Feathered Friends

Panama is said to be home to more bird species than anywhere else in the world because it sits between the two American continents. I’ve seen some wonderful birds in the last four years. My mom’s brother was a real dedicated birder. Kept logs of the species he spotted and everything. Today I saw this bird out on the lime tree in the back yard and thought how much Uncle Howard would have loved this place.



It’s a Passserini’s Tanager.


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3 responses to “Feathered Friends

  1. That’s a beauty!
    There are so many songs here, and most of the time I can’t spot the bird that’s singing. Today I heard an especially beautiful new song. Maybe if I keep working in the yard I’ll see it.

  2. capt dan

    Richard, I looked it up in my book and that’s a double breasted mattress thrasher! Be careful – it’s a jungle out there.

  3. Hi Richard:

    We call this bird “sangre de toro” due to its bright red color. Oftentimes I see these birds in our backyard. Like them too.