Galleries

 

 

 

                           

                                Panama

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Young Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) just minutes

after its maiden flight from its nest hole, with the male with a wild avocado, Guadalupe.

 

 

 

                         Brazilian Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amazon Beauty (Baeotus aeilus), Amazonas State.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brown-throated Sloth (Bradypus variegatus), Metropolitan Natural Park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family of Black-necked Aracari (Pteroglossus aracari), near Parintins.

 

 

 

 

 

Green and Black Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates auratus), Cerro Chucantí.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spotted Tody-flycatcher (Todirostrum maculatum), Manaus.

 

 

 

 

 

Male Violet-bellied Hummingbird (Damophila julie), Gamboa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Male Three-striped Poison Frog (Ameerega trivittata) transporting its

tadpoles to water, near Parintins.

 

 

 

 

 

Geoffroy's Tamarin (Saguinus geoffroyi), Gamboa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rio Negro.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Male Violet Sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus), Guadalupe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gray Cracker (Hamadryas februa), named for the electric snapping

sound made by its wings, Amazonas State.

 

 

 

 

 

Cloudforest, Cerro Chucantí.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tui Parakeet (Brotogeris sanctithomae) about to attempt to feed on seeds

from the fruits of False Kapok (Pseudobombax munguba), Amazonas 

 

State.

 

 

 

 

 

Female Giant Entheus (Entheus matho), Boquete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Male Red Howler (Alouatta seniculus) with a young one attempting to

climb onto its back – with the male resisting, Rio Jauaperi.

 

 

 

 

 

Tetrio Sphinx Moth caterpillar (Pseudosphinx tetrio), Cerro Ancon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great Potoo (Nyctibius gradis), Amazonas State

 

 

 

 

 

Male Volcano Hummingbird (Selasphoras flammula), Guadalupe.  (Regional Endemic.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Male Acontius Banner (Catonephele acontius), Manaus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A huge, partially paralyzed, cockroach being led to its doom by a

parasitic wasp, Fortuna Forest Reserve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large-billed Tern (Phaetusa simplex) juggling a fish, Rio Negro.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White-whiskered Puffbird (Malacoptila panamensis), Gamboa.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mutual protection: Yellow-rumped Cacique (Cacicus cela) nesting colony

with wasp nest, Amazonas State.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sooty-capped Bush-tanager (Chlorospingus pileatus), Sendero Los Quetzales, Boquete.  (Regional endemic.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some members of the orchid family (Orchidaceae) produce the smallest

seeds in the world.  Here, a fruit is split open to reveal the specks that are

the seeds.  These are relatively large .. some are so small they can’t be seen

with the unaided eye. Amazonas State.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marcella Daggerwing (Marpesia marcella), Boquete.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mantled Howler (Alouatta palliata), Gamboa.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Into the middle of nowhere.  Canoe excursion in the Rio Aripuanã Basin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flame-throated Warbler (Parula gutturalis), Sendero Los Quetzales, Boquete

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(Regional endemic.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great Egrets (Ardea alba) coming in for the night, Amazonas State.

 

 

 

 

 

Green Violet-ear (Colibri thalassinus), taking a bath in a small stream, Boquete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flowers growing from a tree trunk: where chocolate (Theobroma

cacao) comes from. Amazonas State.



 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa), Rio Aripuanã Basin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A miniature orchid:  Lepanthes costaricensis, Finca Lerida, Boquete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red-and-white Spinetail (Certhiaxis mustelinus), Amazonas State.

 

 

 

 

 

Mountain Elaenia (Elaenia frantzii), Guadalupe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Possibly an unusual white morph of the Turquoise Tanager (Tangara mexicana)

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based upon finding it in the Rio Jauaperi region.  Taking food to nestlings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red-faced Spinetail (Cranioleuca erythrops) investigating a dead leaf, Guadalupe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Southern Tamandua (Tamandua tetradactyla), Amazonas State.

 

 

 

 

 

White-throated Mountain-gem (Lampornis castaneoventris), Guadalupe.  

(Regional endemic.)

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black-faced Solitaire (Myadestes melanops), Guadalupe. (Regional endemic.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Male Brown-throated Sloth (Bradypus variegatus), Manaus.