27 February 2011

Feeding Frenzy at Paz...Ecuador (22 Feb.)

Moving on from the "Wood-Quail show" we stopped off at the various wooden contraptions that comprise the phenomenal fruit feeders at Paz de las Aves. As we arrived so did a mob of hungry-looking Sickle-winged Guans, the bruisers of the birds there, often displacing others at the feeders. However, on this day they were not so aggressive and all comers got a look in. Within minutes a Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager came in to check out the bananas, and was soon outshone by a group of the endemic Black-chinned Mountain-Tanagers (top) that were soon followed by another stunning endemic species, the multicolored oddity that is Toucan Barbet (bottom). Last but by no means least was a couple of showy Crimson-rumped Toucanets (middle) that dropped in and out in between the mobs of tanagers and guans.

Next up: more from Paz before we moved east and climbed into the high Andes...

1 comment:

Lee Dingain said...

Really nice Crimson-rumped Toucanet shot!