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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…

Panama Birds and Wildlife Photos' Blog grows

On our last post we showed some photos we made at Panama Viejo but truth is that we started the day in the rainforest, specifically the Pipeline Road, where we had interesting opportunities disregarding we missed photographing our main target (Streak-chested Antpitta).

The day was not great but at least we made several pictures, and we were able to practice our long lenses techniques with species we have featured previously on this blog. In our search we were able to hear our target but never saw it. We also saw Ocellated Antbirds but were not able to photograph them. 

Finally, we have good news: we are growing, and now we have officially added Julio Abdiel Gonzalez to our photographers roster. Julio Abdiel has being collaborating with us from time time but now he will be featured more often. Without further ado we now move to the photos:


Spotted Antbird (Hylophylax naevioides)


Black-throated Trogon (Trogon rufus) - female


Black-throated Trogon (Trogon rufus) - male


Broad-billed Motmot (Electron platyrhynchum)


Golden-hooded Tanager (Tangara larvata)


White-vented Plumeleteer (Chalybura buffonii)


Long-billed Hermit (Phaethornis longirostris)


Violet-bellied Hummingbird (Juliamyia julie) 


White-whiskered Puffbird (Malacoptila panamensis)


Common Basilisk (Basiliscus basiliscus)


Checker-throated Antwren (Epinecrophylla fulviventris)


Black-crowned Antshrike (Thamnophilus atrinucha ) - female


Green Honeycreeper (Chlorophanes spiza) - female


Northern Barred Woodcreeper (Dendrocolaptes sanctithomae)

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