23 February 2010

Buenaventura (Ecuador): 23 January 2010

A full day was spent at the Buenaventura reserve in El Oro Province. A short time after dawn we witnessed several male Long-wattled Umbrellabirds at a lek site, followed by displaying Club-winged Manakins, Ochraceous Attila, and then stopped off at an El Oro Parakeet nest, where a bird was seen poking its head out of the nest and revealing the diagnostic red bridge across the top of its beak!

Around the aptly named Umbrellabird Lodge we observed masses of hummingbirds, including this Violet-bellied Hummingbird and Rufous-headed Chachalacas and Coatimundis dropping in occasionally at the feeders (bottom two photos).

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