This male stripe throated Hermit is singing with at least 6 other males in a group...Lek is the name. The more males present to give off the pheromone, the stronger the attraction for the females
Since we bought 19 years ago this farm, 10 car minutes from the farm we live, the stripe throated Hermits are there, big lek!
The farm is on a level of 1275m, is 25 hectares and in another microclimate then the farm where we live.
When we bought the farm, it was mainly meadows with in between clusters with forest, also really virgin forest with huge trees. Mainly different Oak trees.
At least I try to hike and see birds there once or twice in a month. Depends how busy we are.
19 years ago it was meadows....now a very nice mixed forest with Oak trees... nature wins....always.
I was standing in a great huge Ant Swarm..I should know that, because I did hear and see the ruddy Woodcreepers...and gray headed Tanagers around me..and more. Love to see all the big Grasshoppers and spiders high up in grass and plants... ...I bet they were praying not to get caught by the Ants!
And like last week, I did see now 2 x a pair of white naped Brush Finch..working hard to give and find food for their "baby" bronzed Cowbird. A female Cowbird does not make a nest, but instead lays her eggs in the nest of other bird species..I notice that here in the highlands, the nest of white naped Brush Finches are very popular..
Greetings from Terry
finca Potoo, Chiriquí, PA Jul 29, 2017 7:35 AM - 10:50 AM Protocol: Traveling more or less 3.0 kilometer(s) Comments: first sun, last half hour clouds came in 77 species Little Tinamou 1 heard more Black Vulture 15 approx Turkey Vulture 2 Black Hawk-Eagle 1 + song Roadside Hawk 3 2 seen 1 heard Ruddy Quail-Dove 1 White-tipped Dove 2 Smooth-billed Ani 4 Squirrel Cuckoo 1 Stripe-throated Hermit 2 2 seen, heard at least 6 more Garden Emerald 1 Violet Sabrewing 1 Snowy-bellied Hummingbird 2 Rufous-tailed Hummingbird 3 Red-crowned Woodpecker 1 Golden-olive Woodpecker 1 Lineated Woodpecker 1 Blue-headed Parrot 5 Brown-throated Parakeet 2 Barred Antshrike 1 + song and regular seen in this area Olivaceous Woodcreeper 1 Ruddy Woodcreeper 2 Ant Swarm Cocoa Woodcreeper 1 + call and song regular seen in that area Streak-headed Woodcreeper 2 Yellow-bellied Elaenia 1 Lesser Elaenia 1 Ochre-bellied Flycatcher 1 Slaty-capped Flycatcher 1 Paltry Tyrannulet 2 Common Tody-Flycatcher 2 Yellow-olive Flycatcher 1 Dusky-capped Flycatcher 2 Panama Flycatcher 1 Boat-billed Flycatcher 2 Piratic Flycatcher 1 Tropical Kingbird 1 Lance-tailed Manakin 2 Masked Tityra 1 Black-and-white Becard 6 all with song Rufous-browed Peppershrike 1 Lesser Greenlet 4 Yellow-green Vireo 3 House Wren 3 Rufous-breasted Wren 2 + song Rufous-and-white Wren 3 Isthmian Wren 1 HO Tropical Gnatcatcher 5 Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush 3 heard all over songs Clay-colored Thrush 1 White-throated Thrush 1 Tropical Parula 4 Rufous-capped Warbler 5 Costa Rican Warbler 2 Gray-headed Tanager 4 1 pair calls, prob nest or young close by, the other two following a big Ant swarm Crimson-backed Tanager 3 Blue-gray Tanager 2 Bay-headed Tanager 3 Red-legged Honeycreeper 3 Blue-black Grassquit 1 HO Variable Seedeater 4 Yellow-faced Grassquit 3 female in nest Rosy Thrush-Tanager 1 heard more Buff-throated Saltator 5 Streaked Saltator 2 Black-striped Sparrow 2 Orange-billed Sparrow 3 + song, 1 seen 2 heard Chestnut-capped Brushfinch 1 HO Rufous-collared Sparrow 1 HO White-naped Brushfinch 4 2 pairs with immature bronzed Cowbird Flame-colored Tanager 1 White-winged Tanager 1 Red-crowned Ant-Tanager 3 Bronzed Cowbird 2 fed by white naped Brush Finch Thick-billed Euphonia 2 Lesser Goldfinch 3
I forgot...2 more... buff rumped Warbler + song seen 1 heard 1
striped Cuckoo heard Only (HO)http://coffeeadventures.net/tinamou.html