heliconia where I saw a female Ruby Topaz for three days in a row. The best fieldmark was its tail, bronzy in the middle tail feathers and rufous on the outer tail feathers with a dark subterminal band and white tips. It was kind of grayish underneath and bronzy on top. I noticed during the third day of observation that she raised her crown feathers and spread her tail and was perched around 3 m above ground. I heard several Gray-breasted Crakes with their peculiar call of 4 notes, te-te-te-te, along the airstrip. Other interesting birds I saw every single day were Spectacled Parrotlet, Agami Heron, immature, Rufous-tailed Jacamar, Gray Elaenia, Black Oropendola, Yellow-backed Tanager, Red-billed Scythebill, and a Golden-green Woodpecker was hear

Mixed Bag, from Guido Berguido

During a recent assignment with visiting birders between July 15-28th, 2008, Advantage Tour's Euclides "Kilo" Campos reports some interesting bird sightings: While birding some patches of forest around Tortí, eastern Panama Province, they saw Black-crowned Antpitta, Western Syristes, White-eared conebill, White-ringed Flycatcher, Tawny-crowned Greenlet, Great Jacamar, Spot-crowned Barbet (Darien race), Yellow-green tyrannulet, Ocellated Antbird, Red-billed Scythebill, Pacific (Streaked) Antwren, Barred Puffbird, and Brown-chested Martin. Later around Burbayar and Nusagandi they recorded, among others, Sapayoa, Striped-cheeked Woodpecker, Dull-mantled Antbird, Slate-throated Gnatcatcher, Plumbeous Hawk, and Crimson-bellied woodpecker. While birding around Cerro Azul they saw Purplish-backed Quail-Dove, Blue-and-gold Tanager, Black-eared Wood-Quail, Tacarcuna Bush-Tanager, Schiffornis of the foothills form and heard Russet-crowned Quail-Dove. Along Pipeline Road they fou

Pipit in Alanje

Olmedo Miró photographed this Yellowish Pipit at his rice farm near Playa Barqueta in Alanje, Chiriquí on July 30.

Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch

Jacobo Ortega photographed a pair of Wedge-tailed Grass-Finches in Altos de Campana National Park. The birds were seen this morning in the grassy area around the antennas.