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Spectacled Owl is far more often heard than seen. Participants on this year's Southwestern Ecuador Specialties tour with Willy Perez enjoyed good views of this bird, well documented by David and Judy Smith.
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.