Panama 2008 Blog No. 6 will be our final blog on Panama.
We now continue with our trip to Panama by myself and Terry. All the photographs were taken by ourselves.
Crimson-crested Woodpecker Campephilus melanoleucos Three subspecies. We recorded it on seven dates with a total of thirteen birds all at the Canopy Tower area. Stunning bird and views. Fairly common in forest, second-growth woodland and borders in lowlands on both slopes. Range: Western Panama to northern Argentina and southeastern Brazil.
Male Crimson-backed Tanager Pamphocelus dimidiatus Four subspecies. Good numbers recorded at both locations with a daily maximum of thirty. In total we recorded 77 birds during our stay at both sites with a daily maximum of thirty on our change over day from the Canopy Lodge to Canopy Tower.Common in gardens, scrub, shrubby areas, and clearings. Range: western Panama to Columbia and western Venezuela.
Male Crested Oropendola Psarocolius decumanus Just three seen which was on a visit to the Panama Canal area. One of the birds was displaying, as shown in the top picture. Uncommon in canopy and borders of forest and woodland and in clearings with large trees. Rather scarce and local in most of Panama. Range: Western Panama to Bolivia, northern Argentina and south eastern Brazil.