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Russet-winged Schiffornis (Schiffornis stenorhyncha)

Russet-winged Schiffornis is one of five species that formerly were united under the name Thrush-like Schiffornis (Schiffornis turdina); the other members of this group are Northern Schiffornis (S. veraepacis), Olivaceous Schiffornis (S. olivacea), Foothill Schiffornis (S. aenea), and Brown-winged Schiffornis (S. turdina). 

Russet-winged Schiffornis is a representative of this group that occurs from central Panama east across northern Colombia to western and northern Venezuela. All species in this group have similar, dull plumages, being primarily brown or olive brown, with paler underparts, and prominent large dark eyes. Although all members of the group also are poorly known, Russet-winged Schiffornis probably is one of the least studied members of the complex. This is a relatively low density species that occupies the understory of terra firme forests, most often foraging within 1-2 m of the ground, and typically is solitary. The clear whistled song is heard far more often than th…

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Welcome to the wonderful world of birds and wildlife photography in Panama. Here you will see a selection of Panamanian wildlife pictures including birds, mammals, reptiles, and bugs.

This blog is the companion to my main site (, dedicated to Panama's wildlife photography through the eyes of Siu Generis (my pseudonym), and it's mainly focused on (but not limited to) birds, insects and bugs. 

I've been an amateur photographer since the end of 2012 but early in 2014 my interest leaned towards macrophotography and later on birds. Inspired by David Attenborough documentaries I used to watch as a kid, my love to nature and wildlife, and also due to the lack of Panamanian photographers dedicated to diverse Panama's wildlife. My process is to simply photograph what I find, I rarely use blinds and never do set up shots. I see my work as a photographer as a way to educate and promote conservation through knowledge and contemplation.

With almost 1,000 species of birds, Panama is an extraordinary destination for bird watching or birding but also has a wealthy biodiversity, hence this site also includes pictures of bugs, insects, and other animals as reptiles and mammals.

Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata)

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