Monday, 7 September 2015

Sapayoa - Do or Die !!!!!

This lone member of an as yet unconfirmed family of birds may be the only member of a New World Broadbill?
Sought after by many birders, myself and Gina had the chance to go with our friend Carlos Bethancourt from Canopy Family in Panama to try and see this mythical species.
It took 5 hours of mud, blood and sweat, crossing three streams, through a very muddy forest, where I slipped and sliced all 8 fingers on a razor sharp palm.
 
After a brief sighting of one bird we moved on and eventually we were treated to superb views of a pair at eye level just 20metres away. One bird sat long enough for us to get some record photos and a short video all taken through an iPhone 6.
 
It was a really tough hike for one species but now the Sapayoa is well and truly under our belts!
Thanks Carlos
Sapayoa
 
Click the link below to see a nice video of this bird
 

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