I was trying to take another profile picture of Brutus, the tapir, when out of nowhere a Giant Cowbird decided to join in. It was actually looking for some ticks on top of his head. Brutus did not mind it at all.
Black Caracara's are opportunistic eaters. From insects to small birds and even fish or small lizards. Sometimes they even eat the eggs from small birds. This is the reason why they are not welcome near small birds. The moment they are near flycatchers, tanagers or martins, they all take turns and try to chase away the Caracara by diving as low as possible right above their head.
The Black Caracara usually isn't bothered by their attack but if it continues for a long period of time, they will move away to a quieter place.
This is an ongoing battle between them. For us as onlookers, they give quite a show. The challenging part for us is trying to take a photo of both of them in action. It was not easy.
These two Black- spotted Barbets were eating some ripe guava's near the forest edge. Not alarmed at all by my presence and after a while they even took a break from their food.
Finally spotted in one place both adult and immature King Vulture.
This Inga tree was full of blossoms. Not only the bees and the hummingbirds were attracted by the nectar but also other birds. This time I was lucky to spot both the male and female Blue Dacnis.
They were both restless, agile and continuously jumping from one branch to another. Sometimes they were hiding behind a leaf and I was forced be patient. The male barely gave me enough time to shoot him, but I managed.
And finally I met both male and female on one spot. Great colorful plumage.