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Like screech-owls, pygmy-owls can be difficult to identify from photographs. This bird was in range of Peruvian Pygmy-Owl and fortunately called several times, easing the identification for folks on the Southwestern Ecuador Specialties. David and Judy Smith got this killer photo of the beast.
This duo of female Green Thorntails, also by David and Judy Smith, could not be more perfectly posed.
Cracking its knuckles before it begins the day, this Plumbeous-backed Thrush's lead-colored back and pale blue eye are captured to good advantage in this image by David and Judy Smith from the Southwestern Ecuador Specialties tour.