Birdsong Identified!

There are a couple of woodcreepers in here but not the elegant one.
All sorts of birds in this mixed mid-story Amazon flock. Trying to keep up can give you ADD and a case of artist's cramp. There are a couple of woodcreepers in here but not the Elegant singer, alas.

Gunnar Engblom of Kolibri Expeditions comes to the rescue once again and identifies the “long singer” from this post as an Elegant Woodcreeper. I’ve just decided that Gunnar is someone I definitely want to go exploring with next time I’m in Peru- he’s got a first-class birding tour company, and if his prowess with bird calls is any indication, he’s a genius at his job. Thanks, Gunnar!

3 thoughts on “Birdsong Identified!

  1. Debbie says:

    I can tell you that Gunnar is definitely someone you will want to bird with. His company is wonderful, he has a plethora of good guides, including himself. In 2008 I spent a month birding in Peru mainly with Kolibri. It was an amazing trip. I spent 13 days in the Amazon and 8 days birding with Explorama at Explorama, ExplorNapo and ACTS. My birding guide in the Jungle was Lucio Pando (who is with Explorama) and he knows the birds. He calls them with only his whistle, and he knows all of thier voices. I am really impressed with your bird art, I only wish I could paint them. I try to photgraph them now. I just got back 2 days ago from a return trip to the Jungle. I am addicted, what can I say, it suits me.

  2. Nioki says:

    Hi there! I’ve just been reading through yoour blog – primarily your Amazon posts, and it’s amazing; I’m going to the Peruvian Amazon this summer and cannot wait – these pictures and your stories are making me even more excited! Even that about a bug lavae developing in your skin; amazing how evolution has created such things. Do you do this travelling as your occupation, or is it a recreational activity?

  3. zeladoniac says:

    Nioki- you’ll love the Amazon- bugs and all, if you have a sense of adventure (and humor). The traveling is part of my work; my work is making art in nature.

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