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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.

Featured species: Pheasant Cuckoo (Dromococcyx phasianellus) (pt. 2)

Earlier this year we were able to find another Pheasant Cuckoo (Dromococcyx phasianellus) at Pipeline Road (please refer to our first feature HERE). We really do not have more info to add about this species but we do have a series of new pictures.

Pheasant Cuckoo (Dromococcyx phasianellus)

Pheasant Cuckoo (Dromococcyx phasianellus)

Pheasant Cuckoo (Dromococcyx phasianellus)

Pheasant Cuckoo (Dromococcyx phasianellus)

As usual other birds were also observed and photographed

Dot-winged Antwren (Microrhopias quixensis) - juvenile

White-whiskered Puffbird (Malacoptila panamensis) - male

White-whiskered Puffbird (Malacoptila panamensis) - male

Scarlet-rumped Cacique (Cacicus uropygialis)

This cacique is a slim long-winged bird, with blue eyes, and a pale yellow pointed bill. It has mainly black plumage, apart from a scarlet patch on the lower back and upper rump which sometimes seems concealed. 

Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani)
This ani is found in open and semi-open country and areas under cultivation.

Lesser Kiskadee (Philohydor lictor)
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist shrubland and swamps. It is sometimes considered to be in the monotypic genus Philohydor.


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