Over the previous 40 years I’ve had the great fortune to photographically doc 85% of the fowl species added to my “Life Listing.” This weblog collection showcases the pictures and anecdotal accounts that doc these “Lifer” sightings and just a little concerning 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.
Olivaceous Woodcreeper (Sittasomus griseicapillus) > Furnariidae > Passeriformes
IDENTIFICATION: A small, unstreaked woodcreeper of tropical and subtropical humid forest. Pretty widespread however unobtrusive. Strikes shortly up trunks, usually flying to low on the subsequent tree and circling up once more. Distinguished from different woodcreepers by small dimension, small slender invoice, and plain grey head and underparts (no pale streaks or spots).
SPECIES GLOBAL eBIRD DISTRIBUTION MAP
Yellow Star indications the situation of my Lifer sighting
DETAILS ABOUT SIGHTING: In Cobá, Maria and I had been strolling alongside the path to the Grupo Nohoch Mul ruins completely having fun with the shade and good street. My consideration was grabbed by a small flock of Yucatan Jays that gave the impression to be mobbing one thing. After which I seen at first one woodcreeper after which extra. Immediately we had been surrounded by a number of birds flying forwards and backwards to the bottom and again as much as the bushes. Then I seen the SWARM! An enormous swarm of Military Ants was making its was alongside the facet of the street. I found 5 LIFER fowl species working round this ant swarm.
third Cobá Ant Swarm Lifer
Lifer #665 Olivaceous 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 and a single Olivaceous Woodcreeper. I additionally noticed different Olivaceous Woodcreepers at Camino Faro Vigía Chico, Las Margaritas, Campeche, close to the Calakmul Archeological Ruins, and at Tikal in Guatemala.
All photos under are tagged with their areas.
Earlier 3 posts in my LIFER Weblog Sequence.