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.
Dead leaf mantis, seen on ladder behind house in lowland Atlantic Forest property. Has been suggested as Acanthops falcataria.
Vulnerable hawk species seen regularly in this location, flying inside covered forest and circling above.
Single stand of this chestnut-red barked tree near riverbank. Bark peels off reveal smooth, very hard trunk.
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.
Heard commonly from lower mid-storey in denser parts of this well-preserved secondary forest fragment.
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.
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.
Resident in human-altered areas of this location, perching on electricity poles and nesting on house pillars.
Common in middle branches at or near forest edge in this location.
Hopping about animatedly about eye-level in understorey, approaching quite close without playback.
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.