Birding near Salesopolis (2)

Continuing the guided tour with Carlos Henrique near Salesopolis.

We saw too many birds to include them all, so let me continue with some of the highlights for me.

The smooth-billed ani (kleine ani) is one of my favorites. It looks like a primitive bird to me, something from the age of the dinasaurs.

Smooth-billed Ani (Kleine ani)Smooth-billed Ani (Kleine ani)

The yellow-rumped marshbird (geelstuitwatertroepiaal) was very far away, but kind of enough to fly to nearby powerline.

Yellow-rumped Marshbird (Geelstuitwatertroepiaal)Yellow-rumped Marshbird (Geelstuitwatertroepiaal)

The same powerline had dancing streamer-tailed tyrants (lintstaarttirannen) for us.

Streamer-tailed Tyrant (Lintstaarttiran)Streamer-tailed Tyrant (Lintstaarttiran)

The Brazilian teal (Amazonetaling) is a common duck in this area. This couple was posing so nicely I had to take a picture.

Brazilian teal (Amazonetaling)Brazilian teal (Amazonetaling)

A few colorful birds to end with: the glittering-bellied emerald (Goudbuiksmaragdkolibrie) is a hummingbird, on this picture looking for nectar in the flower.

Glittering-bellied Emerald (Goudbuiksmaragdkolibrie)Glittering-bellied Emerald (Goudbuiksmaragdkolibrie)

When we approached this area, people chatting near a fence told our guide about a Toco Toucan (Reuzentoekan) that was usually nearby. Unfortunately we did not find the bird in a tree, but he did do a fly-by for us. This is a big bird, 60cm.

Toco Toucan (Reuzentoekan)Toco Toucan (Reuzentoekan)

The last picture from my birding day with Carlos is the Brazilian tanager (Rode tangare), a bright red bird that unfortunately fairly shy. Especially in direct sunlight his colors are very bright.

Brazilian tanager (Rode tangare)Brazilian tanager (Rode tangare)
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