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2nd Day in Panama Report

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Hi all,

Today was my second day in Panama. It was a jam-packed day of sightseeing the canal area, giving a performance at an orphanage, and BIRDING BIRDING BIRDING!

Now, to the birds. I positively identified 47 species today (which will be tiny compared to tomorrow when I will go to Pipeline Road), and got pictures of many of them. First are the photographs of the birds, and then I will list the species.

Tropical Mockingbird
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Keel-billed Toucan
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Ruddy Quail-dove
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Gray-headed Chachalaca
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Summer Tanager (female)
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Dusky Antbird
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Thick-billed Euphonia (male)
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Black-headed Saltator
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Crimson-backed Tanager
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Black-throated Mango (yes, it's a hummingbird, and that's its real name!)
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Palm Tanagers
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Rufous-capped Warbler
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Blue-gray Tanagers
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Magnificent Frigatebird (this is a male--you can tell by the small red throat patch. The female has a distinguishable white head--see next photo)
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Magnificent Frigatebird (female)
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Orange-chinned Parakeet
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Ringed Kingfisher (at the time this photograph was taken, the kingfisher was actually perched on the front of one of the gigantic boats that was traveling through the locks on the Panama Canal)
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Saffron Finch
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Ruddy-breasted Seedeater
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Social Flycatcher
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Southern Lapwing
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Wattled Jacana
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Here's the species list--please excuse the lack of taxonomical order.

  • **Indicates life birds

Tropical Mockingbird
Clay-colored Thrush

  • **Brown-headed Parrot

Yellow Warbler
Northern Waterthrush

  • **Rufous-capped Warbler

Common Yellowthroat
Crimson-backed Tanager
Blue-gray Tanager

  • **Palm Tanager
  • **Plain-colored Tanager
  • **Thick-billed Euphonia

Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture

  • **Keel-billed Toucan
  • **Yellow-billed Cacique
  • **Scarlet-rumped Cacique
  • **Black-headed Saltator
  • **Gray-headed Chachalaca

Magnificent Frigatebird
Great Egret
Snowy Egret

  • **Bat Falcon

Yellow-headed Caracara

  • **Southern Lapwing
  • **Wattled Jacana

White-tipped Dove

  • **Ruddy Quail-dove
  • **Orange-chinned Parakeet
  • **Black-throated Mango
  • **Garden Emerald
  • **Sapphire-throated Hummingbird
  • **Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
  • **White-vented Plumeleteer
  • **Ringed Kingfisher

Red-crowned Woodpecker
House Wren

  • **Dusky Antbird

Great Kiskadee
Social Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird

  • **Scrub Greenlet

Barn Swallow
Southern Rough-winged Swallow
House Sparrow

  • **Saffron Finch
  • **Ruddy-breasted Seedeater

The most productive birding of the day was on a bird walk with my dad around the forested grounds of the hotel. We saw everything from toucans to tanagers. It was then when we saw the two best birds of the day, the Keel-billed Toucan and the Blue-and-Gold Tanager.

Happy birding, and stay tuned for a report on tomorrow, which will surely prove to be an even better day of birding!

Henry

Posted by skwclar 16:29 Archived in Panama

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Keep the pictures coming Henry! We love birds. Did you see most of these near the hotel or along the canal?

by Sarah Hoffman

Great pictures Henry!

by Gabby

Awesome birds so far Henry!
Such variety and wonderful colors.

Seems you are having fun!

by Sebastian

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