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BRAZIL November 2008

A much-wanted bird was Dark-winged Trumpeter Psophia viridis, so we were delighted to encounter two flocks while at Cristalino Jungle Lodge. According to Oppenheimer and Silveira 2009 this is the "central" form, or P. [v]. dextralis, a proposed split from nominate viridis (found west of the Rio Tapajos; brighter green lower back and strong purple iridescence on the lower throat and wing coverts) and a third form, obscura (found east of the Rio Tocantins; darker green above; even less iridescence):