6 July 2016

REGUA, Atlantic Forest, Brazil: 6 July

Spent most of the day building the new Portuguese REGUA website today and so very little time for birding. Had a very quick look around the wetland in the morning. Highlights were 2 Limpkin (surprisingly scarce here), 1 Anhinga, and yet more forest interior bird species noted (on the shortcut trail) included 1 White-necked Thrush, 1m Yellow-legged Thrush (both in a small flock with Pale-breasted Thrush and Creamy-bellied Thrush), and 1H Grey-hooded Attila. Also noted were 2 Scaly-headed Parrot over, 1m White-bearded Manakin, 3 White-barred Piculet, 1 Channel-billed Toucan (with another 3 in the lodge grounds), 1 Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet, 5 White-faced Whistling-Duck (numbers are very low at the wetland at the moment), 1H Lemon-chested Greenlet.

Not many photo opportunities today, but 2 Saffron Finch did allow close approach (this open country species is not as common at the wetland as it once were now that the reforested areas are maturing).

Male Saffron Finch Sicalis flaveola, REGUA wetland, 6 July 2016 - one of several open country bird species gradually being
squeezed out of the wetland area at REGUA as the reforestation matures

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