Cotinga Time!!

1 03 2011

Hit the entrance to the Teleferico at Gamboa Rainforest Resort this morning at the crack of dawn for a crack at the Blue Cotingas.

These birds are frugivores and canopy dwellers, most often seen in a distant treetop about 4 miles away. Well, the early cotinga gets the fresh fruit, and the early photographer gets the continga!!

Blue Cotinga-Male, Gamboa Rainforest Resort

Blue Cotinga-Male, Gamboa Rainforest Resort

Gorgeous birds, neh?

 

After the sun came up (and the cotingas left) I headed down to the water to see if I could find some of the Southern Lapwings that frequent they area. Scored!!

Southern Lapwing in Flight-Gamboa Rainforest Resort

Southern Lapwing-Gamboa Rainforest Resort

 

What a nice day!! Also saw a wide variety of other birds, there are resident Yellow Tailed Orioles on the grounds, along with White Shouldered Tanager, Cinnamon Becard and Cinnamon Woodpecker, Rufescent Tiger Heron, and loads more. If you are in the area and you don’t bird/photograph the grounds of the GRR, you are missing out!!

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16 05 2012
Mary Ann G

Fantastic cotinga shots! I want this one!!

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