The snail kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis) is a bird of prey within the family Accipitridae, which also includes the eagles, hawks, and Old World vultures. The attached image shows a female and a male snail kite, images taken at lake Gatun in Panama.
Rufous motmot (Baryphthengus martii) is a near-passerine bird which is a resident breeder in rain forests from northeastern Honduras south to western Ecuador, northeastern Bolivia, and southwestern Brazil. The attached image was taken in Altos del Maria, Panama.
The garden emerald is a small hummingbird that is an endemic resident breeder in Costa Rica and western Panama. The attached image was taken in Altos del Maria, Panama.
The green thorntail is a small hummingbird that is a resident breeder from Costa Rica to western Ecuador. It occurs at middle elevations from 700–1,400 m but may descend lower early in the wet season. In Costa Rica and Panama it is confined to the Caribbean slopes. This is a forest canopy species.
The snowy-bellied hummingbird (Amazilia edward), sometimes placed in the genus Saucerottia, is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It is sometimes known by the name snowy-breasted hummingbird. It is found in Costa Rica, Panama and far north-western Colombia, the attached image was taken in Panama.
The crimson-backed tanager (Ramphocelus dimidiatus) is a species of bird in the family Thraupidae. It is found in Colombia, Panama, and Venezuela, and introduced to French Polynesia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest. A nickname in Panama is sangre de toro (“Blood of the bull”). The attached image was taken in Altos del Maria, Panama.
Collared Aracaris – (Pteroglossus torquatus)- Altos del Maria, Panama.
This Bay-headed tanager image was taken in Altos del Maria, Panama at around 960 meters above sea level.
The laughing falcon (Herpetotheres cachinnans), also called the snake hawk (erroneously, since it is not a hawk), is a medium-sized bird of prey in the falcon family (Falconidae), the only member of the genus Herpetotheres. This Neotropical species is a specialist snake-eater. Its common and scientific names both refer to its distinctive voice.
The attached image was taken near the Summit Ponds