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Miguel Siu
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Promoting conservation of Panama's biodiversity through education and photographic material since 2014. © All images copyrighted.
Promoting conservation of Panama's biodiversity through education and photographic material since 2014. © All images copyrighted.

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El Valle - the best place for Panama Birds & Wildlife Photos of 2017 (pt. 1) - Featured species: Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata)
As a tradition on this blog we select the most special place of the year for us to make pictures. Last year we selected Paraíso, Chiriquí, and still in 2017 we continued visiting such a magnificent place, a lot. But now the time to choose this year’s place ...
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Featured species: Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas)
Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas) The  Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas) is an amphibian species that inhabits from southern Mexico to northwest Colombia, where it prefers humid lowland rainforests in areas near water bodies. The eggs are ...
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Featured species: Pheasant Cuckoo (Dromococcyx phasianellus) (pt. 2)
Earlier this year we were able to find another Pheasant Cuckoo (Dromococcyx phasianellus) at Pipeline Road (please refer to our first feature HERE ). We really do not have more info to add about this species but we do have a series of new pictures. Pheasant...
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Featured Species: Ruddy Quail-Dove (Geotrygon montana)
Ruddy Quail-Dove (Geotrygon montana) - male The Ruddy Quail-Dove (Geotrygon montana) is a bird of the family Columbidae, which includes doves and pigeons. It’s the most widely distributed species of the quail-doves genus (Geotrygon), breeding throughout the...
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Birdwatching at Altos del María, pt. 2 - Featured species: Orange-bellied Trogon (Trogon aurantiiventris)
One of the species we found in our latest trip to Altos del María was the Orange-bellied Trogon (Trogon aurantiiventris). A fairly common species which could also be found in Panama in foothills and highlands in the Central Mountain Range from Chiriquí and ...
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Bird watching at Altos del María, once more (pt. 1)
We were again invited by  Alfred Raab  to birdwatch in  Altos del María . Unfortunately, this time, the day was foggy and with scattered showers. Tufted Flycatcher (Mitrephanes phaeocercus) Tufted Flycatcher (Mitrephanes phaeocercus) Tufted Flycatcher (Mitr...
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Featured Species: Red-capped Manakin (Ceratopipra mentalis)
Red-capped Manakin (Ceratopipra mentalis) - male The Red-capped Manakin (Ceratopipra mentalis) is a species of bird in the Pipridae family, occurs from southeast Mexico south through Central America to Panama, and then along the Pacific slope of South Ameri...
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Featured Species: Laughing Falcon (Herpetotheres cachinnans)
Laughing Falcon (Herpetotheres cachinnans) The Laughing Falcon (Herpetotheres cachinnans) is a medium-sized bird of prey in the falcon family ( Falconidae ), and the only member of the genus Herpetotheres. It is a specialist snake-eater, found from both coa...
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Featured Species: Tent-making Bat (Uroderma bilobatum)
Tent-making Bats (Uroderma bilobatum) This Tent-making Bat (Uroderma bilobatum) is found in the lowland forests of Central and South America, from southern Mexico to southeastern Brazil. This medium-sized bat has gray coat with a pale white stripe running d...
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Featured Species: Blue-crowned Manakin (Lepidothrix coronata)
Blue-crowned Manakin (Lepidothrix coronata) - male The Blue-crowned Manakin (Lepidothrix coronata) is a widespread member of the Manakin family that is characterized by its rich blue crown . It measures 8 to 9 cm (3.15" to 3.54”). Blue-crowned Manakin (Lepi...
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