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Banding in Cocobolo Nature Reserve

Posted on Feb 15, 2014

The first pulse of this year’s MoSI, Monitoreo de Sobrevivencia Invernal (Monitoring of Winter Survivorship), station banding at the Cocobolo Nature Reserve in Panama is complete. Thus far the banding was slower than usual, mostly due to the fact that during all three days of banding we had rain off and on. Nonetheless we still managed to get some interesting species including this Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus coronatus).

Royal Flycatcher Panama MYN
Some of our other banding highlights included three Acadian Flycatchers (Empidonax virescens), a Blue-crowned Motmot (Momotus momota), a Snowy-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia edward), and a new for the preserve Purple-crowned Fairy (Heliothryx barroti).

Acadian Flycatcher

Acadian Flycatchers (Empidonax virescens)

Blue-crowned Motmot (Momotus momota)

Blue-crowned Motmot (Momotus momota)

Snowy-bellied Hummingbird

Snowy-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia edward)

Chestnut-backed Antbird

Chestnut-backed Antbird (Myrmeciza exsul)

Golden-collared Manakin (Manacus vitellinus)

Golden-collared Manakin (Manacus vitellinus)

Spotted Antbird (Hylophylax naevioides)

Spotted Antbird (Hylophylax naevioides)

Sean will continue to collect and provide invaluable data and stunning photos from upcoming research and education trips through the end of the winter. Learn more about the ‘Building Migratory Bridges’ Program in Panama that provides high school students with the unique opportunity to study migratory bird populations here on the RTPI Tropical Research & Conservation page.

Sean Graesser
RTPI Affiliate

Photo © Sean Graesser