Thursday, November 26, 2020

Feast for a manakin

Back to content from the winter trip to Ecaudor.

After descending from a pretty amazing morning on the canopy tower our guide led us to a blind where Wire-tailed Manakin would (usually) come into some flower fruits.  We probably waited 20 minutes or so, but the bird did not disappoint, practically glowing in really really low light on the forest floor.

I've been fortunate enough to see several species of manakins, ranging from red to orange to yellow to green and blue, but this bird might have been the most striking of any of them.

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