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Featured species: Streak-chested Antpitta (Hylopezus perspicillatus)

Streak-chested Antpitta (Hylopezus perspicillatus) is a terrestrial insectivorous bird species found in lowland tropical forests from eastern Honduras south to northwestern Ecuador, which spend their time almost exclusively on the forest floor either intently foraging for terrestrial invertebrates or resting, during which they repeatedly puff their breast feathers in a distinctive manner. It usually advances with hops, but on occasion it runs for a short distance, in the manner of a thrush. In Panama it’s fairly common on entire Caribbean slope, western Chiriquí and eastern Pacific slope.





The general plumage of Streak-chested Antpitta is brown upperparts, gray crown, a striking "spectacled” appearance due to a buffy eyering, obvious pale lores, heavy black-streaked underparts,and buffy spotted wing bars.


Like most other species in the antpitta family (Grallariidae), Streak-chested Antpitta can be distinguished from other understory birds by its characteristically short, stubby ta…

In search of the Whistling Heron (Syrigma sibilatrix)

Macro-adventure at El Siu Mae trail, El Espino de San Carlos, Panama (Testing Canon 180mm Macro lens)