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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.

Chiriquí birds & wildlife January 2016 tour (pt. 1)

In January 2016 our photographic adventures took us to the western part of the country, and we made a short visit to the Atlantic coast crossing the mountain range. The day was overcast and with intermitent showers but we could get some pictures near Fortuna and later at Rambala.

Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus)


Fire-star Orchid (Epidendrum radicans)




 Cinnamon Becard (Pachyramphus cinnamomeus)


 Thick-billed Seed-Finch (Sporophila funerea) - female


Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) - male

Common Tody-flycatcher (Todirostrum cinereum) is a tiny, big-headed bird, 9.5–10.2 cm (3.7–4.0 in) long, with a long, flattened, straight black bill. The upper head is black, shading to dark grey on the nape and dark olive-green on the rest of the upperparts. The usually cocked tail is black with white tips, and the wings are blackish with two yellow wing bars and yellow edging to the feathers. The underparts are entirely yellow.

It breeds from southern Mexico to northwestern Peru, eastern Bolivia and southern Brazil. In Panama it's common on both slopes, and found in forest edge, woodland, scrub, thickets and gardens.



Long-tailed Tyrant (Colonia colonus)



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