|Violet-headed Hummingbird Klais guimeti, another eastern slopes specialist in the Andes, |
but curiously also found at lower elevations in central America and Venezuela.
|This magnificent caterpillar was doubtless destined to become an equally magnificent butterfly or moth|
- there are plenty around - but I can't begin to suggest what that might be.
|Creek above, and cloud forest below, along the forest track.|
|Bromeliad flower. Bromeliads are a feature of the Andean cloud forests, with more than 4500 species|
in Ecuador alone, at densities which can exceed 100,000 plants per hectare.
|Some glowing leaves.|
|Byron calling up Plain-backed Antpitta Grallaria haplonota, which has a breathy fluting series of notes.|
|Plain-backed Antpitta - not much light or time, so apologies for the poor photo.|
It's the only one I've ever seen though!
|Ochre-breasted Antpitta Grallaricula flavirostris, Wildsumaco.|
|Blackish Antbird Cercomacroides nigrescens; like any antbirds this one is shy and cryptic in the dense|
understorey. If this photo is memorable for anything (and OK, it's really not!),
it's for being the only antbird I've ever managed to lay lens on!
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