Category Archives: Birding in Panama

You can find more than 900 species of birds in Panama. I haven’t seen them all, but I am going to try and I will document my efforts here.

Scaly-breasted Humminbird

Th scaly-breasted hummingbird (Phaeochroa cuvierii) is a fairly large, dull-coloured bird, for hummingbird standards that is. Mostly green upperparts and grey breast feathers with a green edge, giving the breast a scaly appearance.Best field mark are the white corners to … Continue reading

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Mother and Child

The rainy season is in full swing and birds are breeding like rabbits. They have to, breeding success is low here in the neo-tropics. All to frequently, nests are robbed by snakes, squirrels or opposums. Some birds start  a new … Continue reading

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Visitors to our humminbird feeders

We get six different species of hummingbirds at the feeders near Hotel Helicona (www.hotelheliconiapanama.com). The Longbilled starthroat is one of them. The first picture shows why it is called ‘longbilled’ The second one why it is called ‘Starthroat’:    

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Watching the Azuero Parakeet (Pyrrhura eisenmanni)

Ornithologistst have recently given the Azuero parakeet the status of full species, and it has been baptized Pyrrhura eisenmanni. The Azuero parakeet is perhaps not particularly rare, but it occurs only in the Cerro Hoya mountains, on the southern tip of … Continue reading

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