26 Feb 2018

26 Feb 18 - Colombia: Tea Time At The Montezuma Rainforest Ecolodge

This is the second part of the species seen at the feeders at the Montezuma Rainforest Ecolodge. The first part covered seven of the fourteen species of Hummingbirds, that were around the feeders, with a further two species in this Post.
Purple-throated Woodstar: This species is restricted to the Panamanian Darian Gap, West Colombia & SW Ecuador
Purple-throated Woodstar: They prefer to feed whilst hovering, whereas some of the larger Hummingbird species prefer to perch up whilst at feeders
Purple-throated Woodstar
Purple-throated Woodstar
Purple-throated Woodstar: With a White-necked Jacobin at the top
Purple-throated Woodstar: Woodstars are one of the few species I could watch all day & not get bored
Andean Emerald: A species which occurs from Colombia to Northern Peru
Andean Emerald
Tennesse Warbler: We saw ones or twos on about a third of the days of the trip
Bright-rumped Tanager: Clements regards the two distinct forms as a single species Flame-rumped Tanager (I've stuck to the original Clements name of Bright-rumped Tanager), whereas IOC splits the two subspecies as Flame-rumped Tanager and Lemon-rumped Tanager. This is the nominate flammigerus or Flame-rumped Tanager
Blue-grey Tanager: This species, like the last, is a good sign you are surrounded by junk habitat or secondary forest
Silver-throated Tanager: A Costa Rican & Panamanian species which continues into West Colombia, Ecuador & NW Peru
Green Honeycreeper: A widespread species which occurs from Southern Mexico to Colombia, Venezuela, Guianas & South to Peru, Bolivia & Brazil
Central American Agouti: This species occurs from Mexico to Colombia, Western Venezuela & Ecuador
We were unsurprised to find the plan was for another early pre-dawn departure to head further up the track into the reserve.