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Report 7. Monday, September 12, 2016. More Spectacular Birds.


See Sharon blending in with the purple. I liked this entry way into a forest lodge property we visited. {Kevin has designed the trip so that we go into very different ecological areas, dry, wet, forest, plains, etc. All to get the variety of birds that live in therse different locations. Great for us as we get to see parts of Brazil we normally wouldn't.}


"Escolar" means school bus. Sharon and Kevin, leading the way on a forest trail. Notice that it is strewn with leaves. As we are approaching our target bird, Kevin says, "Come on. Don't step on any leaves. Don't make any noise." Which is it, Kev?


Dusky-legged Guans - one in the forest and one at the hotel. They always look upset or angry. {They make terrible loud noises in bird "disputes", especially in the morning. So you don't need an alarm clock around here, they wake you up for sure.}


Masked Water-Tyrants - One in the forest and one by the pool. I love the black-white-and-gray of this bird. {I love the way he claims the swimming pool as his.}


Maroon-bellied Parakeets, one flying right atcha.


Double-collared Seedeater. Chestnut-bellied Euphonia.


Saffron Toucanet. White-throated Hummingbird.


The elegant Black Jacobin. Great look at a Magpie Tanager. Kind of hard for me to see this bird as a tanager.


The feeder birds are jazzin' Sharon. {Many of the places we stay have bird feeders. Hummingbird feeders and platforms where they put out fruit that attracts the Tanagers and Toucans, plus flat feeders with corn meal or just bread leftovers that attract seedeaters and sparrows. It's great as you can stand in one place and see many varieties of birds. Makes me want to put out a platform feeder at home and see what birds, if any, will come to fruit in my backyard.}


Brazilian Ruby. The hotel squirrel


Green-billed (also called Red-throated) Toucan. A great little Rufous Gnateater.


Sometimes we park, and walk and walk and walk. Then Kevin walks back, gets the car and brings it to us. It's a joyous thing.


Scale-throated Hermit, twice. I love the lighting and soft focused background, plus the sharp focus of his eye.


Eared Pygmy-Tyrant whacking the wings off a bug it just caught. Campo Flicker.


Digging the moon.


Digging the big fluffy clouds.


Ain't Life Great?

Life Birds Today (* - indicates a spectacular bird or sighting):

Black Hawk-Eagle, Dusky-throated Hermit, Frilled Coquette*, Saffon Toucanet*, White-Spotted Woodpecker, Yellow-eared Woodpecker, Green-barred Woodpecker, Variable Antshrike, Rufous Gnateater, Fork-tailed Pygmy-Tyrant*, Swallow-tailed Cotinga*.

Upgrades Today:

Robust Woodpecker* (seen, previously heard only), Giant Antshrike (seen, previously heard only), Slaty Bristlefront (seen, previously heard only), Cryptic Antthrush (seen, previously heard only),

New Non-bird Lifeforms Today: None.

Life Birds Today: 11
Life Birds on Trip: 161
Trip Birds Seen Today: 13
Trip BirdsThis Trip: 255

Note: A Trip Bird is any species seen for the first time this trip. A Life Bird is a bird we have never encountered before. All Life Birds found are also Trip Birds.


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