February bird sightings

Juvenile Tawny-browed Owl <em>Pulsatrix koeniswaldiana</em> (&copy; Adilei Carvalho da Cunha)
Juvenile Tawny-browed Owl Pulsatrix koeniswaldiana (© Adilei Carvalho da Cunha)

February is the end of our summer and the breeding season is now coming to a close. Sightings in February include:

4×4 Track to Casa Anibal: A juvenile Tawny-browed Owl, a pair of Salvadori’s Antwren, Slaty Bristlefront and Rufous-breasted Leaftosser.

São José Trail: Ruddy Quail-Dove, Sooretama Slaty Antshrike, White-bibbed Antbird and a immature male Hooded Berryeater seen singing just behind the wetland (a species normally found at a much higher altitude).

Waldenoor: Crescent-chested Puffbird, Slaty Bristlefront, Red-necked Tanager and Rufous-headed Tanager.

Russet-crowned Crake <em>Laterallus viridis</em> (&copy; Adilei Carvalho da Cunha)
Russet-crowned Crake Laterallus viridis (© Adilei Carvalho da Cunha)

Wetland and adjacent trails: Tataupa Tinamou, Masked Duck, Striated Heron, Whistling Heron, Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture, Grey-headed Kite, Rufous-thighed Kite, Limpkin, Slaty-breasted Wood-Rail, Russet-crowned Crake, Giant Snipe, Dark-billed Cuckoo, Striped Cuckoo, 2 Tropical Screech-Owl (at the usual roost site), Striped Owl, Rufous-breasted Hermit, Green Kingfisher, Rufous-capped Motmot, Rufous-tailed Jacamar, Tufted Antshrike, Chestnut-backed Antshrike, Sooretama Slaty Antshrike, White-flanked Antwren, Wing-banded Hornero, White-winged Becard, Lemon-chested Greenlet, Long-billed Wren, Black-capped Donacobius, Hooded Tanager, Turquoise Tanager, an influx of Swallow-Tanager (with counts of over 30 birds), Red-legged Honeycreeper, Lined Seedeater and Red-rumped Cacique.

Macaé de Cima: Plovercrest, Bertoni’s Antbird, Hooded Berryeater, Black-and-gold Cotinga, Greenish Schiffornis, Cinnamon Tanager and Bay-chested Warbling-Finch.