Great Tinamou Tinamus major

Great Tinamou Tinamus major

Gray-headed Chachalaca Ortalis cinereiceps

Gray-headed Chachalaca Ortalis cinereiceps

Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens

Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens

Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea

Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea

King Vulture Sarcoramphus papa

King Vulture Sarcoramphus papa

Hook-billed Kite Chondrohierax uncinatus (male)

Hook-billed Kite Chondrohierax uncinatus (male)

Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus

Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus

Double-toothed Kite Harpagus bidentatus

Double-toothed Kite Harpagus bidentatus

White Hawk Leucopternis albicollis

White Hawk Leucopternis albicollis

Savanna Hawk Buteogallus meridionalis

Savanna Hawk Buteogallus meridionalis

Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus

Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus

Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus

Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus

Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus

Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus

Gray Hawk Buteo nitidus

Gray Hawk Buteo nitidus

Short-tailed Hawk Buteo brachyurus (dark morph)

Short-tailed Hawk Buteo brachyurus (dark morph)

Harpy Eagle Harpia harpyja (captive)

Harpy Eagle Harpia harpyja (captive)

White-throated Crake Laterallus albigularis (adult and juvenile)

White-throated Crake Laterallus albigularis (adult and juvenile)

Sunbittern Eurypyga helias

Sunbittern Eurypyga helias

Southern Lapwing Vanellus chilensis

Southern Lapwing Vanellus chilensis

Wattled Jacana Jacana jacana

Wattled Jacana Jacana jacana

Wattled Jacana Jacana jacana

Wattled Jacana Jacana jacana

Pale-vented Pigeon Patagioenas cayennensis

Pale-vented Pigeon Patagioenas cayennensis

Ruddy Ground-Dove Columbina talpacoti

Ruddy Ground-Dove Columbina talpacoti

White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi

White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi

Orange-chinned Parakeet Brotogeris jugularis

Orange-chinned Parakeet Brotogeris jugularis

Orange-chinned Parakeet Brotogeris jugularis

Orange-chinned Parakeet Brotogeris jugularis

Red-lored [Amazon] Parrot Amazona autumnalis

Red-lored [Amazon] Parrot Amazona autumnalis

Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana

Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana

Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana

Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana

Greater Ani Crotophaga major

Greater Ani Crotophaga major

Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani

Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani

Common Pauraque Nyctidromus albicollis

Common Pauraque Nyctidromus albicollis

White-necked Jacobin Florisuga mellivora (female)

White-necked Jacobin Florisuga mellivora (female)

White-necked Jacobin Florisuga mellivora (male)

White-necked Jacobin Florisuga mellivora (male)

Violet-bellied Hummingbird Damophila julie (male)

Violet-bellied Hummingbird Damophila julie (male)

Blue-chested Hummingbird Amazilia amabilis (male)

Blue-chested Hummingbird Amazilia amabilis (male)

White-tailed Trogon Trogon viridis (male)

White-tailed Trogon Trogon viridis (male)

White-tailed Trogon Trogon viridis

White-tailed Trogon Trogon viridis

Violaceous Trogon Trogon violaceus (female)

Violaceous Trogon Trogon violaceus (female)

Black-throated Trogon Trogon rufus (male)

Black-throated Trogon Trogon rufus (male)

Black-tailed Trogon Trogon melanurus

Black-tailed Trogon Trogon melanurus

Slaty-tailed Trogon Trogon massena

Slaty-tailed Trogon Trogon massena

Slaty-tailed Trogon Trogon massena

Slaty-tailed Trogon Trogon massena

Blue-crowned Motmot Momotus momota

Blue-crowned Motmot Momotus momota

Broad-billed Motmot Electron platyrhynchum

Broad-billed Motmot Electron platyrhynchum

Broad-billed Motmot Electron platyrhynchum

Broad-billed Motmot Electron platyrhynchum

Amazon Kingfisher Chloroceryle amazona

Amazon Kingfisher Chloroceryle amazona

Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana

Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana

Black-breasted Puffbird Notharchus pectoralis

Black-breasted Puffbird Notharchus pectoralis

White-whiskered Puffbird Malacoptila panamensis

White-whiskered Puffbird Malacoptila panamensis

Collared Aracari Pteroglossus torquatus

Collared Aracari Pteroglossus torquatus

Collared Aracari Pteroglossus torquatus

Collared Aracari Pteroglossus torquatus

Keel-billed Toucan Ramphastos sulfuratus

Keel-billed Toucan Ramphastos sulfuratus

Keel-billed Toucan Ramphastos sulfuratus and Chestnut-mandibled Toucan Ramphastos swainsonii

