This Green Thornytail or Uracentron azureum was seen on a sunny day. It was first walking on the grass and stones before heading into one of the trees. Here it came a bit lower, bobbing its head and posed for a couple of seconds before departing. It was my lucky day as I don't often see this Thornytail this low on a perfect spot.
Rest mode: Anaconda
It looks like she was fully exposed to the outside world, but in reality she was hiding behind some branches near the Kabalebo river. I zoomed in with my lens and I was lucky enough that the sun was shining right on top of her and even more lucky when she rested her head on top of her body. 9 out of 10 times you would only see parts of the Anaconda while the head was underneath the body or branches. The rest of her body what isn't seen in this photo was still in her hiding spot.
Random birds of Kabalebo
Here are some random birds I shot in Kabalebo.
White-bearded Manakin - female
And here is a photo of the female White-bearded Manakin. Quite shy and also likes to hide between the green foliage. When I passed by I saw some movements between the leaves and decided to wait a bit. After several minutes she looked through from her hiding spot to see if I have left. She wasn't fully exposed but she gave me enough exposure to photograph her.
In the picture: Wildlife of Kabalebo
Some animals I was able to photograph.
A Wood Stork is one of those birds that you won't see very often in Kabalebo. And when they show up, it is always a solitary bird that isn't even mingling with other birds. Usually they stay for a couple of days before departing again. This young Wood Stork was seen several days on the airstrip before moving closer to the river. Afterwards it left our area.
Caught in the act: Golden-handed Tamarin
What do you do when you see a ripe soursop in plain view? You just go and grab what your small hands can handle and eat as much as possible. That is what this Golden-handed Tamarin had in mind. He was in a small group enjoying from this fruit but when I saw them, he was the only one who was still holding onto this fruit. Like he didn't want to let go. All I did was grab my camera and shoot this whole ordeal.