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Giant Antpitta, Ecuador
NORTHERN ECUADOR 2010 was again a fantastic tour to this amazing country! We recorded 826 species which is only 9 less species from the ever biggest bird tour list of Birdquest (in the same country albeit not only the north!). It is hard to list all the goodies we saw but the 'bird of the trip' was an unexpected Harpy from La Selva's canopy tower. Check out a few image below, taken on the tour...and then read the report which is coming soon (János Oláh)!!!!
Orange-breasted Fruiteater, Ecuador
Our first day in the magnificent Mashpi reserve kicked off well with two fruiteaters. The first was the colourful Orange-breasted Fruiteater which is a real wet forest Chocó endemic (János Oláh).
Scaled Fruiteater, Ecuador
...and the more subtle Scaled Fruiteater (János Oláh).
Black-chinned Mountain Tanager, Ecuador
Other goodies in this reserve included Black-chinned Mountain Tanager (János Oláh).
Barred Hawk, Ecuador
...and a displaying Barred Hawk which landed right above us (János Oláh)!
Lanceolated Monklet, Ecuador
In a different reserve we could watch a Lanceolated Monklet as long as we wanted (János Oláh)! Mega bird!
Toucan Barbet, Ecuador
Very special Chocó birds in the Bellavista area included the colourful Toucan Barbet (János Oláh).
Plate-billed Mountain Toucan, Ecuador
...the fantastic Plate-billed Mountain Toucan which we saw cutting up a 1meter long giant earthworm on the ground (János Oláh)...
Tanager Finch, Ecuador
...and the very localised Tanager Finch (János Oláh).
Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, Ecuador
Our morning visit to the World famous 'Angel Paz antpitta forest' started with a superb show of displaying Andean Cock-of-the-Rocks still in twighlight (János Oláh)!