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Participants David and Judy Smith contributed some mighty nice photographs! This Chestnut-naped Antpitta on the Southwestern Ecuador Specialties tour this year is another world-class image: look closely and you’ll see how the auriculars are a bit more wine-colored, like the secondaries, compared to the chestnut crown.
A bird fond of palm, nutmeg, and laurel fruits, Long-wattled Umbrellabird is best known for the male’s pompadour crest and outrageous “wattle,” feathers that extend from the throat, over 2 feet long in adults! This young male was photographed by Brian Armstrong on our Southwestern Ecuador Specialties tour.
Southwestern Ecuador Specialties is a marvelous tour that includes land preserved by the Jocotoco Foundation. Among the prizes there is Pale-browed Tinamou, here photographed by guide Willy Perez. This shy species is a Tumbesian endemic, found only in western Ecuador and adjacent northwestern Peru.