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  1. Striped Cuckoo

    Striped Cuckoo

    It sat there for quite a while singing its heart out.
  2. Lineated Woodpecker

    Lineated Woodpecker

    I like the way the chin looks on this bird.
  3. Velvety Manakin

    Velvety Manakin

    We do not have many images of this species in the gallery. I know this is a crazy angle, but it does show the short tail well.
  4. Black-throated Mango (male)

    Black-throated Mango (male)

    Black-throated Mango (Anthracothorax nigricollis nigricollis) male.
  5. Violet-bellied Hummingbird

    Violet-bellied Hummingbird

    Violet-bellied Hummingbird (Chlorestes julie panamensis)
  6. Roadside Hawk

    Roadside Hawk

    Roadside Hawk (Rupornis magnirostris conspectus}
  7. A

    Advice needed for 1st time trip to Panama please

    Hi all, I'm new to BirdForum and it looks like a great place for helping me to plan our trip to Panama in Jan 2024. We plan to start with 4 nights/3 days in the Gamboa/canal area and would really appreciate advice on: 1. The going rate for 3 mornings of bird guiding. 2. A recommendation for a...
  8. Golden Tortoise Beetle

    Golden Tortoise Beetle

    Golden Tortoise Beetle (Charidotella sexpunctata: Chrysomelidae) 5-7 mm (0.2-0.3 in) long.
  9. Sapphire-throated Hummingbird

    Sapphire-throated Hummingbird

    Sapphire-throated Hummingbird (Chrysuronia coeruleogularis coelina) nectaring porterweed.
  10. J

    Lady birder for Panama tour in March

    Hi all, we have planned a tour to Panama from 18 to 29 March 2023 although some of us could stay a few more days. One of us is a lady that would like to share a double room with another lady. She speaks English and she is an easygoing person. In the tour we will visit most of Panama from the...
  11. Long-billed Starthroat

    Long-billed Starthroat

    Back at the lodge after a long day, this one enticed to a pre-dinner photo.
  12. Variable Seedeater male

    Variable Seedeater male

    Male in a very strong backlight turning the green leaves into yellow blobs
  13. Yellowish Pipit (Anthus chii).jpg

    Yellowish Pipit (Anthus chii).jpg

    Have looked for this bird for a long time in the central grasslands here in Panama, and finally had the luck of photographing this little jewel.
  14. Yellow-bellied Elaenia

    Yellow-bellied Elaenia

  15. Lance-tailed Manakin female

    Lance-tailed Manakin female

  16. Scrub Greenlet

    Scrub Greenlet

    I didn't get many shots of this one, there and gone.
  17. Isthmian Wren

    Isthmian Wren

    We heard this species frequently, but this is the most open I saw it during my entire vacation.
  18. Lineated Woodpecker

    Lineated Woodpecker

    Big bird compared to the tree
  19. Straight-billed Woodcreeper

    Straight-billed Woodcreeper

    Subspecies extimus
  20. Savanna Hawk

    Savanna Hawk

    Another hawk from the same location as my last uploads
  21. Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture

    Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture

    Of course it is also nice to see the colors of the head (re last image)
  22. Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture

    Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture

    The paler primaries is one of the things to look out for with this species.
  23. White-tailed Kite

    White-tailed Kite

    One of several raptors passing by
  24. Crested Bobwhite Male

    Crested Bobwhite Male

    The contrasting face with white and buff should make this a male. I do not believe I could have found this species without the guide knowing where to look.
  25. Ferruginous Pygmy Owl

    Ferruginous Pygmy Owl

    Most of the time it was sitting with its neck turned towards us because other things were more interesting (and we did not spend excessive time there). I did not see it fly at any time.