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  1. Black-Fronted Nun Bird1 20180809_Sani Lodge Ecuador.jpg

    Black-Fronted Nun Bird1 20180809_Sani Lodge Ecuador.jpg

    This was a new family, let alone species for me. Seen in the trees around the beautiful Sani Lodge in the Amazonian forest in Ecuador
  2. White-chested Puffbird

    White-chested Puffbird

    Parque Nacional Yanachaga Chemilln, Sector Paujil Puffbirds are some of my favorite neotropical birds, partly because they're so goofy-looking, and partly because they're usually rare and/or hard to find. I was walking down a trail and I suddenly saw a bird that had clearly been perched very...
  3. Chaco Puffbird

    Chaco Puffbird

    Chaco Puffbird (Nystalus maculatus striatipectus)
  4. Striolated Puffbird

    Striolated Puffbird

    Striolated Puffbird (Nystalus striolatus subsp. striolatus)
  5. White-eared Puffbird

    White-eared Puffbird

  6. Spot-backed Puffbird

    Spot-backed Puffbird

    Nice to see this sp. again. Photo taken in the Botanical Garden Ecological Reserve in Brasilia, Brazil.
  7. Spot-backed Puffbird

    Spot-backed Puffbird

    Always a pleausre to see them.
  8. Spot-backed Puffbird

    Spot-backed Puffbird

    Only my second encounter with this sp.
  9. Barred Puffbird

    Barred Puffbird

    Barred Puffbird (Nystalus radiatus) Along Ro Indio Road near Jordinal, north of El Valle de Antn, Cocl Province, Panama. Secondary rain forest at ca. 622 m (2,042 ft) elevation, Caribbean-slope.
  10. White-whiskered Puffbird

    White-whiskered Puffbird

    Taken right along the road between Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica
  11. White-eared Puffbird

    White-eared Puffbird

    Another cerrado specialist.
  12. Pied Puffbird

    Pied Puffbird

  13. Collared Puffbird

    Collared Puffbird

    An under canopy forest dweller, in this case 40 meters high trees. A pic just for the record.
  14. White necked Puffbird

    White necked Puffbird

  15. White-whiskered Puffbird (female)

    White-whiskered Puffbird (female)

    I really do not know how this came out as sharp as it did considering it was at 1/30 sec. shutter speed and I was hand holding. The lighting was atrocious of course because it was in the middle of the rain forest. This was shot on the Plantation Trail at the Canopy Tower in Panama.
  16. Pied puffbird

    Pied puffbird

    First posting - I actually found this site while trying to identify this bird!
  17. Crescent-chested Puffbird

    Crescent-chested Puffbird

  18. Barred Puffbird and grasshopper

    Barred Puffbird and grasshopper

    This amazing bird took a rest on a nearby branch after catching a huge grasshopper, tried to swallow it! Puffed out it's chest. Then flew off with the grasshopper still in it's mouth.