Sunday, October 21, 2018


Because who hasn't wanted to know what would happen if you crossed a whip-poor-will with a kagu?

We spent an afternoon driving to a narrow cave-like ravine which is an Oilbird roost.  These were just crazy birds, they looked to be the size of Cooper's Hawks, but are goatsuckers that feed on fruit.  Jose briefly shined his light on the low bird.
Apparently they're falcon-like in flight and can range 40-50 miles out into the forest to find preferred fruiting trees.

There were more of these otherworldly birds perched higher in the crevasse.

When a Guayaquil Woodpecker looks mundane you know you've seen a heckuva bird.

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