The southern lapwing (Vanellus chilensis) is a wader in the order Charadriiformes. It is a common and widespread resident throughout South America, except in densely forested regions (e.g. most of the Amazon), the higher parts of the Andes and the arid coast of a large part of western South America. This bird is particularly common in the basin of the Rio de la Plata. It has also been spreading through Central America in recent years. The attached image was taken in Altos del Maria in Panama.
The blue-throated toucanet (Aulacorhynchus caeruleogularis) is a near-passerine bird living in the mountain forests of Costa Rica, Panama and far northwestern Colombia. Image taken in Altos del Maria, Panama.
The scaled pigeon (Patagioenas speciosa) is a large New World tropical dove. It is a resident breeder from southern Mexico south to western Ecuador, southern Brazil, northern Argentina, and Trinidad. The attached image was taken in Panama.
Great Kiskadee image taken in Altos del Maria, Panama.
Crimson crested woodpecker image taken along the Pipeline Road
Video with slide show including many beautiful birds from Panama.
Crimson-backed tanager image taken in Altos del Maria, Panama. A nickname in Panama is sangre de toro (“Blood of the bull”).
The grey-necked wood rail or grey-cowled wood rail (Aramides cajaneus) known here as cotara chiricote, chiricote, cotara caracolera, rascón de cuello gris, poponé, chilacoa colinegra, cocaleca or chiricoca. Image taken in Azuero, Panama.
The keel-billed toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus) is also known as sulfur-breasted toucan or rainbow-billed toucan. Image taken in Panama.
Lesser Goldfinch, Altos del Maria, Panama