Sometimes you only get one chance to meet them. For me it was the Collared Puffbird.
On January 6, 2017 near the lodge, a large group of Silver-beaked Tanagers were loud and energetic. They were hiding in the trees while chattering and between all these tanagers there was one quiet bird too, the Collared Puffbird (Bucco capensis).
It was traveling with them alone. I only had seconds to act fast and so I grabbed my camera and took a shot. When I wanted to take a second shot, the Collared Puffbird was already gone.
It is known that these puffbirds like to sit quietly inside the forest or dense vegetation awaiting their prey to come by. Their meal usually consist out of large insects, small frogs or small lizards. Meal that it easily can find inside the forest or bushes.
Noticeable were its large beak and black collar.
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