Saturday, December 13, 2008

An ornithophagous Barred Puffbird


This happy Barred Puffbird, with a still-kicking Pacific Antwren in its jaws was photographed by Iván Hoyos last Tuesday, December 9th, at the enntrance of the Mine Trail, at Cana Field Station in Darién National Park.
Several tanagers were agitated by the presence of what I presumed to be a Chocó Screech-Owl or similar. The reason was the Barred Puffbird, which I observed with the Pacific Antwren still alive in its bill for about 3-4 minutes. Shortly after, the antwren showed no motion and the Barred Puffbird then disappeared with the antwren into the forest.

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