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White-whiskered puffbird, Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary, Ecuador When perched, these birds don't move or make a sound. Manuel Espejo (our guide) discovered it by chance as he was scanning the canopy with binoculars. Ecuador,Ecuador 2021,Fall,Geotagged,Malacoptila panamensis,Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary,South America,White-whiskered puffbird,World Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

White-whiskered puffbird, Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary, Ecuador

When perched, these birds don't move or make a sound. Manuel Espejo (our guide) discovered it by chance as he was scanning the canopy with binoculars.

    comments (3)

  1. That's so cool! I think it's impersonating a pinecone. Posted 12 days ago
    1. I'm sure you do :) Posted 12 days ago
      1. Hehe. Posted 11 days ago

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The white-whiskered puffbird is a resident breeding bird species from southeastern Mexico to central Ecuador. It is sometimes known as the white-whiskered softwing.

Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Jan 14, 2022. Captured Nov 8, 2021 10:24 in 4VV5+XF Pedro Vicente Maldonado, Ecuador.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/5.6
  • 1/320s
  • ISO10000
  • 400mm