Keel-billed Toucan Ramphastos sulfuratus and Chestnut-mandibled Toucan Ramphastos swainsonii

Red-crowned Woodpecker Melanerpes rubricapillus

Red-crowned Woodpecker Melanerpes rubricapillus

Cinnamon Woodpecker Celeus loricatus

Cinnamon Woodpecker Celeus loricatus

Crimson-crested Woodpecker Campephilus melanoleucos

Crimson-crested Woodpecker Campephilus melanoleucos

Plain Xenops Xenops minutus

Plain Xenops Xenops minutus

Plain-brown Woodcreeper Dendrocincla fuliginosa

Plain-brown Woodcreeper Dendrocincla fuliginosa

Plain-brown Woodcreeper Dendrocincla fuliginosa

Plain-brown Woodcreeper Dendrocincla fuliginosa

Northern Barred-Woodcreeper Dendrocolaptes sanctithomae

Northern Barred-Woodcreeper Dendrocolaptes sanctithomae

Barred Antshrike Thamnophilus doliatus

Barred Antshrike Thamnophilus doliatus

Western Slaty-Antshrike Thamnophilus atrinucha (female)

Western Slaty-Antshrike Thamnophilus atrinucha (female)

Western Slaty-Antshrike Thamnophilus atrinucha (male)

Western Slaty-Antshrike Thamnophilus atrinucha (male)

Checker-throated Antwren Myrmotherula fulviventris (male)

Checker-throated Antwren Myrmotherula fulviventris (male)

Dot-winged Antwren Microrhopias quixensis (female)

Dot-winged Antwren Microrhopias quixensis (female)

Dot-winged Antwren Microrhopias quixensis (male)

Dot-winged Antwren Microrhopias quixensis (male)

Dusky Antbird Cercomacra tyrannina (male)

Dusky Antbird Cercomacra tyrannina (male)

Chestnut-backed Antbird Myrmeciza exsul

Chestnut-backed Antbird Myrmeciza exsul

Spotted Antbird Hylophylax naevioides (female)

Spotted Antbird Hylophylax naevioides (female)

Spotted Antbird Hylophylax naevioides (male)

Spotted Antbird Hylophylax naevioides (male)

Bicolored Antbird Gymnopithys leucaspis

Bicolored Antbird Gymnopithys leucaspis

Yellow-bellied Elaenia Elaenia flavogaster

Yellow-bellied Elaenia Elaenia flavogaster

Lesser Elaenia Elaenia chiriquensis

Lesser Elaenia Elaenia chiriquensis

Black-capped Pygmy-Tyrant Myiornis atricapillus (juvenile)

Black-capped Pygmy-Tyrant Myiornis atricapillus (juvenile)

Black-capped Pygmy-Tyrant Myiornis atricapillus

Black-capped Pygmy-Tyrant Myiornis atricapillus

Common Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum cinereum

Common Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum cinereum

Common Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum cinereum

Common Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum cinereum

Eye-ringed Flatbill Rhynchocyclus brevirostris

Eye-ringed Flatbill Rhynchocyclus brevirostris

Olivaceous Flatbill Rhynchocyclus olivaceus

Olivaceous Flatbill Rhynchocyclus olivaceus

Tropical Pewee Contopus cinereus

Tropical Pewee Contopus cinereus

Tropical Pewee Contopus cinereus

Tropical Pewee Contopus cinereus

Rufous Mourner Rhytipterna holerythra

Rufous Mourner Rhytipterna holerythra

Panama Flycatcher Myiarchus panamensis

Panama Flycatcher Myiarchus panamensis

Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus

Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus

Rusty-margined Flycatcher Myiozetetes cayanensis

Rusty-margined Flycatcher Myiozetetes cayanensis

Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis

Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis

Streaked Flycatcher Myiodynastes maculatus

Streaked Flycatcher Myiodynastes maculatus

Streaked Flycatcher Myiodynastes maculatus

Streaked Flycatcher Myiodynastes maculatus

Piratic Flycatcher Legatus leucophaius

Piratic Flycatcher Legatus leucophaius

Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus

Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus

Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana

Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana

Cinnamon Becard Pachyramphus cinnamomeus

Cinnamon Becard Pachyramphus cinnamomeus

Masked Tityra Tityra semifasciata (female or juvenile)

