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What

Golden Silk Orb-weaver Nephila clavipes

Observer

timhirsch

Date

March 15, 2008 07:50 AM CET

Description

This is one of the spiders that cast their webs across the forest trails, sometimes spanning a space 3-4 metres across. You have to be careful not to walk straight into them.

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Observer

timhirsch

Date

January 12, 2008 07:39 AM CET

Description

Dead leaf mantis, seen on ladder behind house in lowland Atlantic Forest property. Has been suggested as Acanthops falcataria.

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What

White-necked Hawk Buteogallus lacernulatus

Observer

timhirsch

Date

February 3, 2008 10:15 AM CET

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Vulnerable hawk species seen regularly in this location, flying inside covered forest and circling above.

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Observer

timhirsch

Date

April 13, 2008 06:52 AM CEST

Description

Single stand of this chestnut-red barked tree near riverbank. Bark peels off reveal smooth, very hard trunk.

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Black-eared Fairy Heliothryx auritus

Observer

timhirsch

Date

August 17, 2008 08:52 AM CEST

Description

This extraordinary hummingbird for some reason took a liking to a blanket hanging over the rail of our balcony, and kept coming back to investigate it. Also seen around butterfly-lily patch.

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Unicolored Antwren Myrmotherula unicolor

Observer

timhirsch

Date

August 22, 2008 07:20 AM CEST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Heard commonly from lower mid-storey in denser parts of this well-preserved secondary forest fragment.

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What

Festive Coquette Lophornis chalybeus

Observer

timhirsch

Date

August 16, 2008 08:02 AM CEST

Description

Perching on fruit tree in open area. Identified as immature male after some discussion (see comment string on Flickr) but willing to open further discussion.

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What

Dusky-throated Hermit Phaethornis squalidus

Observer

timhirsch

Date

October 12, 2008 11:19 AM CEST

Description

This species was heard and seen lekking noisily in the understorey from about August to February in an area near the forest edge rich in heliconia plants.

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What

Cliff Flycatcher Hirundinea ferruginea

Observer

timhirsch

Date

October 5, 2008 11:54 AM CEST

Description

Resident in human-altered areas of this location, perching on electricity poles and nesting on house pillars.

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Ochre-collared Piculet Picumnus temminckii

Observer

timhirsch

Date

October 16, 2008 04:45 PM CEST

Description

Common in middle branches at or near forest edge in this location.

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What

Variable Antshrike Thamnophilus caerulescens

Observer

timhirsch

Date

October 11, 2008 10:52 AM CEST

Description

Female

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What

White-throated Spadebill Platyrinchus mystaceus

Observer

timhirsch

Date

November 20, 2008 07:17 AM CET

Description

Hopping about animatedly about eye-level in understorey, approaching quite close without playback.

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What

Blue-winged Parrotlet Forpus xanthopterygius

Observer

timhirsch

Date

November 19, 2008 07:53 AM CET

Description

Common year-round in this location, pair shown here investigating holes in hollow trunk made by - and still occupied by - Yellow-fronted woodpeckers (Melanerpes flavifrons). The parrotlets subsequently nested elsewhere.

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