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The Southwestern Ecuador Specialties tour this year had the pleasure of finding a nest of Plumbeous Kite, with this nearly volant youngster waiting patiently to be fed by its parents. David and Judy Smith contributed this cool shot of a seldom-seen plumage.
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.