Masked Tityra Tityra semifasciata (female or juvenile)

Masked Tityra Tityra semifasciata

Masked Tityra Tityra semifasciata

Blue Cotinga Cotinga nattererii

Blue Cotinga Cotinga nattererii

Purple-throated Fruitcrow Querula purpurata

Purple-throated Fruitcrow Querula purpurata

Green Shrike-Vireo Vireolanius pulchellus

Green Shrike-Vireo Vireolanius pulchellus

Black-chested Jay Cyanocorax affinis

Black-chested Jay Cyanocorax affinis

Gray-breasted Martin Progne chalybea

Gray-breasted Martin Progne chalybea

Gray-breasted Martin Progne chalybea and Mangrove Swallow Tachycineta albilinea

Gray-breasted Martin Progne chalybea and Mangrove Swallow Tachycineta albilinea

Clay-colored Robin [Thrush] Turdus grayi

Clay-colored Robin [Thrush] Turdus grayi

Tropical Mockingbird Mimus gilvus

Tropical Mockingbird Mimus gilvus

Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia

Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia

Gray-headed Tanager Eucometis penicillata

Gray-headed Tanager Eucometis penicillata

Red-throated Ant-Tanager Habia fuscicauda (male)

Red-throated Ant-Tanager Habia fuscicauda (male)

Summer Tanager Piranga rubra (female)

Summer Tanager Piranga rubra (female)

Crimson-backed Tanager Ramphocelus dimidiatus

Crimson-backed Tanager Ramphocelus dimidiatus

Flame-rumped Tanager Ramphocelus flammigerus

Flame-rumped Tanager Ramphocelus flammigerus

Blue-gray Tanager Thraupis episcopus

Blue-gray Tanager Thraupis episcopus

Palm Tanager Thraupis palmarum

Palm Tanager Thraupis palmarum

Plain-colored Tanager Tangara inornata

Plain-colored Tanager Tangara inornata

Golden-hooded Tanager Tangara larvata

Golden-hooded Tanager Tangara larvata

Blue Dacnis Dacnis cayana (female)

Blue Dacnis Dacnis cayana (female)

Blue Dacnis Dacnis cayana (male)

Blue Dacnis Dacnis cayana (male)

Blue Dacnis Dacnis cayana (male)

Blue Dacnis Dacnis cayana (male)

Red-legged Honeycreeper Cyanerpes cyaneus (male)

Red-legged Honeycreeper Cyanerpes cyaneus (male)

Blue-black Grassquit Volatinia jacarina (male)

Blue-black Grassquit Volatinia jacarina (male)

Variable Seedeater Sporophila americana (female)

Variable Seedeater Sporophila americana (female)

Variable Seedeater Sporophila americana (male)

Variable Seedeater Sporophila americana (male)

Ruddy-breasted Seedeater Sporophila minuta

Ruddy-breasted Seedeater Sporophila minuta

Streaked Saltator Saltator striatipectus

Streaked Saltator Saltator striatipectus

Buff-throated Saltator Saltator maximus

Buff-throated Saltator Saltator maximus

Yellow-backed Oriole Icterus chrysater

Yellow-backed Oriole Icterus chrysater

Yellow-rumped Cacique Amblycercus holosericeus

Yellow-rumped Cacique Amblycercus holosericeus

Yellow-crowned Euphonia Euphonia luteicapilla

Yellow-crowned Euphonia Euphonia luteicapilla

Thick-billed Euphonia Euphonia laniirostris (female)

Thick-billed Euphonia Euphonia laniirostris (female)

Thick-billed Euphonia Euphonia laniirostris (male)

Thick-billed Euphonia Euphonia laniirostris (male)

Panama '08


All of these photos are from the area immediately around the Panama Canal. We spent quite a bit of time birding the world-famous Pipeline Road and by and large weren't disappointed. We were fortunate near the end of the trip to encounter a massive ant swarm, which resulted in a large number of these images. Enjoy!

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