Many of the flycatchers are very plain looking birds and they give those of us that like to identify birds many challenges. Every now and then there is one that is easy to identify and has distinct easily recognizable field marks. The Sepia-capped Flycatcher is one of those birds.
While this is not the best photo, as it is very noisy, I really like it. We were walking back to our rooms after dinner and we talking about Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl that hangs out in the area near our rooms and then we spotted this little owl sitting on a chair outside of my room. This photo is taken at ISO of 12800. Right now this is my favorite little owl
We saw many tanagers on our trip. They are all beautiful birds, but to me this one is the most striking one we saw. I really like the elegance of this species. This is a Swallow Tanager.
This morning walk was very productive and we found a pair of Rufous-winged Antshrikes. They approached very close and we all captured nice photos of this species. To me this was the prettiest of the antshrikes we saw in the Pantanal.
One of the last days in the Pantanal we had the most memorable experience with ant shrikes. On morning walk this morning yielded many interesting birds. This is a female Rufous-winged Antshrike.
Although I have been to Brazil on three different occasions, I had not seen any antshrikes. This recent trip we saw them several times and they were fun to watch and they posed for us on several occasions. My favorite of the antshrikes were saw was the Barred Antshrike.
To follow onto last week’s post of a monkey, I decided to post a different species. One of the places we stayed these capuchins hung out in the trees near the hotel.
One of the great aspects of international travel is that you get to see animals that you never see at home.
Our first morning of our birding trip we went to a park and saw lots of birds, but we also got to watch the marmosets in the park. They were lots of fun to watch.
I really enjoy watching these bold gregarious birds and they seemed to be the dominate bird at the feeders, unless a Green Jay flew in! I will admit that I had forgotten that this species ranged into south Texas, so I was kind of surprised to see it. I had seen this species in Big Bend and in Arizona and probably California.
I have mixed feelings about photographing bathing birds, even though I’ve seen others do a lot of it. Even when the photos turn out to be interesting, they still look strange to me. I try to get something a little different when I photograph a bathing bird, but most of them have the same look to me. I do like the apparent motion of the wing in this photo so I kept it and shared it with you.