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Tinalandia Leptidoptera 04

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Tinalandia Leptidoptera 02

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Tinalandia Leptidoptera 01

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Masked Water-tyrant (Fluvicola nengeta)

I was enjoying the effortless dancing across the leaves of the water lilies in search of insects. When it reached this particular water-filled leaf, it found it irresistible and took a very short bath. I only got one shot and it was on its way foraging for food again.

Choco Trogon (Trogon comptus)

Even though the trogons are quite large and colorful, they are not easy to see unless they take to the wings. They can sit for a very long time just looking for insects, or simply just sitting. This beautiful trogon is endemic to the Choco region in which Tinaladnida lies.

One-colored becard (Platypsaris validus)

This is a female one-colored becard (a tyrant flycatcher) – the male is almost black. Unfurtunately I was unable to photograph it during my stay here at Tinalandia.

Broad-billed Motmot (Electron platyrhynchum)

The Broad-billed Motmot is common in Tinalandia and can sometimes be seen eating the Papaya from the feeders by the restaurant. If you don’t see them you definitely hear them. Their call is almost eerie.

Ruddy Pigeon (Patagioenas subvinacea)

Resembles the Plumbeous pigeon, but the Ruddy has reddish iris in contrast to the whitish of the Plumbeous. If observation permits this is perhaps the best indicator after the song which is far more frequent than seeing it close up – or at all.

Pale-Mandibled Aracari (Pteroglossus erythropygius)

The Aracaris in Tinalandia love their Papaya! They eat happily from the feeding station at the restaurant, but the real deal straight from the plant is no less attractive! They scoop clean a large Papaya in a day or two! They are also very sensitive to the sound of the camera shutter, and turn their […]

Rufous-tailed hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl)

Hummingbirds are extraordinarily visual and acrobatic, but also very loud and territorial. This is no yawn, but a high-pitched audio communication. Silence is by no means invisible. In the right angle also this one will flash in bright color, in this case green. Another angle and one is completely oblivious to the hidden green iridescence.

Golden-olive woodpecker (Piculus rubiginosus)

There are many species of woodpeckers in Tinalandia and this female was one of the very first I saw and was able to photograph.

Green-crowned Woodnymph (Thalurania fannyi)

Tinalandia has several hummingbird feeders that are refilled every day. In daytime the several species of hummingbirds feed from them and at night numerous bats swiftly empty what remains from the daytime feast. The most fascinating about the hummingbirds might not be their incredible speed and agility, but perhaps more so their incredible plumage and […]

Black-cheeked woodpecker (Melanerpes pucherani)

A male and female of one of the many species of woodpeckers at Tinalandia. They are busy foraging for food as they have almost fully grown chicks nearby – I heard their constant nagging for more food. The female.

Slate-throated Whitestart (Myioborus miniatus)

Most of the smaller birds like this one are difficult to photograph as they are quickly in and out of sight during foraging. It takes time catching a good shot, and I only had this one sighting outside my room.

Silver-throated Tanager (Tangara icterocephala)

Yet another of the small birds I only saw once and thus got just one shot at here at Tinalandia.

Pacific Hornero (Furnarius cinnamomeus)

Common on the grounds of Tinalandia and seen from dusk til dawn foraging on the open areas of the reserve. This was shot right outside my room. Location is at around 750 meter above sea level.

Automeris abdominalis

What a beautiful moth when it has the wings open like this! I mostly saw this species with wings in resting position and no sign of this colorful wonder! For some reason it has found the bonnet of a car to be the best resting place for the day!