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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…

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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