Ecuador - the upper Amazon [3]

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Ecuador - the upper Amazon [3]

Postby nkgray » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:15 pm

The grounds of La Selva lodge are a good place to do some birding as they provide an opening in the jungle. Not too many species venture out of the forest into the gardens though, and flyovers are more the rule. The roof of the main reception/dining/lounge building (shown as seen from the lake in the previous post) does have an observation balcony just beneath the roof, but you need a long lens. I managed to get some reasonable photos of the following...

Blue-grey Tanager

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Boat-billed Flycatcher

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Crested Oropendola

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Russet-backed Oropendola

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Silver-beaked Tanager, this one a male

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Piratic Flycatcher

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female Thick-billed Euphonia

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male Rufous-bellied Euphonia

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Tropical Screech Owl

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and a familiar face in Striated (Green-backed) Heron

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Re: Ecuador - the upper Amazon [3]

Postby Doug » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:45 pm

Truly awesome sightings
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Re: Ecuador - the upper Amazon [3]

Postby aklopper » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:49 am

As always stunning birds, thanks for making us green with envy :lol:

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Re: Ecuador - the upper Amazon [3]

Postby nkgray » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:48 pm

Not doing too badly yourself with your latest lifers. Green Twinspot, Barratt's Warbler and Buff-spotted Flufftail are all missing from my Home Life List :mrgreen:

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Re: Ecuador - the upper Amazon [3]

Postby johannalandry » Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:34 am

Awesome photos. On coming holiday seasons we are going for having cruise there even already book a ship through a site as Dealsgalapagos.com. Hope I can see these types of beautiful birds at there.

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Re: Ecuador - the upper Amazon [3]

Postby 4adiva » Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:53 am

Oooo...love the heron shot. The contrast in textures between the bird and the water and the contrast in colours really caught my eye. Thanks for posting.


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