A selection of birds from Panama:
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.
From Wikipedia: The Palm Tanager (Thraupis palmarum) is a medium-sized passerine bird. This tanager is a resident breeder from Nicaragua south to Bolivia, Paraguay and southern Brazil. It also breeds on Trinidad and, since 1962, on Tobago. In Trinidad and Tobago, it is known by colloquial names such as the ‘Palmiste’ and the ‘Green Jean’. Palm Tanagers are social, restless but unwary birds which eat a wide variety of small fruit. They also regularly take some nectar and insects, including caterpillars. The song is fast and squeaky.
The image of this Buff Rumped Warbler was taken along the River Maria in the high part of Altos del Maria at around 900 – 1000 meters of altitude.
From Wikipedia: The Buff Rumped Warbler (Phaeothlypis fulvicauda) is a New World warbler is a resident bird from Honduras south to northwestern Peru and disjunctly in the western Amazon. It is found in forests at up to 1500 m altitude, always near water.
Hummingbird approaching to feed on a banana Inflorescence. ( An inflorescence is a group or cluster of flowers arranged on a stem that is composed of a main branch or a complicated arrangement of branches.)
Harpy Eagle arrives in Panama, La Prensa reports here: The bird will be presented Monday to the Summit Zoo. It was the first harpy eagle born in the US.
Please see also www.aguilaharpia.org(in Spanish) the website that I sponsor and manage for the Patronato Amigos del Águila Harpía. Dedicated to the conservation of the Harpy Eagle and the Rainforest.
From Wikipwedia: The Orange-chinned Parakeet (Brotogeris jugularis), also known as the Tovi Parakeet, is a small mainly green parrot of the Brotogeris genus. It is found in Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest. Its name comes from a small clump of bright orange feathers located under the lower beak. Like other parrots, it is capable of imitating simple human speech. The Orange-chinned Parakeet is about 17.5 cm (7 in) long. It is mainly green and some of the wing feathers are brown/bronze. It has a small clump of bright orange feathers under its beak, hence one of its common names; although, the orange feathers may not be visible depending of the parrots posture and the viewing angle. Its beak is horn coloured.
This Black Eared Wood Quail (Odontophorus melanotis) was seen and photographed in Altos del Maria, Panama.