Recently received photos - June 2008 - fieldguides

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Jumping to Panama, imagine yourself watching the activity at a seething army ant swarm and what might you see? Well, the "obligate" ant followers, of course -- those birds that make their living almost entirely by feeding on insects and invertebrates scared up by the marauding ants. Here's a Bicolored Antbird that participant Kevin Heffernan photographed on one of our 2008 Panama's Canopy Tower tours.

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