Limpkin (Aramus guarauna)

The limpkin (Aramus guarauna), also called carrao, courlan, and crying bird, is a bird that looks like a large rail but is skeletally closer to cranes. It is the only extant species in the genus Aramus and the family Aramidae. It is found mostly in wetlands in warm parts of the Americas, from Florida to northern Argentina. It feeds on molluscs, with the diet dominated by apple snails of the genus Pomacea. Its name derives from its seeming limp when it walks.

Image taken in Panama near Gamboa, note also the green iguana in the background.

Limpkin
Limpkin

Rose-throated becard

Rose-throated becards usually occur in riparian areas of pine-oak woodlands and evergreen forest. They breed from south-easternmost Arizona and extreme southern Texas of the United States to western Panama. The attached image was taken in Altos del Maria Panama, normally this bird is seen in Chiriqui, but not this far south.

Rose-throated becard
Rose-throated becard

Rose-throated becard
Rose-throated becard

Family of Grey Headed Chachalacas

Family of Grey Headed Chachalacas doing their morning clean up after a heavy rain storm. The grey-headed chachalaca (Ortalis cinereiceps) is a member of an ancient group of birds of the Cracidae family, which are related to the Australasian mound builders. It breeds in lowlands from eastern Honduras to northwestern Colombia (from South Chocó to the upper Atrato) at up to 1,100 m (3,600 ft) altitude.

Grey Headed Chachalacas
Grey Headed Chachalacas

Immature Great Black Hawk

Immature Great Black Hawk image taken in Altos del Maria, Pamnama. The great black hawk (Buteogallus urubitinga) is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes the eagles, hawks, and Old World vultures. The great black hawk is a resident breeding bird in the tropical New World, from Mexico through Central America to Peru, Tobago and northern Argentina. It resembles the common black hawk, but is larger with a different call and tail pattern.

Immature Great Black Hawk
Immature Great Black Hawk