Over the previous 40 years I’ve had the great fortune to photographically doc 85% of the chook species added to my “Life Checklist.” This weblog collection showcases the photographs and anecdotal accounts that doc these “Lifer” sightings and slightly in regards to the atmosphere and tradition of the world. This Lifer weblog collection begins with the primary LIFER outdoors of the US, Lifer #624 and proceeds chronologically ahead from there.
Tawny-winged Woodcreeper (Dendrocincla anabatina) > Furnariidae > Passeriformes
IDENTIFICATION: Pretty widespread, however simply ignored, medium-sized woodcreeper of humid tropical forest; occasionally seen away from ant swarms. Discovered singly or in small teams, typically with Ruddy and Northern Barred Woodcreepers at military ant swarms. Primarily perches upright on slender trunks pretty low to the bottom, much less typically at center ranges; typically relatively sluggish. Mixture of face sample, contrasting rusty wings, and conduct is distinctive. Normally relatively quiet; at occasions provides plaintive mew calls and a protracted chipping rattled music.
SPECIES GLOBAL eBIRD DISTRIBUTION MAP
Yellow Star indications the situation of my Lifer sighting
DETAILS ABOUT SIGHTING: Maria and I have been strolling alongside the path to the Grupo Nohoch Mul ruins completely having fun with the shade and good highway. My consideration was grabbed by a small flock of Yucatan Jays that gave the impression to be mobbing one thing. After which I observed at first one woodcreeper after which extra All of a sudden we have been surrounded by a number of birds flying backwards and forwards to the bottom and again as much as the timber. Then I observed the SWARM! An enormous swarm of Military Ants was making its was alongside the facet of the highway. I found 5 LIFER chook species working round this ant swarm.
2nd Cobá Ant Swarm Lifer
Lifer #664 Tawny-winged Woodcreeper. Proper after recording the Lifer Northern Barred-Woodcreeper, a Ruddy Woodcreeper (non-lifer) got here in to the fray quickly adopted by TWO Tawny-winged Woodcreepers.
All photographs under have been taken on that day within the Cobá Ruins.
Earlier 3 posts in my LIFER Weblog Collection.