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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…

New collaborator and correspondent from Chiriquí


We are proud to announce our new collaborator Cesar Caballero, who lives in Boquete and will be sending us material for our blog and webpage.

On this occasion he sent us pictures of Scintillant Hummingbird (Selasphorus scintilla) and Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla).


Scintillant Hummingbird (Selasphorus scintilla)



Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla)

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