27 March 2012

Goatsuckers in the Andes...ECUADOR (29 Feb.)

A hot tip-off had Laura and I heading out with storm clouds gathering, from Tandayapa, to the entrance track to Paz de Aves, where earlier that day someone had seen the regular roosting male Lyre-tailed Nightjar. With a tail bringing the total body length to near a meter, it was well worth getting a little wet for! Luckily another Tropical Birding groupd led by Andres Vasquez were just ahead of us and confirmed it was still present, and helpfully laid vegetation in the shape of an arrow pointing at the well-hidden bird, making my life very easy! Thanks Andres.

More from Ecuador to come...

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