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Gray-winged Trumpeter
Gray-winged Trumpeter (Psophia crepitans subsp. napensis) This individual was brought to Sani Lodge, Sucumbios Province, Ecuador when it was very young with a broken leg by a local. They put a splint on its leg and turned it loose. It stayed and has acclimated to humans. It seemingly took a liking to me. I must resemble a person that has fed it. It came flying in the open bar and walked up to me and started pecking on my shoe laces. Of course I responded by giving it some junk food from then on if I was on the grounds, inside the bar or walking to the dining hall it would suddenly appear or on occasion see it flying across the open grounds towards me. Ecuadorian Amazonian Rain Forest.
Ecuadorian amazonian rainforest at ca. 200 m (656 ft) elevation. Naps River floodplain.
Sani Lodge, Sucumbios Province, Ecuador
Date taken
January 2016
Scientific name
Psophia crepitans
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A brilliant image of this mega rarity to the Gallery Stanley! Captured beautifully.
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A super detailed close up and capture Stanley, top job and may tfs and a fine set today.
Great capture, bird, and info, Stanley. Maybe it was trying to tie your laces together for a laugh ;)
A wonderful close up of your new friend, Stanley!
WOW, that makes for a great heart warming narrative of its character; what a wonderful freind to have!! Spectacular bird & close up shot; Stanley!! tfs. Does its call sound like a trumpet?
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OMG Stanley!!! What an experience you had with this remarkable bird!!!!

A super picture you've got of him too - such a rare visitor to the Gallery.

You must have had such fun with him my friend.
Congratulations on another rarity and a new friend Stanley! A wonderful capture of this amazing bird and a delightful story!


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