Meet our lady Cinereous becard seen here working hard to get her nest ready for the next generation.
A while ago I met this extraordinary little bird near the lodge. She and her partner were busy making a nest at the end of a branch. It was their sound that actually caught my attention and after some close inspection I met them. Both male and female were busy collecting some nest material, but only the female was willing to pose in front of the camera.
As you can see, she has a beautiful looking appearance. In direct sunlight it even looks like it is bright orange too. With a length of 14 cm they are almost as big as the tanagers and flycatchers. Just like them the Cinereous becards also look for insects, small fruit and berries to live. I haven't seen none of them foraging on the ground and neither of them felt like I was disturbing them. Good luck with the nest!
If you ever wonder how they sound like:
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