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Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno)

Interesting facts:

Their habitat is montane cloud forest from Southern Mexico to western Panama. The male has a helmet-like crest. Depending on the light its feathers can shine in a variant of colors from green-gold to blue-violet. In breeding males, tail coverts are longer than the rest of the body. It is classified as near threatened due to habitat loss.

Birdwatching at Panama Viejo, a very brief visit

Recently our team of Panama city photographers spent a brief afternoon in Panama Viejo mudflats to capture some of its inhabitants. As usual on rainy season, sky became so overcast that we had to quit before expected, mainly due to “bad light". We didn’t find rare species but enjoyed a lot the marine breeze and the company of our feathered friends, disregarding the nauseating odors.



Wood Stork (Mycteria americana)


Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) 


Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)


Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)


Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) 


“Where did you go little turnstone?"





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