This neat puffbird species is a specialty of the dry forest in the northeast of Colombia. We saw several at the sanctuary, but this was the best shot I could get.
One of the morning's highlights was this Rufous-tailed Jacamar that sat for a bit and called in plain view. This individual seemed a lot shinier than ones I've seen before... maybe a local subspecies, or just a better look.
Observada en un manchón de bosque tropical húmedo de la zona central de Belice y cercano al Parque Nacional "Blue Hole" (20 kms sureste de Belmopán).
Darien Panama, along new road between Nuevo Vigia village and El Salto Village
White-whiskered Puffbird, photo taken on Pipeline Road, digiscoped with Leica 65 mm spotting scope
Nine families of largely arboreal birds make up the order Piciformes, the best-known of them being the Picidae, which includes the woodpeckers and close relatives. The Piciformes contain about 67 living genera with a little over 400 species, of which the Picidae (woodpeckers and relatives) make up about half.