Crimson Backed Tanager

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.

Crimson-backed tanager
Crimson-backed tanager

Laughing Falcon

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

laughing falcon
laughing falcon

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