1 November 2011

REGUA, Atlantic Forest, Brazil: 1 November

Another very wet and cold day at REGUA with little bird activity. We decided against any of the forest trails and took another walk around the wetland. 4 Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, 3 Muscovy Duck, several Masked Duck, Rufescent Tiger-Heron, 2 Tropical Screech-Owl, several White-collared Swift, White-chinned Sapphire, 1 Amazon Kingfisher (quite a scarce bird here), 2 Wing-banded Hornero, 1 Short-crested Flycatcher, Brown-chested Martin, 2 Grey-breasted Martin and several Chestnut-capped Blackbirds were about the best of the birds seen. Around the lodge, 1 Greenish Elaenia, the Green-winged Saltator, 1 Streaked Flycatcher, 2 Maroon-bellied Parakeet, 1 Long-billed Wren, a stonking male Red-legged Honeycreeper and 1 Yellow-backed Tanager were the highlights.

Greenish Elaenia. The first record for Rio de Janeiro state was found here in May

Bored with getting soaked we decided to go machete shopping, but I just couldn't decide which one to get! The rain is forecast to clear tonight so hopefully we'll be able to bird the forest tomorrow.

This amazing local shop near Matumbo sells just about everything and has a
whole range of machetes hanging up over your head as you walk in! Photo by
Helen Cavilla, aka 'Lodge Master'. I have to acknowledge her as photographer
otherwise she'll only get the arse!

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