Blue-headed Parrot ( Pionus menstruus ) seen in Altos del Maria about half way from Sora to El Valle at an altitude of around 800 meters above sea level. They eat fruit and seeds, and sometimes grain.
The Great Jacamar, photo taken along the Pipeline road in the Soberania National Park a while back.
The Great Jacamar (Jacamerops aureus) is a species of bird in the Galbulidae family. Its natural habitat is the natural tropical forest to 500 m (1,640 ft) altitude. It lives in the average levels of the canopy and inside the shaded edges of the rainforest. It feeds on insects that catches the fly and spiders of vegetation.
Green Hermit Hummingbird photo taken in Altos del Maria, Panama at an altitude of around 1000 meters above sea level.
From Wikipedia: The Green Hermit (Phaethornis guy) is a large hummingbird that is a resident breeder from southern Central America (Costa Rica and Panama) south to northern South America (north-eastern Venezuela and Trinidad, and the northern Andes of eastern Peru). This hermit inhabits forest undergrowth, usually near water, and prefers hilly areas. It seems to favor primary rainforest and wet premontane forest, and though it tolerates some amount of habitat destruction (e.g. subsistence farmland) it will try to avoid secondary forest as long as better habitat is available.
The Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) mainly eat insects, especially bees and wasps, and berries. Image taken in Panama.
The Bay-headed Tanager (Tangara cabecicastaña called en Panama) is a passerine bird in the tanager family, found in wet forests and woodlands to 1,500 m altitude, from Costa Rica and Panama all the way to Brazil. This tanager feeds mainly on fruits, eg matapalo and guarumos and berries and Lycianthes Melastomaceae synanthera. They also eat insects mainly from the underside of branches. These images where taken near El Valle in Cocle, Panama.
The Osprey or loccaly called Aguila Pescadora is a medium-sized bird of prey, which appears on all continents except Antarctica although in South America it occurs only as a non-breeding migrant.
It’s a bird particularly well adapted to their diet of fish. It has some strong legs, fitted with scales that facilitate fastening of the prey and long curved claws and closable nostrils to keep out water during dives.
The attached images have beed taken in Altos del Maria, Panama at around 950 meters above sea level.
A selection of birds from Panama:
This morning we had a visit from this couple of Collared Aracari, they had breakfast just in front of our house in Altos del Maria, Panama. The Collared Aracari is primarily an arboreal fruit-eater, but will also take insects, lizards, eggs, and other small prey. This beautiful bird can be found in Panama all along the Atlantic coast, in Darien, in the Soberania and Campana National parks. I have seen them often along the Pipeline road alongside some Toucans.
The Harpy named Panama was born in 2009 in the Miami Zoo and has now his home at the Summit Zoo in Panama, the Summit park is located along the road to Gamboa on the border of the Soberania National Park. The zoo is open daily from from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m and only a small entrance fee is charged. I visited this place, that was originally a botanical garden and under US administration until 1978, for many years now but unfortunately it seams it is not maintained to well these days.
Images of a white hawk shortly after he catches some small prey, images taken in Altos del Maria, Panama.
From Wikipedia: The White Hawk (Pseudastur albicollis), a bird of prey breeding in the tropical New World. This is a bird of lowland forest and other woodlands. It ranges from southern Mexico through Central and South America to Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. It also breeds on Trinidad. The White Hawk’s range in central South America is the entire Amazon Basin, from the Andes on the west to the Guianas on the Atlantic on the northeast, and to the transition lands to the south. The White Hawk feeds mainly on reptiles with some insects and mammals, caught in a sortie from a perch.