Ecuador - the upper Amazon [4]

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3 years 7 months ago #86600 by nkgray
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One of the highlights of a visit to La Selva is a climb to the top of the observation tower built around a huge emergent Kapok tree. The platform at a height of 35m above the ground is within the spreading canopy of this huge tree. From this vantage point you can see for hundreds of metres in all directions, as well as down into the mid-stratum immediately around the tree and of course into the canopy of the tree itself.





I managed to see 40 species from the platform in 90 minutes. Photography is again a mission. The following two images illustrate why. The first shows the full image and the second a 640x480 crop from the centre of the image revealing the object of my attention, a Lineated Woodpecker





Others captured from this lofty perch, with varying degrees of success are....

male Green Honeycreeper



male Green-and-gold Tanager



Pink-throated Becard, male and female





Spangled Cotinga



White-fronted Nunbird



Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher



White-lored Euphonia, male and female





Grey-headed Kite




Neil

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3 years 7 months ago #86601 by John Young
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Great report and pics of some stunning looking birds Neil - thanks for sharing.

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