Another day of the Rockjumper tour with plenty more birds…… Today was spent birding Pico da Caledonia, quality rather than quantity up there with plenty of higher altitude endemics to be seen. We managed to get all of our target birds today, these included Swallow-tailed Cotinga, Grey-winged Cotinga, Black and Gold Cotinga, Rufous-tailed Antbird, Serra do Mar Tyrannulet, Itatiaia Thistletail, Velvety-black Tyrant, Mouse-coloured Tapaculo, Thick-billed Saltator, Green-crowned Plovercrest, Large-tailed Antshrike, Bay-chested Warbling Finch, Serra do Mar Tyrant Manakin and Rufous-backed Antvireo! Photos from today include Grey-winged Cotinga, Bay-chested Warbling Finch and Green-crowned Plovercrest (Andy Foster)
Just returned from a morning birding the Itororo Lodge grounds with the Rockjumper group. A productive morning with some great views of some truly amazing birds! Some of the highlights from this morning were Variegated Antpitta, Giant Antshrike, Cryptic Antthrush, Black-throated Trogon, Black-billed Scythebill, Lesser Woodcreeper, Rufous Gnateater, Brassy-breasted Tanager, Blond-crested Woodpecker and Yellow-browed Woodpecker. Photos from this morning include Variegated Antpitta and Giant Antshrike (Andy Foster)
The Rockjumper tour continues with us just having returned from a full days birding to Duas Barras and Sumidouro for some open country birding. We saw just over 100 species today, lots of great birds with highlights including Crescent-chested Puffbird, Gilt-edged Tanager, Three-toed Jacamar, Hangnest Tody-Tyrant, Yellow-lored Tody Flycatcher, Blue-winged Macaw, Streamer-tailed Tyrant, White Woodpecker, Grey-eyed Greenlet, Firewood Gatherer, Green-barred Woodpecker, Red-legged Seriema, Curl-crested Jay and Aplomado Falcon. Some photos from today include Crescent-chested Puffbird, Gilt-edged Tanager and Hangnest Tody-Tyrant (Andy Foster)
So the final day of our photo tour has just finished with a handful of new species photograped today including Green-headed Tanager, White-throated Spadebill, Lineated Woodpecker, Violet-capped Woodnymph and Scale-throated Hermit. We had an excellent 9 days photographing many wonderful birds from the Atlantic Rainforest! Photos below are Green-headed Tanager, Lineated Woodpecker and White-throated Spadebill (Andy Foster)
Our photographic tour continues as we spent the morning at Regua. Pretty hot in the lowlands today but we still managed to pick up some nice species including Brazilian Tanager, Sooretama Slaty Antshrike, Black-bellied Whistling Duck, Chestnut-backed Antshrike, Rufous-tailed Jacamar and Yellow Tyrannulet. Photos from today are Chestnut-backed Antshrike, Sooretama Slaty Antshrike and Black-bellied Whistling Duck (Andy Foster)
Another productive day on our photo tour. We visited some open country areas north of Itororo lodge and got some great shots of about 20 species. Highlights included Grey-eyed Greenlet, Wing-banded Hornero, Rufous Hornero, Masked Water Tyrant, Streamer-tailed Tyrant, Three-toed Jacamar, Crescent-chested Puffbird, Gilt-edged Tanager, Savanna Hawk, Curl-crested Jay, Variable Antshrike, Guira Cuckoo, Yellow-lored Tody Flycatcher and White-bearded Manakin. Photos below are Wing-banded Hornero, Guira Cuckoo and Variable Antshrike (Andy Foster)
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The photo below is of a Brassy-breasted Tanager taken on the Itororo Lodge feeders this morning (Andy Foster)