Mostrando las entradas de marzo, 2017

Gleanings from eBird: Dwarf Cuckoo in Tortí, a report by Angela and Colin Dillingham

Dwarf Cuckoo (Coccycua pumila) - Reported Mar 28, 2017 13:25 by Angela Dillingham - Rio Torti, Panamá - Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35506340 © Colin Dillingham Photo by Colin Dillingham. Bird identified by Colin and Angela Dillingham immediately after Colin spotted it, he showed it to Angela, and then later Jose Carlos Garcia, Francisco Denhaale, Euclides Campos, Shailesh Pinto and two other members of our tour group (Larry and Bonnie). It landed in the trees on the south side of the access road. Then it worked its way east down the fence row of trees. A fork-tailed flycatcher was chasing it for a while. It was a small cuckoo, with a dark bill with a decurved tip. It had a gray face and crown, with rufous throat and neck. There was a strong contrast between the rufous chest and cream colored belly. Legs were gray and eyes were red. Tail was gray with outer retrices shorter than central retrices. The tail feathers had thick dark subterminal tail ba

Hermit Warbler in Boquete with a bonus Northern Parula, a report by Dave Klauber

[Firstly, the editor apologizes profusely for sitting on this record, which sat forgotten in my inbox for two months. Now back to our programming.] I managed to do a little birding while in Boquete for New Year's. We stayed for 2 nights in a cabin by the waterfall trails above Boquete. Next to the cabin was a Hermit Warbler seen both the evening of Jan 3, and the morning of Jan 4.  I believe it was an adult male. The bird had a black throat, which I believe indicates a male, white underparts with no streaks, a yellow face with a slight indistinct dusky postocular mark. When first seen the evening of Jan 3 I could not note the back color. The next morning it popped up in the hillside scrub, later moving to a nearby pine, where better views were obtained.The back was gray with some dark streaking, and there was some black spotting on the crown. There were 2 white wing bars, and the in flight there were notable white flashes in the tail.  The vent did not have the yellow wash typical