Friday, 29 May 2015

South Brazil - Day 7

Day 7
After breakfast we set off and made an early morning ferry crossing to Santa Catarina State where after a short journey we stopped to check an area of white sand forest. One of the first birds we found was the rare, endangered and localised Kaempfer’s Tody-Tyrant, shortly followed by super views of several Restinga Tyrannulets. A few commoner tanagers included a female Black-backed Tanager,
Restinga Tyrannulet

Brazilian Tanager and a perched Short-tailed Hawk. Moving on along the main track we spotted a couple of Riverbank Warblers, Squamate Antbird, Green-backed Trogon, and Spot-backed Antshrike. We then had a couple of Azure Jays perching in the canopy. Moving on to another area that included a small reedy marsh we soon found both male and female of the endangered and very localsed Parana Antwren. After fabulous views of this special bird we found a Long-billed Wren working its way through the reed bed. Moving to the coast we had lunch, and a short rest before heading out to a new area. Here we walked a track that produced Cinnamon-vented Piha, Blue-naped Chlorophonias, Violaceous Euphonias and after a bit of searching Diego spotted a distant Buff-bellied Puffbird. Eventually it came closer for good scope views. We made our way back seeing perched Saw-billed Hermit and Versicolored Emerald as well as 3 Three-striped Flycatchers
Parana Antwren - male
Parana Antwren - female

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