Thursday, July 8, 2010

All puffed up!

Greetings from Panama! There are many wonderful birds here in Panama (over 970 species). One of these are the "Puffbirds". These birds get their name because they will often puff up to sing. They have large heads and bills and pudgy bodies. They are found from Mexico down into South America. I was fortunate on this trip to see all five puffbirds that occur in Panama. That's why I'm all "puffed up"!

Black-breasted Puffbird, Canopy Tower deck 7/4/10

Pied Puffbird (the smallest @ 6"), Pipeline Road, 7/6/10

White-whiskered Puffbird, Semifore Hill, Canopy Tower 7/4/10
like to sit low in the forest

White-necked Puffbird, (the biggest @ 10")

Pipeline Road Discovery Center Tower 7/5/10

Barred Puffbird, on Carribbean Slope above Canopy Lodge


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