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Malacoptila panamensis  Malacoptila panamensis,White-whiskered puffbird Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Malacoptila panamensis

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  1. Wikipedia mentions it watches and waits a lot, must be good for photography. Posted 3 years 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.

This puffbird is found in forests, shady plantations, especially of Theobroma cacao, and old second growth in lowlands and foothills up to 1200m. It nests in a 15–55 cm long, 6 cm diameter burrow in, usually, gently sloping ground. The wider nesting chamber is lined with dried leaves. The female lays two, rarely.. more

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Uploaded Aug 13, 2016. Captured Aug 18, 2015 16:44.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/30s
  • ISO800
  • 300mm