Common basilisk, variegated squirrel quarrel in Panama

This video from Panama says about itself:

Common Basilisk Takes Food From Variegated Squirrel – Aug 16, 2019

A Variegated Squirrel and a Common Basilisk were eating at the feeder in relative peace until the basilisk decided that it wanted the exact piece of fruit the squirrel was eating.

I saw both species in Costa Rica.


Cocoa woodcreeper’s insect meal at Panama feeder

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Cocoa Woodcreeper Hunts For Insects On The Feeder – August 14, 2019

We got a good look at a Cocoa Woodcreeper today as it hopped about inspecting the platform. They are insectivorous and we occasionally see them gleaning insects from the vegetation surrounding the feeder. Cocoa Woodcreepers occur in forested habitats from Guatemala south into Colombia and Venezuela.

Chachalaca and blue-gray tanagers in Panama

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Blue-gray Tanager Startles Gray-headed Chachalaca – August 13, 2019

A Blue-gray Tanager startles a Gray-headed Chachalaca at the Panama fruit feeder. When the chachalaca decides to leave, a group of tanagers arrive for breakfast. Blue-gray Tanagers occasionally forage in small groups though mainly they are observed in pairs.

Birds’ bills in Panama

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A Look At Bill Diversity On The Panama Fruit Feeder – Aug, 7 2019

While the Panama Fruit Feeder visitors‘ fantastic plumages may be the first feature that dazzles spectators, they also exhibit an impressive diversity of bill sizes and shapes. A bird’s bill is a specialized tool that can tell us a lot about its owner, especially the kinds of foods it eats. Let’s take a closer look to see what we can find out about the birds of the Panama Fruit Feeder cam.

Social flycatcher at Panama feeder

This video from Panama says about itself:

New Cam Species: Social Flycatcher – July 30, 2019

A Social Flycatcher landed in the branches behind the platform to have a look around. Look above and behind the Buff-throated Saltator and you will see it land and look about until a Crimson-backed Tanager startles it. Social Flycatchers are widespread and familiar throughout much of the Neotropics. They are easily detected and will sit out in the open giving loud, harsh calls.

Gray-cowled wood-rail and rufous motmot in Panama

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Gray-cowled Wood-Rail Displaces Rufous Motmot In Panama – July 24, 2019

A Gray-cowled Wood-Rail takes the place of a Rufous Motmot and begins digging into some fresh papaya. What other tropical wonders will stake their claim to the bounty of the Panama fruit feeders today?

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Panamanian red-legged honeycreeper feeds her fledglings

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Female Red-legged Honeycreeper Feeds Two Hungry Fledglings – July 19, 2019

Watch as a female Red-legged Honeycreeper feeds not one, but two hungry fledglings at the Panama Fruit Feeder. She rushes about tucking food into their bills until two stunning Blue-gray Tanagers and a Buff-throated Saltator arrive for some lunch.