Monday, March 16, 2009

Colombia Day 4-5, Rio Blanco antpittas

The Worm Man gathers earthworms, climbs the hill, places the worms in the bowl and whistles like a Chestnut-Crowned Antpitta. Then you sit and wait, as he whistles some more. Three species of antpitta (Slate-crowned came first and very briefly, like a little Robin, then Chestnut-crowned, then brief visits from Brown-banded) visited and Bicoloured Antpitta called in the distance but never revealed itself. (All shots digiscoped)

The endemic Brown-banded Antpitta in the worm bowl...

Chestnut-crowned Antpitta

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