December sightings

Scaled Dove <em>Columbina squammata</em> (&copy; Nicholas Locke)
Scaled Dove Columbina squammata (© Nicholas Locke)

We are now well into our summer here at REGUA. The weather continues to be hot and humid and many species of bird now have recently fledged chicks, providing some excellent birding for our guests. December also saw another new species added to the REGUA list! Sightings from around the reserve include:

4×4 Track to Casa Anibal: Hook-billed Kite, Slaty Bristlefront and Eastern Striped Manakin.

Elfin Forest Trail: Blue-bellied Parrot, Least Pygmy-Owl, Buff-bellied Puffbird, Saffron Toucanet, Black-billed Scythebill and Russet-winged Spadebill.

Waldenoor: Mantled Hawk, Maroon-bellied Parakeet, Plain Parakeet, Saw-billed Hermit, Frilled Coquette, Rufous-tailed Jacamar and Green-chinned Euphonia.

Waterfall Trail: White-necked Hawk, Black Hawk-Eagle, Pileated Parrot, Black-capped Screech-Owl, Least Pygmy-Owl, Long-tailed Potoo – still present at its roost site, Saw-billed Hermit, Rufous-capped Motmot, Rufous-tailed Jacamar, Crescent-chested Puffbird, Spot-billed Toucanet, Yellow-eared Woodpecker, Yellow-throated Woodpecker, Spot-backed Antshrike, Sooretama Slaty Antshrike, Spot-breasted Antvireo, Salvadori’s Antwren, Ferruginous Antbird, Scaled Antbird, Streak-capped Antwren, White-bibbed Antbird, Rufous-breasted Leaftosser, Plain-winged, White-throated, Planalto and Lesser Woodcreepers, Black-capped, Buff-fronted and White-eyed Foliage-gleaners, Sharp-tailed Streamcreeper, Plain and Streaked Xenops, Eared Pygmy-Tyrant, White-throated Spadebill, Greyish Mourner, Large-headed Flatbill, Grey-hooded Attila, Pin-tailed Manakin, Thrush-like Schiffornis, White-necked Thrush, Olive-green Tanager, Yellow-green and Black-throated Grosbeaks.

Juvenile Tropical Screech-Owls <em>Megascops choliba </em> (&copy; Nicholas Locke)
Juvenile Tropical Screech-Owls Megascops choliba (© Nicholas Locke)

Wetland and adjacent forest trails: Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Brazilian Teal with young, Masked Duck, Rusty-margined Guan, Rufescent Tiger-Heron, Capped Heron, Grey-headed Kite, Snail Kite, Rufous-thighed Kite, Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle, Laughing Falcon, Rufous-sided Crake, Ash-throated Crake, Blackish Rail, Solitary Sandpiper, Scaled Dove – the first record for REGUA, Grey-fronted Dove, Dark-billed Cuckoo, Striped Cuckoo, Tropical Screech-Owl – the pair at the office have bred producing 2 young, Tawny-browed Owl, Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, Striped Owl, Reddish Hermit, Violet-capped Woodnymph, White-chinned Sapphire, Rufous-tailed Jacamar, Channel-billed Toucan, nesting Blond-crested Woodpeckers, Sooretama Slaty Antshrike, White-flanked Antwren, Unicoloured Antwren, Rufous-winged Antwren, Scaled Antbird, Streak-capped Antwren, Black-cheeked Gnateater, Plain Xenops, Grey-hooded Flycatcher, Sepia-capped Flycatcher, Southern Antpipit, Yellow-breasted Flycatcher, Euler’s Flycatcher, Greyish Mourner, Moustached Wren, Long-billed Wren, Black-capped Donacobius, Ruby-crowned Tanager, Swallow-Tanager and Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch.