17 January 2013

LIFE HUMMER...Ecuador (12-13 Jan)

Could not, not post a photo of the wonderful White-vented Plumeleteer, and my lifer plumeleteer, from Zaruma in the "Gold Country" of southern Ecuador...After leaving with this hummer, umbrellabird, attila, and the parakeet in the bag, we travelled south towards the frontier with Peru. Here we stopped in at El Empalme (which seems to be little more than an intimidating looking military checkpoint), to pick up some Tumbesian birds, most notable among them being White-headed Brush-Finch, Tumbes Sparrow, and this Tumbes Hummingbird which took fierce objection to my playing a tape of Pacific Pygmy-Owl in its presence!

Next stop the Fundacion Jocotoco reserve of Jorupe, near the border/party town of Macara...

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