It must be all of 20 years by now since my friend Hugo Wood-Homer related his 'birding' experiences in the Darien Gap, the 'buffer zone' between Colombia and Panama. A very much restricted area, riddled with armed members of the National Guard, as the center of 'cocaine smuggling' since the stuff was invented. The same continues today, so what an opportunity to visit one of the most restricted areas in Central America.
Stopping in transit, I caught just a glimpse of a huge wing protruding from behind a tree.
before continuing to the
GOLD-COLLARED MANAKIN yet, this a female, but heard plenty.
Thought these (this) MOTH (s) were rather interesting as didn't know whether they were copulating or not. Some strange behavior from an insect only the size of a Thistle Ermine Moth
teased out of the reedbed!
Additions to the Panama List
KING VULTURE, WATTLED JACANA, ROCK PIGEON, YELLOW-CROWNED PARROT, STRIPPED CUCKOO, GREATER ANI, LONG-BILLED HERMIT, BLACK ANTSHRIKE, PIRATIC FLYCATCHER, BLACK-CAPPED DONACOBIUS, RUDDY-BREASTED SEEDEATER, GIANT COWBIRD, PIED WATER-TYRANT, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD.